9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 24th, 2018


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Should Article 35A be scrapped?

Should Article 35A be scrapped? Article: Different views on article 35A. Important Analysis: 2. Article 35Aof the Indian Constitution is an article that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents. Such laws granting special rights to permanent residents would not … Continue reading “Should Article 35A be scrapped?”

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Get over the superpower syndrome

Get over the superpower syndrome Article: T.P Sreenivasan, a former Indian diplomat has talked about controversy involved into acceptance of foreign assistance for Kerala disaster relief. Important Analysis 2. According to him, debate over acceptance of foreign assistance is an unnecessary distraction. 3. Foreign financial contribution will not meet even a fraction of cost involved … Continue reading “Get over the superpower syndrome”

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Accepting help

Accepting help News: Controversies over taking voluntary assistance from other countries in the wake of keraladisaster. Important facts: 2. There is an indication, India may refuse to accept the voluntary financial assistance from other countries for Kerala flood rehabilitation work. 3. UAE and Maldives has offered the financial assistance of 700 Cr and 35 Lakhs … Continue reading “Accepting help”

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Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with FB, YouTube

Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with FB, YouTube News: Center to take strict action to curb circulation of videos of sexual violence. Important facts: 2. Government has shown concern over inadequate efforts taken by Internet giant like Facebook and YouTube to curb circulation of videos of sexual violence against women and children. 3. … Continue reading “Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with FB, YouTube”

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Why history matters so much

Why history matters so much Article: Krishna Kumar, former director of the NCERT, discussed the importance of history as a school subject. Important facts: 2. The subject was also discussed at the recently held conference in Kolkata. 3. The  author provides  reasons for importance of studying history in schools: It moulds the outlook of young … Continue reading “Why history matters so much”

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India to grow at 7.5% in 2018, 2019: Moody’s

India to grow at 7.5% in 2018, 2019: Moody’s News: According to Moody’s Investor Service, India is likely to grow at 7.5% in 2018 and 2019. Important facts: 2. Moody pointed out the following facts in its Global Macro Outlook for 2018-19:- Indian economy is largely resilient to higher oil prices. Energy prices will raise … Continue reading “India to grow at 7.5% in 2018, 2019: Moody’s”

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‘EPFO data not the right gauge of employment level’

‘EPFO data not the right gauge of employment level’ News: Recently, the EPFP revised down the net enrolment numbers for the period from Sep 2017 to May 2018.   Introduction: 2. EPFO is a good indicator for formal employment as well as changes in employment. 3. Recently, EPFO pointed out decline in net enrolment numbers. … Continue reading “‘EPFO data not the right gauge of employment level’”

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Another step in the battle against leprosy

Another step in the battle against leprosy News: Prior to medical advancement, large Central and State Laws discriminate against leprosy patients. Important facts: 2. Now, the disease is completely curable by modern medicines like multi-drug therapy. 3. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, seeks to make a start in amending these statutes.  Some of the … Continue reading “Another step in the battle against leprosy”

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