9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 14th, 2018

Mains Test Series



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An improbable friendship

An improbable friendship Article Rakesh sood, former diplomat, expresses his views about the recent US-North Korea summit Important Analysis Author considers this event equivalent to Nixon’s travel to China, 1972 and Reagon and gorbhachov meeting at Reykjavik. In 1994 North Korea threatened to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). At that time US addressed… Continue reading An improbable friendship

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The crimes of a few condemn the fate of many

The crimes of a few condemn the fate of many Article Aakar patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International has analyses about India’s insensitivity to Rohingya refugee Important Analysis Rohingyas are ethnic muslims who were a minority in Rakhine state of Myanmar. After being pushed out by majority Buddhists, 700,000 of them had to take refuge in… Continue reading The crimes of a few condemn the fate of many

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The missing tiers

The missing tiers Article: 1-Mathew Idiculla, lawyer and researcher on urban issues, analyse the reasons behind disempowerment and depoliticisation of urban local government. Important Analyses: 2- The passage of 73 rd  and 74th  Amendment came into force  in 1993 3- 73rd amendment deals with creation of panchayats, while 74th amendment deals with creation of municipalities. 4- Problems associated… Continue reading The missing tiers

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National Dam Safety Authority in the works

National Dam Safety Authority in the works News 1-The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. Important facts: 2-Key features of the Bill Provides for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all specified dams in the country to ensure their safe functioning. Provides for constitution… Continue reading National Dam Safety Authority in the works

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Cleaning up balance sheets

Cleaning up balance sheets News: 1-The government has revived the idea of setting up an asset reconstruction or asset management company, a sort of ‘bad bank’ first mooted by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian last year. Important facts: 2-Bad Bank Bad bank purchase those assets from public sectors bank that has no salvage value they… Continue reading Cleaning up balance sheets

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