9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 17th, 2018


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Istanbul mystery: on Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

Istanbul mystery: on Jamal Khashoggi disappearance News: Recently Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared which has triggered a diplomatic storm. Important Facts: About Jamal Khashoggi: He was a journalist who was once a Saudi government insider, but had gone into self-imposed exile in the U.S. in 2017. He’d become an outspoken critic of the Saudi … Continue reading “Istanbul mystery: on Jamal Khashoggi disappearance”

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A security architecture without the mortar

A security architecture without the mortar News: The article discusses about India’s national security inadequacies which stem from the absence of a national security vision. Important Facts: Background: Defence Planning Committee (DPC): In April 2018, the government set up a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to assist in the creation of national security strategy, international defence … Continue reading “A security architecture without the mortar”

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Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life

Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life  News Latest research found a steroid compound produced only by sponges in ancient rocks and oils from India, Oman, Siberia, which are among the earliest forms of animal life Important Facts Researchers at the University of California, Riverside in the U.S. tracked molecular signs of animal … Continue reading “Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life”

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How zika spreads, and harms

How zika spreads, and harms News: India’s first large outbreak of Zika, has been reported from Jaipur recently where 80 cases have been detected so far. Facts: In 2017, Union Ministry of Health reported four laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus disease, three in Gujarat and fourth case Tamil Nadu. State Health Department has advised people … Continue reading “How zika spreads, and harms”

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Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s

Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s News: United nations recently released report regarding the population and fertility rates across the world. Important Facts: About the report: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s released its flagship State of the World Population Report 2017 titled “Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality”. … Continue reading “Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s”

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