Weekly Current Affairs Mains (9th to 15th July, 2019)
Topic : AFCFTA: A shot at economic logic
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs
The 12th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) which concluded on July 8 at Niamey, the capital of the Niger Republic, saw 54 of 55 of its member states signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) for goods and services.
Topic : NCRB Proposes Automated Facial Recognition System
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released a Request for Proposal for an Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) to be used by police officers across the country.
Topic : Draft Model Tenancy Act, 2019
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Economy
Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has drafted a ‘Model Tenancy Act’ (MTA), 2019..It envisages to balance the interest and rights of both the owner and tenant and to create an accountable and transparent ecosystem for renting the premises in disciplined and efficient manner.
Topic : Malnutrition Crisis
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 1: Indian Society
According to the ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’ report authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme malnutrition amongst children in India is projected to remain high, despite all the progress made in food security.
Topic : Quota politics
Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity
The government of Uttar Pradesh has included 17 communities belonging to the Other Backward Classes(The additions are — Nishad, Bind, Mallah, Kewat, Kashyap, Bhar, Dhivar, Batham, Machua, Prajapati, Rajbhar, Kahar, Pottar, Dhimar, Manjhi, Tuhaha and Gaur.) in the Scheduled Castes list. This move is claimed to be an attempt by the U.P government to provide these socially and economically backward classes with the benefits of reservation after removing legal irritants that have stalled the issue in the past. The move is expected to leave greater space in the OBC quota for the remaining OBC caste groups.
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