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

Global Environmental Outlook

 

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

 

Topic: India could save trillions in healthcare costs if Paris climate goals are met: Global Environmental Outlook

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

 

 

Global Environmental Outlook

Context:

India could save at least $3 trillion (₹210 trillion approx.) in healthcare costs if it implemented policy initiatives consistent with ensuring that the globe didn’t heat up beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, says the sixth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO), prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Global Environment Outlook - Info graphics - Mar13th


Topic: Model Code of Conduct comes into effect

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 : Indian Polity

 

Model Code of Conduct comes into effect

Context:

Recently the Election Commission announced the dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With this announcement, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has comes into force.

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Topic: The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 : Indian Polity

 

The Trafficking of Persons Bill 2018

Introduction:

  • The Bill creates a law for investigation of all types of trafficking, and rescue, protection and rehabilitation of trafficked victims.
  • The Bill provides for the establishment of investigation and rehabilitation authorities at the district, state and national level.

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The Trafficking of Persons Bill 2018 - Info graphics - Mar13th


 

Topic: An abhorrent and unjust device: on death penalty

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 : Indian Judiciary

 

An abhorrent and unjust device

Context:

Recently, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered verdicts in three different death penalty cases. In two of those the court entirely exonerated the suspects, while in the third it not only found the accused guilty of murder, but also deserving of capital punishment.

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An abhorrent and unjust device on death penalty - Info graphics - Mar13th


 

Topic: To serve the governed: on Official Secrets Act

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 : Indian Governance

 

To serve the governed - on Official Secrets Act

Context:

Remarks made by the Attorney-General in the Supreme Court on March 6, of looking into “criminal action” against those responsible for making “stolen documents” on the Rafale deal public, have brought the Official Secrets Act into focus

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Official Secrets Act - Info graphics - Mar13th


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