9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 8, 2018


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Implant implosion

Implant implosion News: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has exposed lack of accountability of the medical devices laws in India. Important Facts: Medical device industry is valued in India at $5.2 billion and is growing at 16 per cent annually, with imports accounting for 80 per cent of all sales, this is a grim state… Continue reading Implant implosion

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End this long trauma

End this long trauma Article: A.P. Jithender Reddy is the Member of Parliament has discussed about the harassment faced by Denotified and Nomadic Tribes in India even after repealing of Criminal Tribes Act Important Analysis About Denotified and Nomadic Tribes The Denotified Tribes are communities that were listed or notified as ‘born criminal ‘by the… Continue reading End this long trauma

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An invitation to corruption

An invitation to corruption Article: Suhrith Parthasarathy is an advocate talks about danger of electoral bonds which was purportedly with a view to cleanse unaccounted political funding. Important Analysis: About Electoral Bond Scheme: The Electoral Bond Scheme has been touted to promote transparency by ensuring the money trail in electoral system. Under this, bonds for… Continue reading An invitation to corruption

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To manage insurance for all, Niti Aayog plans new authority, not Health Ministry

To manage insurance for all, Niti Aayog plans new authority, not Health Ministry News: The NITI Aayog has proposed the formation of a National Health Authority to administer the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) Important facts: The National Health Authority has been envisioned as an autonomous body with statutory backing The NHA will have… Continue reading To manage insurance for all, Niti Aayog plans new authority, not Health Ministry

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Panel clears 19 more institutes for eminence tag; DU, JU in the list

Panel clears 19 more institutes for eminence tag; DU, JU in the list News: The empowered expert committee (EEC) in its second report to the University Grants Commission (UGC), has recommended 19 higher educational institutes for Institute of Eminence (IoE) status. Important Facts: About IoE scheme 1. The scheme of IoE was launched by University… Continue reading Panel clears 19 more institutes for eminence tag; DU, JU in the list

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U.S. fails in its UN bid to decry Hamas movement

U.S. fails in its UN bid to decry Hamas movement News A US backed UN resolution to condemn the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly. India also abstained from voting on the resolution. Important facts: About Hamas: Hamas is an acronym for Harakat… Continue reading U.S. fails in its UN bid to decry Hamas movement

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Seek ‘complete autonomy’: Leh, Kargil pass resolution for separate division for Ladakh region

Seek ‘complete autonomy’: Leh, Kargil pass resolution for separate division for Ladakh region News: Recently the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil and Leh passed a resolution demanding divisional status for Ladakh. Important Facts: Ladakh is currently administered by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. If divisional status is provided, there will be separate Divisional Commissioner for Ladakh… Continue reading Seek ‘complete autonomy’: Leh, Kargil pass resolution for separate division for Ladakh region

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The Michel test case: on India’s extradition track record

The Michel test case: on India’s extradition track record News: Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal extradited to India. Important Facts: India’s track record with securing the extradition of fugitives is modest, with only about a third of all requests since 2002 being accepted. Amongst the 44 countries India has extradition… Continue reading The Michel test case: on India’s extradition track record

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Tourism Ministry formulates guidelines for approval of Online Travel Aggregators

Tourism Ministry formulates guidelines for approval of Online Travel Aggregators News: The Tourism Ministry has formulated the scheme for the approval /re-approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTAs). Important facts: What is an OTA? An Online Travel Aggregator (OTA) is an intermediary / agent selling travel products and services such as the airlines, car rental, cruise… Continue reading Tourism Ministry formulates guidelines for approval of Online Travel Aggregators

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China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing 

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing  News: China has launched a rover destined to land on the far side of the moon Important Facts: About Dark side of the moon: Because of a phenomenon called “tidal locking”, only one “face” of the Moon can be seen from Earth. This is… Continue reading China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing 

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Road accidents kill more kids, young adults globally than illness

Road accidents kill more kids, young adults globally than illness News: According to the Global status report on road safety 2018, released by World Health Organization, Road accidents claim at least one life every 23 seconds across globe Important Facts: Global Status: The number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million in 2016… Continue reading Road accidents kill more kids, young adults globally than illness

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Not the right prescription for affordable healthcare

Not the right prescription for affordable healthcare News: Competition Commission of India (CCI) in its recent report on affordable healthcare (“Making Markets Work for Affordable Care”, October 2018) has picked up four issues that it deems is important for health care industry. Important Facts: Major issues mentioned in the report: Unregulated Price: It highlights the… Continue reading Not the right prescription for affordable healthcare

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