INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 31 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 31 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. President’s address to both Houses of Parliament. 2. Who is a star campaigner? 3. Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU). 4. India’s no-fly list. 5. What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health …

World Sustainable Development Summit

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. World Sustainable Development Summit What to study? For Prelims and Mains: WSDS- key facts and significance of the summit, about TERI. Context: The theme of the 2020 edition of the Summit is ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’. World Sustainable Development Summit: It …

UN’s new rules for ships in the Arctic region

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. UN’s new rules for ships in the Arctic region What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the new rules, about MARPOL. For Mains: Sulphur emissions- concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: On January 1, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued new rules …

What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health emergency?

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. What makes WHO declare a disease outbreak a public health emergency? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Coronavirus- spread, symptoms and prevention, WHO public health emergency. Context: World Health Organization declares coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. What necessitated this? Rising …

India’s no-fly list

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. India’s no-fly list What to study? For Prelims: What is it, how it works and features? For Mains: Need for and redress? Context: Four airlines in India — IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air India and GoAir — …