9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 11th, 2018

Mains Test Series

 

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Draw the line for Speakers and Governors

Draw the line for Speakers and Governors Article: 1- Kapil Sibal, Rajya Sabha MP, analyse the misuse of powers by the governors and speakers. Important Analysis 2- Issues raised by him for Governor: Misuse of discretionary power by governor Recent examples: Karnataka, Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya are examples of political venality initiated by Governors’ actions. Governors … Continue reading “Draw the line for Speakers and Governors”

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Government opens doors to lateral entry

Government opens doors to lateral entry News: The Department of personnel and training has announced “lateral recruitment” to senior positions in Government of India. Important News: The government has invited individual with outstanding quality from Private Sector Companies, Consultancy Organizations, and International/Multinational Organizations to join the government at the joint secretary level at the Centre. … Continue reading “Government opens doors to lateral entry”

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SCO calls for Global front to fight terror groups

SCO calls for Global front to fight terror groups News: In the recently held Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, China, the member states resolved to combat terrorism, extremism and separatism Important facts The SCO is an international grouping which comprises of 8 countries: China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, China … Continue reading “SCO calls for Global front to fight terror groups”

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Challenges may dampen glee over Deocha Pachami

Challenges may dampen glee over Deocha Pachami News: The West Bengal government has got the permission to mine Deocha Pachami coal block in Birbhum district. Important Facts: Deocha Pachami is among the biggest coal mines in the world with a reserve of more than 2 billion tonnes. The project is expected to generate one lakh … Continue reading “Challenges may dampen glee over Deocha Pachami”

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Open data, open government

Open data, open government Article: Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO of Yes Bank, highlights the importance of Open Data Important Analysis Open government data means publishing data collected by government in its entirety Importance of Open government data: Helps to ensure the transparency in policy making. This would enable good governance. Helps in enhancing the … Continue reading “Open data, open government”

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Comprehensive screening for newborns in Kerala soon

Comprehensive screening for newborns in Kerala soon News: Kerala is set to introduce Comprehensive Newborn Screening (CNS) programme Important Facts: Present Initiatives: Newborns are screened in public sector facilities for inherent metabolic disorders (blood test) and hearing deficit (OAE- Oto Acoustic Emissions test). Hridyam programme introduced- The programme aims at early detection and management of … Continue reading “Comprehensive screening for newborns in Kerala soon”

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Insolvency Code: What’s new?

Insolvency Code: What’s new? News: Recently, the President of India approved the promulgation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 Important Facts: Recent Changes: Inclusion of home-buyers in the category of financial creditors Homebuyers (either as an individual or group) can initiate insolvency proceedings against errant builders Homebuyers shall have the right to … Continue reading “Insolvency Code: What’s new?”

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