9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 13th, 2018


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Children living in jails worries SC

Children living in jails worries SC News: A committee headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court will be formed to tackle the issue of children living with mother in prisons Important facts: 2. The order came after Supreme Court’s advocate submitted a report showing that there is lack of space of women inmates. … Continue reading “Children living in jails worries SC”

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Wars of the currency kind

Wars of the currency kind News: Recently, RBI Governor Urjit Patel warned that the global trade war could escalate into a currency war. Important facts: 2. Trade wars erupt when countries impose tit-for-tat tariffs on imported goods, to protect domestic manufacturers. 3. Currency wars: Currency wars are triggered when nations either allow their currencies to … Continue reading “Wars of the currency kind”

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Studies point to rising drug abuse among women in Punjab

Studies point to rising drug abuse among women in Punjab News: The problem of drug abuse among women is increasing in Punjab, according to the studies in Punjab. Important facts: 2. The recent study titled ‘Epidemiology of Substance Use and Dependence in the State of Punjab’, by the faculty of PGIMER, pointed out the following  … Continue reading “Studies point to rising drug abuse among women in Punjab”

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BCCI revamp

BCCI revamp News: After accepting the Justice Lodha committee’s recommendations, the Supreme Court has now extended some concessions to those aggrieved by the rigorous rules, which aimed to revamp cricket administration in the country. Important facts: 2. The court said that it is a pragmatic modification rather than a significant climbdown. 3. The most significant … Continue reading “BCCI revamp”

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ISRO set to launch its TV channel

ISRO set to launch its TV channel News: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have an year-long Vikram Sarabhai centenary celebration to honour the visionary scientist and its legendary founding father.  Important facts: Sarabhai, the architect of the Indian space programme the first ISRO chief and renowned cosmic rays scientist, was born Aug 12, … Continue reading “ISRO set to launch its TV channel”

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Govt. extends loan waiver scheme to individual farmers

Govt. extends loan waiver scheme to individual farmers News: The Maharashtra government has decided to waive outstanding loans of individual eligible farmers. Important facts: 2. Recently, the State government issued a Government Resolution (GR) on loan waivers to eligible farmers. 3. Prior to changing its definition of an eligible farmer, the government had considered a … Continue reading “Govt. extends loan waiver scheme to individual farmers”

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