9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 25th, 2018

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Lok Sabha passes anti-graft amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passes anti-graft amendment Bill News: The Lok Sabha passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018. Important facts: 2. Key features of the Bill are given below: The Bill seeks to punish bribe-givers and bribe takers. Jail terms of three to seven years, besides fine, to those convicted by receiving or giving brides … Continue reading “Lok Sabha passes anti-graft amendment Bill”

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Proving the hardliners in Tehran right

Proving the hardliners in Tehran right Article: Stanly Johny, author, highlighted that the cornerstone of Donald Trump’s West Asia policy is Israel’s security. Important facts: 2. The U.S. president Donald Trump recently gave open threats against Tehran from historical hostility towards post-revolutionary Iran, to engagement during Obama era. 3. The focus of Trump’s West Asia … Continue reading “Proving the hardliners in Tehran right”

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SC pulls up Centre for its delay in appointing a Lokpal

SC pulls up Centre for its delay in appointing a Lokpal News: The government affidavit on Lokpal is “wholly unsatisfactory” says Supreme Court. Important facts: 2. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, filed a contempt petition against the government for not appointing a Lokpal despite an April 2017 judgment by the court 3. On this the court said … Continue reading “SC pulls up Centre for its delay in appointing a Lokpal”

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Cosmetic repair

Cosmetic repair News:  Recently, a group of banks signed an inter-creditor agreement. Important facts: 2. The move comes after RBI dismantling of all the existing resolution mechanisms, such as the joint lenders’ forum in its 12 February circular 3. The banks include- public sector banks, private sector banks, and foreign banks. 4. About Inter-creditor agreements … Continue reading “Cosmetic repair”

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India needs smart urbanisation

India needs smart urbanisation Article: Feroz Varun Gandhi, Politician, highlighted the need  for smart urbanisation Important Analysis: 2. Over 34% of India’s current population lives in urban areas, rising by 3% since 2011. Smaller clusters have risen (from 34 to 50 clusters with 10-15 lakh population). According to one estimate, India’s urban population could increase … Continue reading “India needs smart urbanisation”

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