9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 19, 2018


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Mandir demand and the law

Mandir demand and the law News: Religious dominated group in Ayodhya demanding legislation to allow building Ram temple in Ayodhya Important Facts: Over the last several days, few religious dominated group have been demanding a law that would allow construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. In this regards, SC in 1994 ruling observed, that … Continue reading “Mandir demand and the law”

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Centre drafts child protection policy

Centre drafts child protection policy News: The Ministry of Women and Child Development drafts child protection policy to curb the instances of abuse of minors in shelter homes and child care institutions. Important Facts: This will be the first policy dedicated to the protection of children, an area that until now was only a part … Continue reading “Centre drafts child protection policy”

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NGT raps Ministry over groundwater notification

NGT raps Ministry over groundwater notification News: The National Green Tribunal shows concern over Union Water Resources Ministry for its notification pertaining to groundwater extraction. Important Facts: India is the largest user of groundwater in the world, which is about 25% of the global groundwater extraction Ground water extraction in India is used primarily for … Continue reading “NGT raps Ministry over groundwater notification”

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India ranks 108th in WEF gender gap index 2018

India ranks 108th in WEF gender gap index 2018 News: India ranked 108th in World Economic Forum (WEF) Gender Gap Index, same as 2017. Facts: India fell 21 places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index to 108 which is far below the global average and much behind its neighbors China and Bangladesh … Continue reading “India ranks 108th in WEF gender gap index 2018”

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Wildlife institute all for hydel projects in Arunachal tiger zone

Wildlife institute all for hydel projects in Arunachal tiger zone News: Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has cleared the way for two proposed mega hydel power projects in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley and Lohit districts Facts: The move by the WII comes at a time when a three-year survey conducted by the WII’s own researchers … Continue reading “Wildlife institute all for hydel projects in Arunachal tiger zone”

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Fatal fires: the need for strict safety norms.

Fatal fires: the need for strict safety norms. News: Fire at the Andheri hospital of the Employees State Insurance Corporation in Mumbai killed eight people. Important Facts: Fire department of Maharashtra has claimed that hospital was functioning without adhering to fire safety standards and demanded thorough probe and examination. The Andheri horror evokes memories of … Continue reading “Fatal fires: the need for strict safety norms.”

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