9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 21st, 2018

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Counting the tiger

Counting the tiger News: India’ fourth national tiger census undertaken to ascertain India’s current tiger population. Important facts: 2. The forest officials involved in the census in Dornala, Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, in March, this year. a. Designed by scientists, at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) it involves four phases: b. Using Global … Continue reading “Counting the tiger”

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WhatsApp to cap number of forwards to five chats per user

WhatsApp to cap number of forwards to five chats per user News: WhatsApp has put a limit on message forwarding in a bid to reduce the spread of misinformation. Important facts: In India, WhatsApp is trying a limit of five chats, as against 20 for the rest of the world. The current limit is 250 … Continue reading “WhatsApp to cap number of forwards to five chats per user”

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‘Increased cancer risk for diabetics’

‘Increased cancer risk for diabetics’ News: The recent study by the George Institute for Global health says diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men. Important facts: For the study the group analyzed the data from 47 studies around the world Following are the findings of the research: People with diabetes are at … Continue reading “‘Increased cancer risk for diabetics’”

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Cryptocurrencies will boost illegal transactions: RBI to SC

Cryptocurrencies will boost illegal transactions: RBI to SC News: The RBI recently said dealing in cryptocurrency will encourage illegal transactions. Important facts: Earlier also, the RBI has issued a circular prohibiting use of these virtual currencies. Cryptocurrencies: Cryptocurrencies are “a stateless digital currency” in which encryption techniques are used for trading. These currencies operate independently … Continue reading “Cryptocurrencies will boost illegal transactions: RBI to SC”

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Fault lines in a ‘landmark’ judgment

Fault lines in a ‘landmark’ judgment Article: Shyam Babu, senior fellow, centre for policy research, highlighted the critical aspect of the recently delivered verdict on the SC/STs Atrocities Act by the Supreme Court Justice. Important facts: The SC Justice A.K. Goel defended his judgment on SCs/STs Atrocities Act delivered by him on March 20, 2018. … Continue reading “Fault lines in a ‘landmark’ judgment”

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