9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 20, 2017


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What schools have to do with health

What schools have to do with health Context Malnutrition in India and its solution India’s under three-year-old child malnutrition rate was double the poverty rate and 20 times the percentage of the hungry in India (percentage of households in which any member had less than two full meals, on any day of the month, that … Continue reading “What schools have to do with health”

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Her right to choice

Her right to choice Context SC needs to classify child marriage as forced marriage What is the conflict between IPC 375 and POCSO Act? The verdict concluded the disparity between these exceptions to Section 375, which allows a husband to have sexual relationship with his 15-year-old wife The definition of ‘child’ in recent laws such … Continue reading “Her right to choice”

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Andaman sea region, India eyes military expansion 

Andaman sea region, India eyes military expansion  Context New Delhi is working on expanding the military effectiveness of its outpost at the juncture of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, country’s only tri-service command. Reasons To dominates the strategically important Malacca Strait. Countering the increasing Chinese presence in the region, which has been a cause … Continue reading “Andaman sea region, India eyes military expansion “

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Will engage with China to avoid doklam 

Will engage with China to avoid doklam Context: India will remain firm and will continue to engage with China to avoid another Doklam-like situation along the border. The Doklam Issue: an overview The Doklam conflict started when India (Indian Army) objected a road construction by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China in the Doklam … Continue reading “Will engage with China to avoid doklam “

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India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement

India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement Context: India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to fight poverty in developing countries. Introduction: It was signed at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa. What is IBSA Trust Fund? The IBSA Trust … Continue reading “India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement”

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NHAI to get power to speed up Bharatmala programe 

NHAI to get power to speed up Bharatmala programe  Context The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs 1,000 crore to ensure faster implementation highway project of the Bharatmala programme. Currently, all highway projects that entail a construction cost … Continue reading “NHAI to get power to speed up Bharatmala programe “

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