9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 10th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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The good and the bad in Bengal’s primary education

The good and the bad in Bengal’s primary education News: A recent report titled “Primary Education in West Bengal: The Scope for Change” by Pratichi Institute highlights the achievements and failures of primary education in West Bengal Important Facts: Major Highlights of the Report Success Access to primary education “has increased substantially” Pupil-teacher ratio has … Continue reading “The good and the bad in Bengal’s primary education”

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IISc, IIT-D chosen for special grants

IISc, IIT-D chosen for special grants News: Recently, the Human Resource Development Ministry has granted Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to 6 universities Important Facts: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc Bangalore are the three public universities which have been granted the IoE status Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation, BITS Pilani, and Manipal … Continue reading “IISc, IIT-D chosen for special grants”

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In need of a practical plan

In need of a practical plan Article: Diksha Sanyal of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and Professor Rangin P. Tripathy of National Law University, Odhisha, highlight the lacunae in the stage-wise and uniform timeline for lower judicial appointments Important Analysis: Prevailing Issue: Recruitment to the lower judiciary has been under public scrutiny due to its … Continue reading “In need of a practical plan”

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SC says it is ready to go live, Centre moots a TV channel

SC says it is ready to go live, Centre moots a TV channel News: Recently, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court has favoured live-streaming of court proceedings. Further, the government has mooted for a separate TV channel for live-streaming court proceedings Important Facts: Petitioners have advocated that citizens have the right to information and … Continue reading “SC says it is ready to go live, Centre moots a TV channel”

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High on atmospherics

High on atmospherics High on Atmospherics Article: Vipin Pubby, a Chandigarh-based journalist criticises Punjab government’s approach to tackle drug abuse menace Important Analysis: In 2017, a Special Task Force (STF) was set up by the Punjab government to curb drug abuse in the state The STF claimed to have arrested 15000 drug peddlers and block … Continue reading “High on atmospherics”

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The measure of tests

The measure of tests News: Recently, the government announced that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE and NEET exams twice a year from 2019 Important facts: T he Ashok Misra committee set up by the HRD Ministry in 2015 to review the JEE had recommended that an online aptitude test be offered two … Continue reading “The measure of tests”

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SC questions female genital mutilation

SC questions female genital mutilation News: Recently, the Supreme Court has questioned the practice of female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community saying that it violates the bodily integrity and privacy of a girl child Important Facts The Supreme Court has condemned the practice of female genital mutilation performed by some communities as a … Continue reading “SC questions female genital mutilation”

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