9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 21st, 2018


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An enduring threat

An enduring threat Article: K.Naraynan former National Security advisor has talked about religious and ideological driven terrorism. Important Facts Intelligence agency has failed to understand dimensions of religion-based terrorism. Due to which Iran religious movement has led to establishment of Theocratic state (state which is governed by its religious elite) Another example is establishment of… Continue reading An enduring threat

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Modi letter calls for positive engagement

Modi letter calls for positive engagement News: PM Modi, has called for bilateral engagement with his Pakistani counterpart to get rid the region of violence. Important facts: 2. He expressed India’s commitment to building good neighbor relations between India and Pakistan and pursuing constructive engagement for the benefit of the people of the region. 3.… Continue reading Modi letter calls for positive engagement

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NDRF aid only for severe calamities

NDRF aid only for severe calamities News: The Union government has declared the Kerala floods a “calamity of severe nature”. Important facts: 2. According to the National Disaster Management Policy, the State governments have to provide disaster relief from their respective State Disaster Response Funds (SDRFs). 3. While for a “calamity of severe nature” additional… Continue reading NDRF aid only for severe calamities

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Educating people about climate change

Educating people about climate change Article: Sohini Mitra, Bengaluru-based market research professional, discussed the climate change and its impact in reshaping human lives. Important facts: 2. Climate Change has the potential to disrupt and reshape lives.  It can impact the health, livelihoods and lives of their families. 3. The UN Sustainable Goals Report, 2018 pointed… Continue reading Educating people about climate change

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What Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ignores

What Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ignores Article: Ravichandran Bathranemphasized that the profession of waste removal needs to be made caste-neutral through adoption of technologies. Important facts: 2. In India, waste carries the stigma that is attached to pollution and caste. 3. The waste remover in India is not a professional, like in the West. 4. PM… Continue reading What Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ignores

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A brief history of the rupee

A brief history of the rupee News: Recently, the rupee depreciated to more than 70 to a dollar led to historical comparisons to the value of the rupee. Important facts: 2. The author discussed the brief history of the rupee: Britain (and France) declared war on Germany in 1939. As a result, India’s preparation was… Continue reading A brief history of the rupee

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