9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 2nd December, 2017


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Goa ranks top, Bihar at bottom of Gender Vulnerability Index 

Goa ranks top, Bihar at bottom of Gender Vulnerability Index  Context Article talks about the Gender Vulnerability Index released by NGO Plan India Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) The GVI is a multidimensional composite index comprised of over 170 indicators, and ranks all the states in India across four dimensions of gender vulnerability – Protection Poverty Education: … Continue reading “Goa ranks top, Bihar at bottom of Gender Vulnerability Index “

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M.P. has most number of repeat offenders 

M.P. has most number of repeat offenders  Context Latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data Repeat offenders The percentage of juveniles who repeat a crime at least once is the same as that for adult criminals Stats: As per the NCRB, 44,171 juveniles were apprehended in 2016. Of them, 5.2 % were convicted in the … Continue reading “M.P. has most number of repeat offenders “

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The missing healing touch 

The missing healing touch  Context State has failed both in providing quality healthcare and regulating private players Article 47: Part of Directive Principles of State Policy Author starts the article by mentioning the contents of Article 47 Duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public … Continue reading “The missing healing touch “

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Court versus choice 

Court versus choice  Context It’s a troubling question: Are courts in India becoming more ‘executive minded’ than the executive? Her Choice In the first few paragraphs author states that SC judgment feels like as though it is that of a court directing that an under-trial may be removed from police custody and placed in “judicial … Continue reading “Court versus choice “

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Accident- prone 

Accident- prone  Context The most effective measure to keep roads safe is enforcement of rules with zero tolerance to violations. But as anyone who uses India’s roads knows only too well, that is not an administrative priority Road safety: not an administrative priority As anyone who uses India’s roads knows that road safety via strict … Continue reading “Accident- prone “

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Tiple talaq law: State’s views sought 

Tiple talaq law: State’s views sought  Context Latest development wrt issue of Triple Talaq What has happened? The Centre has written to the States asking for their views on a draft law that imposes a maximum of three-year jail term on a Muslim man for giving instant triple talaq — or talaq e biddat — to his … Continue reading “Tiple talaq law: State’s views sought “

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Third wheel 

Third wheel  Context Free trade agreement between Maldives and China is a warning to India: It needs to do more legwork in its neighbourhood What has happened? Maldives and China have inked a FTA (Free Trade Agreement) together Backdrop The agreement was in the works for 4 years, yet India failed to take steps to … Continue reading “Third wheel “

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Navy alive to China threat, says Lanba 

Navy alive to China threat, says Lanba  Admiral Lanba responding to questions at the annual press conference ahead of Navy Day China’s submarine deployment China has deployed submarines in Indian Ocean for anti-piracy controls supposedly Admiral’s response to the deployment It is rather an odd task to give to a submarine as it is not … Continue reading “Navy alive to China threat, says Lanba “

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Obama highlights issues of tolerance, NGOs, LGBT rights 

Obama highlights issues of tolerance, NGOs, LGBT rights  Context Unveiling his new role as a social reformer at a townhall and media event in Delhi, former United States President Barack Obama highlighted issues of religious tolerance,  LGBT community rights, and the importance of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) What did Obama say? Speaking on Friday at … Continue reading “Obama highlights issues of tolerance, NGOs, LGBT rights “

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Scripting another Asian narrative  

Scripting another Asian narrative   Context Japan is filling the vacuum created by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the region New world Japan no longer believes that a wholescale reliance on the U.S. for a defence umbrella is sufficient to secure its best interests Foreign Minister Tarō Konō said in October: “We are in an era when … Continue reading “Scripting another Asian narrative  “

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Heavy rain continues in Kerala, South T.N

Heavy rain continues in Kerala, South T.N Context Heavy rain continued to batter coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu on Friday, crippling normal life, even as Cyclone Ockhi lay centered off the Lakshadweep islands. The death toll in the two States in rain-related incidents rose to 11 Developments on Cyclone Ockhi The tropical cyclone developed … Continue reading “Heavy rain continues in Kerala, South T.N”

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T.N. working towards resolving Nissan’s $770 million suit 

T.N. working towards resolving Nissan’s $770 million suit  Context Nissan has initiated international arbitration proceedings against the Indian government, seeking $770 million on the dispute News The Tamil Nadu government is working towards resolving the controversy over the payment of incentive refund with Nissan, a Japanese car maker, running a plant in Oragadam near here Arbitration proceedings … Continue reading “T.N. working towards resolving Nissan’s $770 million suit “

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Give accountability a chance 

Give accountability a chance  Context Author cites his views regarding bringing in accountability for RBI What is to be done? Author points out that the central bank is going against all known models of central bank policy. Therefore the question arises, in the immortal words of Lenin, “What is to be done”? Author’s proposal Author makes … Continue reading “Give accountability a chance “

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Cabinet gives nod to nutrition mission 

Cabinet gives nod to nutrition mission  Context Launch of National Nutrition Mission What has happened? The Union Cabinet has approved the launch of National Nutrition Mission with a target to reduce malnutrition and low birth weight by 2% each year. The government has budgeted ₹9,046 crore for the mission for a period of three years … Continue reading “Cabinet gives nod to nutrition mission “

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Turning the corner 

Turning the corner  Context Release of 2nd Quarter GDP data A sigh of relief Author states that there was a collective sigh of relief when the second quarter GDP data were released officially by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The government officials were relieved that a declining trend of four consecutive quarters of growth had … Continue reading “Turning the corner “

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FM seeks to ally depositor’s fear, hits at review of Bill 

FM seeks to ally depositor’s fear, hits at review of Bill  Context ‘The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill could undergo corrections’ What has happened? The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, or FRDI Bill, is expected to be tabled in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament. Together with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code, … Continue reading “FM seeks to ally depositor’s fear, hits at review of Bill “

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