Weekly Current Affairs Mains (16th to 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (16th to 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2019)

Topic : Breaking silos in disaster management

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

Context:

  • An integrated approach involving all concerned stakeholders can help farmers combat the ill-effects of climate-induced natural disasters
  • Global development goals, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, seek to lessen the impacts of natural catastrophes and promote sustainable development .However; climate change is causing more intense and frequent disasters, which have the potential to de-rail progress. 

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Topic : Can legislative action change the behaviour of a country?

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Polity

Context:

Laws aimed at managing public behaviour do work but modifying social norms would call for other forms of intervention

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Topic : Shaking the foundation of fake news

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

Context:

Combating fake news is a growing narrative of the technology platforms like Facebook, Google, the news media, the government and an informed citizenry. Fake news affects free speech and informed choices of the subjects of the country, leading to the hijacking of democracy.

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Topic : The future of food is animal-friendly

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Society

 Context:

Feeding about 10 billion people by 2050 with our current agricultural practices is almost impossible. human mind has found a solution, which is to increase the production of healthy and nutritious plant-based meat and innovate the technology to manufacture “cultivated meat”, also called clean meat. 

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Topic : Why India’s growth figures are off the mark

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

Context:

The economic growth rate (quarterly), in India has been sliding for the last five quarters from 8% to 7% to 6.6% to 5.8% and now to 5%.

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Why India’s growth figures are off the mark

 

 


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