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

Govt. earns ₹85,000 crore from disinvestment, overshoots target

 

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

 

Topic: Govt. earns ₹85,000 crore from disinvestment, overshoots target

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3 : Indian Economy

Govt. earns ₹85,000 crore from disinvestment, overshoots target

 

Context:

As against a target of ₹80,000 crore for disinvestment for the current Financial year, the divestment receipts have touched ₹85,000 crore. During the current Financial Year, DIPAM has realised the proceeds through 28 transactions.

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Disinvestment - Info graphics - Mar20th


 

Topic: Swachh Survekshan 2019 throws up contradictions

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1 : Indian Society

Swachh Survekshan 2019 throws up contradictions

 

Context:

In the fourth edition of Swachh Survekshan, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, most urban local bodies (ULBs) of the country, excluding those in West Bengal, participated to be ranked on the basis of various parameters of cleanliness.

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Swachh Survekshan 2019 - Info graphics - Mar20th


 

Topic: Facts and myths on rise of contract labour

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1 : Indian Society

Facts and myths on rise of contract labour

 

Context:

Late last year, around 200 workers of a Chinese smart phone manufacturing unit, Hipad Technology India, were “sacked” without any prior notice. Reports suggest that the workers were employed on a contractual basis and due to the shortage of raw materials their contractor was asked not to supply workers. Thereafter, the agitated workers resorted to violence.

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Facts and myths on rise of contract labour - Info graphics - Mar20th


 

Topic: Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed first Lokpal of India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 : Indian Governance

 

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed first Lokpal of India

Why in news?

Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Tuesday appointed the first Lokpal of India or anti-corruption watchdog by President Ram Nath Kovind. Justice Dilip B Bhosale, Justice P K Mohanty, Justice Abhilasha Kumari and Justice AK Tripathi have been appointed as the judicial members.

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Lokpal - Info graphics - Mar20th


 

Topic: Noise pollution serious crime: NGT

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3 : Ecology & Environment

Noise pollution serious crime - NGT

 

Context:

Noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is a serious punishable crime, the NGT has said and asked the police to map such hotspots as also put in place a surveillance mechanism for taking strict action against violators.

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Noise Pollution Serious Crime - Info graphics - Mar20th


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