9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 1st December, 2017


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Dealing with data 

Dealing with data  Context The dawn of the information age opened up great opportunities for the beneficial use of data. It also enhanced the perils of unregulated and arbitrary use of personal data Underlying debate Author states that the dawn of the information age opened up great opportunities for the beneficial use of data. It … Continue reading “Dealing with data “

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Many cybercrime cases not investigated 

Many cybercrime cases not investigated  Context NCRB data on cybercrime& crimes against state Data on Cybercrime Lack of investigation: More than 12,000 incidents of cybercrime were reported in 2016, but nearly the same number of such crimes carried forward from the previous years had not been investigated Increase of 6.3%: In 2016, 12,317 such incidents … Continue reading “Many cybercrime cases not investigated “

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Protecting children from ‘abduction’ 

Protecting children from ‘abduction’  Context Article focusses on The Protection of Children (Inter-Country Removal and Retention) Bill, 2016 Need Over three crore Indians living abroad have cross-border marriages. When such a diverse family unit breaks down, children suffer as they are dragged into an international legal battle between their parents Children are “abducted” by one … Continue reading “Protecting children from ‘abduction’ “

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Spurt in rape cases, with M.P., U.P. leading the table 

Spurt in rape cases, with M.P., U.P. leading the table  Context Latest data released by NCRB Data Increase in crime against women: There was an increase of 2.6% in crimes in 2016 compared to the previous year Highest in UP: Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of heinous crimes such as murder and those against … Continue reading “Spurt in rape cases, with M.P., U.P. leading the table “

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Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities 

Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities  Context Article talks about the latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau. It focusses on the data wrt Delhi Crime in Delhi Despite the marginal dip it witnessed in crime against women, Delhi continued to record the highest number of such cases in 2016 among metropolitan cities … Continue reading “Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities “

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Buried in the rankings din 

Buried in the rankings din  Context Article is about the Global Gender Gap report 2017 Miscellaneous Improved investor rating: The credit rating company, Moody’s, has upgraded India’s investment ranking from the lowest to one notch up Rise in Ease of doing business ranking: India rose 30 spots in “Ease of Doing Business” rankings, from 130 to … Continue reading “Buried in the rankings din “

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Responsibility without power 

Responsibility without power  Context That the government in Delhi is elected yet circumscribed points to a constitutional anomaly. Apex court should correct it Article 239 AA Author states that the problem of jurisdictional conflicts between Delhi’s elected government and the lieutenant governor (LG) is attributable to the conundrum called Article 239 AA of the Indian … Continue reading “Responsibility without power “

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Should Padmavati be screened? 

Should Padmavati be screened?  Context Different views are presented as to whether Padmavati be screened or not? YES Authenticity of Padmavati Author states that for all we know, Padmini or Padmavati is a fictional character, created by the Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the 16th century. While AlauddinKhilji’s siege of Chittor in 1303 is … Continue reading “Should Padmavati be screened? “

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SC junks Centre’s plea for more time to publish draft NRC in Assam 

SC junks Centre’s plea for more time to publish draft NRC in Assam  Context The Registrar General of Citizen Registration had sought more time and Attorney General K KVenugopal had backed the request What has happened? The Supreme Court has rejected the Centre’s plea for more time to publish the draft National Register for Citizens (NRC) … Continue reading “SC junks Centre’s plea for more time to publish draft NRC in Assam “

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Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis 

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis  Context India’s reticence on the Rohingya crisis undermines its democracy and global standing What has happened? The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and rehabilitation of more than 836,000 Rohingya (including 623,000 … Continue reading “Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis “

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Doklam is in our area, says China 

Doklam is in our area, says China  Context Doklam issue What has happened? Chinese military has hinted at maintaining sizeable presence of its troops near the area of Doklam standoff during winter, asserting that the region is in Chinese territory Backdrop India and China resolved the 73-day tense standoff on August 28 at Doklam after … Continue reading “Doklam is in our area, says China “

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Hasina inaugurates nuclear power plant construction 

Hasina inaugurates nuclear power plant construction  Context Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated construction work on the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Ishwardi, located in the western part of the country Addition of electricity to the grid The plant is expected to add 2,400 MW of electricity to the national grid by 2024, helping … Continue reading “Hasina inaugurates nuclear power plant construction “

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Some animals are more equal than others 

Some animals are more equal than others  Context Paying attention towards conserving species other than large mammals like tiger, elephants, rhinos, leopards and snow leopards Attention only to large mammals: Smaller species ignore There is a great deal of concern over the death and destruction of habitats of large mammals like elephants, rhinos, leopards and … Continue reading “Some animals are more equal than others “

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‘Services, agri slowdown, a concern’ 

‘Services, agri slowdown, a concern’  Context Responses to the latest data on GDP growth Cause of concern While the rebound in GDP growth in the second quarter can act as a ‘confidence booster’ for the economy, the slowdown in the services sector, including finance, transport and hotels, as well as in agriculture is cause for … Continue reading “‘Services, agri slowdown, a concern’ “

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GDP growth rebounds to 6.3% in September quarter 

GDP growth rebounds to 6.3% in September quarter  Context India’s economy regained momentum in the September quarter as the manufacturing sector shrugged off any teething impact from the July 1 implementation of the Goods and Services Tax to propel gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 6.3% Recovery GDP growth in 2nd quarter: GDP growth recovered … Continue reading “GDP growth rebounds to 6.3% in September quarter “

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