9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 19th, 2018


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Governor’s discretion has its limits

Governor’s discretion has its limits News: 1.The Supreme Court has observed that the appointment of K.G. Bopaiah as a pro tem speaker  by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala is an arbitrary use of governor discretion. Important facts: The Supreme Court has ordered the Karnataka Governor to appoint a pro tem Speaker to conduct a floor test… Continue reading Governor’s discretion has its limits

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EU moves to save Iran nuclear deal

EU moves to save Iran nuclear deal News: European Union has initiated the ‘Blocking Statute’ to save the Iran Nuclear Deal as it had pledged to stick to the deal if Iran respects its terms. Important Facts: The “Blocking Statute” was made in 1996 to circumvent Washington’s trade sanctions on Cuba. But, the statute never… Continue reading EU moves to save Iran nuclear deal

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A chance in Srinagar

A chance in Srinagar News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Srinagar Important facts: The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister has informed the Centre regarding the suspension of ceasefire operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan. 3.Earlier, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government has also announced the Ceasefire in 2000… Continue reading A chance in Srinagar

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Implement Cauvery draft scheme before rains: Supreme Court

Implement Cauvery draft scheme before rains: Supreme Court News: The Supreme Court has ordered the Central government to implement its draft Cauvery Management Scheme before the monsoon. Important facts: The Supreme Court said that the draft scheme was in accordance with the Cauvery Water Tribunal award which was modified by the court on February and… Continue reading Implement Cauvery draft scheme before rains: Supreme Court

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‘India’s freshwater stocks in danger’ 

‘India’s freshwater stocks in danger’ News: According to a study published in the journal Nature,India’s fresh water stocks are in danger. Important facts: The study was conducted using an array of NASA earth observation satellites. NASA tracked the global hydrological changes. The study, has observed the following: wetter parts of the earth’s were getting wetter… Continue reading ‘India’s freshwater stocks in danger’ 

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Online resource for academicians soon

Online resource for academicians soon News: The National Institute of Educational Research and Planning (NIEPA) is planning to roll out an online National resource centre, an initiative under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT). Important facts: The National Resource Centre portal will be a one-stop point for Indian academicians to… Continue reading Online resource for academicians soon

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Death by slow poisoning

Death by slow poisoning News: 1.An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Important Facts: 2.Today, around 10 million people in nine districts in West Bengal and 40 million in Bangladesh drink arsenic laden ground water. 3.The source of the arsenic contamination can be traced back to the following… Continue reading Death by slow poisoning

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Nine years after

Nine years after News: It is the ninth anniversary of the end of civil war in Sri Lanka Important Facts: 2.According to UN estimates, around 40,000 people died in the war which came to an end on May 18, 2009. 3.While the tamils look at the anniversary as a day to remember their loved ones,… Continue reading Nine years after

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