9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 28th, 2018

 

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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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