9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 19th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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GS 1

‘Nobody has an exclusionary right of temple entry’

‘Nobody has an exclusionary right of temple entry’ News: The Supreme Court referred the petitions on women’s entry to Sabarimala temple to the Constitution bench.     Important facts: 2. Women who are of an age to menstruate (10-50) are restricted from entering the temple as its presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is considered to be … Continue reading “‘Nobody has an exclusionary right of temple entry’”

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GS 2

The long arm of the law

The long arm of the law News: Recently, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, promulgated by the President. Important facts: 2. Fugitive economic offender: A Fugitive economic offender is any individual against whom a warrant for arrest in relation to a scheduled offence has been issued by any court in India. Or who has either left … Continue reading “The long arm of the law”

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The Wuhan breakthrough

The Wuhan breakthrough Article: Atul Aneja, Hindu’s China correspondent, highlighted that ‘two plus one’ formula, synergized by India and China, can become the template for the rise of South Asia. Important facts: 2. India-China ties have been rising in recent times. 3. In this background, the proposed “2 plus 1” formula (“China & India” plus … Continue reading “The Wuhan breakthrough”

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Getting the language count right

Getting the language count right Article: G.N. Devy, literary critic and cultural activist, emphasized that recent census data inadequately reflect India’s linguistic composition and inconsistent with global ideas. Important facts: 2. As per authors view, if language disappears, it goes forever, taking with it knowledge gathered over centuries. 3. Author highlighted that large parts of … Continue reading “Getting the language count right”

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LS clears detention policy

LS clears detention policy News: A Bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the ‘no detention policy’ in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha. Important facts: 2. The demand for repeal of ‘no detention’ policy was made by many States and UTs in recent years which observed students scoring poor … Continue reading “LS clears detention policy”

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GS 3

Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules

Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules News: The Union Cabinet recently, approved the policy framework to streamline production sharing contracts signed in the pre-New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and NELP periods. Important facts: 2. Key decisions under the framework includes: Increasing the exploration period granted for blocks in the northeast. Easing the sharing of royalties … Continue reading “Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules”

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A fishy matter

A fishy matter News: Recently, the traces of the chemical formaldehyde in fish found in several states. Important facts: 2. Recently, the Kerala government found formaldehyde-laced fish being transported into the State. 3. Formalin, a cancer-inducing chemical used illegally to preserve fish 4. The study conducted in Chennai revealed around 5-20 ppm of the chemical … Continue reading “A fishy matter”

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ISRO ropes in 3 partners

ISRO ropes in 3 partners News: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has roped in three partners to assemble 27 satellites over the next three years. Important facts: 2. Recently in Bengaluru, its nodal satellites division URSC (U.R. Rao Satellite Centre) signed separate three-year contracts with Alpha Design Technologies P Ltd and its six consortium … Continue reading “ISRO ropes in 3 partners”

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