9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 24th, 2018


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Why due Process matters

Why due Process matters Article: Shreya Atrey, lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School discusses the importance of due process in feminist and social movements Important Analysis: The recent cases of Unnao and Kathua where lawmakers and enforcers themselves engaged in sexual violence or defended the accused show how the legal system … Continue reading “Why due Process matters”

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Justice and redemption

Justice and redemption Article Krishna Kumar, former director of NCERT, has analyses the role of society and importance of justice in child protection. Important Analysis The delivery of justice to a childhood is different from the conventional idea of justice. Childhood is a formative and vulnerable period of life which makes the justice delivery difficult. … Continue reading “Justice and redemption”

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A quick recap of the gutkha scam

A quick recap of the gutkha scam News: The SC has confirmed that the CBI will investigate the guthka scam case Important Facts The gutkha scam relates to the findings of the I-T department which raided the premises MDM brand guthka manufacturer in Chennai, a banned substance in Tamil Nadu since 2013. I-T department finds, … Continue reading “A quick recap of the gutkha scam”

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China wants Pakistan to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country

China wants Pakistan to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country News: China has asked Pakistan to relocate Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country in response to mounting international pressure to act against him for his links with terror groups. Important Facts Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister … Continue reading “China wants Pakistan to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country”

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World faces ‘staggering’ obesity challenge: study

World faces ‘staggering’ obesity challenge: study News: Researcher at the European Congress on Obesity has forecasted that global population will obese in coming years. Important Facts: The report stated that 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 compare to 14% last year. After 27 years almost a quarter of the global … Continue reading “World faces ‘staggering’ obesity challenge: study”

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India moves WTO over U.S. steel tariffs

India moves WTO over U.S. steel tariffs News: India has launched a complaint with World Trade Organization against the United States regarding tariffs on steel and aluminium. Important facts: U.S. has imposed the tariffs in March where it levy 25 % on steel imports and 10 % on aluminium. US said it is outside the … Continue reading “India moves WTO over U.S. steel tariffs”

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Why birds don’t have teeth

Why birds don’t have teeth News: Recently a research paper published Biology Letters suggests that birds lost their teeth during the process of egg hatching. Important facts: The reports suggest that the birds actually losse their teeth to speed up egg hatching. The research has compared the incubation period for dinosaur eggs which take several … Continue reading “Why birds don’t have teeth”

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Entirely preventable

Entirely preventable News: The ongoing protest against the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi has resulted in the death of 12 people in police firing. Important Facts: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had already predicted that the protest was “likely to trigger a law and order situation” and declared that … Continue reading “Entirely preventable”

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Capital remaining for banks is ‘sufficient’: Govt.

Capital remaining for banks is ‘sufficient’: Govt. News: The government has indicated that it may not increase the capital allocation to public sector banks. Important Facts: Public sector banks has witness huge loss in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The government will not increase the capital allocation beyond the already sanction amount in budget 2017-18. … Continue reading “Capital remaining for banks is ‘sufficient’: Govt.”

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