Weekly Current Affairs Mains (25th August to 1st September, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (25th August to 1st September, 2019)

Topic : Aviation Market in India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

 

aviation sector in india

Very few States in India have active civil aviation departments. Currently, the penetration of the aviation market in India stands at 7%. There is potential to be among the global top three nations in terms of domestic and international passenger traffic.

 

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Topic : Amalgamation of National Banks

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Context

 

The Finance Minister has announced the biggest consolidation plan of Public sector Banks (PSBs)- merging 10 of them into just 4.

 

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Topic : Right to Privacy

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

Context:

 

It has been two years since the nine-judge Supreme Court bench delivered the judgment in the Puttaswamy case. It asserted that Indians have a constitutionally protected fundamental right to privacy.

 

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Topic : Trade talks with EU

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

Context:

 

As the economy begins to suffer from the U.S.-China trade war, it is imperative for India to pursue a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). 

 

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Topic : HIV/AIDS Outreach

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

Context:

 

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE) for enhanced HIV/AIDS outreach.
  •  The MoU signing ceremony took place between the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (DoSJE).

 

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Topic : Left-Wing Extremism in India

Topic in Syllabus:  Indian Governance

Context:

 

Naga extremist group has for the first time said a “separate flag and Constitution” were necessary for an “honorable solution”.  NSCN (IM) said that there has been no progress since the framework was signed on August 03, 2015 after the latter agreed to give up its long-standing demand for sovereignty.

 

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