Weekly Current Affairs Mains (28th October to 4th November, 2018)
Note: Important topics of the week from UPSC Mains Perspective is comprehensively covered in these articles. Don’t Miss Reading it!
Topic: Think small: on Ganga Rejuvenation
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1 : Indian Geography
Bad sanitation is India’s worst-kept secret, but recent data from Uttar Pradesh show that in spite of working in mission mode to expand sanitation, 87% of faecal sludge expelled from toilets in urban areas is untreated. Viewed against the 2030 goal to achieve clean water and sanitation for all under the UN Sustainable Development Agenda, this depressing statistic shows how much work remains to be done.
Topic: India-Japan Relations
Topic in Syllabus : GS Paper 2 : International Affairs
India and Japan on recently signed six agreements, including on a high-speed rail project and naval cooperation, and agreed to hold ‘2+2’ dialogue at the ministerial level after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks in Tokyo.
Topic: Sanctions are coming
Topic in Syllabus : GS Paper 2: International Affairs
The Trump administration has announced it has restored sanctions on Iran’s vital oil industry as the Middle-Eastern country grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment.
Topic: Private Cars in Delhi Will Be Pulled Off From Roads If Air Quality Worsens
Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Ecology and Environment
Environment Pollution Control Authority has said that private cars will be stopped from running on the roads in the national capital if air pollution worsens.
Topic: PM launches historic Support and Outreach Initiative for MSME sector
Topic in Syllabus : GS Paper 3 : Indian Economy
Launching the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Support and Outreach programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced the 12 historic decisions including 59-minute loan portal for sanction of up to Rs 1 crore for small and medium enterprises.
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