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9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 10th, 2018


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When woman is harassed at work

When woman is harassed at work Article India’s #MeToo movement, with editors, actors and minister being publicly accused, is breaking the culture of silence around sexual harassment and everyday sexism marks a watershed moment in societal evolution. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and … Continue reading “When woman is harassed at work”

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Salvaging a strategic partnership  

Salvaging a strategic partnership   Article: S. Raghavan, Convener of the National Security Advisory Board has discussed about the trade opportunity India will have with Russia despite U.S sanction. Important Analysis: In a recent Summit with Russia, India has given assurance that growing proximity with U.S will not affect India-Russia relations. India has emphasized the … Continue reading “Salvaging a strategic partnership  “

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We need a pro-liberty judicial approach

We need a pro-liberty judicial approach Article: Writer, a former Judge of the Supreme Court has raised the concern over threat to Civil Liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Important Analysis: Article 21 of the Indian constitution places the civil liberty on the highest pedestal and it is the duty of the … Continue reading “We need a pro-liberty judicial approach”

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Arrest the exodus

Arrest the exodus News: Gujarat is seeing increasing discontent over the lack of adequate jobs for young people. Important Facts: There has been an exodus out of northern Gujarat of Hindi-speaking migrant workers due to incident of revenge attack on them as a result of horrific rape of a toddler. Ipsos-Gates Foundation survey found that … Continue reading “Arrest the exodus”

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The truth about inequality in India

The truth about inequality in India Article 1.The writer notes that it is impossible to know about inequality in India as the income and wealth data of the well-off people are far from reliable Important analysis: The publication of James Crabtree’s book The Billionaire Raj and last year the research paper by Luke Chancel and … Continue reading “The truth about inequality in India”

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IMF projects India’s growth at 7.3% in 2018

IMF projects India’s growth at 7.3% in 2018 News 1. IMF projects India to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. Important facts: International Monetary Fund IMF is an international organization consisting of 189 member countries. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is  working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, … Continue reading “IMF projects India’s growth at 7.3% in 2018”

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ICMR scientists confirm canine distemper virus in 21 Gir lions

ICMR scientists confirm canine distemper virus in 21 Gir lions News: The canine distemper virus (CDV) has been found by scientists in the recent death of 21 Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest. Important Facts: Scientists at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) National Institute of Virology in Pune have found active transmission of the … Continue reading “ICMR scientists confirm canine distemper virus in 21 Gir lions”

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Titli’ puts coastal Odisha on high alert

Titli’ puts coastal Odisha on high alert News: IMD has forecasted that the cyclone Titli may further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and make landfall between southern Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Important Facts: The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm Titli and is moving towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. … Continue reading “Titli’ puts coastal Odisha on high alert”

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Target 1.5: Tackling global warming

Target 1.5: Tackling global warming News: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a report in Seoul  highlighting the impacts that developing countries like India would face if global warming touches 2°C as compared to 1.5°C. Important Facts: The IPCC makes it clear that the human and economic costs of a 2°C rise are … Continue reading “Target 1.5: Tackling global warming”

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Making smart cities cyber-secure

Making smart cities cyber-secure News: The article discusses about the cyber security challenges and the threats that integrated technologies in a smart city pose along with efficient delivery of services. Important Facts: India’s digitalisation roadmap is expected to propel its digital economy to 1 trillion USD by 2025. India is witnessing an unforeseen digital transformation, … Continue reading “Making smart cities cyber-secure”

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