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

indian auto industry crisis

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

Topic : Automobile sector crisis

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Context:

 

Automobile sales in India saw a steep decline in July this year. The automobile sector is currently facing prolonged demand slowdown for the past 12 months. This had cost at least 15, 000 job losses within 2-3 months, during the period when India is facing an unemployment crisis and overall economic slowdown.

 

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Topic : Is the current economic slowdown cyclical or structural?

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Context:

 

The Indian economy is passing through a phase of economic slowdown, with the GDP growth registering one of the lowest rates of 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of FY19.

 

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Topic : A new ethics for a sustainable planet

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

 

Context:

Brazil’s Amazon forests are ablaze with dozens of fires, most of them set intentionally by loggers and others seeking greater access to forest land. They are paving the way for a global climate catastrophe. There is a need for new ethics that supports alternative systems for the future, for a sustainable earth. 

 

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Topic : Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

It is well known that India is one of the most accident-prone countries in the world, accounting for nearly 1,50,000 deaths, 10% of all motor vehicles-related fatalities worldwide.  In order to prevent the menace of road accidents; the central government has amended the Motor Vehicle 1988 by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019. Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act  2019 has been implemented throughout the country since September 1, 2019. Now the penalty has been increased 10 times on various violations.

 

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Topic : Putting the skids under Border Trade

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

Context:

 

Post the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan cut off diplomatic and economic ties with India and it has expelled the Indian envoy, partially shut down the airspace and has suspended bilateral trade.

 

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Topic : Skilling Unemployed India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Society

 

Context:

 

Unemployment rate is the highest in 45 years today. The Indian youth has become the first casualty, with the unemployment rate reaching 34 per cent among the 20-24-year-olds in the first quarter of 2019 — it was 37.9 per cent among the urban lot, according to the CMIE. Official sources from the government of India do not give very different data

 

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