9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 9th, 2018

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‘Jail term for adultery does not make sense’

‘Jail term for adultery does not make sense’ News: 1. Five years jail imprisonment for adultery does not sound any sense, Chief Justice of India observed recently. Important facts: 1. The five judge bench of the apex court gave the following arguments on countering the submission made by the Centre that adultery should remain in … Continue reading “‘Jail term for adultery does not make sense’”

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Alarm as deadly maize pest seen in Karnataka

Alarm as deadly maize pest seen in Karnataka News: ⦁ ICAR discovered a deadly foreign maize pest in Karnataka. Important facts: ⦁ Recently, the ICAR discovered invasive agricultural pest Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Karnataka. ⦁ This is the first report of the pest in Asia. ⦁ Since then, it has threatened the continent’s maize … Continue reading “Alarm as deadly maize pest seen in Karnataka”

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Decoding the DNA Bill

Decoding the DNA Bill Article: 1. Helen Wallace, Director, GeneWatch UK, analyzed the pros and cons of the recently introduced DNA technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018 and also suggested futuristic course of action for the Bill. Important facts: 1. Recently, the Bill was introduced in Parliament. 2. The purpose was to create a … Continue reading “Decoding the DNA Bill”

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Reforming the civil services

Reforming the civil services News: 1. Amitabha Bhattacharya, retired IAS officer, discussed his views on reforming the civil services and also discussed pros and cons of lateral entry into civil services. Important facts: 1. Recently, the centre’s decision to seek applications from outstanding individuals to fill posts of Joint Secretary has raised many issues. 2. … Continue reading “Reforming the civil services”

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Going by the numbers

Going by the numbers Article: 1. Puja Mehra, Delhi-based journalist, discussed the complexity of the GST process in revenue collections. Important facts: 1. After one year of its rollout the Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collections from the indirect regime are at the centre of a debate. 2. The recommendation for introducing a GST … Continue reading “Going by the numbers”

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New breastfeeding policy comes into effect in Rajasthan

New breastfeeding policy comes into effect in Rajasthan News: 1. Rajasthan government has launched new breastfeeding policy. Important policy: 1. The policy came into effect for encouraging it promotion among rural communities. 2. The policy is expected to meet the nutritional needs of young children. 3. The initiative has been taken as part of the … Continue reading “New breastfeeding policy comes into effect in Rajasthan”

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