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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