9 PM Current Affairs Brief – April 14th, 2018


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Preventing accidents

Preventing accidents Context The government had promised to address road safety issue but it has not been able to do so as the requisite amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act have not yet been passed Apathy of the governments Safety black spots on roads that were identified on the basis of fatal accidents between 2011 … Continue reading “Preventing accidents”

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SC to examine plea on ‘master of roster’ issue

SC to examine plea on ‘master of roster’ issue What has happened? The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a petition filed by former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan to declare that the authority of the Chief Justice of India as “master of roster” should not be reduced to an absolute, singular and arbitrary … Continue reading “SC to examine plea on ‘master of roster’ issue”

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Office-of-profit case: EC to hear AAP MLAs on May 17

Office-of-profit case: EC to hear AAP MLAs on May 17 What has happened? Pursuant to a Delhi High Court order setting aside the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs last month, the Election Commission will on May 17 resume an “oral hearing” on office-of-profit allegations against them. Notification quashed On March 23, the High … Continue reading “Office-of-profit case: EC to hear AAP MLAs on May 17”

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India, U.K. in talks over education

India, U.K. in talks over education What has happened? India and the United Kingdom (U.K.) were holding talks to seal an agreement on mutual recognition of educational qualifications, London’s envoy said here on Friday Background Upcoming CHOGM meet in London Recognizing Masters Degrees of UK in India The one-year masters degrees given by the UK … Continue reading “India, U.K. in talks over education”

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North Indian reservoirs run dry as summer sets in

North Indian reservoirs run dry as summer sets in What has happened? North India saw good rains last week, but its reservoirs are precariously deficit The total live storage now is 3.62 BCM (billion cubic metres), which is 20% of capacity The storage during the corresponding period last year was 23% and the average storage … Continue reading “North Indian reservoirs run dry as summer sets in”

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Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list

Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list What has happened? Boasting a green, punk hairdo and the unusual ability to breathe through its backside, an Australian turtle has become famous overnight — but not only for its eccentricity.  Found in: Mary River, Queensland, Australia Scientific Name: Elusor macrurus Status: Latest creature to join the … Continue reading “Turtle with punk hairdo on endangered species list”

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FRDI Bill: Banks’ loss is Postal dept.’s gain?

FRDI Bill: Banks’ loss is Postal dept.’s gain? What has happened? The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017, seems to have a positive impact on the Postal department, if the increase in the total deposits in post offices across the Andhra Pradesh Circle in the last two years is any indication. Switching to … Continue reading “FRDI Bill: Banks’ loss is Postal dept.’s gain?”

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