9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 14th, 2018


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Making ‘lateral entry’ work

Making ‘lateral entry’ work Article:  Egon Zehnder, leader global leadership advisory, discussed How India can tap into new sources of leadership talent. Important facts: Governments as well as most CEOs are facing the talented leadership challenge. Indian government has responded to this challenge by taking the initiative to invite executives from beyond the ranks of … Continue reading “Making ‘lateral entry’ work”

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India rejects U.K. proposal on DNA tests for ‘illegal migrants’

India rejects U.K. proposal on DNA tests for ‘illegal migrants’ News: India rejected a proposal by the U.K. to use DNA sampling to establish the nationality of illegal migrants. Important facts: Earlier, the U.K authorities suggested that the nationality of document-less illegal migrants suspected to be Indians could be established by matching DNA samples of … Continue reading “India rejects U.K. proposal on DNA tests for ‘illegal migrants’”

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Coral reefs could survive global warming, says study

Coral reefs could survive global warming, says study News: Scientists found that coral-algal partnerships have endured numerous climate change events since the age of dinosaurs. Important facts: Their relationship with algae has endured numerous climate change events in the past. The relationship between corals and the mutualistic micro-algae that enable them to build reefs is … Continue reading “Coral reefs could survive global warming, says study”

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Huff and e-puff

Huff and e-puff News: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken a stand against e-cigarettes. Important facts: In a recent hearing on a public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court, the Delhi government said it was planning to ban e-cigarettes. If it follows through, the NCT will join States such as … Continue reading “Huff and e-puff”

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Growth may pick up, but concerns remain

Growth may pick up, but concerns remain Article:  C. Rangarajan, former RBI Governor, discussed the issues relate to growth. Important facts: 2. Concerns Agriculture sector: The monsoon has been somewhat below expectations. There were 11 meteorological divisions (of a total of 36) which were deficient. The area sown has come down.  Rice-producing Bihar, for instance, … Continue reading “Growth may pick up, but concerns remain”

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Pune tops Ease of Living Index

Pune tops Ease of Living Index News: Recently, the first Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Important facts: 2. State wise performance: Three cities in Maharashtra- Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai, top the list. The national capital, New Delhi is ranked 11 among 65 cities. Chennai is … Continue reading “Pune tops Ease of Living Index”

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