9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 12th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Adultery must remain a punishable offence: Centre

Adultery must remain a punishable offence: Centre News: Recently, the Centre contended that adultery should remain a crime to protect the institution of marriage Important Facts: The Centre has opposed a petition before the Supreme Court that challenges the constitutionality of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code The petition challenges the validity of Section … Continue reading “Adultery must remain a punishable offence: Centre”

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Govt. leaves decision on Section 377 to the court

Govt. leaves decision on Section 377 to the court News: The government has said that it will not contest section 377 and will leave it to the ‘wisdom of the court’. Important Facts: Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality Section 377 of IPC criminalises homosexuality. It says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with … Continue reading “Govt. leaves decision on Section 377 to the court”

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Climate change threatens Nilgiri tahr

Climate change threatens Nilgiri tahr News: According to a recent study published in Ecological Engineering, Niligiri tahrs could lose approximately 60% of their habitats from the 2030s Important Facts: Highlights of the study: To predict affect of climate change on tahr habitats, scientists had mapped tahr distribution Next they had used using climatic factors of … Continue reading “Climate change threatens Nilgiri tahr”

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Mercenary conservation

Mercenary conservation Article: Conservationist Meghana Sanka argues that allowing private forests would lead to illegal activities and can change the natural behaviour of wildlife Important Analysis About Private Conservancy Rules drafted by Karnataka: Aim: Increase forest area through private land. Provisions: Anyone who has a minimum of 100 acres of land bordering a national park … Continue reading “Mercenary conservation”

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A clean cooking strategy

A clean cooking strategy Article: NITI Aayog professionals Abhinav Trivedi and Anurag Mishra discuss about sustainable cooking fuel choices Important Analysis: Factors influencing cooking fuel choice: availability household income price of fuel education and awareness, culture or lifestyle, government policies Cooking fuel and Indoor air pollution: Cooking fuels emit toxic pollutants such as respirable particles, … Continue reading “A clean cooking strategy”

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Aadhaar must for health mission cover

Aadhaar must for health mission cover News: Recently, the Centre has made Aadhaar mandatory for beneficiaries under the National Health Protection Mission or Aayushman Bharat Programme Important Facts: About National Health Protection Mission: As part of National Health Protection Mission, the Centre has announced an insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per year for hospitalisation … Continue reading “Aadhaar must for health mission cover”

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