9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 1st, 2018


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In Parliament’s court

In Parliament’s court Article: Author raising concern over rising criminalization of Politics in India and an inefficient mechanism to deal with it Important Analysis: 2. Author has talked about the issue of candidates facing criminal charges getting elected in Parliament and State Legislature. 3. Data presented by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). There are more… Continue reading In Parliament’s court

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S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin

S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin News 1. President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit India on 4-5 October. Important Facts 2. He will meet PM Modi and is expected to finalize important defense deals. 3. India and Russia are in final phase of discussion to buy 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters. The countries… Continue reading S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin

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Government to launch registry of sex offenders next month

Government to launch registry of sex offenders next month News: India recently launched a National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), and is ninth country to do so. Important Facts: 2. The Criminal Law Act, 2018, provides for a National Registry of Sexual Offenders. 3. National Registry of Sexual Offender Database will have: Names and aliases,… Continue reading Government to launch registry of sex offenders next month

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Is newly traversed passage through the Arctic about to revolutionise shipping?

Is newly traversed passage through the Arctic about to revolutionise shipping? Article: The article discusses about the melting of Arctic sea ice sooner due to climate change and the newly emerging sea routes due to this phenomenon. Important Facts: The two main sailing routes through the Arctic: Northwest Trail-  runs along the Canadian coast, Northeast… Continue reading Is newly traversed passage through the Arctic about to revolutionise shipping?

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Government looks to plug gaps in exits of auditors, directors

Government looks to plug gaps in exits of auditors, directors News In the wake of many auditors (for example- close to 200 auditors this year) who quit the company when the company gets in trouble, the government is looking to tighten the rule these auditors and directors. Important Facts: 2. National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)… Continue reading Government looks to plug gaps in exits of auditors, directors

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The road to e-vehicles

The road to e-vehicles News: Jharkhand government is planning to introduce electric vehicles (e-vehicles) for official use. Important Facts: The Jharkhand  government is acquiring electric vehicles in phases and setting up charging stations at several places for e-vehicles. Need for e-vehicles The soaring fuel prices and spectre of climate change looming large over the planet… Continue reading The road to e-vehicles

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South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first News: Recently the first ever lion cubs have been  born by means of artificial insemination Important Facts: 2. The research was carried out at the Ukutula Conservation Center  in South Africa. 3. These were the first lion cubs ever born from artificial insemination in their natural… Continue reading South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

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