Weekly Current Affairs Mains (21st to 27th November, 2018)

Kartarpur

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (21st to 27th November, 2018)

 

Topic: Critical analyses of MGNREGA

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Indian Governance

 

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Introduction:

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), also known as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is Indian legislation enacted on August 25, 2005. The MGNREGA provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage. The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Govt of India is monitoring the entire implementation of this scheme in association with state governments.

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Topic: Innovating for sanitation

Sanitation

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Indian Society

 

Context:

November 19 was World Toilet Day and for two days this week, Mumbai saw sanitation take centre stage at the World Toilet Summit, 2018.

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Topic: Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur corridor

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Security Issues

 

Context:

Pakistan and India announced they would develop a pilgrim corridor, on both sides of the border, to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, fresh strain emerged in bilateral ties with New Delhi.

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Topic: Over-nutrition in India

Over Nutrition

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1 –  Indian Society

 

Over nutrition:

Over nutrition or hyper alimentation is a form of malnutrition in which the intake of nutrients is oversupplied. The amount of nutrients exceeds the amount required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.

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Topic: Popularising cleaner cooking fuel

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3- Indian Economy

Popularising cleaner cooking fuel

 

Context:

There are no short-cuts to get poor households across rural India to give up biomass such as firewood, crop residue and dung cakes as their primary cooking fuels in favour of cleaner ones such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), as the Centre has discovered after launching the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

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