Weekly Current Affairs Mains (6th to 12th Aug, 2019)

UAPA Bill

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (6th to 12th Aug, 2019)

 

Topic : Fiscal wheels must also roll in order to make monetary policy effective

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

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Fiscal wheels must also roll in order to make monetary policy effective

Through four successive reductions in this calendar year, RBI has reduced the repo rate by 110 basis points to 5.4%.

 

 

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Topic : From Plate to Plough: In the shade of solar trees

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy

 

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From Plate to Plough - In the shade of solar trees

Recently, the minister of the state of agriculture admitted that current policies will fall short of the goal of doubling farmer’s income by 2022. In this context, the narrative of turning Annadata (farmer) into Urjadata (producer of solar power) as highlighted by Finance Minister in Budget 2019, can provide multidimensional benefits.

 

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Topic : Genome India Initiative

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

 

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Genome India Initiative

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years, in a two-phase exercise, and develop diagnostic tests that can be used to test for cancer.

 

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Topic : Surrogacy regulation Bill

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

 

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Surrogacy regulation Bill

The Lok has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote.  The Bill seeks to ban commercial surrogacy and provides for constituting a National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards, and the appointment of authorities for its regulation of practice and processes.

 

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Topic : UAPA Bill

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Security Issues

Context:

UAPA Bill

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment (UAPA) Bill is an anti-terror legislation that seeks to designate an individual as a “terrorist”.Both houses of the parliament cleared the changes to the existing law.

 

 

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