INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: 1. Corona Virus 2. Sikhs in US to be counted as separate ethnic group.   GS Paper 3: 1. Block Chain Technology. 2. Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects. 3. Australian Bushfires.   Facts for …

Australian Bushfires

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Australian Bushfires What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Forest fires- reasons, impact and preparedness. Context: Australia was recently ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began. All this has been exacerbated by persistent heat …

Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects

Topics Covered: Infrastructure Development Support Services For States/UTs (DSSS) For Infrastructure Projects What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the project- features and significance. Context: NITI Aayog and Ladakh Union Territory have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which NITI Aayog will support the administration of the Ladakh through its initiative “Development Support Services …

Block Chain Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology. Block Chain Technology What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential. Context: National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru, which will provide Blockchain …