Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Infrastructure- waterways.   Sagarmala   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Government on Monday said it has created about 10,000 jobs under its ambitious ‘Sagarmala’ …

Blue flag project

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Blue flag project   Context: The Union Environment Ministry has selected 12 beaches in India to vie for a ‘Blue Flag’ certification, an international recognition conferred on beaches that meet certain criteria of cleanliness and environmental propriety. These beaches are at Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Bhogave (Maharashtra), Ghoghla (Diu), Miramar (Goa), Kasarkod …

Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?

Topics covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?   What to study? For prelims and mains: How power tariffs are determined? Need for uniform national rate and challenges therein.   Context: Few lawmakers have suggested that power tariffs should be uniform across the country so that …

Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?

Topic covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Evolution of the issue and why censure it?   Context: Rajasthan High Court resolved to censure the salutations “My Lord” and “Your Lordship” from …