9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 12th, 2018

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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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