9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 3rd November, 2017


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Feeding India: 

Feeding India:  Context: According to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS 4)- there are 47.5 million stunted children in India out of 154.8 million globally. This is because of poor diet, poor healthcare and poor sanitation. India’s ranking on Global Hunger Index: India’s ranking in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) 2017 Global … Continue reading “Feeding India: “

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India offers to share real-time maritime data: 

India offers to share real-time maritime data:  Context Indian Navy is hosting Navy and Maritime Chiefs of 10 countries of Indian ocean region (IOR) at the first goa maritime conclave (GMC) to identify common threats in the region and evolve a mechanism on how to tackle them. India has made an offer to share intelligence … Continue reading “India offers to share real-time maritime data: “

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Delhi LG cannot simply sit on files and stultify governance: 

Delhi LG cannot simply sit on files and stultify governance:  Context The five-judge Constitution Bench hearing a batch of nine appeals filed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for complete control of all the matters regarding National Capital Territory of Delhi belonging to Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi observed that the LG cannot … Continue reading “Delhi LG cannot simply sit on files and stultify governance: “

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Doctors’ alliance: Discard letter opposing cap on prices of stents, orthopaedic implants

Doctors’ alliance: Discard letter opposing cap on prices of stents, orthopaedic implants Context: Scientific data suggests that so called innovative re-absorbable stents are in no way superior to the drug-eluting stents, which have a price cap, stated ADEH. Introduction: The Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare (ADEH), a nation-wide network of doctors in the country, … Continue reading “Doctors’ alliance: Discard letter opposing cap on prices of stents, orthopaedic implants”

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Blackbuck conservation reserve to come up in U.P.

Blackbuck conservation reserve to come up in U.P. Context A wildlife conservation reserve dedicated exclusively to the blackbuck is coming up over 126 hectares in the trans-Yamuna region of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The State cabinet has approved a Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in the Meja forest division that is known for its rocky, undulating and … Continue reading “Blackbuck conservation reserve to come up in U.P.”

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Gathering the tribe: 

Gathering the tribe:  Context The Naga struggle for sovereignty which started a day before India’s Independence remains the most talked about issue yet. In the Naga mind, the promise of a better future without disturbing this irreplaceable past seems alarming. What are the major concerns? The Naga national workers are no longer in the prime … Continue reading “Gathering the tribe: “

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