9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 31st, 2018


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Pride and foreign aid

Pride and foreign aid Article:  Happymon Jacob, has talked about the India’s argument in context of Foreign aid for Kerala disaster. Important Analysis. 2. According to author it is unfortunate that central government has declined UAE and other countries offer for Kerala disaster relief. 3. This reflects the poor judgement, bad vision and goes against … Continue reading “Pride and foreign aid”

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Russia, China set to launch joint military exercises

Russia, China set to launch joint military exercises News:  China and Russia to conduct joint exercise VOSTOK. Important Facts: 2. China and Russia conducting giant 5 days military exercise in sept 2018. 3. Mongolia will be the third country to participate. 4. The exercise will be bigger than Zapad 81 carried out in Eastern Europe … Continue reading “Russia, China set to launch joint military exercises”

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No troops to Afghanistan, says China

No troops to Afghanistan, says China News:  China helping Afghanistan to enhance counterterrorism capacity. Important facts: 2. China defence Ministry has said, it was not sending troops or setting up military base in Afghanistan. 3. However the Ministry has acknowledged China was supporting Afghanistan to develop its defence and counterterrorism capacity 4. Earlier the China … Continue reading “No troops to Afghanistan, says China”

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Speeding up the adoption process

Speeding up the adoption process News: Delay in issuing child adoption order by court. Important Facts: 2. As per an audit report of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights,only 8 special child adoption agencies got positive reviews out of 208. 3. It has also been observed that due to heavy load, court is delaying … Continue reading “Speeding up the adoption process”

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The fear of a black flag

The fear of a black flag News: Zero tolerance by the state against political activism. Important Facts: 2. Recently the two girls from Allahabad University was arrested and beaten for an act of waving black flag in protest against the state government treatment. 3. Same incident happened last year, where a student from UP had … Continue reading “The fear of a black flag”

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‘Pan-India reservation rule applies to Delhi’

‘Pan-India reservation rule applies to Delhi’ News:  Supreme Court held that the reservation is state pacific. Important Facts: 2. Five judge constitution bench held, a person belonging to a SC/ST in one State cannot be deemed to be a Scheduled Caste person in any other State to for the purpose of employment or education. 3. … Continue reading “‘Pan-India reservation rule applies to Delhi’”

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High water discharge from China threatens Arunachal

High water discharge from China threatens Arunachal News: High discharge of water from china is threatening to flood along river siang in arunachalpradesh. Important News: 2 villages in Arunachal Pradesh along the river Siang are under threat of flood after China discharge water which is highest in 50 years. The Siang has already eroded 12 … Continue reading “High water discharge from China threatens Arunachal”

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India committed to boosting BIMSTEC connectivity: PM

India committed to boosting BIMSTEC connectivity: PM News: PM went to nepal for fourth BIMSTEC summit BIMSTEC – is a regional grouping, comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. Important News: India commitment to BIMSTEC To working with the BIMSTEC member states to enhance regional connectivity To work with in critical sector … Continue reading “India committed to boosting BIMSTEC connectivity: PM”

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