9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 18, 2019


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Why isolation of indigenous groups is crucial today?

Why isolation of indigenous groups is crucial today? Issue: Article discuss importance of isolation of indigenous tribes across world after incident of killing of american christian missionary by sentinelese tribe Important Facts: Indigenous communities’ combined share of the world population is now at just 4.5% Indigenous tribes show aggression to outsiders mainly because they associate … Continue reading “Why isolation of indigenous groups is crucial today?”

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Measles Rubella Vaccination: Understanding the question of parental consent

Measles Rubella Vaccination: Understanding the question of parental consent  News The New Delhi High Court has stopped the implementation of the ‘Measles and Rubella Vaccine Immunization Campaign’ by the Delhi government Important Facts The Issue: The Delhi Government had made Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination for students from the age of 9 months to 15 years … Continue reading “Measles Rubella Vaccination: Understanding the question of parental consent”

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The seats around the Afghan round table

The seats around the Afghan round table Important Facts: Issue: United States is likely to withdraw troops from Afghanistan after pulling troops from Syria.  Such probable future step demands reform in India’s Afghanistan Policy Analysis of US Afghanistan Policy: Currently US spends $45billion/year on Afghan security and economic development In last 18 years, US lost … Continue reading “The seats around the Afghan round table”

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Learning little

Learning little News: Annual Status of Education Report, 2018 highlights the dismal quality of school learning in India. Facts: The survey for 2018 had a reach of 5.4 lakh students in 596 rural districts. There is no remarkable progress in the status of education in schools in rural areas from the base year of 2008. In … Continue reading “Learning little”

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India’s human rights record

India’s human rights record News: The article discusses the changes in India’s human rights record and its implications. Facts:    There are concerns raised by activists, academics and human rights organisations about deteriorating climate in relation to human rights. In January 2019, four UN Special Rapporteurs mandated to report on summary executions, torture, freedom of … Continue reading “India’s human rights record”

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Rupee pact with Iran to aid pharma exports:

Rupee pact with Iran to aid pharma exports: News: India and Iran has signed Rupee Payment Agreement which can boost pharma export to Iran Important Features: Rupee Payment Agreement: Under the agreement Indian oil refiners deposits their import bill payment in designated account maintained by UCO bank 50% of amount credited could be utilized by … Continue reading “Rupee pact with Iran to aid pharma exports:”

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Indigenous attack helicopter crosses milestone

Indigenous attack helicopter crosses milestone News: Indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) successfully fired air to air missile at moving target Important Facts: Light Combat Helicopters are developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) LCH is first helicopter in country to successfully pass test of firing air to air missile at moving target not done before … Continue reading “Indigenous attack helicopter crosses milestone”

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Before humans, ‘humanoids’ to do experiments in space 

Before humans, ‘humanoids’ to do experiments in space  News The ISRO has said that it will not be sending animals on test missions before the planned Gaganyaan Mission- human spaceflight programme. Important facts ISRO will send a humanoid (robot resembling a human) for conducting experiments in space twice before actually sending humans under the Gaganyaan … Continue reading “Before humans, ‘humanoids’ to do experiments in space “

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