9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 5th, 2018


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Righting wrongs in land acquisition

Righting wrongs in land acquisition Context: Section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 is in news About the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 The law provided for greatly enhanced compensation, consent of those whose land… Continue reading Righting wrongs in land acquisition

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“India’s Christians, Sikhs face discrimination”

“India’s Christians, Sikhs face discrimination” Context: The British government has been asked to raise concerns on the treatment of Christian and Sikh minorities in India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April. Discrimination faced by Christians and Sikhs in India: During a debate in the… Continue reading “India’s Christians, Sikhs face discrimination”

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Myanmar puts off border pact

Myanmar puts off border pact Context: Myanmar has asked India for more time before the agreement to streamline the free movement of people within 16 km along the border is sealed. Background: On January 3, 2018 the Union Cabinet had approved an agreement between India and Myanmar on land border crossing to enhance economic interaction… Continue reading Myanmar puts off border pact

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TB drugs policy to be discussed at meet

TB drugs policy to be discussed at meet Context: Global public health agencies will discuss the Union Health Ministry’s policy on rationing new tuberculosis medicines at a forthcoming meeting in New Delhi. Inadequacy of medicines: The Hindu had earlier reported that advanced patented medicines used to treat Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) are available to only… Continue reading TB drugs policy to be discussed at meet

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Borrowing terms

Borrowing terms Context: The State Bank of India (SBI) has raised its one-year MCLR or marginal cost of funds-based lending rate from 7.95 per cent to 8.15 per cent, while hiking similarly for two- and three-year loans. Background: The increase in MCLRs comes in the wake of rise in deposit rates. SBI revised its upward… Continue reading Borrowing terms

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Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance

Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance Context: The State Cabinet of Karnataka has granted approval for construction of a bridge-cum-barrage across the Netravathi connecting Adyarkatte, off the National Highway 75, and Harekala, near Mangalore University About the Project: The project was part of the Paschima Vahini Scheme launched in 2017 to build vented dams across west-flowing… Continue reading Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance

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‘Defaulting promoters must be barred from bidding’

‘Defaulting promoters must be barred from bidding’ Context: Axis Bank Chief has called for creating a better credit culture for long-term benefits. How to achieve better credit culture? One way to achieve it is to exclude the defaulting promoters from bidding for their assets during insolvency proceedings. With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) doing… Continue reading ‘Defaulting promoters must be barred from bidding’

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