Weekly Current Affairs Mains (17th to 23rd January, 2019)

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Weekly Current Affairs Mains (17th to 23rd January, 2019)

 

Topic: Importance of genetic testing

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper  3: Science & Technology

 

 

Importance of genetic testing

Context:

Genetic testing has become extremely popular in the past decade. People have begun making use of the wide variety of resources at hand to test their susceptibility to disease, ancestry, even their athletic ability. As the science of genetic testing continues to develop and provide us with new information about our DNA, certain ethical questions regarding the proper use of these tests come into question.

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Topic: 10% reservation for economically weaker section in general category

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

10% reservation for economically weaker section in general categoryContext:

Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category.

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Topic: Sedition and its discontents

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Sedition and its discontents

Context:

In recent times, the resort to this section is seen as disturbingly frequent. Activists, cartoonists and intellectuals have been arrested under this section, drawing criticism from liberals that it is being used to suppress dissent and silence critics.

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Topic: Financial inclusion is fast losing steam

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Financial inclusion is fast losing steam

Context:

The recent Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2017-18 points out some early signs of slowdown in financial inclusion (FI) efforts.

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Topic: The search for a Lokpal

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

The search for a Lokpal

Context:

Last week, the Supreme Court “requested” a search committee to suggest by February-end a panel of names for appointment of the country’s first Lokpal, an anti-corruption ombudsman.

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