9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 4th, 2018

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Social media hub plan dropped

Social media hub plan dropped News: The government’s proposal for social media communication hub plan dropped. Important facts: 2. The proposal was supposed to perform the following functions: Monitor social media traffic. Create a social media hub to create a technology architecture that merged mass surveillance with a capacity for disinformation. The proposal was supposed … Continue reading “Social media hub plan dropped”

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Checking the new abnormal

Checking the new abnormal Article: Satvik Varma, litigation counsel, discussed the Supreme Court’s guidelines to address the lynching problem in India and also emphasized that anti-lynching laws are not sufficient to address cases of lynching. Important facts: 2. Recently, the Supreme Court observed that “it is the responsibility of the States to prevent untoward incidents … Continue reading “Checking the new abnormal”

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Impasse ends

Impasse ends News: The Centre has cleared the elevation of Justice K.M Joseph (Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice) to the Supreme Court. Important facts: 2. Justice Joseph’s name has been cleared along with the elevation of Chief Justices Indira Banerjee (Madras High Court) and Vineet Saran (Orissa High Court) to the Supreme Court. 3. Presidential warrants … Continue reading “Impasse ends”

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Centre pushes for quota in promotion for SCs/STs

Centre pushes for quota in promotion for SCs/STs News: Recently, the government began its push for providing “accelerated promotion with consequential seniority” for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) members in public employment. Important facts: 2. Nagaraj  judgment 2006: As per Nagaraj judgment 2006 , the government cannot introduce a quota in promotion for its SC/ST … Continue reading “Centre pushes for quota in promotion for SCs/STs”

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HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism

HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism News: The HRD Ministry approved  new  regulations  on plagiarism drafted by the UGC Important facts: 2. The Ministry recently notified the UGC(Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulation, 2018. 3. The UGC had approved the regulation prescribing graded punishment for plagiarism. 4. The … Continue reading “HRD Ministry approves norms against plagiarism”

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WHO thumbs up for Swachh Bharat’s rural component

WHO thumbs up for Swachh Bharat’s rural component News: The World Health Organisation(WHO) report released recently. Important facts: 2. Major highlights of the report: The Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin(SBM-G) will help in preventing more than three lakh deaths due to diarrhea and protein-energy malnutrition between 2014-October 2019. 3. India’s rural sanitation coverage escalated to 89.07% … Continue reading “WHO thumbs up for Swachh Bharat’s rural component”

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