9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 28th, 2018


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Indus treaty talks to begin tomorrow

Indus treaty talks to begin tomorrow News: India and Pakistan will hold two-day discussion on Indus Water Treaty in Lahore. Important facts: 2. It will be first bilateral engagement since Imran Khan took office as Prime Minister. 3. Agenda for the upcoming meeting: The upcoming meeting is expected to discuss ways and means for the… Continue reading Indus treaty talks to begin tomorrow

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Iran asks UN to act against ‘economic strangulation’ by U.S

Iran asks UN to act against ‘economic strangulation’ by U.S News: Recently, Iran demanded the UN’s top court to suspend U.S. nuclear-linked sanctions against Tehran. Important facts: 2. The Islamic Republic launched a suit at the International Court of Justice over U.S. President Donal Trump’s decision to reimpose the sanctions that had been lifted in… Continue reading Iran asks UN to act against ‘economic strangulation’ by U.S

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Wuhan spirit should spur India to join Belt and Road initiative: China

Wuhan spirit should spur India to join Belt and Road initiative: China News: Recently, China called India its “natural partner” in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Important facts: 2. China also advocated better ties between New Delhi and Islamabad within the Eurasian framework. 3. India-China ties had entered a new phase of development since… Continue reading Wuhan spirit should spur India to join Belt and Road initiative: China

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Myanmar Army had ‘genocidal intent’

Myanmar Army had ‘genocidal intent’ News: UN report says persecution of Rohingya Muslims amounted to ‘crimes against humanity’. Important facts: 2. According to UN investigators, Myanmar’s military carried out gravest crimes against Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”. 3. The UN report highlighted on the following aspects: UN report calls for the UN Security Council to… Continue reading Myanmar Army had ‘genocidal intent’

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The big squeeze

The big squeeze News: Iran is reeling under the impact of reimposed sanctions after U.S. walked out of the nuclear deal. Important facts: 2. Iran’s currency rial has lost over 50% of its value this year, pushing up prices and compelling consumers to convert their savings into gold and other assets. 3. Any additional squeeze… Continue reading The big squeeze

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Ways to read the Constitution

Ways to read the Constitution Article: Thulasi K. Raj is a lawyer has talked about the women religious rights in context of Sabrimala temple entry. Important Analysis: 2. Ban on entry in temple for women of certain ages raises the concern over religious freedom, gender equality and the right of women to worship. 3. According to… Continue reading Ways to read the Constitution

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How dams can control floods

How dams can control floods Article: Mathew Abraham, Principal Scientist from the Indian Council of Agricultural Reseach, highlighted that there should be space for greater storage of water in reservoirs before the onset of monsoon. Important Analysis: 2. reasons for the Kerala tragedy: Poor development plans that have affected the sustainability of the Western Ghats.… Continue reading How dams can control floods

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