9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 30th, 2018


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Now, marriage certificate must for official work

Now, marriage certificate must for official work News: Marriage certificate mandatory in Meghalaya. Important Facts: 2. In the back drop of broken or failed marriages Meghalaya government has made it mandatory to produce certificates for all official purposes. 3. Government jobs has been denied to men who have abandoned their families and not provide maintenance. … Continue reading “Now, marriage certificate must for official work”

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Lynching: social media sites to be held responsible

Lynching: social media sites to be held responsible News: Government to take strong measurement to check incident of Lynching. Important Facts: 2. Recently, fake news and rumors on social media has caused lynching of more than 20 people. 3. A panel headed by Union Home Secretary has prepared a report suggesting measures required to check … Continue reading “Lynching: social media sites to be held responsible”

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Two plus two to tango

Two plus two to tango News: India to participate in 2+2 Dialogue with USA. Important Facts: 2. From India External Affair and Defence Minister and from USAState and Defencesecretary will participate in the dialogue. 3. Military ties and exercises has increased between both countries but diplomatic ties aren’t catching with same pace. 4. Though India … Continue reading “Two plus two to tango”

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Challenges at BIMSTEC

Challenges at BIMSTEC Article:  Harsh Vardhan, Professor of International Relationshas discussed about India’s interest in BIMSTEC. Important Analysis: 2. Indian PM is schedule to attend Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisector Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu this week. 3. India expecting this could be another milestone, as BRICS-BIMSTEC meeting in 2016 brought … Continue reading “Challenges at BIMSTEC”

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The crackdown on civil society

The crackdown on civil society Article: Neera Chandhoke, a former Professor of Political Science has talked about the role of civil society in modern democratic state. Important Analysis: 2. Author has acknowledged the concern posed by the modern democratic state armed with technologies used for surveillance and control the induvial rights. 3. When democratic state … Continue reading “The crackdown on civil society”

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Cabinet clears  1,600 cr. mission to map coasts

Cabinet clears  1,600 cr. mission to map coasts News: India is set to get new disaster warning system. Important Facts: 2. India already have a tsunami warning system in place. But the new system will also keep an eye on tsunami and storm surges. 3. New system is part of a programme called O-SMART scheme … Continue reading “Cabinet clears  1,600 cr. mission to map coasts”

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Over 99% of demonetised notes were returned: RBI

Over 99% of demonetised notes were returned: RBI News: RBI data on circulation of note currency. Important Facts: 2. According to RBI report more than 99% of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes had been returned to the central bank. 3. Total value of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were 15.41 lakh crore before … Continue reading “Over 99% of demonetised notes were returned: RBI”

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