9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 11th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Iran will end special privileges to India: diplomat

Iran will end special privileges to India: diplomat News A senior Iranian diplomat says that Iran may end “special privilege” to India if India tried to replace Iranian crude with supplies from Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States. Important Facts S. administration of President Donald Trump asks India to drastically cut down crude supply … Continue reading “Iran will end special privileges to India: diplomat”

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‘India a stakeholder in Korean peace’

‘India a stakeholder in Korean peace’ News India and Republic of south Korea signed 11 MoUs and agreement between them during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in Important facts India praises the peace process of the Korean peninsula. It considers itself stakeholder and beneficiary of the Korean peninsula peace process. India and South … Continue reading “‘India a stakeholder in Korean peace’”

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Rhetoric and reality

Rhetoric and reality Article Priya pillai, human right expert, analyses the importance of Human Rights Council Important analysis US recently withdrew from HRC. US alleged that HRC target Israel There is demand for withdrawal in other countries including India. The HRC was established in 2006, as part of the UN’s reform process, replacing the United … Continue reading “Rhetoric and reality”

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‘Choosing a partner is a person’s fundamental right’

‘Choosing a partner is a person’s fundamental right’ News SC observes that choice of a partner is a person’s fundamental right, and it can be a same-sex partner. Important facts: A Constitution bench hearing petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial-era provision that criminalises private consensual sex between … Continue reading “‘Choosing a partner is a person’s fundamental right’”

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Western Ghats fourth best tourist spot in Asia

Western Ghats fourth best tourist spot in Asia News: The Western Ghats figures in Lonely Planet’s collection of 10 of the best destinations in Asia. Important fact: 2. The Western Ghats has figured fourth in Lonely Planet’s top five “2018 Best in Asia” list, a collection of 10 of the best destinations to visit in … Continue reading “Western Ghats fourth best tourist spot in Asia”

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60% of Indian computers are vulnerable: Avast CTO

60% of Indian computers are vulnerable: Avast CTO News: With Increasing Internet penetration in the country, India can follow Japanese way to prevent cyber attacks. Important facts: To put its IT infrastructure under a protective shield, Japan last year brought stringent regulatory mechanism. India can also follow the same consider the growing internet penetration in the … Continue reading “60% of Indian computers are vulnerable: Avast CTO”

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Data that can save lives

Data that can save lives Article Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, observes that Data can be used to reduce the impact of natural disaster. Important Analysis Data of vulnerable population can be used to pursue ‘risk-informed development’. Road infrastructure can be built by calculating the intensity of floods and determining the types of … Continue reading “Data that can save lives”

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‘Eat Right Movement’ off to a healthy start

‘Eat Right Movement’ off to a healthy start News Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently unveiled ‘The Eat Right Movement’. Important facts The programme aims to engage and enable citizens to improve their health and well-being by making the right food choices. ‘The Eat Right Movement’, built on two broad pillars of … Continue reading “‘Eat Right Movement’ off to a healthy start”

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