9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 18th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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GS 1

Accept gay relationships, says SC judge

Accept gay relationships, says SC judge News: The Supreme Court hearing on a plea to strike down Section 377 of IPC. Important facts: 2. Section 377: Section 377 of IPC — which came into force in 1862 — defines unnatural offences. It says, “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any … Continue reading “Accept gay relationships, says SC judge”

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GS 2

Activists oppose draft anti-trafficking Bill

Activists oppose draft anti-trafficking Bill News: The Anti-trafficking Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament during monsoon session. Important facts: 2. Key features of the draft Bill are given below: The Bill deals with trafficking and aggravated forms of trafficking. The trafficking category of crimes carry a jail term of seven to 10 years, while … Continue reading “Activists oppose draft anti-trafficking Bill”

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RTI Bill to be placed in monsoon session

RTI Bill to be placed in monsoon session News: The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018, will be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the monsoon season. Important facts: 2. The Bill proposed to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of State and Central Information Commissioners. 3. he Amended Bill … Continue reading “RTI Bill to be placed in monsoon session”

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Trump faces fire for Putin summit

Trump faces fire for Putin summit News: The U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian counterpart held recently in Helsinki, Finland. Important facts: 2. According to President Trump, meeting went even better than last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels. 3. However, President Trump critised by political leaders and strategic commentors for compromising American interest on … Continue reading “Trump faces fire for Putin summit”

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Make lynching a separate offence, SC tells Parliament

Make lynching a separate offence, SC tells Parliament News: Recently, the Supreme Court ordered the Center and the State to take immediate steps to stop the dissemination of fake news, which has a tendency to whip up a mob frenzy. Important facts: 2. While condemning the recent spate of lynchings as “horrendous acts of mobocracy” … Continue reading “Make lynching a separate offence, SC tells Parliament”

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GS 3

Goa’s glass problem

Goa’s glass problem Article: Samir Nazareth, author, highlight the key arguments made in favour of the recent proposal to ban beer bottles in Goa. Important Analysis: 2. The puts three key arguments in this regard: Most bottlers do not collect empty bottles. Shards of glass injure people at beaches. The staff at waste facilities injure … Continue reading “Goa’s glass problem”

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Inflation worries

Inflation worries News: The latest data of the Wholesale Price Index show a sharp surge in wholesale inflation in June. Important facts: 2. The data, show a 54-months high of 5.77%, are a cause of concern. 3. The reasons for high inflation are given below: Rising crude oil prices. Inflation in the fuel and power … Continue reading “Inflation worries”

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