9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 25th, 2018


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Poll panel to brainstorm on key issues

Poll panel to brainstorm on key issues News: Election commission discussing how to address online party campaign during last 48 hours before election. Important facts: 2. Election commission of India has shown concern over maintaining the party campaign silent is last 48 hours before election. 3. The law prohibits canvassing during last 48 hours before… Continue reading Poll panel to brainstorm on key issues

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ISRO telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas

ISRO telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas News: The Integrated Defence Staff of the Defence Ministry and the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) signed a memorandum of understanding to set up telemedicine nodes in critical places across the country. Important Facts 2. This joint initiative will transform the reach of telemedicine to soldiers, airmen,… Continue reading ISRO telemedicine nodes for soldiers in high-altitude areas

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Trouble in the hills

Trouble in the hills News: The monsoon floods in Kerala and Karnataka have revived the debate on whether political expediency trumped science. Important facts: 2. In the past, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel issued recommendations for the preservation of the fragile western peninsular region. 3. Madhav Gadgil, who chaired the Union Environment Ministry’s WGEEP,… Continue reading Trouble in the hills

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Commute-related pollution: Kolkata shines among megacities

Commute-related pollution: Kolkata shines among megacities News: The report titled ‘The Urban Commute and How it Contributes to Pollution and Energy’, compiled by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was released recently. Important facts: Fourteen cities including six mega cities and eight metropolises evaluated by the CSE for emission of greenhouse gases such as… Continue reading Commute-related pollution: Kolkata shines among megacities

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Gave regular warnings to Kerala, Tamil Nadu tells SC

Gave regular warnings to Kerala, Tamil Nadu tells SC News: In a counter affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu warned Kerala for the water level rose in the Mullaperiyar dam. Important facts: 2. Different arguments given by two states are mentioned below: Kerala’s arguments: Recently, Kerala had alleged in its affidavit that it… Continue reading Gave regular warnings to Kerala, Tamil Nadu tells SC

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