UPSC Exam Current Affairs and News Analysis (29-10-2019)

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  • Second round of Smart Cities, AMRUT may roll out in 2020
  • Manipur, Arunachal wants to be kept out of Naga peace deal
  • Naga Framework Agreement, 2015
  • Nurture the Future
  • Weavers will soon sell products directly online
  • Kyarr
  • Two-child policy
  • India, Saudi to form strategic council
  • 18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit (Part-2)
  • NAGA Peace talks

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Second Round of Smart Cities, AMRUT may turn out in 2020

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains I – Urban Development

In News

  • AMRUT, a five-year plot, began in June 2015. A large number of its water and sewage the executive’s ventures would get finished towards the finish of the plan — June 2020
  • In the AMRUT plot, there were 500 urban communities and the criteria was a populace of 1,00,000, which gave an inclusion of almost 65% of the urban populace.
  • The staying 35% of the urban populace will be secured under the AMRUT-2.
  • The Smart Cities Mission covers 100 urban areas with an absolute populace of 9,96,30,069 with ventures worth a ₹2,05,018 crore and is a task planned till 2022

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

  • AMRUT embraces an undertaking way to deal with guarantee fundamental foundation administrations identifying with water supply, sewerage, stormwater channels, transport and improvement of green spaces and stops with a unique arrangement for addressing the necessities of youngsters.
  • Execution of this crucial be connected to advancement of urban changes, for example, e-administration, constitution of expert city framework, regressing assets and capacities to urban neighborhood bodies, survey of building bye-laws, improvement in appraisal and assortment of civil expenses, FICO assessment of urban nearby bodies, vitality and water review and resident-driven urban arranging in urban areas other than the 100 keen urban communities.
  • Under this undertaking, 10% of the spending portion will be given to states/association regions as impetus dependent on the accomplishment of changes during the earlier year

Smart City Mission

  • Propelled on 25 June 2015, Smart Cities Mission’s goal is to reinforce urban foundation through the utilization of shrewd arrangements and give superior personal satisfaction to residents.
  • This will be actualized through a ‘territory based’ approach comprising of retrofitting, redevelopment, skillet city activities and advancement of new urban communities.
  • Under retrofitting, insufficiencies in a distinguished territory will be tended to through essential intercessions. Container city segments could be mediations like Intelligent Transport Solutions that benefit all inhabitants by lessening the driving time.
  • Keen city applicants will be chosen through a procedure of rivalry and with the compelling residents, support finishing the ‘top-down’ approach and prompting ‘individuals driven’ urban improvement.


Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains I – Culture

In News

  • In an extraordinary signal to stamp the 550th birth commemoration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Air India has delineated Sikh strict image ‘Ik Onkar’ on the tail of one of its airship.
  • The national bearer has put the image on its Boeing 787 airship which will fly on October 31 from Amritsar to Stansted, UK.
  • Ek Onkar signifies “God is One”. The image is a token of the Sikh religion and is found on Gurdwaras (Sikh sanctuaries) around the globe.
  • The signal is interesting as the national bearer has never delineated any strict image on its planes


Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III –Issues related to Cyber

In News

  • A court in Hong Kong has given a transitory request, prohibiting the act of ‘doxxing’
  • A typical word reference meaning of dox xing (additionally spelled as ‘doxing’) is to openly recognize or distribute private data about somebody, particularly with the aim of rebuffing or delivering retribution.
  • The aim was to distinguish and disparage and endeavor to compel an adjustment in the conduct of the focused on individual through these intimidatory strategies.
  • While it was utilized generally against individuals from the neo-Nazi racial oppressor swarm who appeared to be open and intense about their bigotry, its potential for use — and abuse — by a scope of individuals and gatherings was evident.
  • In Hong Kong, dissidents have been discharging data about cops and their families, subsequently opening them up to focused savagery or provocation and misuse, either physically or on the web.
  • Doxxing has risen as one of the significant strategies utilized by ace majority rules system nonconformists who have been doing tenacious, now and then fierce, exhibitions that the organization has discovered difficult to smother for more than four months now.

Manipur, Arunachal needs to be kept out of Naga harmony bargain

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains II – Federalism

In News

  • Arunachal Pradesh has resounded Manipur in requesting to be kept out of any “regional changes” that may be consolidated in the settlement of the Naga political issue.
  • The Central government has been talking about with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) just as an adversary aggregate named Naga National Political Groups for the “last arrangement” on the harmony accord by October 31
  • NSCN-IM’s vision of Nagalim or Greater Nagaland would involve redrawing of limits to bring all Naga-occupied regions in the Northeast under one regulatory umbrella.
  • The NSCN-IM’s guide of Nagalim spreads more than 1,03,473 sq km past the 16,527 sq km region of Nagaland. It incorporates quite a bit of eastern Arunachal.
  • The outfit, just as adversary groups, guarantees these zones, essentially Changlang, Longding and Tirap locale are ruled by Nagas.

Naga Framework Agreement, 2015

  • On Aug 3, 2015, the most recent understanding was marked with NSCN (Isak-Muivah)and other Naga furnished gatherings, for example, NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) with the Union government. (in any case, NSCN (Khaplang) was barred)
  • Thought of a container Naga Hoho(a proposed statutory body as a feature of the Framework Agreement) that will appreciate free official and budgetary forces to take care of the welfare of Naga possessed zones outside Nagaland was mooted to carry dependable answer for Naga harmony process
  • The greatest leap forward is that the NSCN (I-M), and other Naga equipped gatherings, for example, NSCN (Khole-Kitovi) have consented to surrender savagery and resolve all issues calmly.

Nurture the Future

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III – Governance

In News

  • The Center’s first-since forever basic establishment course Aarambh (Beginning) for 2019 group probationer government employees has started at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat
  • Alongside preparing and courses by specialists, the legislature has likewise propelled another activity under which every official will direct a neighborhood youth from towns close to the Statue of Unity, which is situated in an inborn zone along the Narmada waterway.
  • Under the mentorship program Nurture the Future, near 500 common assistance authorities will be separated into groups to visit towns close Kevadia and every official will encourage a young and give vocation and expert direction
  • The activity will guarantee a superior and more promising time to come for the young living in remote and rustic regions.
  • Throughout the following five years, the activity is required to cover about one lakh youth all through the nation as a feature of the established course of probationers who have quite recently breezed through the common administration’s test and joined the nation’s first-class organization.

Weavers will soon sell products directly online

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III – Economy

In News

  • Handloom weavers in Andhra Pradesh will get the genuinely necessary catalyst as the Department of Handloom and Textiles(H&T) is good to go to dispatch three activities that legitimately interface weavers to clients by means of well known on the web and disconnected article of clothing business stages.
  • The activities are planned for closure the go-between’s framework that has been denying weavers of essential profit and maintainability and passing on the advantage from the clearance of the item to the weaver
  • The government effectively tied up with internet business webpage Yes Poho which is selling Uppada and Kalamkari saris. Indeed Poho converses with weavers straightforwardly and go-betweens and even the AP State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society (APCO) has no task to carry out here.
  • Available to be purchased of saris and texture through showrooms other than APCO’s stores, the H&T Department is going to tie up with Fab India who will obtain the saris from weavers legitimately and sell them in their stores the nation over and abroad.
  • The APCO has additionally gone into a concurrence with web-based business monsters Amazon and Flipkart available to be purchased of 400 sorts of handloom items like saris, towels, and covers on their foundation.


Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains I – Geography

In News

  • Supercyclone ‘Kyarr’ in the Arabian Sea has moved westwards and away from India’s coast,
  • Substantial Rainfall to overwhelming precipitation likely in Kerala and Mahe is normal.
  • With seething breeze paces of 220-230 kmph blasting to 250 kmph, the Category-4 Kyarr is believed to be the greatest Arabian Sea storm in at any rate 10 years.
  • Indian Ocean Dipole, a characteristic atmosphere design, has given a lift to tropical violent winds in the western bit of the bowl this year. It’s at present in a positive stage, which makes a warm supply of water in the Arabian Sea and somewhere else. Violent winds benefit from this warm water, and it, for the most part, spikes more regions of rainstorms that can be spun up into tornados.
  • It has been a milestone year for tornados in the North Indian Ocean. Truth be told, it has been the Indian Ocean’s most vigorous violent wind season on record.
  • Up to this point, 2019 Accumulated Cyclone Energy, or “Expert,” has hit 53.9 units. Expert is a proportion of how a lot of dynamic vitality a twister is relegating through its winds. The normal year-to-date ACE for the North Indian Ocean is close to 10 units. the past regular record was 46.1 ACE units in 2007.

Two-child policy

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains I – Society

In News

  • All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) – ideological group in Assam-has contradicted the Assam government’s two-youngster approach for work qualification
  • In September 2017, the Assam Assembly had passed the ‘Populace and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’ that predetermined that activity up-and-comers with two kids just would be qualified for government business and the current government staff were to carefully follow the two youngsters family standard
  • The approach will happen from January first, 2021

India, Saudi to form strategic council

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains II–International Relations

In News

  • India and Saudi Arabia are set to consent to an arrangement for making a two-sided key association gathering during the official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Riyadh
  • The committee will incorporate different segments including the External Affairs Ministry and NITI Aayog and partner associations from Saudi Arabia.
  • The committee will be driven by Mr. Modi and King Salman receptacle Abdulaziz Al Saud.
  • PM Modi’s visit will be utilized to feature that Saudi-India ties are controlled by long haul vital contemplations like India’s vitality security and want to guarantee soundness in the Gulf area
  • Kashmir far-fetched to get any consideration from Saudi rulers as the visit is relied upon to help the Crown Prince’s worldwide stature which endured after Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi was ruthlessly murdered in the Saudi department in Istanbul.
  • PM Modi will convey address at Future Investment Forum sorted out by the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia, the realm’s open speculation support
  • The gathering is prominently known as the ‘Davos in the Desert’ and has been facilitated by Riyadh since 2017 to extend the realm as the future venture center in the district.



TOPIC: General Studies 2

  • India and its neighborhood-relations.
  • Two-sided, local and worldwide groupings and understandings including India as well as influencing India’s inclinations

18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit (Part-2)


  • The eighteenth Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held in Baku, Azerbaijan between October 25 and October 26, 2019T
  • his will be the second time in push PM Modi is absent in NAM summit
  • Prior avoided the seventeenth Margarita NAM Summit, 2017 in Venezuela too wherein India was spoken to by the then Vice-President Mr. Hamid Ansari.
  • This time again the nation will be spoken to by the Vice President of the nation Mr. V. Naidu.

India and NAM:

  • The expression “Non-Alignment” was authored by V K Menon in his discourse at UN in 1953
  • India assumed a significant job in multilateral developments of provinces and recently free nations that needed to join the Non-Aligned Movement.
  • Uncommitted development was the “equation” concocted by Nehru and different pioneers of the recently free nations of the third world to “monitor” their autonomy “in face of complex global circumstance requesting faithfulness to both of the two warring superpowers”

The standards of “Panchsheel” fills in as the premise of the Non-Aligned Movement.

  1. Common regard for one another’s regional uprightness and power
  2. Common non-animosity
  3. Common non-impedance in household undertakings
  4. Correspondence and common advantage
  5. Quiet concurrence


  • NAM Brought India enormous universal renown among recently free states
  • India utilized nonalignment to set up itself as a pioneer of the recently free world in multilateral associations as the United Nations (UN) and the Nonaligned Movement.


  • The marking of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, and Cooperation among India and the Soviet Union in 1971 discolored India’s picture as a neutral country
  • India’s inclusion in the interior issues of its neighbors during the 1970s and 1980s discolored India’s picture as a neutral country

NAM and India in the 21st century

  • India keeps on rehearsing the arrangement of non-arrangement which enables it to keep up national sway while as yet accepting monetary and military help when required.
  • Non-arrangement has moved India to accomplish one of their fundamental vital destinations: non-reliance.
  • As of late India has utilized this strategy to further its potential benefit so as to fortify outer organizations and search out material needs when important, while as yet guaranteeing that India as a nation can seek after its own international strategy objectives.


  • Given the present stalemate in worldwide relations with little space for game-evolving activities, India will do well to move away from being a camp devotee of one of the rising shafts to make our very own fourth post.

Connecting the dots:

  • India must look for neutral associations that can cooperate outside the impact of the U.S., China, and Russia. Dissect.


TOPIC: General Studies 3

  • Linkages among advancement and spread of radicalism.
  • Job of outside state and non-state entertainers in making difficulties to inside security.
  • Difficulties to inner security through correspondence systems, job of media and long-range informal communication locales in inward security challenges, fundamentals of digital security; tax evasion and its avoidance

NAGA Peace talks


  • The cutoff time set by the Center for wrapping up the Naga harmony talks is on October 31
  • The Center’s conversationalist and now Nagaland’s Governor, R N Ravi, has focused on some key issues that stay uncertain with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), or NSCN(I-M).



  • The ethnic clash in Nagaland is a continuous clash battled between the ethnic Nagas and the legislatures of India and Myanmar.
  • Nagaland possessed by the Nagas is situated at the tri-intersection outskirt of India on the West and South, north and Myanmar on the East.
  • “National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang)”, which needs a free “more prominent Nagaland” to remember an area now for Myanmar, in view of ethnicity; and the “Naga National Council (Adino)”.
  • The topic of “Naga Sovereignty” was put to a plebiscite on 16 May 1951.
  • History specialist Benjamin Zachariah, ″It was in the north-east of India that the Nehruvian vision took on its generally ruthless and savage forms.″
  • The Indian Government surrendered a different Naga state inside the Indian Union in 1960 and the state was introduced in 1963.

Rebel groups have operated in Nagaland :

  • Naga National Council under Angami Zapu Phizo.
  • Naga National Council (Adino) – NNC (Adino): drove by the little girl of Naga rebel A.Z. Phizo.
  • National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah): need to build up a ‘More noteworthy Nagaland’ (‘Nagalim’ or the People’s Republic of Nagaland) in light of Mao Tse Tung’s model.
  • National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang): the framed objective is to set up a ‘more prominent Nagaland’ in view of ethnicity, containing the Naga-overwhelmed regions inside India, and touching regions in Myanmar.


Current status:

  • In 2015, the Center consented to a system arrangement with the NSCN(I-M). Leader Narendra Modi portrayed this as a “notable understanding” towards settling the “most established insurrection” in India.
  • This set up for the continuous harmony talks. In 2017, six other Naga furnished outfits under the restricted of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) joined the discussions.
  • As of now, Muivah remains the senior-most Naga rebel pioneer. Isak kicked the bucket in 2016. In the NSCN(- K), its pioneer Khaplang kicked the bucket in 2018

Framework agreement:

  • The legislature has not yet spelled out the subtleties out in the open.
  • Following the understanding, the legislature had said “The Government of India perceived the remarkable history, culture, and position of the Nagas and their feelings and goals. The NSCN comprehended and valued the Indian political framework and administration.”

Current status 2018:

  • The understanding being concluded “doesn’t change the limit of states;
  • Gives self-sufficient Naga regional committees to Arunachal and Manipur;
  • A typical social body for Nagas crosswise over states;
  • Explicit establishments for state’s advancement, mix, recovery of non-state Naga volunteer army
  • The evacuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act”.

Other issues:

  • The administration and the NSCN(I-M) have neglected to concur on issues identifying with a different Naga banner and a constitution.
  • NSCN(I-M) has said it won’t move from the interest for the banner and the constitution — and that it is searching for an enduring arrangement.

Connecting the dots:

  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur are careful about the NSCN-IM’s idea of Nagalim or Greater Nagaland that could prompt a redrawing of their limits. Break down.


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Q.1)DOXXING often seen in news is related to which of the following areas?

  • Evergreening of Patents
  • Military exercises with focus on counter-terror operations
  • Publishing private information about someone
  • None of the above

Q.2)Consider the following statements about Future Investment Forum

  1. It is organized by the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s public investment fund
  2. The forum is popularly known as the ‘Davos in the Desert’ and has been hosted by Riyadh since 2017 to project the kingdom as the future investment hub in the region.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3)Consider the following statements about India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Council

  1. The council will include only the External Affairs Ministry and Defence Ministry and their counterparts from Saudi Arabia.
  2. The council will be led by the Indian Prime Minister and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia-King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4)Consider the following statements about Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE)

  1. Itis a measure of how much kinetic energy a cyclone is dishing out through its winds.
  2. The average ACE for the North Indian Ocean is no more than 40 units.
  3. Thus far, 2019 Accumulated Cyclone Energy has hit 53.9 units. The previous seasonal record was 46.1 ACE units in 2007.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

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