Weekly Current Affairs Mains (23rd to 29th SEPTEMBER, 2019)

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

Topic : US President Impeachment

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

Context:

 

US House of Representatives Speaker announced that the House would launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, over his alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s potential rival in the 2020 elections.

 

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Topic : Habeas corpus in Jammu & Kashmir

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

Context:

  • Amid the revocation of Article 370, since August 5, 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been placed under a ‘communications lockdown’ by suspending mobile internet services.
  • In addition, political leaders along with an unknown number of other individuals have been detained without any legal charges.

 

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Topic : NATGRID

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

NATGRID wants to link social media accounts to central database

 

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Topic : India-Russia Relations

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

Context:

Prime Minister of India visited Vladivostok, Russia in September, on a two-day visit to participate in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit and the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

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Topic : Bio – Technology

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

 

Context:

  • India is among the first countries to set up a specialised agency for the development of research and human resources in the biotechnology sector.
  • Modern biotechnological research is expensive.
  • It requires a highly trained and skilled workforce and access to expensive instruments.

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