Weekly Current Affairs Mains (24th to 30th January, 2019)

Empowering effects of women in politics

 

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (24th to 30th January, 2019)

 

Topic: Empowering effects of women in politics

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Society

 

Context:

Reservation for women in politics has positively impacted their inheritance rights as well as marriage negotiations Quotas for women in government have swept the world as a revolutionary tool to further female political inclusion.

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Empowering effects of women in politics Infograph


 

Topic: Money-laundering

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Money-laundering

Introduction:

  • The primary function of money is to serve as a medium of exchange, and as such it is accepted without question in final discharge of debts or payment of goods or services.
  • Money is the root cause of many evils like corruption, black marketing, smuggling, drug trafficking, tax evasion, and the buck does not stop here it goes to the extent of sex tourism and human trafficking (a human selling another human in the era of human rights).

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Money-laundering Infographic


 

Topic: SC upholds constitutional validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

SC upholds constitutional validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Context:

The Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutional validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016. The judgment was delivered by a bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha, who said they have upheld the constitutional validity “in its entirety”.

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Infographics


 

Topic: Biofuels in India

 Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Science & Technology

 

Biofuels in India

About Biofuels:

  • Biofuels are liquid or gaseous fuels primarily produced from biomass, and can be used to replace or can be used in addition to diesel, petrol or other fossil fuels for transport, stationary, portable and other applications.
  • Crops used to make biofuels are generally either high in sugar (such as sugarcane, sugarbeet, and sweet sorghum), starch (such as maize and tapioca) or oils (such as soybean, rapeseed, and coconut, sunflower).

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Biofuels in India Infographics


 

Topic: Think differently about healthcare

 Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Think differently about healthcare

Context:

In India, public health and health services have been synonymous. This integration has dwarfed the growth of a comprehensive public health system, which is critical to overcome some of the systemic challenges in healthcare.

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Healthcare System in India Infographics


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