9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 1st, 2018

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Friends or Seoul-mates?

Friends or Seoul-mates? Article: Rajiv Kumar, Research Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, analyse India-South Korea relations in the era of U.S. and China power politics. Important facts: 2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’ recently visited to India to upgrade India-South Korea relations. 3. Mr Moon launched a foreign initiative called New-Southern … Continue reading “Friends or Seoul-mates?”

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Set procedure to vet NRC claims: SC

Set procedure to vet NRC claims: SC News: Recently, the Supreme Court has directed authorities not to take any action against persons left out of the draft Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. Important facts: 2. The published draft has put question mark on the legal status of so many individuals. … Continue reading “Set procedure to vet NRC claims: SC”

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Centre imposes 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells

Centre imposes 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells News: Recently, the Centre has issued a notification to impose a safeguard duty of 25% on import of solar cells.  Important facts: 2. The decision by the government follows a long deliberation by the Director General of Trade Remedies, which recommended the safeguard duty structure. … Continue reading “Centre imposes 25% safeguard duty on import of solar cells”

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A fundamental error

A fundamental error Article: Apar Gupta and Ujwala Uppaluri, practicing advocates, highlighted that the Srikrishna report on data protection misinterprets the Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment. Important facts: 2. Last year the Supreme Court judgment on the right to privacy imposed upon the government an obligation to make a law safeguarding a person’s informational … Continue reading “A fundamental error”

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Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy News:  Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels. Important facts: 2. The policy was unveiled the government recently. 3. Rajasthan will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds and establish a Centre for Excellence in Udaipur to promote research … Continue reading “Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy”

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