04 Mar, 2020

  • Interlinking of Rivers in India - (Environment)
  • Farm Loan waiver - (Economy)
  • Black Carbon - (Environment)
  • CVC and CIC - (Polity and Governance)
  • Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - (International Relations)
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    UN RIGHTS BODY TO MOVE SC ON CAA

    Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has planned to file a petition in Supreme Court against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 by providing an overview of relevant international human rights standards.

    • Geneva-based Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR
    • Plea of OHCHR in Supreme Court
    • Leading UN entity on human rights
    • Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division (TESPRDD)
    • Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division (CTMD)
    • Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)

     

    GOVERNMENT YET TO NOTIFY CVC, CIC APPOINTMENTS

    Two weeks after a high-power committee (HPC), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, selected the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), the Centre is yet to officially notify the appointments.   

    • Chief Vigilance Commissioner
    • Chief Information Commissioner
    • Tenure of Office
    • Functions
    • Appointment & Removal

     

    BLACK CARBON LEVEL SPIKE AT HIMALAYAN GLACIER 

    It has been reported that Black Carbon concentration near the Gangotri glacier rose 400 times in summer due to forest fires and stubble burning from agriculture waste. According to Wadia institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), this also triggered glacial melt.

    • Black carbon
    • Difference between Carbon Dioxide and Black Carbon
    • Climatic Impacts of Black Carbon
    • Health Impacts of Black Carbon
    • Impact on vegetation and ecosystem

     

    JHARKHAND GOVT. ANNOUNCES FARM LOAN WAIVER

    Jharkhand Government announced a slew of welfare measures including farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance, free power, free treatment for critical illness and universal scholarship for students in government schools.

    • Problems of Farm loan Waiver
    • Do not address the structural Problems
    • Do not benefit the Small and Marginal Farmers
    • Credit Culture in the Economy
    • No Reduction in Farmers' suicides
    • Available alternatives
    • Increase in NPAs
    • Decrease in Capital Investment in Agriculture
    • Impact on Finances

     

    CENTRE WORKING ON EXCLUSIVE BODY FOR RIVER-LINKING PROJECTS 

    The Central government is working on the establishment of an exclusive body to implement projects for linking rivers. National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA), the proposed body is expected to take up both inter-State and intra-State projects. It will also make arrangements for generating funds, internally and externally.

    • National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA)
    • Current Program
    • Challenges to the project
    • Inter-linking of rivers
    • Benefits of the ILR program
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