9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 7th, 2018

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Judge defends verdict on SC/ST Act

Judge defends verdict on SC/ST Act News: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired as Supreme Court judge recently, has defended the 20th March verdict on SC/ST Act Important facts: In 20th March verdict the Supreme Court had expressed concerns over the misuse of the SC/ST Act. The Court upheld that there should not be any … Continue reading “Judge defends verdict on SC/ST Act”

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Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption

Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption News: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court Important facts: Sharif’s daughter Maryam and son-in-law have also been convicted. They have been sentenced to seven years and one year … Continue reading “Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail for corruption”

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Plan for central pool of documentary proof

Plan for central pool of documentary proof News: A proposal for creating a centralised pool of documentary evidence has been pending consideration with the government Important Facts: Documentary proof gathered by the respective agencies would be stored at a single place Its certified copies would be made available for the purposes of investigations and use … Continue reading “Plan for central pool of documentary proof”

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‘Alternative cereals can save water’

‘Alternative cereals can save water’ News: According to a recent study, a shift from rice and wheat cultivation to cultivation ‘alternative cereals,’ such as maize, sorghum, and millet, could reduce the demand for irrigation water in India by 33%. Important Facts: The study was conducted by researchers from US based Earth Institute, Columbia University and … Continue reading “‘Alternative cereals can save water’”

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Govt. deploys 800 IAS officers for village outreach

Govt. deploys 800 IAS officers for village outreach News: Recently, the government has deployed 800 IAS officers in 115 ‘aspirational districts’ to implement flagship government schemes Important Facts: 800 Deputy Secretaries, Under-Secretaries and Director level officers from various Ministries have been sent to 115 districts to implement various government schemes under the Extended Gram Swaraj … Continue reading “Govt. deploys 800 IAS officers for village outreach”

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