9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 11, 2019


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Kerala records a rising graph of crimes against children

Kerala records a rising graph of crimes against children News According to a data released by the Kerala State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), there has been a steady increase in crimes committed against children in Kerala. Important Facts: There has been an increase in offences against children under all categories from 549 in 2008 to … Continue reading “Kerala records a rising graph of crimes against children”

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Judicial Evasion and Judicial Ambiguity

Judicial Evasion and Judicial Ambiguity Context: The article discusses the actions of judicial evasion and judicial ambiguity. Judicial Evasion: It is the occurrence of delay in adjudication of sensitive cases by courts which leads to undermining of justice delivery system. The court avoids deciding a thorny and time-sensitive question, but its very refusal to decide … Continue reading “Judicial Evasion and Judicial Ambiguity”

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The Trump retrenchment

The Trump retrenchment News: The article analyses the effects of Trump’s announcement to pull out American forces from Afghanistan and future role of regional players. Facts: Trump has announced withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, reducing their number to just 7000. American pullout raises concerns of insecurity in the region i.e. Afghanistan, South and Central … Continue reading “The Trump retrenchment”

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A solution in search of a problem: on 10% reservations

A solution in search of a problem: on 10% reservations Article: Sonalde Desai director at National Data Innovation Centre discuss about implications of the EWS quota Bill. Important Analysis: Recently, Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, creating a 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) has been passed. It is in the view that, the … Continue reading “A solution in search of a problem: on 10% reservations”

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Cabinet approves 3 new AIIMS in J&K, Gujarat

Cabinet approves 3 new AIIMS in J&K, Gujarat News: Union Cabinet approved the setting up of three All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat. Facts: Three AIIMS will be setup at Samba in Jammu, Pulwama in Kashmir and in Rajkot, Gujarat. The institutes will be set up under the Pradhan … Continue reading “Cabinet approves 3 new AIIMS in J&K, Gujarat”

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Opinion | India’s demographic dividend will play out over a longer span

Opinion | India’s demographic dividend will play out over a longer span News: Study conducted by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on demographic dividend in India. Important Facts: About Demographic Dividend: Demographic dividend refers to the growth in an economy that is the resultant effect of a change in the age structure of a country’s … Continue reading “Opinion | India’s demographic dividend will play out over a longer span”

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Delhi submits its climate change action plan after 8 years

Delhi submits its climate change action plan after 8 years News: Delhi submits its climate change action plan after 8 years Important Facts: Delhi is the last state to come up with a State Climate Change Action Plan (SAPCC), under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The union government had formulated the NAPCC … Continue reading “Delhi submits its climate change action plan after 8 years”

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Big relief for small businesses under GST

Big relief for small businesses under GST News: GST exemption limit doubled to give relief to small businesses Important Facts: Highlights of the GST Council report Basic threshold limit for suppliers of goods (for mandatory GST registration) has been increased to ₹40 lakhs from the current ₹20 lakhs. Also, some of the north-eastern and hilly … Continue reading “Big relief for small businesses under GST”

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One too many routes to GST evasion

One too many routes to GST evasion News: Government detected defrauding the GST System of Thousands of Crores. Important Facts: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was intended to bring a system of one nation one tax. But there have been cases of new structures being created in order to avoid paying taxes Recently, … Continue reading “One too many routes to GST evasion”

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Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024

Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024 News The government has launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) aiming to reduce toxic particulate matter by 2024, taking 2017 as the base year. Important Facts The NCAP is a mid-term, five-year action plan that includes collaborative, multi-scale and cross-sectorial coordination between relevant Central … Continue reading “Centre aims for 20% cut in air pollution by 2024”

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