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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