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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