Weekly Current Affairs Mains (26th May to 2nd June, 2019)
Topic : Extension Of PM-KISAN Scheme To All Farmers
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3 : Schemes & Programmes
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 Crore farmers across the country. This would essentially mean an extended benefit of Rs. 6000 per year under PM-KISAN scheme to all the farmers in the country. This extension will cost around a total of Rs. 87,000 Crore a year.
Topic : FARM PRICE CHALLENGE
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3 : Indian Economy
A persistent slump in the commodities market despite substantial hikes in the official floor prices of major crops to 50 per cent above their production cost is among the issues the new government would need to address urgently. Most of the commodities for which the government fixes minimum support prices (MSPs) are being traded at 10 to 30 per cent below these rates in the ongoing rabi marketing season.
Topic : E-cigarettes pose public health risk, says ICMR
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society – Health Issues
- The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned of a potential public health disaster if action was not taken to completely prohibit and dissuade the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes given that the nicotine delivered by these devices adversely affect almost all systems in a human body.
Topic : US terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs
- President Donald Trump has terminated India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide “equitable and reasonable access to its markets.”
Topic: World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’
Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment
Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research.
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