Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Schemes …

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation related issues.   IUCN Red List of Threatened Species   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Categorization of IUCN red list, features and criteria, recent additions from India to the list.   Context: The latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature …

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2019

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill, NHRC and SHRC. For Mains: Human Rights related issues.   Context: Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) …

Chandipura virus:

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Chandipura virus:   What to study? For prelims and mains: About the virus, symptoms, effects and prevention.   Context: Chandipura virus detected in Gujarat.   What is it? Named after the Maharashtra village where the virus was first discovered, the likely vector (carrier) of the virus is the …