Weekly Current Affairs Mains (30th July to 5th Aug, 2019)

Article 370 Abrogated

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (30th July to 5th Aug, 2019)

Topic : Article 370 Abrogated

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

 

Article 370 Abrogated

On 5th of August 2019, the President of India promulgated the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019.

The order effectively abrogates the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under the provision of Article 370 – whereby provisions of the Constitution which were applicable to other states were not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

 

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Article 370 Abrogated infograph

 


 

Non-Performing Assets (NPAs)

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

Non-Performing Assets (NPAs)

According to the Economic Survey 2018-2019, the functioning of the banking sector has improved due to the decrease in the Non-performing assets (NPAs) and an increase in credit growth. The gross NPAs of the public sector banks have declined from 11.5% to 10.1%, between March 2018 and December 2018.

 

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Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) infograph


 

Topic : Farm Ponds

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Geography

 

Farm Ponds

At a recent NITI Aayog meeting, Prime Minister explicated the need to implement innovative water management measures, stressing particularly the importance of rainwater harvesting.

One such intervention that has been tried out in various States, and needs to be taken up on a bigger scale, is the construction of farm ponds.

 

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Farm Ponds infograph

 


 

Topic: Skewed sex ratio in India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

 

Skewed sex ratio in India

Sample Registration System (SRS):

  • Registration of births and deaths is an important source for demographic data for socio-economic development and population control in developing countries. The data on population growth, fertility and mortality serves as the starting point for population projections.

 

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Skewed sex ratio in India infograph


 

Topic : National Medical Commission Bill

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

National Medical Commission Bill

Recently, the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was passed by the parliament. The bill sets up the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will act as an umbrella regulatory body in the medical education system.

Also, the NMC will subsume the MCI and will regulate medical education and practice in India. Apart from this, it also provides for the reforms in the medical education system.

 

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National Medical Commission Bill infograph

 


 

Topic : Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership (RCEP) and India

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

Context

Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership (RCEP) and India

Australia is leading diplomats from various countries involved in the negotiations for the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement to convince India to commit to the deal by the end of the year.

 

 

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Regional Comprehensive Economic partnership (RCEP) and India infograph

 


 

Topic : Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

Context:

Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was recently introduced in the Lok Sabha.

The Bill amends the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956.

 

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Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 infograph

 


 

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