9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 16th, 2018


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PM wants media to self-regulate: Rathore

PM wants media to self-regulate: Rathore Regulatory body; Social Media News: Rajyavardhan Rathore, who has recently taken over the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry has opined that media has to be self regulatory. Important facts: 2. Former I&B Minister Smriti Irani had released new accreditation guidelines which direct that a journalist’s government accreditation could … Continue reading “PM wants media to self-regulate: Rathore”

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Contempt plea likely in Babri case

Contempt plea likely in Babri case Secularism; Supreme Court News: Muslim parties might file a contempt petition in Babri Masjid case might be filed in the Supreme Court on the grounds that certain sections are trying to complicate the case Important Facts: The Ismail Faruqi versus Union of India case, deals with the acquisition of … Continue reading “Contempt plea likely in Babri case”

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Wuhan’s promise

Wuhan’s promise India – China Article: After Wuhan meet there is increased chances of improved bilateral ties between India and China.  Important Analysis 2. Sino-India war of 1962 war annulled the hopes of strong bilateral relation with china. 3. The border issue between the two countries is evident from the past: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s … Continue reading “Wuhan’s promise”

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At last, a scheme

At last, a scheme Cauvery river dispute; Centre state News: The Centre has submitted a draft scheme in the Supreme Court to implement the final decision on distributing the Cauvery waters among the riparian (relating to or situated on the banks of a river) States. Important Facts: 2. Provisions of the draft scheme are: The draft proposes to create … Continue reading “At last, a scheme”

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Prabhu bats for services pact at WTO

Prabhu bats for services pact at WTO WTO News: Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu pitched for inclusion of the trade facilitation pact on services at World Trade Organization. Important Facts: 2. Trade facilitation pact on services in World Trade Organization would help promote growth of the global economy. 3. The government raise concern that unless WTO … Continue reading “Prabhu bats for services pact at WTO”

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Central Railways ponders means to deal with plastic bottles

Central Railways ponders means to deal with plastic bottles Environment; plastic pollution News On the wake of plastics ban  in Maharashtra from June, central railways are exploring the ways to dispose of its plastic bottles. Important Analysis Challenges: Dispose of stored plastic bottles. there is no mechanism of collecting the old bottles Use of plastic … Continue reading “Central Railways ponders means to deal with plastic bottles”

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Rythu Bandhu: errors galore in pattadar passbooks, cheques

Rythu Bandhu: errors galore in pattadar passbooks, cheques Rythu Bandhu scheme; welfare scheme News Wrong entries found in the pattadaar passbooks under RythuBandhu scheme Important Analysis 2. Rythu Bandhu scheme is a welfare program to support farmer’s investment for two crop ayear launched by the Government of Telangana. 3. Beneficiaries reportedly complained about sanction of … Continue reading “Rythu Bandhu: errors galore in pattadar passbooks, cheques”

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