9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 29th, 2018


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Protecting incarcerated women

Protecting incarcerated women Article: K. Raghavan, a former CBI Director, shares his opinion about the status of women and their children behind the prisons. Important analysis: Overcrowding, brutality, a lack of sanitation and unacceptable standards of health care are evident in prisons across the world. Reforms for these pathetic conditions are not much talked about. … Continue reading “Protecting incarcerated women”

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Looking for a new clarity

Looking for a new clarity Article: Suhrith Parthasarathy, advocate at the Madras High Court, discusses about the loopholes in the Supreme Court. Important analysis: The Supreme Court gave a remarkable judgment in the recent Karnataka election. But this should not veil the deeper problems that the apex court is affected with. These problems are: Firstly, … Continue reading “Looking for a new clarity”

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VVPAT glitches pose a new headache for poll panel

VVPAT glitches pose a new headache for poll panel News: In recent by elections, there are reports of malfunctioning of EVMs in many booths, especially in Kairana and Bhandra-Gondiya. Important Facts: The Chief Election Officer Uttar Pradesh has admitted that the commission received complaints of malfunctioning of VVPAT machines. The VVPAT replacement rate due to glitches … Continue reading “VVPAT glitches pose a new headache for poll panel”

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No sanctions on Iran: Sushma

No sanctions on Iran: Sushma News: Indian External Affairs Minister has assured that India will not accept sanctions imposed, or to be imposed, by the United States on Iran Important Facts: The statement came in the backdrop of US’s withdrawal from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement, popularly known as the Iran Nuclear … Continue reading “No sanctions on Iran: Sushma”

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The cost of deterrence

The cost of deterrence News: Martand Jha, SIS, JNU has analyzes how the balance of strategic nuclear power has evolved over the past two decades in South Asia. Important Analysis On May 11, India celebrates its 20 years of nuclear tests at Pokhran, which put India into de facto status as the sixth nuclear power … Continue reading “The cost of deterrence”

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States yet to decide on national anthem query

States yet to decide on national anthem query News: No states respond to the Centre’s letter seeking their opinion on playing of the national anthem in cinema halls and public places. Important Facts On December 5 last year, the Home Ministry notified the appointment of a 12-member inter-ministerial committee which would take a final call … Continue reading “States yet to decide on national anthem query”

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Rajasthan seeks formation of Inter-State Basin Authority

Rajasthan seeks formation of Inter-State Basin Authority News Rajasthan has demanded the establishment of an Inter-State Basin Authority rather than watershed agencies to resolve disputes among different States on sharing of river waters. Important Facts: In Inter-State Council’s Standing Committee meeting in New Delhi, Rajasathan showed its reservation towards setting up a watershed agencies. Rajasthan … Continue reading “Rajasthan seeks formation of Inter-State Basin Authority”

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Maritime dialogue resumes

Maritime dialogue resumes News Recently, the heads of maritime security agencies of India and Pakistan met after a gap of two years. Important Facts: Meeting is considered as an efforts to improve India-Pakistan relations in recent months after the restarting of the Track II Neemrana Dialogue in April. The dialogue is held annually as per the … Continue reading “Maritime dialogue resumes”

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Talk it over: the Centre’s role in J&K

Talk it over: the Centre’s role in J&K News: The Ministry of Home Minister has offered talks with the Hurriyat and Pakistan. Important Facts: Recently various moves of central government shows its softer Jammu and Kashmir policy. The Centre has decided the suspension of operations and looking forward to end the terror activities in Jammu … Continue reading “Talk it over: the Centre’s role in J&K”

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EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics News: The European Union proposed on a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics. A bloc is a group of countries which have similar political aims and interests and that act together over some issues. Important facts: This set of proposals is a part of EU’s quest to get rid … Continue reading “EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics”

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‘Gaj Yatra’ honours Meghalaya’s elephant corridor effort

‘Gaj Yatra’ honours Meghalaya’s elephant corridor effort News Recently the Gaj Yatra began from Tura town in Meghalaya Important Facts: Gaj Yatrais a nationwide campaign launched by the Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change The campaign aims to protect the elephant and its habitat. The event involves taking … Continue reading “‘Gaj Yatra’ honours Meghalaya’s elephant corridor effort”

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The impact of environment on FDI

The impact of environment on FDI News: Vinish Kathuria, Professor at IIT, Bombay, has analysed whether foreign direct investment (FDI) linked to easing environmental regulations in India. Important facts: The findings were published in a study titled ‘Does environmental governance matter for foreign direct investment? Testing the pollution haven hypothesis for Indian States’ in the Asian Development … Continue reading “The impact of environment on FDI”

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