9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 4th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Supreme Court verdict on Centre-Delhi tussle today

Supreme Court verdict on Centre-Delhi tussle today News: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on the ongoing tussle between the Centre and Delhi government. Important facts: 2.A five-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India will deliver its verdict on the Delhi government’s appeal challenging the High Court 2016 judgment holing the Lieutenant-Governor as … Continue reading “Supreme Court verdict on Centre-Delhi tussle today”

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A good beginning

A good beginning News: Recently, the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) directed Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu and other states. Important facts: 2. The decision was taken during first meeting of the CWMA held in New Delhi, with representatives from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. 3. The CWMA was formed to implement … Continue reading “A good beginning”

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EC launches app to report electoral malpractice

EC launches app to report electoral malpractice News: Recently, the Election Commission of India has launched an Android- based mobile application named ‘cVigil’. Important facts: 2. The application was launched for citizens to share cases of malpractices of political parties when the Model code of conduct is in force. 3. The application, whose Beta version … Continue reading “EC launches app to report electoral malpractice”

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Take action to stop spread of fake news, govt. tells WhatsApp

Take action to stop spread of fake news, govt. tells WhatsApp News: Recently, the cases of lynchings across the country over fake messages on WhatsAPP have been reported. Important facts: 2. Instances of lynchings have been reported from States like Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura, and West Bengal. 3. Instances have been reported by mobs provoked … Continue reading “Take action to stop spread of fake news, govt. tells WhatsApp”

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Consult UPSC for selecting police chiefs, SC tells States

Consult UPSC for selecting police chiefs, SC tells States News: The Supreme Court has issued directives to be followed by States while appointing the Director General of Police (DGP).   Important facts: 2. The apex court restrained state governments from appointing director general of police without first consulting UPSC. 3. The State concerned has to … Continue reading “Consult UPSC for selecting police chiefs, SC tells States”

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Tariffs cut on Asian imports under APTA

Tariffs cut on Asian imports under APTA News: The Centre has implemented the tariff concessions under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement. Important facts: 2. India has agreed to provide tariff concessions on 3,142 products to Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) members, including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, from July 1 3. However, these duty concessions will … Continue reading “Tariffs cut on Asian imports under APTA”

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E-vehicles pose threat to forging industry, says AIFI

E-vehicles pose threat to forging industry, says AIFI News: The Centre’s focus on electric vehicles (EVs) likely to impact the future of Indian forging industry. Important facts: 2. EVs were going to be the biggest threat to the industry because: Around 60% of forging units are involved in the manufacture of auto components and majority … Continue reading “E-vehicles pose threat to forging industry, says AIFI”

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MCX plans currency derivatives foray

MCX plans currency derivatives foray News: The Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) plans to enter the currency derivatives segment. Important facts: 2. The MCX is the county’s largest commodity bourse in terms of market share. 3. The unified license regime will allow equity and commodity exchanges to expand their offerings by starting new segments. … Continue reading “MCX plans currency derivatives foray”

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‘Centre open to discuss RBI’s power over regulating PSBs’

‘Centre open to discuss RBI’s power over regulating PSBs’ News: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had raised issues over the lack of powers in regulating state-run lenders. Important facts: 2. Finance minister Piyush Goyal, said that government is open to discuss these issues. 3. The minister also ruled out government paring its stake … Continue reading “‘Centre open to discuss RBI’s power over regulating PSBs’”

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