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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