Weekly Current Affairs Mains (28th November to 4th December, 2018)

Drone policy is live

 

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (28th November to 4th December, 2018)

 

Topic: Dam Safety Bill, 2018

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Indian Geography

 

Dam Safety Bill 2018

Highlights:

  • The Bill, which incorporates recommendations made by a Standing Committee of Parliament, will be introduced in the House soon.
  • The Bill seeks to establish a national regulatory body for dam safety and create a database of the existing dams.
  • The Dam Safety Bill will help states and Union Territories to make “uniform dam safety procedures” to ensure safety of dams, and help safeguard human life, livestock and property.
  • India has more than 5,200 large dams and another 450 are under construction.
  • The Bill “lays onus of dam safety on the dam owner and provides for penal provisions for commission and omission of certain acts,” the government said in a statement.

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Topic: COP24 Summit: Paying for the climate clean-up

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Ecology and Environment

 

COP24 Summit Paying for the climate clean-up

Context:

The annual UN climate change conference (COP24) opened in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3 with the goal of finalizing the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Topic: Drone policy is live, govt starts online registrations

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Security Issues

 

Drone policy is live

Context:

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has kick-started the online registration of drones in India through its Digital Sky portal. The registration process began on December 1, when the ‘Digital Sky’ portal went live.

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Topic: India recorded highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17: ILO report

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Indian Economy

Highest average real wage growth in South Asia

 

Context:

India recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Topic: The state of food security and nutrition in the world

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Indian Economy

 

The state of food security and nutrition in the world

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report:

  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The report used to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in-depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this goal in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The report targets a wide audience, including policy-makers, international organizations, academic institutions and the general public.

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