9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 22nd, 2018


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Graffiti taking its toll on prehistoric rock paintings

Graffiti taking its toll on prehistoric rock paintings Prehistoric News: Archaeological survey of India has raised the concern over the defacement of Prehistoric rock painting at Pandavulagutta in JayashankarBhuplpally district of Telangana. Important Facts: The prehistoric rock paintings resemble the most ancient Rock painting at Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh  The prehistoric rock paintings of JayashankarBhupalpally … Continue reading “Graffiti taking its toll on prehistoric rock paintings”

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What’s in an election?

What’s in an election? Election; democracy News: SundarSarukkai, Professor of Philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, analyses the role of elections in a democracy. Important Analysis: The significance of democracy lies in how power is exercised by those elected to power. 3.The defining principle of democracy is the principle of One Person … Continue reading “What’s in an election?”

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On the great Asian highway

On the great Asian highway India-china News: Syed MunirKhasru, Chairman of the international think tank, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance, is of the opinion that better communication between India and China would benefit the whole region. Important Facts: India and China must forge an understanding to cooperate on regional connectivity projects. Inability to … Continue reading “On the great Asian highway”

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Had ‘extremely productive’ talks with Putin, says Modi

Had ‘extremely productive’ talks with Putin, says Modi India-Russia News: The first ever informal summit between India and Russia was held in Sochi, Russia. The informal summit is a new aspect of the bilateral ties. Important Facts: The “Strategic Partnership” between India and Russia has evolved into “Special Privileged Strategic Partnership”. 3.Mr. Modi said friendship … Continue reading “Had ‘extremely productive’ talks with Putin, says Modi”

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hina launches relay satellite to explore far side of moon

China launches relay satellite to explore far side of moon Space science News: China has launched a relay satellite named Queqiao or “Magpie Bridge” to explore the far side of the moon. Important Facts: The satellite will facilitate communication between controllers on earth and the Chang’e 4 mission. Far side or the dark side faces … Continue reading “hina launches relay satellite to explore far side of moon”

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Miles to go

Miles to go Bankruptcy code News: The new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) witnessed a major success when Tata Steel acquired 73% stake in the bankrupt firm Bhushan Steel. Important facts: The proceeds from the acquisition will go towards settling almost two-thirds of the total outstanding liabilities that Bhushan Steel owes banks. In future, if … Continue reading “Miles to go”

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Wages for looking

Wages for looking NookuKooli; labour union News: 1. The Kerala government has banded the practice of “NokkuKooli” from May 2018. Important Facts 2. Nokkukooli is a practice in Kerala of extorting money from employers, shopkeepers or households by loading-and-unloading workers. It is done by an organisedlabour unions in kerala under which wages have to be … Continue reading “Wages for looking”

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The Meghalaya example

The Meghalaya example Social audit Article: The authors, Sampath Kumar, Commissioner and Secretary, Government of Meghalaya and RakshitaSwamy describes about the importance of social audits, which acts as a strong tool for community participation and grievance redress. Analysis: Background: In April, 2017, Meghalaya became the first State India to pass social audit legislation. The legislation is … Continue reading “The Meghalaya example”

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Camera traps record rare black panther in Odisha

Camera traps record rare black panther in Odisha Rare species; environment News: The Forest and Environment Department of Odisha have recorded the presence of black panthers in a forest in Sundargarh district. Important Facts: Odisha has been listed as the ninth State in India where the elusive and rare big cat has been seen. The … Continue reading “Camera traps record rare black panther in Odisha”

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Kerala may seek WHO help to battle Nipah virus infection

Kerala may seek WHO help to battle Nipah virus infection Nipah virus News: The kerala government is planning to seek the help from World Health Organization regarding Nipah virus infection. Important Facts: National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported the Nipah virus infection incidence as the “third major outbreak in the country.” The laboratory … Continue reading “Kerala may seek WHO help to battle Nipah virus infection”

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