Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 18 April 2019   Relevant articles from PIB:     Exercise ‘SEA VIGIL’:   Context: The maiden national level Coastal Defence Exercise SEA VIGIL was conducted recently by the Indian Navy. The exercise witnessed the simultaneous activation of the coastal security apparatus across the country involving maritime stakeholders at …

Western Disturbance

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.   Western Disturbance   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Western Disturbances- causes, effects and significance.   Why in News? The western disturbance has brought heavy rainfall across various parts of the country.   What is Western Disturbance? It is an …

World heritage day

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World heritage day   What to study? For Prelims: UNESCO WHS- important sites. For Mains: Significance and the need for conservation of WHS.   Context: Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities. …

Indian Forest Act amendment

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act and amendments. For Mains: Need for review and the …