Weekly Current Affairs Mains (21st to 27th March, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (21st to 27th March, 2019)

 

Topic : 100% rural electrification is not enough

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Context:

It is highly likely that the Central government declares that all houses in India have electricity connections. As per the latest reports on the Saubhagya website, only around 20,000 households in Chhattisgarh remain to be connected.

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Topic : India has highest number of poor despite 27 crore moving out of poverty in 10 years: report

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Context:

India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years, with 271 million people moving out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to the Global MPI 2018 Report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

 

 

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Topic : India tests first anti-satellite missile system

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Science & Technology

 

Context:

Recently India announced to the world that it had carried out a successful anti-satellite missile test, becoming only the fourth country to do so.

 

 

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Topic : Paradigm shift for TB control

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Context:

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the biggest killer disease in India, outnumbering all other infectious diseases put together this despite of battle against it from 1962, when the National TB Programme (NTP) was launched.

 

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Topic : The shape of an urban employment guarantee

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Context:

India is in the midst of a massive jobs crisis. The unemployment rate has reached a 45-year high (6.1%) in 2017-18 as per leaked data from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).

 

 

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