9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 27th, 2018

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‘China proposed 2+1 format for India talks’

‘China proposed 2+1 format for India talks’ News: Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s visit to Beijing. Important facts: 2. During Mr Oli’s visit, China made its intent clear to engage deeply with Nepal. 3. China wants to develop special ties with the Himalayan neighbor. 4. China-Nepal ties would be docked with India’s shared interest as… Continue reading ‘China proposed 2+1 format for India talks’

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Russia-related sanctions to dominate 2+2 talks

Russia-related sanctions to dominate 2+2 talks News: India and the US will hold their first 2+2 dialogue next week Important facts: 2. First  2+2 Dialogue will involve the External Affairs and Defence Ministers and their American counterparts. 2+2 Dialogue:  India and the U.S. have decided to set up a new dialogue mechanism that would include… Continue reading Russia-related sanctions to dominate 2+2 talks

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Chronicle of a victory foretold

Chronicle of a victory foretold Article: Ahmet Tonak, an economist, and Vijay Prashad, Chief editor of Lefts words book, analyse the upcoming challenges before Turkey’s newly elected President Tayyip Erdogan. Important Analysis: 2. Tayyip Erdogan won recent re-election as President of Turkey. 3. The elections were held in a state of emergency, imposed in July… Continue reading Chronicle of a victory foretold

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Elephantine threat: Assam considering sedation, relocation of aggressive animals

Elephantine threat: Assam considering sedation, relocation of aggressive animals News: Assam wildlife officials are considering sedation, relocation of aggressive elephants for reducing man-animal conflict in western Assam. Important facts: 2. Assam wildlife officials said that they are encouraged by a similar experiment near Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand. 3. About half of 58 elephant corridors… Continue reading Elephantine threat: Assam considering sedation, relocation of aggressive animals

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Pakistan’s arid land transforms into green gold

Pakistan’s arid land transforms into green gold News: Billion Tree Tsunami’ transforms arid Pakistan region into green gold. Billion Tree Tsunami: The Billion Tree Tsunami was launched in 2014, by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KPK), Pakistan, as a response to the challenge of  global warming   Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land… Continue reading Pakistan’s arid land transforms into green gold

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Saving Delhi’s trees

Saving Delhi’s trees Article: Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli are environmental researchers at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, said Delhi residents are protesting against deforestation for construction projects. Important Analysis: 2. Delhi residents have been protesting against the government’s approval for felling over 14,000 trees in South Delhi. 3. The National Buildings Construction Corporation… Continue reading Saving Delhi’s trees

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Transplanting best practices

Transplanting best practices Article: Sanjay Nagral, Surgeon, emphasized on controversy over large percentage of foreigners receiving cardiac transplant from decreased donar’s in India. Important Analysis: 2. Heart transplantation has always been in public eye, Christian Barnand performed the first successful human heart transplant in 1967, in Cape Town, Africa. 3. Controversy: Large number of foreigners… Continue reading Transplanting best practices

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