9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 28th, 2018

 

Mains Test Series


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Caution against shaming

Caution against shaming Article: Devika, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram analysis the Kerala High Court judgment on obscenity Important Analysis: 2. The Kerala High Court recently gave its judgment against the writ petition claiming the image of a breastfeeding women on magazine as obscene. 3. The magazines named ‘Grihalakshmi’, leading women’s magazine in Malayalam … Continue reading “Caution against shaming”

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ICSSR’s new vision: make research relevant to policy

ICSSR’s new vision: make research relevant to policy News: ICSSR, apex social science research body has sent a vision document called IMPRESS((Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences) to the government. Important facts: 2. Rational behind this step: To make research relevant to policy. It will contribute in solving society problems. 3. ICSSR, has also made … Continue reading “ICSSR’s new vision: make research relevant to policy”

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Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator

Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator News: The Centre places draft Bill for a Higher Education Commission of India in public domain for suggestions. Important facts: The draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Act, 2018 placed in the public domain. Purpose of introducing draft bill are given below: … Continue reading “Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator”

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Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator

Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator News: The Centre places draft Bill for a Higher Education Commission of India in public domain for suggestions. Important facts: The draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Act, 2018 placed in the public domain. Purpose of introducing draft bill are given below: … Continue reading “Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator”

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Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism

Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism News. Nepali officials are considering China’s proposal for a “two-plus-one” mechanism. Important facts: 2. It would be beneficial for India also as through this mechanism, Beijing and New Delhi can jointly hold a dialogue with a third country in South Asia. 3. China-Nepal relations: The Chinese side emphasized that its … Continue reading “Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism”

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Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism

Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism News. Nepali officials are considering China’s proposal for a “two-plus-one” mechanism. Important facts: 2. It would be beneficial for India also as through this mechanism, Beijing and New Delhi can jointly hold a dialogue with a third country in South Asia. 3. China-Nepal relations: The Chinese side emphasized that its … Continue reading “Nepal welcomes ‘2+1’ dialogue mechanism”

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U.S. postpones 2+2 dialogue with India

U.S. postpones 2+2 dialogue with India News: The 2+2 Dialogue between the defence and foreign ministers of India and the United States scheduled for July, has been postponed. 2+2 Dialogue:  India and the U.S. have decided to set up a new dialogue mechanism that would include defence and foreign ministers of the two countries.   … Continue reading “U.S. postpones 2+2 dialogue with India”

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Stranded on migration

Stranded on migration News: 1. Migration is top of the agenda when leaders meet for a European Council meeting in Brussels  Important facts: 2. Issues: More than 1.8 million migrants have come to Europe since 2014, mostly from West Asia and Africa. This has become a contentious electoral issue across Europe with right-wing populists capitalising … Continue reading “Stranded on migration”

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Japanese mission reaches far-off asteroid

Japanese mission reaches far-off asteroid News: A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million km away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life. Important facts: 2. The Hayabusa2 probe successfully settled into an observation position 20 km above the Ryugu asteroid. 3. The mission came just … Continue reading “Japanese mission reaches far-off asteroid”

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Encouraging mediation to settle disputes

Encouraging mediation to settle disputes Article: Chitra Narayan , Chennai-based advocate and mediator, discusses how mediation and conciliation used as a powerful tool to resolve commercial disputes. Important Analysis: 2. India will participate in deliberation at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New York. 3. The deliberations will facilitate legal reform … Continue reading “Encouraging mediation to settle disputes”

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Reality check

Reality check News: The financial stability report released by the RBI recently. Important facts: 2. The report has warned that gross non-performing assets(GNPAs) of scheduled commercial banks could rise from 11.6% in March 2018 to 12.2% in March 2019. 3. This would be highest level of bad debt in almost two decades. 4. The GNPA … Continue reading “Reality check”

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