18 Sep, 2019

  • Pipe Dreams, Ground reality (Article)- Environment
  • MGNREGA wages - Economy
  • Yemen Conflict - History and Impact on India (Article) - international relations
  • Clean Meat (Article) - Environment
  • NGO under RTI and various exceptions - Polity
  • Gharials - environment
  • Deadly spread - Measles ( Article)(Reference)
  • Practice Questions

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    GOVT. TO PEG MGNREGA WAGES TO INFLATION IN BID TO HIKE INCOMES

    The Government is planning to link the MGNREGA Wages to an updated inflation Index. This is being proposed by the Government to counter the present economic slowdown and boost the rural demand in the economy through an upward revision in the MGNREGA wages.

    • About MGNREGA
    • Inflation Indices in India
    • Problems with linking MGNREGA Wages to CPI-AL
    • Government’s proposal

     

    NGT SEEKS REPORT ON STEPS FOR GHARIAL CONSERVATION

    The National Green Tribunal has directed the Madhya Pradesh government to submit within three weeks separate progress report of the departments concerned on the steps taken according to an action plan to conserve gharial habitat along the Son river.

    • Gharial
    • National Green Tribunal
    • Ban Sagar Dam

     

    GOVT. FUNDED NGOS COME UNDER RTI

    Supreme Court has held that Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) “substantially” financed by the government fall within the preview of Right to Information Act, 2005.

    • Govt funded NGO under RTI
    • Right to Information
    • Public Authority

     

    RED SEA REDLINES AND YEMEN’S INFLECTION POINT

    Conflict in Yemen involving Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran.

    • Roots of the present conflict
    • Recent Developments on Yemen Conflict
    • India’s Interests
    • Southern Transitional Council

     

    THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS ANIMAL-FRIENDLY

    Our food system is facing monumental challenge as feeding about 10 billion people by 2050 with our current agricultural practices and use of chicken, meat and poultry.

    • Problems of meat industry
    • Clean meat
    • Plant based meat
    • Significance for India

     

    PIPE DREAMS, GROUND REALITY

    This article highlights the need to protect and conserve unpolluted sources of water left in India as nearly 70% of India’s surface and underground water is polluted.    

    • Unpolluted Source of water
    • Conservation of Floodplains
    • Need to preserve forest aquifers
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