Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 02 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 02 April 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers: Paper 3: Topics Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   Forest fires threatening Odisha’s flora and fauna   What to study? For Prelims: Causes, effects and benefits of forest fires, MODIS- objectives and significance. For Mains: Concerns, why they are on …

Kandhamal Haldi

Topics Covered: IPR related issues.   Kandhamal Haldi   What to study? For Prelims: GI tags and about Kandhmal Haldi. For Mains: Significance of GI tags.   Context: Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, has received GI tag.   Key facts: The golden yellow spice, named after the district where it is …

India gains access to Bolivian Lithium Reserves

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   India gains access to Bolivian Lithium Reserves   What to study? For Prelims: Uses and significance of Lithium. For Mains: India’s energy needs and significance of this bilateral agreement.   Context: India and Bolivia have signed an agreement for …

SEBI mulls SRO for investment advisers

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   SEBI mulls SRO for investment advisers   What to study? For Prelims: SRO- objectives, composition and functions. For Mains: Need, significance of SRO and challenges ahead.   Context: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) for the growing number …

EMISAT MISSION

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology. Awareness in space.   EMISAT MISSION   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the mission.   Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the country’s first electronic surveillance satellite, EMISAT. It was launched on-board PSLV-C45. As many as 28 small satellites of …