9 PM Current Affairs Brief – May 8th, 2018


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Society related issues:

The problems with a DNA registry(The Hindu Opinion)

The problems with a DNA registry(The Hindu Opinion) Context Building such a database is not easy, does not always offer justice, and is an ethical landmine What has happened? According to the National Crime Records Bureau, only about a quarter of rape cases ended in conviction in 2016. These rates are low in other countries … Continue reading “The problems with a DNA registry(The Hindu Opinion)”

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International Relations:

‘Coordinated patrol can prevent another Doklam’(The Hindu) 

‘Coordinated patrol can prevent another Doklam’(The Hindu)  Context India, China can avoid standoffs in grey areas What has happened? Referring to the maritime dimension of the China-India ties, the researcher signaled that Beijing and New Delhi could become joint stakeholders in the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Need of institutionalizing After last month’s Wuhan … Continue reading “‘Coordinated patrol can prevent another Doklam’(The Hindu) “

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Indian Constitution and Polity:

No religion breeds hatred: SC(The Hindu) 

No religion breeds hatred: SC(The Hindu)  Context There is a constitutional obligation to preserve the religious practices of all religions and culture, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The case The judgment was pronounced on the basis of a petition highlighting the “erosion” of the Mahakaleshwar Linga. The petition said the “idol of Lord Shiva … Continue reading “No religion breeds hatred: SC(The Hindu) “

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Protest over citizenship for Hindu migrants(The Hindu)

Protest over citizenship for Hindu migrants(The Hindu) Context During a JPC hearing, parties and organisations say it’s a move to legitimise post-1971 settlers  What has happened? The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 began a hearing in Assam on Monday amid protests across the Brahmaputra Valley against the Union government’s alleged move … Continue reading “Protest over citizenship for Hindu migrants(The Hindu)”

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Separate NIA unit all set to probe funding pattern of Naxalites

Separate NIA unit all set to probe funding pattern of Naxalites(The Hindu) Context Huge amounts paid to fund education of Maoist leaders’ kin’  What has happened? Following reports of Maoist leaders having amassed huge assets in property and cash, the Centre said a separate unit will be created in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for … Continue reading “Separate NIA unit all set to probe funding pattern of Naxalites”

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LSGIs may find the going tough

LSGIs may find the going tough Context Local self-government institutions (LSGIs) will find Plan implementation for 2018-19 a tough task under the new norms issued by the government on the allocation and utilisation of funds for spillover projects from 2017-18. Local bodies would have to provide funds Under the new norms, the local bodies will … Continue reading “LSGIs may find the going tough”

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India gets $200 million loan for nutrition mission

India gets $200 million loan for nutrition mission(The Hindu)  What has happened? India on Monday signed an agreement with the World Bank for a $200 million loan for implementing the National Nutrition Mission across 315 districts of the country.  National Nutrition mission Approved by the Union Cabinet last year, the mission aims at reaching 10 … Continue reading “India gets $200 million loan for nutrition mission”

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Rupee hits 15-month low; crosses 67/$(The Hindu)

Rupee hits 15-month low; crosses 67/$(The Hindu) Context Oil prices hit $75 a barrel while Indian indices rise with support from bank, metal and media stocks What has happened? The rupee breached the psychological barrier of Rs. 67 against the dollar amid strong demand for the U.S. currency from importers, as crude oil rose to … Continue reading “Rupee hits 15-month low; crosses 67/$(The Hindu)”

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