9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 4th November, 2017


Download the compilation of all summaries of all the news articles here


GS-2


The rise and rise of Xi Jinpings

The rise and rise of Xi Jinpings Context The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China showcased the primacy of President Xi Jinping. The event focused on his vision and his status thus, restoring its global leadership role on full display. Significant importance of Me. Xi ruling While this self-elevation, Mr. Xi will… Continue reading The rise and rise of Xi Jinpings

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

‘Article 35A is not part of the Constitution of India’: 

‘Article 35A is not part of the Constitution of India’:  Context: Article 35A, is being contested in the Supreme Court through a number of petitions that it “is not part of the Indian Constitution”. What is the argument? There is an argument projected that the President has no powers to amend the Constitution. But the… Continue reading ‘Article 35A is not part of the Constitution of India’: 

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

The Japanese pivot: 

The Japanese pivot:  Context Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has become staunch supporter of Donald Trump deepening their ties with Trump’s first official trip to Asia from November 5 – 17 to Japan. Significance of the visit It will underscore the close alliance between Japan and the U.S. at a time of shifting geopolitical sands… Continue reading The Japanese pivot: 

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

Unsafe boilers: 

Unsafe boilers:  Context: The recent boiler explosion at NTPC’s Unchahar power plant in Rae Bareli brings up the importance of inspections and protocols for hazardous industrial operations. It has cost at least 32 lives and caused severe injuries to many of the personnel. Explanation: High pressure boilers are hazardous pieces of equipment, which are strictly… Continue reading Unsafe boilers: 

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

A welfare test for Aadhaar:

A welfare test for Aadhaar: Context The Aadhaar ecosystem needs to pass a stringent welfare test much more crucially than the privacy test. What is the significance of UIDAI? The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits… Continue reading A welfare test for Aadhaar:

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

GS-3

Jnanpith Award for Krishna Sobti

Jnanpith Award for Krishna Sobti Context: Noted writer of Hindi literature Krishna Sobti will be conferred with the country’s highest literary honour, Jnanpith Award this year in 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. Krishna Sobti: She will be overall eight women to win this prestigious award Krishna Sobti She was born on 18… Continue reading Jnanpith Award for Krishna Sobti

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

DRDO successfully tests guided bomb:

DRDO successfully tests guided bomb: Context The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenously developed light weight glide bomb, Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) like airfields. About the missile The guided bomb released from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft and guided through precision navigation system The missile reached the targets… Continue reading DRDO successfully tests guided bomb:

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

Pak. faces flak over terror funding: 

Pak. faces flak over terror funding:  Context India raised the issue at the International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG) in Argentina forcing Financial Action Task Force to demand compliance report from Pakistan during the next session in February 2018 What is ICRG? International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) analyses high-risk jurisdictions and recommended specific action to address… Continue reading Pak. faces flak over terror funding: 

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment

34 power projects among loan defaulters

34 power projects among loan defaulters Context: Finance Ministry refuses to give names to Parliamentary committee looking into NPAs Introduction: The Finance Ministry refused to list out 34 power projects that defaulted on bank loans worth crores of rupees to a parliamentary panel on Energy recently. The Standing Committee on Energy, which was discussing non-performing… Continue reading 34 power projects among loan defaulters

Posted in Test 1|Leave a comment
Print Friendly and PDF