9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 31st, 2018


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States told to identify ‘illegal’ immigrants

States told to identify ‘illegal’ immigrants What has happened? The Home Ministry has asked State governments to “capture the biographic and biometric particulars” of illegal immigrants and “restrict them to specified locations. Collect biometric particulars and restrict people to specified locations The letter without mentioning “Rohingya” has asked local authorities to identify those illegal immigrants … Continue reading “States told to identify ‘illegal’ immigrants”

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Billed for change

Billed for change What has happened? The Union Cabinet this week approved six out of the dozens of changes to the contentious National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that were suggested by a Parliamentary Standing Committee earlier this month. These changes address some of the loudest criticisms of the Bill. Changes approved by the Cabinet Final … Continue reading “Billed for change”

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Pak. wants to inspect Indus projects

Pak. wants to inspect Indus projects What has happened? Pakistan has asked India to allow its officials to undertake a tour for inspecting Indian projects in the Indus river basin, which New Delhi said will be arranged in line with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), according to government sources. PIC meeting Pakistan … Continue reading “Pak. wants to inspect Indus projects”

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India, Pak. call truce over envoys

India, Pak. call truce over envoys What has happened? The protracted spat between India and Pakistan over harassment of respective diplomatic staff ended on Friday. Both sides will ensure safety of each other’s diplomats, families of diplomats and diplomatic premises Flurry of note verbales The exchange between the two countries became heated following daily incidents … Continue reading “India, Pak. call truce over envoys”

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Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers

Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers What has happened? Floodplains of rivers can provide a new source of water. They are a local, non-polluting, perennial and non-invasive source of water for urban centres. Our work and research on the Palla floodplain scheme which was launched by the Delhi Jal Board in 2016 is a tangible realisation … Continue reading “Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers”

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Kaziranga finds a dozen reasons to be happy

Kaziranga finds a dozen reasons to be happy Context Indian Rhino (one-horned Rhino) Scientific name: Rhinoceros unicornis What has happened? Kaziranga’s iconic one-horned rhino population has risen by 12 individuals. The latest headcount of the armour-plated herbivore in Assam’s world-famous reserve put the estimated number at 2,413 rhinos. This is an increase of a dozen over … Continue reading “Kaziranga finds a dozen reasons to be happy”

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‘Monetary policy not apt to ensure financial stability’

‘Monetary policy not apt to ensure financial stability’ What has happened? Monetary policy transmission improves if friction in the financial system diminishes, according to the findings of a study by the Development Research Group (DRG) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). DRG The DRG is constituted by the apex bank in its Department of … Continue reading “‘Monetary policy not apt to ensure financial stability’”

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