21 August, 2019
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|GS-I||Rains apart, blame the dams for Maharashtra, Karnataka floods.|
|GS-II||Henley Passport Index 2019|
|GS-III||Tardigrade the water bear|
|What ails the existing microcredit model||Economic Issues|
|Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research (FEDOR)|
GS-I: Rains apart, blame the dams for Maharashtra, Karnataka floods.
With Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala among other states under deluge, questions are being raised over their flood management system. The disaster aggravates by the release of water from overflowing dams in the region at the same time that relentless rainfall hits it.
Cause of recent floods
Resilient to climate change?
“In the era of climate change, following the rule curve is still more urgent. This is because we do not know when and how the rainfall will increase or decrease”.
GS-II:Henley Passport Index 2019
The latest Henley Passport Index ranks India at 86, down five places from 81 in 2018. The index ranks passports based on their power and mobility. Last year, an Indian passport holder had visa-free access to 60 countries this year, it has access to 58.
Henley Passport Index 2019
How are passport ranks and scores interpreted?
What does this mean for Indian passport holders?
What assumptions does the index make?
GS-III: What ails the existing microcredit model
Microcredit has gained much traction as a tool for ensuring the welfare of the most impoverished in society, and boosting development alongside.
What is Microcredit?
Part of Microfinance
What are the other applications of microcredit?
Russia has launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.
What’s so special with Fedor?
Fedor not the first
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