Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 May 2019 Relevant articles from various news sources:   Paper 2: Topic covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   ‘Golden Card’ Permanent Residency Scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: features, need and significance of the …

Anthropocene

Topic covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Anthropocene:   What to study? For prelims: geological times scale. For mains: concerns and challenges associated …

U20

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   U20   What to study? For prelims: about U20- composition, objectives and functions. For mains: significance and the need for U20, outcomes of the recent meet.   Context: Tokyo is hosting the second U20 Mayors Summit. The summit takes place one month ahead …

Malaria-free status

Topic covered: Issues related to health.   Malaria-free status   What to study? For prelims: malaria- free status, criteria, causes of the disease and treatment. For mains: concerns over the spread of the disease and measures needed to prevent its spread.   Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free, with …