Weekly Current Affairs Mains (14th to 20th February, 2019)

Cabinet approves new National Electronics Policy

 

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (14th to 20th February, 2019)

 

Topic: Cabinet approves new National Electronics Policy

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Cabinet approves new National Electronics Policy

Why in in news?

The Union Cabinet recently approved the National Electronics Policy 2019 aimed at achieving a turnover of $400 billion (about ₹26 lakh crore) for the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector by 2025, while generating employment opportunities for one crore people.

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Topic: India–Saudi Arabia relations

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

India–Saudi Arabia relations

Context:

The Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, made a visit to India during his journey to many Asian countries in February, 2019. The crown prince met the Indian prime minister as well as a number of high officials in India.

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Topic: India revokes Most Favoured Nation status granted to Pakistan

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Security Issues

 

India revokes Most Favoured Nation status granted to Pakistan

Context:

Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status accorded to Pakistan. While the withdrawal of the MFN status by India is negative in sentiment terms for the bilateral relations, the impact on trade is unlikely to be substantial given that volumes of merchandise trade are low.

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Topic: Decoding Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan pension plan

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Decoding Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan pension plan

Why in news?

The new pension scheme, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM), announced in the interim budget for unorganised workers has now been rolled out.

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Topic: Cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

Context:

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating   more   accountability and offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses.

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