9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 18th, 2018


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India’s progress against multidimensional poverty

India’s progress against multidimensional poverty Article: The article highlights India’s progress in eradicating multidimensional poverty Important analysis: Multidimensional poverty: Multidimensional poverty goes beyond the economic/income-based approach and takes into account different depreciations experienced by a poor person- such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from … Continue reading “India’s progress against multidimensional poverty”

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‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’

‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’ News:  According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Zika virus behind the ongoing outbreak in Rajasthan is closely related to the virus that caused the Brazilian outbreak Important Facts: About Zika Zika is a flavivirus spread mainly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is also responsible … Continue reading “‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’”

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POCSO gets a shot in the arm

POCSO gets a shot in the arm       News Union ministry of law and justice has ratified a proposal of women and child development ministry to remove the time limit and age limit for reporting cases of sexual abuse among children POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) Act 2012: The Act had come … Continue reading “POCSO gets a shot in the arm”

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Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?

Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared? Article: In the backdrop the recent failure of a Russian rocket launch, the article assesses India’s preparation to launch its human space mission, Gaganyaan Important Analysis: Failure of Russian rocket launch: On October 11 2018, the launch of Russian rocket Soyuz FG failed leading … Continue reading “Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?”

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A flawed defence procurement policy

A flawed defence procurement policy Article In the backdrop of the recent Rafael controversy, the article discusses the issues with the offset guidelines of India’s defence procurement policy. Important analysis: Defence Procurement Procedure, 2016, (DPP):  It aims to develop world-class domestic defence and aerospace industry by promoting indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, … Continue reading “A flawed defence procurement policy”

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A job at hand

A job at hand News The Union Ministry of Labour has urged States to issue orders permitting fixed-term employment (FTE) across industries. Important Facts: Fixed-term employment Fixed-term employment is a contract in which a company or an enterprise hires an employee for a specific period of time. Under fixed-term employment, workers are entitled to statutory … Continue reading “A job at hand”

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