9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 15th, 2018


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Contractors to compile sex offenders’ registry

Contractors to compile sex offenders’ registry Women safety; gender issue News: The Home Ministry has planned to outsource the preparation, design and maintenance of the proposed sex offenders’ registry to the private sector. Important Facts 2. Features of the Sex Offenders Registry The Sex offenders Registry is a database comprising of data of sexual offenders- … Continue reading “Contractors to compile sex offenders’ registry”

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Gender bias caused ‘excess’ deaths of girls under 5: Lancet study

Gender bias caused ‘excess’ deaths of girls under 5: Lancet study Gender issues News: According to a study published in the journal Lancet Global Health, excess under-5 female mortality occurs due to neglect resulting from gender biasness. Important Facts: 2. According to the National Family Health Survey, 2017, India’s sex ratio at birth to 919 … Continue reading “Gender bias caused ‘excess’ deaths of girls under 5: Lancet study”

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Article 35A case for statute Bench?

Article 35A case for statute Bench? J & K, Article 35 A News: The Supreme Court will examine pleas to decide whether Article 35A is unconstitutional Important Facts: 2. Article 35A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the state. 3. The Article permits only permanent residents of … Continue reading “Article 35A case for statute Bench?”

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Centre’s say is final on Cauvery, SC told

Centre’s say is final on Cauvery, SC told Cauvery water dispute; centre– state News: The Centre has submitted the Draft Cauvery Management Water Scheme, 2018 in Supreme Court Important Facts 2. The scheme seeks to establish an authority to ensure smooth distribution of water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry 3. Karnataka and Tamil … Continue reading “Centre’s say is final on Cauvery, SC told”

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Robots will not take over all our jobs

Robots will not take over all our jobs Artificial Intelligence; Automation Article: There has been anxiety about automation that it would eliminate many jobs. However, a recent study indicates the fear of robot taking over jobs is improbable. Analysis: 2. The paper ‘Benign effects of automation: New evidences from patent texts” (2017) by Katja Mann … Continue reading “Robots will not take over all our jobs”

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Is it possible to slow global warming?

Is it possible to slow global warming? Climate change; paris summit News: 48th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) was held at Bonn between April 30th and May 10th. Important Facts: 2. At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, the Paris … Continue reading “Is it possible to slow global warming?”

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More tests required for GM mustard: regulator

More tests required for GM mustard: regulator GM Mustard News: The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has demanded more tests for genetically-modified mustard. Important Facts: 2. The genetically modified mustard, Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH-11) had been developed by Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants of the Delhi University 3. In 2017, GEAC had recommended … Continue reading “More tests required for GM mustard: regulator”

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