INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 January 2020 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 1: 1. Commission to Examine Sub Categorization of other Backward Classes.   GS Paper 2: 1. Democracy Index 2019. 2. Certificates of Competency of Seafarers.   GS Paper 3: 1. EAO (East Asian Observatory). 2. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC). 3. Paris …

What is a Blue Corner notice?

Topics Covered: Security agencies, role and mandate. What is a Blue Corner notice? What to study? For Prelims and mains: Composition, objectives and functions of Interpol, various notices. Context: Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice to help locate fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda, weeks after the Gujarat Police sought the agency’s intervention for this. Nithyananda fled India …

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

Topics Covered: IP related issues. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Paris Convention- overview, KVIC- objectives. Context: Khadi Village Industries Corporation is eyeing international trademark for ‘khadi’ under the Paris Convention for protection of industrial property. Why? To prevent any product from masquerading as ‘khadi’ nationally …

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)

Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) What to study? For Prelims: About HCFC- 141 b- uses and environmental concerns. For Mains: Significance of the move and other measures necessary. Context: India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, claims the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.  About …