9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 6th, 2018


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Centre not to file counter-affidavit on Article 35A

Centre not to file counter-affidavit on Article 35A News: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has challenged the Article 35 A in the Supreme Court. Important Facts: The petition was filed by We The Citizens arguing that Article 35 A is against the very spirit of oneness of India as it creates a “class within … Continue reading “Centre not to file counter-affidavit on Article 35A”

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Familiar moorings: on foreign policy re-orientation News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-nation visit namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore signals a re-orientation of India’s foreign policy. Important facts: India attempts to moderate India’s strategic position. Prior to the three-nation visit, PM Modi attended informal summits in China and Russia. India and the U.S are committed to … Continue reading “”

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Life in plastic: on waste management framework

Life in plastic: on waste management framework Article: The article discusses the issues with the waste management framework in India Important Analysis: Waste management legislation in India: Solid Waste Management Rules and Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 Issues: Poor implementation by state governments Not much concern among producers of plastic articles Around 60% of total … Continue reading “Life in plastic: on waste management framework”

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India’s per capita plastic use among lowest: Modi

India’s per capita plastic use among lowest: Modi News: On the eve of World Environment Day, Prime Minister said that India is among the lowest per capita consumption of plastic in the world. Important Facts: India has observed 43th edition of World Environment Day 2018 on June 5 in New Delhi. Theme for World Environment … Continue reading “India’s per capita plastic use among lowest: Modi”

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Fly less and eat healthy to cut warming

Fly less and eat healthy to cut warming News: According to a study, Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Important facts: The study has been published in journal Nature Energy. According to the study: Global warming can be controlled by improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities namely travel, indoor heating and device … Continue reading “Fly less and eat healthy to cut warming”

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Environmental Day Bouquet: 539 species discovered in India in 2017

Environmental Day Bouquet: 539 species discovered in India in 2017 News: According to publications from the zoological survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI), in 2017, 539 species have been discovered in India. Important Facts: Publications: Zoological Survey of India: Animal Discoveries, 2017 Botanical Survey of India: Plant discoveries, 2017 Fauna Discoveries: … Continue reading “Environmental Day Bouquet: 539 species discovered in India in 2017”

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Green, Hygienic and Cheaper sanitary napkins

Green, Hygienic and Cheaper sanitary napkins News: On World Environment Day, the Union government launched biodegradable sanitary napkins Important Facts: The sanitary napkins are priced at Rs. 10 for a pack of four The napkin has an additive that makes it biodegradable when it reacts with oxygen after being discarded The product will be distributed … Continue reading “Green, Hygienic and Cheaper sanitary napkins”

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Nitrogen emissions going up: Study

Nitrogen emissions going up: Study News: According to the ‘Indian Nitrogen Assessment’ nitrogen emissions in India has been increasing steadily. Important Facts: The ‘Indian Nitrogen Assessment’ is the first ever quantitative assessment of reactive nitrogen in the Indian environment. According the study, nitrogen particles constitute the largest fraction of PM2.5 5 is a class of … Continue reading “Nitrogen emissions going up: Study”

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It will be War on single-use plastic

It will be War on single-use plastic News: India was the global host nation for 2018 World Environment Day (celebrated on 5thJune) Important Facts: The theme for 2018 World Environment Day was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ India generates around 25000 tonnes of plastic waste every day India Prime Minister highlighted the need for an efficient plastic … Continue reading “It will be War on single-use plastic”

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Preventing the next health crisis

Preventing the next health crisis News: K Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India expresses his views to tackle obesity in India. Important facts: After wasting (a low weight-for-height ratio), India’s biggest nutrition challenge is obesity (excess body fat). India has the second highest number of obese children in the world (14.4 million). … Continue reading “Preventing the next health crisis”

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