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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