9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 15th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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New Asian constellation

New Asian constellation News: Atul Aneja, the China correspondent of the Hindu has analysed the recent SCO summit held in Qingdao, china. Important facts: 2. India and Pakistan have recently joined Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as full term members. 3. The SCO was formed in 2001. 4. The SCO was formed as intent of calming … Continue reading “New Asian constellation”

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For stronger employee representation

For stronger employee representation Article: Krishnadas Rajagopal discusses the amendments to the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 Important Analysis: 2. The amendments are based on the recommendations of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee. 3. Changes incorporated: Number of the Labour representatives to be appointed in the Port Authority Board among the serving employees of the … Continue reading “For stronger employee representation”

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Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA

Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA News: Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has prohibited partners in live-in relationships from adopting a child. Important Facts: 2. CARA has decided that the cases of single PAP (prospective adopting parent) in a live-in relationship with a partner will not be considered eligible to adopt a child. … Continue reading “Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA”

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India faces worst water crisis: NITI Aayog

India faces worst water crisis: NITI Aayog News: According to NITI Aayog report, India is facing its ‘worst’ water crisis in history Important facts: 2. The study: Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) has been used to evaluate 28 states. The index is based on 9 broad sectors comprising of 28 different indicators Few indicators include:  … Continue reading “India faces worst water crisis: NITI Aayog”

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India calls UN report on human rights abuse in Kashmir ‘fallacious’

India calls UN report on human rights abuse in Kashmir ‘fallacious’ News UN released its first human right report on Kashmir, India calls it fallacious. Important facts 2. About report The report focused on the human rights situation in the State between January 2016 and April 2018 during which violence escalated. The report covers the … Continue reading “India calls UN report on human rights abuse in Kashmir ‘fallacious’”

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Cess collected for construction workers too low for their welfare

Cess collected for construction workers too low for their welfare News: According to the National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCC-CL), the cess collected from construction companies is extremely low. Important facts: 2. According to the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, a 1% cess has to be levied … Continue reading “Cess collected for construction workers too low for their welfare”

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