9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 2nd, 2018

Upcoming Current Affairs & Essay Test Series


Download the compilation of all summaries of all the news articles here


GS 2

Cabinet clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act

Cabinet clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act News: The Centre has decided to restore the original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Important facts: 2. The Centre will introduce a Bill to restore original provisions of the Act, which the Supreme Court had struck … Continue reading “Cabinet clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

 

 GS 3

Misadventures in education

Misadventures in education Article: M.V. Rajeev Gowda, politician, and Shahana Munazir, scholar, discussed the pros and cons of the HECI Bill and Right to Education (Amendment) Bill, both passed  by the government recently. Important: 2. Recently, the Ministry of HRD was in news for two controversial Bills: a) The draft of Higher Education Commission of … Continue reading “Misadventures in education”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

River of effluents

River of effluents News: The Clean Ganga project has a long way to go. Important facts: 2. National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG): It runs the ‘Namami Gange’ mission-India’s most ambitious endeavour to clean the Ganga river. The NMCG has Rs 20,000 crore, centrally-funded, non-lapsable corpus and consist of nearly 228 projects. The mission also has … Continue reading “River of effluents”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

India’s population growth rate is overestimated: study

India’s population growth rate is overestimated: study News: By 2050, India is expected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country. Important facts: 2. According to the scientists, India’s population growth rate is highly overestimated by existing models. 3. According to the scientists, Accounting for the diversity and differences in the levels of education … Continue reading “India’s population growth rate is overestimated: study”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Reconsider the ban

Reconsider the ban News: Recently, the Union Health Ministry banned on the retail sale and private manufacture of oxytocin. Important facts: 2. Uses of  oxytocin: The drug, a synthetic version of a human hormone, is a life-saver for women. Doctors use it to induce labour in pregnant women and to stem postpartum bleedings. Because of … Continue reading “Reconsider the ban”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity

Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity Article: Vikram Soni, professor and Aditi Veena, urban ecologist, discussed the India’s water scarcity problems and also scaled up solutions for this problem. Important facts: 2. Presently, India is facing huge water scarcity due to the following reasons: Rising population Invasive schemes like dams to service large … Continue reading “Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

TRAI’s nod for sale of 5G spectrum

TRAI’s nod for sale of 5G spectrum News: TRAI’s green signal for sale of  5G spectrum Important facts: 2. Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended the auction of spectrum for offering 5G services for the first time in the country. 3. The service will be providing at a pan-India reserve price … Continue reading “TRAI’s nod for sale of 5G spectrum”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Free IAS Preparation by Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to the blog followed by several Rankholders and ensure success in IAS.