9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 26th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Erdoğan’s day

Erdoğan’s day News: Tayyip Erdogan’s recent re-election as President of Turkey Important facts: The elections were held in a state of emergency, imposed in July 2016 following a coup attempt. The president will acquire the seeping executive powers given to the presidency through last year’s referendum. One presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtaş of the pro-Kurdish Peoples … Continue reading “Erdoğan’s day”

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Centre may miss NRC deadline

Centre may miss NRC deadline News: Assam likely to miss deadline for publication of remaining draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Important facts: 2.The extended deadline is from June 30 to July 8. 3.Deadline extension was demanded because State is affected by floods. 4.The Registrar General of India will be responsible for publication of … Continue reading “Centre may miss NRC deadline”

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India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’

India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’ News: India and Seychelles signed six agreements on the sideline of Seychelles President  Danny Faure’s visit to India. Important facts: Both sides agreed to work on Assumption Island project, which was last week refused by Seychelle’s Parliament. This project would give India a strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean … Continue reading “India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’”

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Uniquely placed

Uniquely placed Article: Ashish Kundra, IAS officer, Government of Mizoram, pointed out that the finance commission must heed the norhteast’s challenges. Important Analysis: The 15thFinance Commisssion is in the process of figuring out a fair formula for the distribution of net tax proceeds between the Union and the States, and among States. However, the 14thFinance … Continue reading “Uniquely placed”

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Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees

Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees News: Air pollution is causing malnutrition in Trees as per the new study published in the Nature. Important facts: 2.The study examined 40,000 roots from 13,000 soil samples at 137 forest sites in 20 European countries to determine the fungi’s tolerance to pollution. 3.The key highlights of the … Continue reading “Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees”

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Centre cannot guarantee power supply to all villages, says official

Centre cannot guarantee power supply to all villages, says official News: Despite the government pegging India as a power surplus nation, almost every State in the country reels under power cuts. Important facts:  Centre’s responsibility is to connect households and villages to the power grid , it cannot guarantee the supply of electricity to them. … Continue reading “Centre cannot guarantee power supply to all villages, says official”

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‘Anchor bank for PSB consolidation put on hold’

‘Anchor bank for PSB consolidation put on hold’ News: The concept of having 5-6 anchor banks and consolidate weaker banks with them put on hold. Important facts: Culture is the major hurdle in integration, emphasized by Canara Bank chairman, T.N. Manoharan. T.N. Manoharan also opines that turning of loan to big infrastructure projects to bad … Continue reading “‘Anchor bank for PSB consolidation put on hold’”

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A TB vaccine for diabetics?

A TB vaccine for diabetics? News: According to a study published in npj Vaccines, tuberculosis vaccine called BCG(Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) might lower blood sugar in diabetes patients over a five to eight year period. Important facts: 2. Case Study In the study, “Long-term reduction in hyperglycemia in advanced type 1 diabeties”, patients received BCG vaccine. Three … Continue reading “A TB vaccine for diabetics?”

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An unequal platter

An unequal platter Article: Soumitra Ghosh, Tata Institute of Social Science, discusses how Maharashtra is a classic case of a lack of development with high level of malnutrition among children. Important Analysis: Maharashtra being India’s richest state, is suffering from high level of malnutrition among children in the tribal belts. Despite states per capita income … Continue reading “An unequal platter”

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