9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 11th, 2018


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Next steps after the 377 judgment

Next steps after the 377 judgment Article: Pradeep Chhibber, a Professor of Political Science has evaluated the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 and its consequences. Important Analysis: A five judge constitution bench of Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality and declared Section 377 of IPC as unconstitutional. However, the provisions of Section 377 will continue to … Continue reading “Next steps after the 377 judgment”

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Teaming up with Tokyo

Teaming up with Tokyo Article: Abhijit Singh, a Senior Fellow and Head, Maritime Policy has discussed about the security and connectivity dimensions between India and Japan. Important Analysis: Strategic community in India have high hopes with Indian PM visit to Tokyo later in this month. Modi has made India-Japan relations a key priority area of … Continue reading “Teaming up with Tokyo”

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The power of non-alignment

The power of non-alignment Article: V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations, has discussed, how the erstwhile soft balancing movement started by weaker states against superpower states is relevant in present scenario. Important Analysis: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of India and, the Bandung Afro-Asian conference in 1955, were examples of soft balancing movement … Continue reading “The power of non-alignment”

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China revises controversial anti-terror regulations 

China revises controversial anti-terror regulations  News: China’s Government revises anti-terrorism regulation by establishing vocational education centers to carry out the educational transformation of people who have been influenced by extremism. Important Facts: It is believed millions of people have been detained in extrajudicial detention centers in Xinjiang for religious extremism, separatism and terrorism. The detentions … Continue reading “China revises controversial anti-terror regulations “

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Farewell to South Asia

Farewell to South Asia News: India needs to reimagine its economic and political geography in the backdrop of deepening crisis in South Asia region. Important Facts: Recent developments during United Nations General Assembly suggests the deepening crisis in South Asia region. In the backdrop of functioning of SAARC and challenges deepen into South Asia region, … Continue reading “Farewell to South Asia”

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Cabinet nod to merger of skill development policy

Cabinet nod to merger of skill development policy News Skill sector caters to nearly 15 million students at any given time . The merger of the proposed institutes will bring in credibility to skills sector and increase private investments. Important facts: The government approved the merger of the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and … Continue reading “Cabinet nod to merger of skill development policy”

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National Policy of Electronics proposes sops for electronics manufacture

National Policy of Electronics proposes sops for electronics manufacture News Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released the draft notification of ‘National Policy on Electronics 2018’ (NPE 2018) for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector of India. Important facts: The draft policy talks about replacement of schemes such as Modified Special … Continue reading “National Policy of Electronics proposes sops for electronics manufacture”

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Tipping point

Tipping point News: The article discusses about the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change along with the work of Nobel awardees in economics  on sustainable growth  and its influence on the upcoming Katowice Important Facts: Warnings on global temperature rise: The IPCC has warned that world temperatures are set … Continue reading “Tipping point”

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Centre notifies norms for uninterrupted flow of Ganga

Centre notifies norms for uninterrupted flow of Ganga News: The Centre has notified minimum environmental flow (e-flow) norms for river Ganga in order to restore and maintain a continuous flow to keep it clean through its natural ecological functions and processes. Important Facts: Background: The notification has been issued in the backdrop of ongoing ‘fast … Continue reading “Centre notifies norms for uninterrupted flow of Ganga”

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Natural disasters cost India $80 billion in 20 years: UN report

Natural disasters cost India $80 billion in 20 years: UN report News: UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) recently released annual report highlighting India’s losses owing to various natural disasters. Important Facts: The study was jointly conducted by UNISDR and Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and released before October 13, … Continue reading “Natural disasters cost India $80 billion in 20 years: UN report”

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