Weekly Current Affairs Mains (15th to 22nd July, 2019)

Karnataka political crisis- Role of Governor and Speaker

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (15th to 22nd July, 2019)

Topic : National Digital Health

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

National Digital Health

To strengthen Digital India and accelerate the efforts towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Union health ministry has released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report.

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National Digital Health Blueprint infograph

 


 

Topic : Assessment of the Civil Services

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

What is the issue?

Assessment of the Civil Services

  • Senior civil servants assume leadership positions right after they join, but the testing criteria is far from assessing the skill required for the role.
  • In this context, here is an assessment of the priorities and challenges in the civil services at the selection and training phases.

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Assessment of the Civil Services infograph

 


 

Topic : Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) report to Xinjiang on Uighurs 

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

Context:

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) report to Xinjiang on Uighurs

In an epochal development, India became the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi in March.

 

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) report to Xinjiang on Uighurs infographic

 


 

Topic : Air India Disinvestment case – Disinvestment for development

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

The Air India Disinvestment case is a case study of Public Sector Enterprises which have become a drain on public resources

 Air India Disinvestment case - Disinvestment for development

Disinvestment definition 

  • Disinvestment is the action of an organization or government selling or liquidating an asset or subsidiary.
  • Disinvestment also refers to capital expenditure reductions, which can facilitate the re-allocation of resources to more productive areas within an organization or government-funded project.
  • It is also known as divestiture, it is the opposite of an investment and is usually done when that subsidiary asset or division is not performing up to expectations.

 

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Air India Disinvestment case - Disinvestment for development infograph

 


 

Topic : Karnataka political crisis: Role of Governor and Speaker

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

Introduction:

Karnataka political crisis- Role of Governor and Speaker

Allegations of legislators defecting in violation of the law have happened in many states across India and such defections have led to grave constitutional crises in the states and prompted judicial interventions that have only offered partial solutions. Recently Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar  rejected the resignations of eight of the 13 Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs who wanted to quit the House as they had not filed their appeals in the prescribed format.

The main intent of the law was to combat “the evil of political defections”. However over the years there have been criticisms over the disqualifications and several issues in relation to the working of this law which need to be discussed.

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Karnataka political crisis Role of Governor and Speaker infographic

 


 

Topic : Need For A Low-Carbon Transport System Policy In India

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

 

Low-Carbon Sustainable Transport System policy’,

Need For A Low-Carbon Transport System Policy In India

catalyses the necessary transformation initiatives alongside governments to address climate change. These initiatives envisage a sustainable mobility framework that is contextual and is suited to the geographical, social and economic needs of our country and citizens.  

  • Congested streets and polluted air are common experiences in India’s metropolises, although the average Indian contributes only minuscule amounts of transport-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to global climate change.
  • Delhi tops the charts and emissions are more than twice as high as other Indian megacities, such as Mumbai, Bengaluru or Ahmedabad.

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Need For A Low-Carbon Transport System Policy In India infograph

 


 

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