Weekly Current Affairs Mains (26th June to 1st July, 2019)
Topic : Basic needs, basic rights
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity
India must recognise the right to a minimally decent life, so that no person falls below a certain level of existence.The horrific tragedy in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where the systemic failure of health care has killed over a hundred children. Just as individuals are punished for legal violations, the government of the day must also be punished for the violation of these basic rights.
Topic : Flood Hazard Atlas
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment
Odisha has come out with a unique flood hazard atlas on the basis of historic flood inundation captured through satellite imagery over the period from 2001 to 2018.It is expected to help the State manage floods more efficiently.
Topic : US –IRAN CRISIS
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs
The US will impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons.President Donald Trump said economic pressure would be maintained unless the leadership in Tehran changed course. It comes after Iran announced it would exceed internationally agreed limits on its nuclear programme.
Topic : National mission on natural language translation soon
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3: Science & Technology
The Ministry of Electronics and IT is planning to place a Rs. 450 crore proposal before the union cabinet for Natural Language Translation.
Topic : A policy to regulate coaching centres
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance
In May, a deadly fire at a coaching centre in Surat snuffed out 22 young lives.The rate of suicides in Kota, where many students converge to prepare for entrance exams, remains high.And yet, the coaching industry is rapidly growing.Data from the NSSO’s 71st round reveal that more than a quarter of Indian students (a stupendous 7.1 crore) take private coaching. Around 12% of a family’s expenses go towards private coaching, across rich and poor families alike.
Topic : One Nation One Ration Card
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy
The union govt. is working on a plan to launch a “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme for beneficiaries to access to any PDS shop across the country.
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