Weekly Current Affairs Mains ( 6th to 11th JANUARY , 2020)

Australia Bushfire and Opportunity Ahead

Weekly Current Affairs Mains ( 6th to 11th JANUARY, 2020)

Topic : Australia Bushfire and Opportunity Ahead

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International affairs

Australia Bushfire and Opportunity Ahead

Context

The raging fire in Australia gives provides an opportunity for India and Australia to deepen their dialogue including on energy.

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Topic : India’s opportunity in changing US- China relations

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: International affairs

India’s opportunity in changing US- China relations

Context:

Growing rivalry between the United States and China could spell a strategic moment for India

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Topic : Internet rights-  SC draws the red line on internet shutdowns

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance

Internet rights- SC draws the red line on internet shutdowns

Context: 

  • The Supreme Court has ordered the government to review “forthwith” any existing orders that restrict basic rights and free movement in Jammu and Kashmir. The court upheld the freedoms of free speech, expression and trade or business on the Internet as fundamental rights to be constitutionally protected. 
  • It, however, refused to express any views on whether the very access to the Internet is a fundamental right or not.

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Topic : The need for a single energy ministry

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Economy

The need for a single energy ministry

Context:

A single unified ministry for the energy sector is necessary to ensure energy security, sustainability and accessibility. With a multitude of departments and ministries governing the energy sector at the present times, there has been a lack of coordination, issues in data collection and unsatisfactory end results.

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Topic : CHILD MARRIAGE ACT, 2006

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Polity

Child marriage. Illustration: Ratna Sagar Shrestha

Context:

SC has recently held that Section 9 of Child Marriage Act is only concerned with punishment for male adult marrying a child.

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Topic : A case for including Tulu in the eighth schedule

Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3 : Indian Culture

A case for including Tulu in the eighth schedule

Context:

There has been growing demand to include Tulu in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. At present, Tulu is not an official language in India or any other country.

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