9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 6th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Allies, interrupted

Allies, interrupted News: Drift in India and U. S. relations in recent past. Important facts: 2. Both India and U.S.  now freely conceding that their interest are diverging. 3. There are enough instances of their diverging interest. Some of these are given below: 4. Policy decisions by President Donald Trump to walk out of the… Continue reading Allies, interrupted

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SC seeks plan to eradicate leprosy

SC seeks plan to eradicate leprosy News: Recently, the Supreme Court gave directions to the government for eradicating leprosy. Important facts: 2. The apex court gave the following directions to the government : Chief Justice says it the duty of the state to erase the stigma against leprosy. The government need to constitute a separate… Continue reading SC seeks plan to eradicate leprosy

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Check lynchings, MHA tells States

Check lynchings, MHA tells States News: Recently, the Home Ministry has asked the States and UTs to check increasing incidents of mob lynching in the country. Important facts: 2. Mob Lynching: Mob Lynching means killing of someone by a mob for an alleged offence without following any principles of jurisprudence or due process of law.… Continue reading Check lynchings, MHA tells States

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Allow gambling in sports but regulate it, says law panel

Allow gambling in sports but regulate it, says law panel News: The Law Commission of India submitted a report to the government to “regulate” gambling in sports. Important facts: 2. The Commission was headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice B.S. Chauhan. 3. The Commission said that it is impossible to stop illegal gambling, the… Continue reading Allow gambling in sports but regulate it, says law panel

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GS: 3

Cryptocurrency trade braces for RBI ban

Cryptocurrency trade braces for RBI ban News: Recently, the Supreme Court has refused to stay the RBI’s directive to banks instructing them to stop all business with dealing in cryptocurrencies. Important facts: 2. The RBI’s directive and SC’s verdict have mixed reactions from industry players and analysts. 3. The apex bank’s decision is a big… Continue reading Cryptocurrency trade braces for RBI ban

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Give legal backing to MSP, says panel

Give legal backing to MSP, says panel  News: Recently, the centre approved Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for kharif crops. Important facts: 2. The government considers A2+FL’ as production cost. 3. A2+FL costs includes family labour, but not land costs. 4. However, some experts want comprehensive cost (C2) to be considered for MSP. C2 includes land… Continue reading Give legal backing to MSP, says panel

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This aborted mission is a success

This aborted mission is a success News: Recently, ISRO has taken a step forward towards sending Indian’s to space by conducting the first ‘pad abort’ test. Important facts: 2. The test was conducted at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 3. The test proves that the agency can bail out future astronauts with their capsule… Continue reading This aborted mission is a success

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