9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 15th, 2018


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The imperative of impact assessment

The imperative of impact assessment Article: Writer has talked about the PLIA (Policy and Legislation Impact Assessment) framework in India. Important Analysis: There is a concern over law making process in India because it does not consider unanticipated outcomes and its impact. Law making process in India has been seen criticized because it has a … Continue reading “The imperative of impact assessment”

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India and China should come together in bonding with and development of Africa

India and China should come together in bonding with and development of Africa News: Both China and India should collaborate for development of Africa and for their own benefit. Reasons for collaboration: 2. China announced, in September 2018, a $60 billion package for Africa’s development during Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting, (a triennial assemblage … Continue reading “India and China should come together in bonding with and development of Africa”

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Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted

Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted News: The article talks about the hurdles the scientists face in accurately predicting the cyclones along with conditions in Bay of Bengal. Important Facts: 2. Recently cyclone Titli became the third major cyclone to hit the Odisha-Andhra coastal zone in the … Continue reading “Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted”

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Resisting resistance: on antibiotic misuse

Resisting resistance: on antibiotic misuse News: 1.   The article discusses the need for India to strengthen and implement regulations on antibiotic misuse. Important Facts: Background: In a recent investigation, veterinary drug-maker, Zoetis, was found selling antibiotics as growth promoters to poultry farmers in India. This raised outrage as Zoetis had stopped the practice in the … Continue reading “Resisting resistance: on antibiotic misuse”

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Helping the invisible hands of agriculture

Helping the invisible hands of agriculture News: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has proposed deliberations to discuss the challenges that women farmers face in crop cultivation, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries. Important Facts: The aim of deliberations is to work towards an action plan using better access to credit, skill development and entrepreneurial … Continue reading “Helping the invisible hands of agriculture”

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Windmills not so green for wildlife

Windmills not so green for wildlife News: A recent research project found the impact of windmills over the wildlife in forests. Important Facts: A two-year research project by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), commissioned by State government agencies, has studied about the danger posed by windmills over wildlife. Impacts of … Continue reading “Windmills not so green for wildlife”

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Developing nations wary of WTO’s reforms proposals

Developing nations wary of WTO’s reforms proposals News WTO in its new report titled “Reinvigorating trade and Inclusive Growth” argued to abandon consensus principle and introducing a case by case approach for plurilateral negotiations.   Important analysis: The WTO is planning to change the ‘consensus based multilateral rule making’ for plurilateral negotiations on grounds that … Continue reading “Developing nations wary of WTO’s reforms proposals”

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What is the market instrument at core of IL&FS woes?

What is the market instrument at core of IL&FS woes? News                    Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) are facing capital crunch in the wake of IL&FS defaulting on its commercial papers. Important Facts: What is Commercial Paper? Commercial Paper is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of promissory note. CPs are short-term instruments … Continue reading “What is the market instrument at core of IL&FS woes?”

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