9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 9th December, 2017


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More time for linking PAN and Aadhaar

More time for linking PAN and Aadhaar Context With less than a month to go for the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN, the Centre on Friday extended the deadline to March 31, 2018 Why this decision? “In view of the difficulties faced by some of the taxpayers, the date for linking of Aadhaar with … Continue reading “More time for linking PAN and Aadhaar”

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RTE reservation likely to be extended to aided schools

RTE reservation likely to be extended to aided schools Context Reservation under RTE Quota What is being planned? With the aim of improving the efficacy of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, the State government is planning to ensure that aided schools too start reserving seats for students from weaker … Continue reading “RTE reservation likely to be extended to aided schools”

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HC asks EC, BMC to list steps taken to curb political hoardings

HC asks EC, BMC to list steps taken to curb political hoardings Context EC seeks more time to comply with February order What has happened? The Bombay High Court has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to inform it about the steps taken to remove all unauthorised hoardings, posters from across the city It also … Continue reading “HC asks EC, BMC to list steps taken to curb political hoardings”

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Rights & wrongs

Rights & wrongs Context Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill Author’s contention Author states that the news that Centre has brushed aside a parliamentary standing committee’s report and plans to introduce the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill without changes is a disappointment SC’s landmark order The process of recognising the rights of the community … Continue reading “Rights & wrongs”

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Adultery law weighted in favour of men: SC

Adultery law weighted in favour of men: SC Context Adultery law SC’s view The time has come when the society must realise that a woman is equal to a man in every respect The provision [Section 497] really creates a dent in the individual independent identity of a woman when the emphasis is laid on … Continue reading “Adultery law weighted in favour of men: SC”

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India gets admission into Wassenaar Arrangement

India gets admission into Wassenaar Arrangement Context Wassenaar arrangement admits India as its member What has happened? The Plenary meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) held on 6 to 7 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria, has decided to admit India, which will become the Arrangement’s 42nd participating state. The necessary procedural arrangements for India’s admission … Continue reading “India gets admission into Wassenaar Arrangement”

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Living in a world of emerging antimicrobial resistance 

Living in a world of emerging antimicrobial resistance Context Antimicrobial resistance Author’s question Author states that until now, India’s fight against antibiotic-resistance was focussed on getting people to cut down on unnecessary antibiotic consumption but, for the first time, the 2017 National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance talks about limiting antibiotics in effluent being dumped … Continue reading “Living in a world of emerging antimicrobial resistance “

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Incidence of anaemia high among tribal people in Coonoor

Incidence of anaemia high among tribal people in Coonoor Context Moving away from traditional diet might be a reason Admitted to a hospital It has been a week since M. Rani, a 40-year-old Kurumbar woman residing in Kil Sembakarai in Coonoor, received a blood transfusion at the Coonoor Government Hospital. Rani, who complained of dizziness … Continue reading “Incidence of anaemia high among tribal people in Coonoor”

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The law prevails

The law prevails Context NGT’s order on Art of Living rightly asserts the fundamental principle of green law — polluter must pay What has happened? The National Green Tribunal has closed the matter of the World Culture Festival held by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AoL) in March 2016, which had degraded the … Continue reading “The law prevails”

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Complete Kaleshwaram pump-houses by monsoon: KCR

Complete Kaleshwaram pump-houses by monsoon: KCR News Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao examined the progress of works on various components of the Kaleshwaram irrigation project being carried out at several places in North Telangana The Chief Minister physically examined key components of the project such as Medigadda and Annaram barrages and pump-houses and made aerial … Continue reading “Complete Kaleshwaram pump-houses by monsoon: KCR”

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