9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 1st November, 2017


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Death of Baby Sherin: Adoption process, who’s eligible, what safeguards are in place for the child

Death of Baby Sherin: Adoption process, who’s eligible, what safeguards are in place for the child Context External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has requested Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi to look into the circumstances of Sherin’s adoption. What happened to Sherin? The body of three-year-old Sherin Mathews was found in a tunnel … Continue reading “Death of Baby Sherin: Adoption process, who’s eligible, what safeguards are in place for the child”

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SC relief for self-employed, salaried road accident victims:

SC relief for self-employed, salaried road accident victims: Context The Supreme Court has held that the ‘future prospects’ of a road crash vict­im must be taken into account while computing the amount of compensati­o­n due to him under the Motor Vehicles Act. How was the compensation rewarded earlier? Compensation is awarded by the Motor Accidents … Continue reading “SC relief for self-employed, salaried road accident victims:”

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Threefold rise in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis:

Threefold rise in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis: Context According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ₹700 crores in 2015 to ₹2,500 crores last year. Why is it important? Most of India’s budget to combat the bacterial infection use … Continue reading “Threefold rise in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis:”

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Ease of Doing Business in an uneasy India hides, not reveals: 

Ease of Doing Business in an uneasy India hides, not reveals:  Context The World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2018 report ranks India at 100 out of 190 countries What is Ease of Doing Business Index? The Ease of doing business index is an index released by the World Bank Group in its Doing business report. … Continue reading “Ease of Doing Business in an uneasy India hides, not reveals: “

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A big bang bailout:

A big bang bailout: Context: India’s banks received a considerable boost with the Union government deciding to inject Rs. 2.11 lakh crore worth of capital into the sector. The amount is expected to help put India’s banks on the path to recovery. What is the utility of the initiative by the government? By infusing capital, … Continue reading “A big bang bailout:”

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‘Doing Business’ rank: India jumps 30 places:

‘Doing Business’ rank: India jumps 30 places: Context: India climbed 30 positions in the latest ease of doing business ranking by the World Bank, in its Doing Business 2018 report released recently. Introduction: This year’s report from the World Bank has been titled Reforming to Create Jobs. The report ranks India at 100 among 190 … Continue reading “‘Doing Business’ rank: India jumps 30 places:”

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Govt. plans to sell Air India, AI Express together:

Govt. plans to sell Air India, AI Express together: Context The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is working to conclude the sale of national carrier Air India by June 2018 and is keen on selling its core airline operations, together with its low-cost international airline, Air India Express. Decision taken by Air India-specific Alternative Mechanism … Continue reading “Govt. plans to sell Air India, AI Express together:”

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