9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 10th, 2018

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U.S. hits Russia with new sanctions

U.S. hits Russia with new sanctions News: The U.S.  will soon impose new sanctions against Russia . Important facts: 2. The new sanctions would be in response to the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy living in England and his daughter. 3. Terms of sanctions: Any attempt by a U.S. company to obtain an … Continue reading “U.S. hits Russia with new sanctions”

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Responding to widespread concern

Responding to widespread concern News: Recently, the SC/ST amendment Bill overcomes the March 20 judgment of the Supreme Court by amending the 1989 Act to introduce Section 18A. Important facts: 2. Recently, the Supreme Court gave verdict on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018. 3. The 2018 Bill overrides the apex court judgment, … Continue reading “Responding to widespread concern”

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Perils of historical amnesia

Perils of historical amnesia Article: Sandeep Bhardwaj, research associate with Centre for Policy Research, highlighted the controversies involved with Article 35A of the Constitution and India’s efforts to bring Kashmir into its fold. Important facts: 2. The critiques  of Article 35A argued that : The Article affords Jammu and Kashmir undue power especially by preventing … Continue reading “Perils of historical amnesia”

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Nod for three changes to triple talaq Bill

Nod for three changes to triple talaq Bill News: Recently, the Union Cabinet approved crucial amendments to the triple talaq Bill. Important facts: 2. These amendments were proposed to the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill. 3. The Bill makes instant triple talaq illegal and imposes a jail term of up to three … Continue reading “Nod for three changes to triple talaq Bill”

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A welcome retreat

A welcome retreat News: Centre is pulling out FRDI Bill Important facts: 2. The Bill named “the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha last year. 3. Reasons for withdrawing  the Bill: The Bill was in controversy for “Bail-in Clause” provision. Under bail-in clause provision, banks are essentially dependent on … Continue reading “A welcome retreat”

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