Weekly Current Affairs Mains (26th May to 2nd June, 2019)

World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’

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

 

Context :

Extension Of PM-KISAN Scheme To All Farmers

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.

 

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PM-KISAN Scheme infograph

 


 

Topic : FARM PRICE CHALLENGE

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3 : Indian Economy

 

Context

FARM PRICE CHALLENGE

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.

 

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FARM PRICE CHALLENGE infograph

 


 

Topic : E-cigarettes pose public health risk, says ICMR

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society – Health Issues

 

Context:

E-cigarettes pose public health risk, says ICMR

  • 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.

 

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E-cigarettes pose public health risk, says ICMR infograph

 


 

Topic : US terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

Context

US terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP

  • 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.”

 

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Infographic SummaryWhat is GSP

 


 

Topic: World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’

Topic in Syllabus : General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment

 

Context

World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research.

 

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World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste - infographs

 


 

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