9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 8th November, 2017


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51 pc Indian woman anaemic, 38 pc kids under 5 stunted

51 pc Indian woman anaemic, 38 pc kids under 5 stunted Context: Highlighting India’s serious burden of undernutrition, a global report released recently  said that more than half of the women of reproductive age in the country suffer from anaemia. Introduction: The recently released family health survey (NFHS 4) results show that over 58% of … Continue reading “51 pc Indian woman anaemic, 38 pc kids under 5 stunted”

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LG cannot differ with government on tivial issue

LG cannot differ with government on tivial issue Context Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra orally observed that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cannot differ with each and any administrative decision of the Delhi government. What were the other observations? Acknowledging the LG ‘S authority to differ, his disagreement with the Delhi government should not be … Continue reading “LG cannot differ with government on tivial issue”

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Kambala: SC refuses to stay ordinance

Kambala: SC refuses to stay ordinance Context The Supreme Court has refused to stay a plea filed by animal rights activists challenging the annual buffalo race known as Kambala. What is Kambala? Kambala is a traditional bull sport similar to Jallikattu Kambala is a contest where two pairs of buffaloes tied ploughs are made to … Continue reading “Kambala: SC refuses to stay ordinance”

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Rajasthan bill waits nod:Conversion

Rajasthan bill waits nod:Conversion Context Rajasthan government’s Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which has been tabled in the state assembly, is in the eye of the storm. The bill seeks to replace the September 7 ordinance, which had drawn widespread criticism from several quarters. What is the bill about? The bill seeks to protect serving … Continue reading “Rajasthan bill waits nod:Conversion”

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PT news: Andaman’s new taste is sweet and sour Context Botanists in the Andaman and Nicobar Island which is hosting seven different species of wild banana. What is the discovery? The latest discovery published in the Nordic Journal of Botany, is of a species of wild banana named Musa paramjitiana happens to be the director … Continue reading “PT news:”

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How much money will you contribute: India to developed countries at meet

How much money will you contribute: India to developed countries at meet Context: The 23rd conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change under way in Bonn faces the challenge of raising the ambition of the world’s leaders, and giving practical form to the provisions of the Paris Agreement. Introduction: Although 169 countries have … Continue reading “How much money will you contribute: India to developed countries at meet”

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Choking on Air

Choking on Air Context The post-Diwali smog never receded as the city registered “severe” on the Air Quality Index (AQI). “Everyone may experience serious health effects”, comments the AQI website. Emergency measures taken The Environment Pollution and Prevention Control Authority (EPCA), which enforced Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) two days before Diwali, has asked the … Continue reading “Choking on Air”

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