Weekly Current Affairs Mains (21st to 27th October, 2018)
Note: Important topics of the week from UPSC Mains Perspective is comprehensively covered in these articles. Don’t Miss Reading it!
Topic: Task force to take up PENCIL complaints
Topic in Syllabus: GS1: Indian Society – Child Labour
The Labour Ministry has constituted a task force to ensure the effective implementation of the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986. The force will also deal with complaints filed on the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) portal.
Topic: Supreme Court constitutes committee to look into jail reforms
Topic in Syllabus: Indian Judiciary
The Supreme Court recently constituted a three-member committee, headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy, to look into jail reforms across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.
Topic: Shifting gears to roll out electric vehicles
Topic in Syllabus: Infrastructure – Energy
The global automotive industry is on the verge of a big disruption. Digitization, increasing automation, and new and emerging technologies would revolutionize the way people move. The Indian automotive industry has begun to feel the ripple effects of this global disruption.
Topic: Panel recommends UNCITRAL Model Law for Cross Border Insolvency issues
Topic in Syllabus: Indian Economy – Bankruptcy
India should adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Insolvency, 1997 for its cross border insolvency framework, a Government-appointed Panel has recommended.
The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016, has submitted its 2nd Report to the Government, which deals with cross border insolvency.
Topic: National Education Policy: Indian education system needs an action plan make it at par with global standards
Topic in Syllabus: Indian Society – Education
Recently a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of K Kasturirangan to formulate a new education policy.
Topic: How NRC echo reached Tripura
Topic in Syllabus : Indian Polity
Recently Kirit Pradyot Debbarman Manikya, son of the last King of Tripura, plans to move the Supreme Court demanding a National Register of Citizens on the lines of the NRC in Assam. Days earlier, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Centre on a similar plea from a forum called the Tripura People’s Front.
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