9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 28, 2019


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The Inclusive Nationalist

The Inclusive Nationalist News: The article discusses Lala Lajpat Rai’s views on India’s nature of Indian polity and its country’s secular ethos. Facts: Lala Lajpat Rai was a national leader who championed ‘unity in diversity’ Lajpat Rai was an advocate of an assertive Hindu politics, exemplified by his participation in the Punjab Hindu Sabha in … Continue reading “The Inclusive Nationalist”

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Seven north eastern States lag behind in toilets for schoolgirls

Seven north eastern States lag behind in toilets for schoolgirls News Data analysed from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 report has revealed that an average of 34.96% schools in the 8 north-eastern schools had usable toilets for girls in 2018 as compared to 36. 66% in 2016 Important facts With 75.7% schools … Continue reading “Seven north eastern States lag behind in toilets for schoolgirls”

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What’s the difference between a full Budget and an interim Budget?

What’s the difference between a full Budget and an interim Budget? What is interim budget? A vote on account or interim Budget, means that the government seeks the approval of Parliament for meeting expenditure for the first four months of the fiscal year (April-March) with no changes in the taxation structure. The estimates are presented … Continue reading “What’s the difference between a full Budget and an interim Budget?”

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Dancing around the Supreme Court

Dancing around the Supreme Court News: The article discusses the Maharashtra dance bars case and the nature of interactions between government and the courts. Facts: On January 17, the Supreme Court struck down several statutory provisions and rules governing Maharashtra’s dance bars. In 2005, the Maharashtragovernment imposed a ban on dance performances in bars, with the exception of … Continue reading “Dancing around the Supreme Court”

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Chhattisgarh: Police reform panel suggests more leaves for cops in Maoist areas

Chhattisgarh: Police reform panel suggests more leaves for cops in Maoist areas News: Neha Champawat committee recommendations on police reforms. Facts: Police personnel and their families in Chhattisgarh had recently carried out street protests and demanded improvements in emoluments given to them. A five-member committee was formed by the new Chhattisgarh government, which has submitted … Continue reading “Chhattisgarh: Police reform panel suggests more leaves for cops in Maoist areas”

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New hope for sickle-cell patients

New hope for sickle-cell patients News: With advances in gene therapy the prospects of curing sickle-cell disease seems applealing. Facts: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia — a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Normally, red blood cells are flexible and … Continue reading “New hope for sickle-cell patients”

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Removing the roots of farmers’ distress

Removing the roots of farmers’ distress News: The article forwards some suggestions for addressing the problem of farm distress. Facts: Agrarian distress is mainly a result of low agricultural prices and poor farm incomes.The CPI shows that the rise in prices for agriculture was much lower than general inflation in recent years. Market prices for … Continue reading “Removing the roots of farmers’ distress”

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Drug resistance among top threats: WHO

Drug resistance among top threats: WHO News Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the 10 threats to global health in 2019 by World Health Organization (WHO) Important facts What is AMR? AMR is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it. … Continue reading “Drug resistance among top threats: WHO”

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Odisha govt. transfers funds to sharecroppers under KALIA

Odisha govt. transfers funds to sharecroppers under KALIA News Odisha Chief Minister transferred funds to 57,614 sharecroppers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme Important Facts About KALIA Scheme Under the scheme, Rs 10,180 crore will be spent over three years until 2020-21 in providing financial assistance to nearly 50 lakh … Continue reading “Odisha govt. transfers funds to sharecroppers under KALIA”

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Micro-plastic fibres found in groundwater

Micro-plastic fibres found in groundwater News A new study published in the journal Groundwater has reported micro plastics in fractured limestone aquifers – a groundwater source that accounts for 25% of the global drinking water supply. Important facts The study identified microplastic fibers, along with a variety of medicines and household contaminants, in two aquifer … Continue reading “Micro-plastic fibres found in groundwater”

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