Weekly Current Affairs Mains (9th to 15th September, 2019)

Weekly Current Affairs Mains (9th to 15th September, 2019)

 

Topic : China funding NGO against hydro projects in Arunachal Pradesh

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

 

Context:

 

China is trying to fund certain civil society organizations to incite protests against hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh, fear Indian government officials.

 

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Topic : RBI report on Loan Waivers impact

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

Context:

 

Recently the RBI shared the report of an Internal Working Group (IWG), which was set up in February to look at, among other things, the impact of farm loan waivers on state finances.

Since 2014-15, many state governments have announced farm loan waivers.

 

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Topic : Afghan Peace Derailment – A Wagon of Hope

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International Affairs

Context:

 

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off ‘peace’ talks with the Taliban citing the killing of an American soldier in a suicide bomb attack for which the Taliban claimed the credit. 

 

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Topic : Central Sector Scheme vs Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

Context:

 

Government schemes are broadly divided into two categories, i.e. Central Sector Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. 

 

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Topic : NCST recommends ‘tribal area’ status for Ladakh

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

Context:

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) recommend that Ladakh should be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

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