Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam
Video Lectures and Test Series for ESE 2019
- National and International Issues on
- Social Development
- Industrial Development
- Energy and Environment
- Information and Communication Technology
- The Key Initiatives of Government
- General Knowledge
Topic 1:Economic development
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
- Ministry of Corporate Affairs has launched another process re-engineering by making incorporation of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) through a complete online system through a web service titled “RUN-LLP (Reserve Unique Name – Limited Liability Partnership)”
- The Limited Liability Partnership Rules have been amended on 18th September 2018 which would come into effect from 02nd October 2018.
The amendment rules changes:
- Introduction of a Web Service titled ‘RUN-LLP (Reserve Unique Name – Limited Liability Partnership)’ replacing the erstwhile Form 1 (Application for reservation or change of name).
- Introduction of a new integrated Form christened FiLLiP (Form for incorporation of Limited Liability Partnership) replacing the erstwhile Form 2 (Incorporation document and subscriber’s statement) combining therein 3 services i.e.
- Name reservation
- Allotment of Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN/DIN).
- Incorporation of the LLP
- LLP is an alternative corporate business form that gives the benefits of limited liability of a company and the flexibility of a partnership.
- The LLP can continue its existence irrespective of changes in partners.
- It is capable of entering into contracts and holding property in its own name.
- The LLP is a separate legal entity, is liable to the full extent of its assets but liability of the partners is limited to their agreed contribution in the LLP.
Advantages of LLP:
- It is organized and operates on the basis of an agreement.
- It provides flexibility without imposing detailed legal and procedural requirements
- It enables professional/technical expertise and initiative to combine with financial risk taking capacity in an innovative and efficient manner
Read more at :PIB
Topic 1:Social development
Karnataka’s Good Samaritan Bill
The president has given his asset to the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016.
- It aims to give protection to good samaritans and ensure immediate medical assistance for road accident victims within the ‘golden hour’ and encourage people to offer first aid to victims without fear of harassment in the hands of police and investigations.
- The Karnataka government will provide financial help to good samaritans who help victims in a timely manner, they will be exempted from repeated attendance in courts and police stations, in case attendance is mandatory, expenses of such “running around to courts and police stations” will be taken care through the proposed ‘Good Samaritan Fund’.
- After admitting the accident victim to the hospital, the good samaritan can leave immediately, all government as well as private hospitals are bound to give first aid to the accident victims.
- Karnataka has become the first state to give legal protection to good samaritans through a legislation amidst the rising incidents of accidental deaths in India
- The ‘golden hour’ is the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency treatment is very crucial.
Read more at: Indian Express
The global guidelines on sanitation and health
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first global guidelines on sanitation and health.
- Countries can significantly reduce the diarrhoeal deaths due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.
- For every US $1 invested in sanitation, WHO estimates a nearly six-fold return as measured by lower health costs, increased productivity and fewer premature deaths.
- by 2030 unless countries make comprehensive policy shifts and invest more funds to reach the goal of universal sanitation coverage.
Read more at: The Hindu
Topic 2 : Environment
World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world.
- It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986.
- The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.
- It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations.
- The theme of 2018 World Habitat Day is Municipal Solid Waste Management with a slogan Waste-wise cities.
- Raise awareness that Municipal solid waste is a global challenge that all of us need to address
- Facilitate policy dialogue and form partnerships
- Promote innovative solutions to municipal solid waste management
- Mobilize resources to address the municipal solid waste challenges
Read more at: UN
Proposed Global Geoparks Tag
An ancient circular lake created by a meteorite strike in Maharashtra and a hexagonal mosaic of basaltic rocks in an island off Udupi are poised to become global geoparks, under a Geological Survey of India (GSI) plan.
- Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and St. Mary’s Island and Malpe beach in coastal Karnataka are the GSI’s candidates for UNESCO Global Geopark Network status.
- St. Mary’s Island, declared a national geo-heritage site in 1975
About The Global Geoparks Network:
- The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) (also known as the Global Network of National Geoparks) is a UNESCO assisted network established in 1998.
- Managed under the body’s Ecological and Earth Sciences Division,
- The GGN seeks the promotion and conservation of the planet’s geological heritage, as well as encourages the sustainable research and development by the concerned communities
About Global Geopark Tag:
- The Geopark tag is akin to that of a ‘World Heritage Site’ for historical monuments that can bring India’s famed geological features to the global stage.
- An aspiring Global Geopark must have a dedicated website, a corporate identity, comprehensive management plan, protection plans, finance, and partnerships for it to be accepted.
Read more at: The Hindu
Topic 2 : Energy
First assembly of the International Solar Alliance
The first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was inaugurated in India.
About ISA assembly:
- The supreme decision making body of the ISA
- The process to significantly harness solar energy for achieving universal energy access at affordable rates
- The Assembly will adjudicate upon various administrative, financial and programme related issues
- The countries that have ratified the ISA Treaty Framework will attend the Assembly as Members.
- Countries that have signed but are yet to ratify the ISA Treaty Framework will attend the Assembly as Observers.
- International Solar Alliance (ISA), an alliance of 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
- ISA was launched on November 30, 2015 in Paris, France on the side-lines of the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- The ISA Framework Agreement was opened for signature on 15 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, on the side-lines of CoP-22.
- Its Missions is to provide a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries that lie completely or partial between the Tropics of Capricorn & Cancer, the global stakeholders, including bilateral and multilateral organizations, corporates, and industry to make a positive contribution
- To assist and help achieve the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs of prospective ISA member countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.
Read more at: PIB
Topic 5: General Knowledge
The ‘World Peace’ monument
- The world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was inaugurated as the ‘World Peace’ monument.
- The dome is built atop the MIT World Peace Library and the World Peace Prayer Hall, which are named after the 13th century poet-saint and philosopher Dnyaneshwar.
Read more at: The Hindu