9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 23rd, 2018


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Tilting at windmills

Tilting at windmills Article: Ravi Arvind Palat, has talked about structural issues associated with USA economy. Important Analysis: 2. Donald trump has imposed tariff on main trading partner e.g. Canada, China, the European Union, and Mexico. 3. Why USA has imposed: Due to industrial structures wages in USA has stagnated for almost 40 years. Trade … Continue reading “Tilting at windmills”

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Quad countries discuss ocean security

Quad countries discuss ocean security News: Report on regional stability launched Important facts: 2. Key highlights of the report: Maintaining high –level consultations among the Quad countries aiming at free and open Indo-Pacific region. Australia, Japan, India and the US should work with countries in the IOR. Four countries Quad countries should work to oppose … Continue reading “Quad countries discuss ocean security”

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Contested numbers on overstayers

Contested numbers on overstayers News: Indian professionals protest against allegedly unfair VISA rules, outside UK Parliament in London recently. Important facts: 2. The controversy has affected India-U.K ties in a series of events such as: Britain has not relaxed visa rules for Indian’s since very long. U.K crackdown on “bogus colleges” that enrolled international students. … Continue reading “Contested numbers on overstayers”

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Retrograde move

Retrograde move News: Life term imprisonment for Sacrilege of religious text. Important facts: 2. Punjab cabinet approves life term imprisonment for sacrilege of religious books/texts. Sacrilege – violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. 3. Though center has returned the bill and aiming at providing protection to Bible, Koran and Bhagwat Gita as … Continue reading “Retrograde move”

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Pulling back from the brink

Pulling back from the brink Article: Scientist Sujatha Byravanin her findings has shown concern over extreme form of climate change. Important Analysis: 2. All climate change started from Holocene period when development in Agriculture and Technology brought social and economic transformation. 3. Holocene period was followed by Anthropocene period during which humans plays an important … Continue reading “Pulling back from the brink”

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‘State can stop voluntary retirement of doctors’

‘State can stop voluntary retirement of doctors’ News: Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled that the State can stop government doctors from taking voluntary retirement in public interest. Important facts: 2. The verdict was based on an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government against the Allahabad High Court’s decision in case of voluntarily retirement of … Continue reading “‘State can stop voluntary retirement of doctors’”

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