9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 26th, 2018

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Marking the 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Report

Marking the 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Report Article: Manuj Shunmugasundaram, politician, highlight his views on the Montague-Chelmsford Report (MCR) on the eve of its 100 years completion. Important Analysis: The 100 years of the publication of the ‘Report on Indian constitutional reforms’, known as the Montague-Chelmsford Report (MCR) completed this month. Edwin Montagu, then … Continue reading “Marking the 100th year of the Montagu-Chelmsford Report”

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It’s not straight to detention centres for those not on NRC

It’s not straight to detention centres for those not on NRC News: The Home Ministry has asked the Assam government to ensure maintenance of law and order on the publication of the draft NRC on July 30. Important facts: 2. The Assam government has been advised to set up a State-level coordination committee to ensure … Continue reading “It’s not straight to detention centres for those not on NRC”

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Muzzling information

Muzzling information Article: Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri, RTI activists, emphasized on the reasons for amending RTI act. Important Analysis: 2. The RTI act, 2005 hold public functionaries accountable. 3. Over the years, the act has been used by citizens to question the highest officers in the country. 4. However, the legislation has frequently faced … Continue reading “Muzzling information”

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Sanctions relief

Sanctions relief News: The CAATSA standoff is posing a major hurdle in India-U.S. relations. Important facts: 2. Recently, the U.S. congress allowed the introduction of a presidential waiver of its controversial Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). 3. Both sides are working hard to standoff over issue. 4. The situation became even more tensed … Continue reading “Sanctions relief”

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Different messages, different methods

Different messages, different methods Article Harsh V. Pant, Director, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Abhishek Mishra, Research Assistant,  analyse how India and China are developing their relations with Africa. Important Analysis: 2. Africa’s global outreach is changing as not only are African countries seeking other partners but emerging powers in Asia are also growing in self-confidence. … Continue reading “Different messages, different methods”

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Underground lake detected on Mars

Underground lake detected on Mars News:  The first stable body of liquid water found on Mars. Important facts: 2. It is about 20 km wide, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about 1.5 km beneath the ice surface. 3. The research was undertaken by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica in Italy. 4. Scientist used … Continue reading “Underground lake detected on Mars”

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Detention no cure

Detention no cure News: Recently, the Lok Sabha passed amendment to RTE Act to re-introduce ‘pass-fail’ system in schools. Important facts: 2. The amendment allows states to hold a regular examination at the end of Classes 5 and 8. 3. According to the amendment bill, a child who fails in the examination held after Classes 5 … Continue reading “Detention no cure”

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