9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 5, 2018


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Governor hails TNs role in Quit India Movement: 

Governor hails TNs role in Quit India Movement:  Context Tamil Nadu Governor BanwarilalPurohit on Thursday said the people of Tamil Nadu had played a significant role in the Quit India movement The occasion He was delivering the inaugural address at a seminar organised by the University of Madras’ Department of History. The opening of ‘The … Continue reading “Governor hails TNs role in Quit India Movement: “

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State of conflict:

State of conflict: Context Who provoked the Maharashtra violence and how it got out of hand must be determined Author’s contention The speed with which tension spread from Bhima-Koregaon, a village on the outskirts of Pune, on Monday to bring cities across Maharashtra to a shutdown by Wednesday, is a pointer to multiple failings Failure of … Continue reading “State of conflict:”

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Should MPs and MLAs be barred from practicing law:

Should MPs and MLAs be barred from practicing law: Context Different views on the issue of barring MPs and MLAs from practicing law View 1:YES We don’t need part-time legislators, we need dedicated parliamentarians Petitioner’s view My petition in court questions the dual role played by MPs or MLAs when they double up as lawyers. … Continue reading “Should MPs and MLAs be barred from practicing law:”

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Civil wrong, criminal act: on the triple talaq Bill: 

Civil wrong, criminal act: on the triple talaq Bill:  Context The triple talaq Bill — the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill — has come to the RajyaSabha for consideration after a smooth sailing in the LokSabha on December 28 Author’s contention This is an ill-thought-out, hastily conceived legislation, exposing the dubious intentions of the BJP The … Continue reading “Civil wrong, criminal act: on the triple talaq Bill: “

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Notice to govt. on law for working women:

Notice to govt. on law for working women: Context The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to respond on a petition questioning the lack of implementation of the various provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013 Backdrop The 2013 statutory law had replaced the guidelines laid down by the … Continue reading “Notice to govt. on law for working women:”

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Why no exclusive human rights courts yet: Supreme Court asks States: 

Why no exclusive human rights courts yet: Supreme Court asks States:  Context The Supreme Court on Thursday asked States why exclusive human rights courts had not been set up yet What has happened? The Supreme Court on Thursday asked States why exclusive human rightscourts had not been set up yet State inaction During a hearing, the Court … Continue reading “Why no exclusive human rights courts yet: Supreme Court asks States: “

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Pakistan releases Jadhav video, India terms it propaganda:

Pakistan releases Jadhav video, India terms it propaganda: Context Pakistan has put out another coerced statement, says MEA News Accusing Pakistan of violating the human rights of KulbhushanJadhav again, India on Thursday dismissed as “propaganda” another video statement given by Mr.Jadhav that was released by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry The video In the video, which … Continue reading “Pakistan releases Jadhav video, India terms it propaganda:”

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LokSabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges: 

LokSabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges:  Context The LokSabha on Thursday passed a bill to hike the salaries of judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts What has happened? Bill to hike the salaries of judges of SC & HC has been passed by LokSabha. The Bill proposes to hike the salary of the … Continue reading “LokSabha passes Bill to hike salaries of judges: “

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