9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 5, 2018

 


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Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study

Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study News A study conducted by the Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) on the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, found that only 10 states have notified rules under the Act Important Facts About the study The study was conducted in collaboration with … Continue reading “Disabilities Act: States going slow on roll-out, says study”

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‘Naxalism is a sign of poor governance premature to write its obituary until the socio-economic causes are addressed’

‘Naxalism is a sign of poor governance premature to write its obituary until the socio-economic causes are addressed’ Article: Views of Prakash Singh, a former IPS officer on Urban Naxalism Analysis: What is Urban Naxalism? Urban Naxalism means Naxalism as practised in urban areas by different shades of intellectuals Why and how does Naxalism spread? … Continue reading “‘Naxalism is a sign of poor governance premature to write its obituary until the socio-economic causes are addressed’”

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Accounting methods of climate fund questioned

Accounting methods of climate fund questioned News: In a paper titled “3 Essential “S” of Climate Finance- Scope, Scale and Speed: A Reflection”, submitted at the COP24, the Indian Finance Ministry has questioned climate finance values being reported by the developed countries as having being transferred to developing countries. Important Facts: Various issues highlighted in … Continue reading “Accounting methods of climate fund questioned”

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Among Himalayan states, Assam and Mizoram face the biggest climate threat

Among Himalayan states, Assam and Mizoram face the biggest climate threat News According to a study presented by a team of Indian scientists at the COP 24 climate conference, Assam and Mizoram are the most vulnerable to climate change among the Himalayan states. Important Facts About the Study: 12 western and eastern Himalayan states were … Continue reading “Among Himalayan states, Assam and Mizoram face the biggest climate threat”

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Drones must serve a larger populace

Drones must serve a larger populace News Flying drones have become legal in India starting December 1 with the National Drones Policy drafted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation coming into effect. Important facts: What are drones? Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has defined Drone/remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) as an unmanned aircraft piloted from … Continue reading “Drones must serve a larger populace”

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Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag

Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag News Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi is likely to receive GI tag as the Geographical Indications Journal has advertised its application seeking objections. Important Facts About Kandhamal Haldi Kandhamal Haldi is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, which is a part of the ginger family whose botanical name is … Continue reading “Kandhamal Haldi likely to get GI tag”

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Tiger in the snow

Tiger in the snow News: Wildlife Institute of India has found Royal Bengal Tiger in the snow-capped regions of the Eastern Himalaya. Facts: IUCN Red List status: Endangered Tiger only have one species in the world but it is divided into six subspecies: Bengal (Indian), Sumatran, Amur (Siberian), Malayan, Amoy (South China) and Indochinese. Bengal … Continue reading “Tiger in the snow”

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Mumbai startup first Indian pvt firm to have satellite in space

Mumbai startup first Indian pvt firm to have satellite in space News: US space agency SpaceX launched India’s first privately built satellite. Facts: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket placed Exseed Sat-1 along with 63 other satellites from 17 countries in orbit. Mumbai-based Exseed Space has become the first private commercial organisation in India to have a … Continue reading “Mumbai startup first Indian pvt firm to have satellite in space”

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