9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 31st, 2018


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The federalist principles

The federalist principles Article Varghese k. George has analysed the deeper question of equity in India and US. Important Analysis In US and India, there are many concerns in terms of federalism and the regional power balance, citizenship, identity and marginalisation of religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities. In US, the decision of Trump Administration to… Continue reading The federalist principles

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Charting its own path

Charting its own path News Priyanjali Malik, an expert on nuclear security in South Asia, talks about India’s position after 20 years of Pokhran. Important Analysis After Pokhran India has shifted its focus from Nuclear Bomb to its civil nuclear technology. India now celebrate May 11 as National Technology Day, Author consider Pokhran test as… Continue reading Charting its own path

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India, Indonesia elevate ties

India, Indonesia elevate ties News: India and Indonesia has elevated their bilateral relationship to Comprehensive Stategic Partnership. Important facts: Prime Minster Narendra Modi has recently made his first ever visit to Indonesia. He observed that India’s Act East Policy and the vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Region) matched Indonesia’s Maritime… Continue reading India, Indonesia elevate ties

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Contaminants making their way into food-contact items

Contaminants making their way into food-contact items News: A study found that manufacturers are using recycled electrical equipment, containing toxic chemical, as a source of black plastic. Important facts: Black plastic is used as food containers and children’s toys which makes it toxic. Chemicals like are applied to eclectic devices as flame retardants and pigments.… Continue reading Contaminants making their way into food-contact items

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34 leopards die each year in Rajasthan, says wildlife report

34 leopards die each year in Rajasthan, says wildlife report News Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) data revealed that there is average of 34 leopard deaths every year in Rajasthan. Important facts Leopard is listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972, along with tiger. The population of leopards decline due… Continue reading 34 leopards die each year in Rajasthan, says wildlife report

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Nepal leads the way in cutting emissions in brick kilns

Nepal leads the way in cutting emissions in brick kilns News: The Brick Kiln Initiative provides a technology to cut the black carbon emission from brick kilns in Nepal. Important facts: Brick kilns produce thousand tonne of toxic soot known as black carbon. To cut black carbon from brick kiln ‘the Brick kiln initiative’ is… Continue reading Nepal leads the way in cutting emissions in brick kilns

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Moody’s cuts India’s 2018 growth forecast to 7.3% from 7.5%

Moody’s cuts India’s 2018 growth forecast to 7.3% from 7.5% News: Moody’s Investor Service has lowered India’s GDP forecast of 7.5% by 2018 to 7.3%. Important facts: Other observations made by Moody’s Investor Service are: Indian economy is recovering in cyclical nature. Recovery of private investment cycle depends on recovery of twin balance sheet issue. G-20… Continue reading Moody’s cuts India’s 2018 growth forecast to 7.3% from 7.5%

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