Weekly Current Affairs Mains (2nd to 8th July, 2019)

New Code on Wages

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (2nd to 8th July, 2019)

Topic: AFSPA in Nagaland

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Security Issues

AFSPA in Nagaland

 

Why in news:

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the operation Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Nagaland for another six months. 
  • The Centre had declared the state a “disturbed area” to extend the Act.

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Topic: National Education Policy

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 1: Indian Society – Education

National Education Policy

 

Why in news:

  • Government has begun to rethink of higher education policies through the draft NEP (National Education Policy) and EQUIP (Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme). 

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Topic: Lessons from Bhutan

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: International Affairs

 

IntroductionLessons from Bhutan

  • Bhutan has recently announced a policy wherein Bhutan’s teachers, doctors and other medical staff will earn more than civil servants of corresponding grades.
  • This is a novel move as no other country has accorded teachers and doctors such pride of place in its government service, both in terms of remuneration and symbolism.

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Lessons from Bhutan - Info graphic


 

Topic: Healthcare’s Primary Problem

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Society – Health Issues

Healthcare’s Primary Problem

 

Why in news:

The deaths of 154 children in Bihar due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) has been linked to two factors:

  • Litchi consumption by starving children 
  • A long ongoing heat wave

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Healthcare's Primary Problem - Info graphic


 

Topic: Greying India must delay retirement

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Economy

Greying India must delay retirement

 

Why in news:

  • India may have to raise the retirement age as the country sees a rapid increase in the size of the elderly population over the next two decades due to the slowing down of the population growth rate, according to the Economic Survey 2018-19.

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Greying India must delay retirement - Info graphic

 


 

Topic: New Code on Wages

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 2: Indian Society

New Code on Wages

 

Why in news:

The Union Cabinet has cleared the new version of Code on Wages Bill, which seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages that will be applicable to workers of organised and unorganised sectors, except government employees and MGNREGA workers.

The Code on Wages will amalgamate the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

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Topic: Zero Budget Natural Farming

Topic in Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Agriculture

Zero Budget Natural Farming

 

Why in news:

Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech said zero budget farming is already being practiced in some states of the country. Sitharaman said emphasis on zero budget farming will help double the farming income in days to come.

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Zero Budget Natural Farming - Info graphic


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