Weekly Current Affairs Mains (7th to 13th February, 2019)

To protect tigers

 

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (7th to 13th February, 2019)

 

Topic: What witnesses really need

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Judiciary

What witnesses really need

Context:

With two recent developments, some crucial questions relating to witnesses came to the surface. First, the Supreme Court (SC), while hearing a PIL in Mahendra Chawla and Ors, approved the Centre’s draft Witness Protection Scheme (WPS). Second, all accused in the Sohrabuddin case were acquitted. In the latter, 88 witnesses out of a total of 212 who were examined by the court turned hostile.

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What witnesses really need - Feb 13th - Infographics


 

Topic: IORA Meet on Disaster Risk Management concludes

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

IORA Meet on Disaster Risk Management concludes

Context:

The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organising a meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Cluster Group on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) recently in New Delhi.

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IORA Meet - Feb 13th - Infographics


 

Topic: To protect tigers, India needs more better-equipped forest personnel

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

To protect tigers

Context:

India is currently the most dangerous country in the world for forest rangers. In 2017, 29 rangers were killed on duty in India; the Democratic Republic of Congo (17) and Thailand (8) made for a distant second and third, says a report of the International Ranger Federation.

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To Protect Tigers - Feb 13th - Infographics


 

Topic: A referee less partisan

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

A referee less partisan

Context:

Earlier this month, the Speaker of the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha was embroiled in a controversy. The chief minister alleged that the Speaker was offered a bribe of Rs 50 crore. He played a tape which purportedly contains a conversation referring to money being offered to the Speaker for accepting the resignation of 15 MLAs. These allegations triggered a fresh political slugfest as any change in the number of MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha will destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka. The larger question this incident raises is of increasing politicisation of the office of the Speaker of legislatures.

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Speaker - Feb 13th - Infographics


 

Topic: The shape of the jobs crisis

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Polity

The shape of the jobs crisis

Context:

India has no industrial policy or employment strategy to ride the wave of its demographic dividend.

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Job Crisis - Feb 13th - Infographics


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