IAS Coaching Current Affairs and News Analysis (12-08-2019)

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IAS Current Affairs and News Analysis (12-8-2019)

Uber for Tractors

Part of: Mains GS-III – e-technology in the aid of farmers.

In News

  • Service of Agriculture intends to dispatch another versatile application to effectively associate ranchers with these CHCs, much the same as Uber interfaces you to taxisGovernment to dispatch an application to help ranchers where costly rural gear can be procured through the versatile application.
  • Fruitful demo runs have been directed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.
  • A laser-guided land leveller outfits innovation to precisely straighten a field in a small amount of the time utilized by conventional bulls fueled scrubber; Happy Seeder intends to avert stubble consuming that causes air contamination and Solar dryers can assist ranchers with preparing and save their produce.
  • Ranchers can spare valuable groundwater and increment profitability by 10 to 15% by utilizing such homestead gear.
  • The obstacle? Such hello there tech machines cost in any event ₹3 lakh, route past the range of the normal little rancher.
  • There are currently in excess of 38,000 custom contracting focuses (CHCs) the nation over, which lease 2.5 lakh bits of ranch hardware consistently.
  • Service of Agriculture intends to dispatch another versatile application to effectively associate ranchers with these CHCs, much the same as Uber interfaces you to taxis.
  • The Ministry’s application will likewise make a significant database for strategy producers, who can follow the utilization and cost of gear.

Uranium mining

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains GS I – Resource distribution

In News

  • Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights, a common social gathering, is challenging Uranium mining in Nallamala goes in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Protestors state Uranium mining in the backwoods would unavoidably harm the fragile nature of the area, and asserted that Chenchu clans of the district would be promptly influenced.
  • The waste is commonly covered inside the earth. Be that as it may, protestors claim the administration is doing a below-average occupation at the board and the waste is presented to individuals and biology.
  • The downpours in Nallamala will definitely wind up in Krishna River. In the event that any of the waste washes down into the waterway, it will dirty the stream to an enormous degree.

Do you know?

  • Jaduguda in Singhbhum Thrust Belt (in the province of Jharkhand) is the first uranium store to be found in Quite a while in 1951.
  • Just 3% of intensity in the nation is given by uranium.
  • Biggest feasible stores are found in Australia, Kazakhstan, and Canada.
  • The Chu-Sarysu bowl in focal Kazakhstan; Olympic Dam and the Ranger mine in Southern Australia are some of the significant mines in the world.
  • High-grade stores are just found in the Athabasca Basin district of Canada.

Reusable Launch system

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains GS III- Science and technology

In News

  • Chinese fire up LinkSpace finished its third trial of a reusable rocket RLV-T5 in five months, venturing up the pace in the race to build up an innovation key to modest space dispatches. The reusable design of its next-generation rocket could lead to a predicted cost reduction of 70% (from $25 -30 million to $4.25 million).
  • The reusable plan of its cutting edge rocket could prompt an anticipated cost decrease of 70% (from $25 – 30 million to $4.25 million).
  • China imagines star groupings of business satellites that can offer administrations going from the fast Internet for airplane and provincial territories to following coal shipments and worker traffic.
  • LinkSpace’s experimental drill went ahead of the impact points of a noteworthy conveyance of a satellite into space a month ago by exclusive Chinese firm iSpace.
  • SpaceX (US private firm) has just utilized recoverable rockets on various orbital missions since a memorable dispatch from the get-go in 2017.

Do you know?

  • ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstration Program (RLV-TD) is a progression of innovation show missions that have been considered as an initial move towards understanding a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) completely re-usable vehicle.
  • ISRO’s TSTO completely re-usable vehicle has diverse methodology from SpaceX and Blue Origin.
    • ISRO’s way to deal with a reusable dispatch vehicle is a winged body spaceplane.
    • Though SpaceX and Blue Origin are recouping and reusing phases of their current rockets, so as to lessen dispatch costs.

Kajin Sara lake

Part of: GS Prelims

In News

  • A newfound lake in Nepal is probably going to establish another precedent of being the world’s most noteworthy lake.
  • According to the estimation of the lake taken by the group, it is situated at an elevation of 5,200 meters, which is yet to be formally checked. It is evaluated to be 1,500-meters-long and 600-meter-wide.
  • At present Tilicho Lake holds the title of the world’s most noteworthy lake. it is arranged at an elevation of 4,919 meters in Nepal.



TOPIC: General Studies 3:

  • Preservation, Environmental contamination and corruption, natural effect evaluation.
  • Wastewater management, Water Pollution.

water governance strategies


  • The individual States need to assume the responsibility for managing water resources in their territories.


  • India’s urban areas are coming up short on the water, combined with Chennai’s drinking water misfortunes, made the ’emergency’ viral, bringing up issues about the nature of the talk and decision of water administration procedures in India.
  • Indian urban areas are coming up short on groundwater.
  • A deferred storm or a dry season joined with convincing pictures of dried terrains and lines for water in urban zones raise caution in the psyches of people in general.

What do the statistics say?

  • Niti Aayog report says that 21 major cities are expected to run out of groundwater as soon as 2020, affecting [nearly] 100 million people.
  • The report’s focal objective was to propose a device, a record, to screen the States’ water asset the board procedures and give the fundamental course-move, past supply growth draws near.
  • The report may have had an elevated objective of advancing ‘helpful and focused federalism’ however was, in all actuality, an edgy move to draw in with the States, without any substantive influence to impact their ways to deal with water assets the board.
  • For very nearly two decades, the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has been providing details regarding the expanding number of over-misused squares crosswise over India, the ‘dull’ classification squares. The ongoing yearly book of CGWB has revealed 1,034 units, out of the 6,584 units it screens, as over-abused.
  • Correspondingly, an ongoing report by the Central Water Commission, arranged in a joint effort with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), attested that India isn’t yet in “water shortage condition”. Be that as it may, it is unquestionably in a “water-focused on condition”, with diminishing per capita water accessibility.

Certain means should be taken to guarantee a progressively helpful and profitable talk about water administration challenges.

  • India needs to reevaluate the institutional procedures for the spread of learning about water asset the executives. There is a sure measure of peril inalienable in an easygoing way wherein learning about water assets is legitimized and expanded, especially in nowadays of ‘viral’ data.
  • We have to perceive the emergency isn’t as a lot of shortage as of conveyance. The test is to guarantee sufficient access to quality water, all the more so in urban territories where imbalances over existence are intense.
  • We have to likewise understand that with the nation’s fast urbanization, request can’t be met by groundwater saves alone.
  • The urban needs, which support a lot of writing about ‘water emergencies’, should be met by strong long haul arranging and planning for dry spells and different possibilities.

The responsibility lies with States

  • We have to reexamine our ways to deal with water administration.
  • We should perceive that the support of progress and activity is with the States.
  • For long, water asset offices in States have kept on following the traditional methodologies of supply growth.
  • The test is that of reorienting themselves towards conveying procedures of interest the executives, protection and guideline.
  • The Center needs to work with States towards an institutional change for the fundamental course-move.


‘Composite Water Management Index’

  • The Center needs to work with States towards an institutional change for the essential course-move.
  • Set up a reasonable gauge and benchmark for state-level execution on key water pointers.
  • Reveal and clarify how states have advanced on water issues after some time, including distinguishing superior workers and under-entertainers, in this manner teaching a culture of useful challenge among states.
  • Distinguish regions for more profound commitment and speculation with respect to the states.

Major Issue: – Data and centre-state and inter-state cooperation are some of the key levers that can help address the crisis. Data systems related to water in the country are limited in their coverage, robustness, and efficiency.

  • Constrained inclusion: Detailed information isn’t accessible for a few basic parts, for example, for local and modern use, for which information is just accessible at the total level and does not have the degree of detail required to illuminate approaches and designations.
  • Questionable information: The information that is accessible can regularly be of substandard quality, conflicting, and untrustworthy because of the utilization of obsolete strategies in information gathering. For instance, appraises on groundwater are for the most part dependent on perception information from 55,000 wells, while there are 12 million wells in the nation.
  • Restricted coordination and sharing: Data in the water parts exist in storehouses, with next to no between state or focus state sharing, in this manner diminishing efficiencies.

The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) is a major step towards creating a culture of data-based decision-making for water in India, which can encourage ‘competitive and cooperative federalism’ in the country’s water governance and management.


  • The Finance Minister, in her spending limit, over and overexpressed that the administration will work with States to address India’s national water security challenges. Give us a chance to trust that the administration means to fortify government administration of water assets towards long haul water security.

Connecting the dots:

  • To understand the developing water emergency, the arrangement that is proposed and pushed by world bodies, for example, WTO and IMF through worldwide understandings is the privatization of water. Do you figure India ought to likewise privatize its water? Fundamentally dissect.
  • Numerous parts of the nation are confronting serious water emergency and dry season conditions. There are numerous customary water reaping and preservation rehearse in different pieces of India which can be utilized locally to battle the continuous emergency. Would you be able to recognize a couple of such practices? Likewise, notice the states where they are increasingly common.



General Studies 2:

  • Two-sided, local and worldwide groupings and understandings including India or potentially influencing India’s inclinations.
  • Impact of arrangements and governmental issues of created and creating nations on India’s inclinations, Indian diaspora.

General Studies 3:

  • The job of outer state and non-state on-screen characters (radicals) in making difficulties to inside security.
  • Security challenges and their administration in outskirt regions.

J&K and the world


  • India’s systems for interior security, regional protection and strategy should act as one


  • As Pakistan mounts a political hostile against India’s choice to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, there will clearly be universal waves. The Indian discretionary target is to get the remainder of the world to live with the new reality in Kashmir, if not acknowledge it.

India’s diplomacy:

  • This isn’t the first occasion when India has made new certainties on the ground. India’s Pokhran trial of 1998 come promptly to mind. It took around 10 years for the worldwide framework to move from an exceptionally cruel starting response to lifting by 2008 the four-decade-old atomic barricade against India.
  • India’s conciliatory reaction must be at different levels. One is the lawful measurement. Pragmatists may laugh at legitimate amenities. Be that as it may, lawful contentions are significant and Delhi must present a strong legitimate brief about its activities since there is minimal global comprehension of the complex recorded development of Kashmir.
  • Generally, Pakistan has been great at preparing assessment in these quarters, particularly in Britain and Europe. India has done very well in the US throughout the years, where it has outmanoeuvred dissident promulgation upheld by Pakistan.

The question of “Internationalisation”:

  • Pakistan cherishes the thought and India profoundly despises it. Heading off to the UNSC has been the intuitive first response of Pakistan. In any case, nor Pakistan’s confidence in the UN nor India’s worries rises up to examination.
  • The UN’s capacity to force arrangements on questions between countries has once in a while been noteworthy. Be that as it may, for India taking the Kashmir question to it, there was no chance the UN would linger so enormous on Kashmir.
  • Pakistan’s broadcasted confidence in intercession is contacting in light of the fact that there is no proof that outsider contribution in the Kashmir question has profited Pakistan. Consider, for instance, Islamabad’s endeavours to prepare the worldwide network for intercession in the Kargil War two decades back. It wound up in the US convincing Pakistan to acknowledge the sacredness of the Line of Control.

Bilateralism is the key to outcomes on the multilateral domain

Consider the five permanent members of the UNSC. 

  1. China is involved with the question on Kashmir twice finished. The outskirt among India and China in Ladakh is questioned; China likewise involves a bit of Kashmir that Pakistan surrendered to it in 1963. China is unquestionably part of India’s Kashmir issue. China, be that as it may, has issues of its own in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Beijing most likely realizes that those living in glass houses ought not to be tossing a stone.
  2. Russia, quite a long time ago, was India’s go-to veto-wielder at the UN on Kashmir. Delhi also has remained by Moscow when it is in some trouble. As of late, Russia has moved nearer to China and is frequently enticed to take “impartial” positions among India and Pakistan. Yet, dispersing all questions, Moscow has turned out a week ago on the side of India’s Kashmir move.
  3. In the course of the most recent two decades, France has developed as a dependable key accomplice — a kind of “new Russia” for India. As of late, it has assumed a key job in the FATF just as the UNSC on fear-related issues. Delhi can positively depend on political help from Paris at the present point.
  4. With regards to Kashmir and Pakistan, Britain is constantly suspect in Delhi’s eyes. There is theory that London assumed a key job in encouraging the present US reset on Pakistan. As Britain characterizes its post-Brexit worldwide procedure, Delhi must urge London to consider its long haul interests in India and end its tenacious uncertainty on Kashmir.
  5. At last, however, it’s extremely the US that has the most significant job informing the universal response to the advancements in Kashmir. For almost two years, it’s been the steady weight from Washington that has constrained Pakistan to consider the consequences of its help for psychological warfare. What’s more, it is the US choice to stop Afghanistan that appears to have encouraged Pakistan to increase pressures on Kashmir.

Connecting the dots:

  • Talk about the UNSC individuals remain on ongoing improvements in Kashmir?
  • Talk about India’s methodologies for inward security, regional safeguard and discretion?


Model questions: (You can now post your answers in the comment section)

Q.1) Consider the following statements

  1. Ranch hardware like laser-guided land leveller, cheerful seeder and sunlight based driers can spare valuable groundwater and increment profitability by 10 to 15%
  2. Service of Rural improvement intends to dispatch application to help ranchers where costly agrarian hardware can be employed through the versatile application

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Uranium stores are situated at which among the accompanying spots in India

  1. Mahadek Basin in Meghalaya
  2. Singhbhum belt in Jharkhand
  3. Bhima basin in Karnataka
  4. Aravallis in Rajasthan

Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

  • 1,2 and 3 only
  • 2,3 and 4 only
  • 1,2 and 3 only
  • 1,2,3 and 4

Q.3) Consider the accompanying articulations about Reusable Launch System

  1. The framework could decrease the expense of propelling satellites by about 70%
  2. ISRO has just utilized recoverable rockets on various orbital missions like Mangalyaan and Mission Shakti

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Kajin Sara lake is situated in which nation?

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Pakistan

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