Weekly Current Affairs Mains (30th Sep to 6th OCTOBER, 2019)

The link between jobs, farming and climate

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (30th SEP to 6TH OCTOBER, 2019)

Topic : The link between jobs, farming and climate

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

The link between jobs, farming and climate

Context:

According to NITI Aayog, the current economic slowdown is the worst economic slowdown that India has faced since independence. Moreover, the slowdown has been witnessed in consumption in the Indian economy. From many decades, consumption has been the major driver of growth in the Indian economy. Income stagnation has been the cause of consumption slowdown.

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Topic : Menstrual hygiene: A challenging development issue

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society

Menstrual hygiene: A challenging development issue

Context:

A woman’s menstrual health is crucial to her well-being and also to the well-being of her family and community. But too often – especially in the developing world – mindsets, customs and institutional biases prevent women from getting the menstrual health care they need. Menstrual hygiene continues to be amongst the most challenging development issues today.

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Topic : Making Political Parties Accountable By RTI Act

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

Making Political Parties Accountable By RTI Act

Recently, the Supreme Court in D.A.V. College Trust and Management Society Vs. Director of Public Instructions held that non-governmental organizations which were substantially financed by the appropriate government fall within the ambit of ‘public authority’ under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

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Topic : Robotics creating jobs?

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Science & Technology

Robotics creating jobs

Robotics and automation can be India’s next big industry boom in a scale that can match the famous boom in information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services in 2000s.

Context:

  • The All India Council for robotics and automation has announced the launch of a new initiative AICRA Tech Startup Programme.
  • The programme will act as an incubation environment for startups and other early-stage adopters working on robotics and robotic process automation (RPA) in India.
  • The robotic process automation is a technological capability that allows the streamlining of operations in the enterprises. It also allows enterprises to automate their tedious processes thereby enabling users to enhance their productivity through higher value adding tasks.

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Topic : Urban Floods in India

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

Context:

After the Incessant rainfall strikes in states like of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh has badly hit normal life, with almost all areas of city. These Cities are facing are multipronged problems in terms of Health crisis, education jeopardizing and choke block transportation system. 

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