9 PM Current Affairs Brief – April 10th, 2018


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List facilities at refugee camps: SC

List facilities at refugee camps: SC  Context Rohingya or Indian, all are equally entitled to civic amenities, says the court  What has happened? The fundamental right to basic amenities and a dignified life cannot be confined to the Rohingya alone, but has to extend to their Indian neighbours living in the same slum.  Background The … Continue reading “List facilities at refugee camps: SC”

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SC to issue orders in roster case

SC to issue orders in roster case  Context Petition calls for transparent, codified procedure for constitution of Benches What has happened? A day after the Supreme Court’s number two judge, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, attacked the Chief Justice of India’s discretionary powers to constitute Benches and allocate cases, a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of … Continue reading “SC to issue orders in roster case”

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CVC witnesses a dramatic drop in complaints

CVC witnesses a dramatic drop in complaints  What has happened? The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) saw a dramatic drop in the total number of complaints received by it in 2017, keeping in line with the drop in actions by various government departments in cracking down on corruption. The 23,609 complaints received in 2017 by the … Continue reading “CVC witnesses a dramatic drop in complaints”

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PM to address Swachhagrahis in Bihar’s Champaran today

PM to address Swachhagrahis in Bihar’s Champaran today  What has happened? Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address 20,000 Swachhagrahis (cleanliness ambassadors) in Motihari of East Champaran district on Tuesday to mark the concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations started by the State government last year. The PM is also scheduled to flag off the … Continue reading “PM to address Swachhagrahis in Bihar’s Champaran today”

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Patents and protecting public health

Patents and protecting public health  Context Seeking full disclosure on how patents are working locally through Form 27 will help promote innovation Section 83 of the Patents Act, 1970 It lays out the general principles of the working of the patented inventions in India Section 83 states that the grant of patents is not solely … Continue reading “Patents and protecting public health”

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Cauvery: SC slams Centre’s inaction

Cauvery: SC slams Centre’s inaction  What has happened? The Supreme Court on Monday rapped the Centre for not framing a water-sharing scheme for the Cauvery and ordered it to prove its “bona fides” by submitting a draft scheme by May 3  Background: The court was primarily hearing a contempt petition filed by Tamil Nadu against … Continue reading “Cauvery: SC slams Centre’s inaction”

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Raja Mandala: India’s China reset and BRI

Raja Mandala: India’s China reset and BRI  Context At the annual Boao forum in Hainan this week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to present himself as the new champion of globalisation and castigate the unilateral economic actions of US President Donald Trump  New economic leader China might project itself as new global economic leader amidst … Continue reading “Raja Mandala: India’s China reset and BRI”

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The Nepal reset

The Nepal reset Context Resetting Indo-Nepal ties  Way forward Completion of the ongoing process of updating the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship Nepal acknowledging that its citizens have benefited from the ease of employment and residence in India that the treaty provides India must recognise that as in all other developing economies, Nepal’s aspirational … Continue reading “The Nepal reset”

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‘Trade friction between U.S., India is over unequal tariffs’

‘Trade friction between U.S., India is over unequal tariffs’  What has happened? The friction between the U.S. and India on trade issues has arisen due to the unequal tariff regime implemented by the two countries, according to a senior U.S. envoy, even as India is trying to get an exemption from the import tariffs imposed … Continue reading “‘Trade friction between U.S., India is over unequal tariffs’”

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