9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 22, 2017


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PUCL seeks repeal of ordinance

PUCL seeks repeal of ordinance Context: The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Saturday demanded repeal of a controversial ordinance promulgated by the Rajasthan government which has made public servants immune to investigation. Introduction: Rajasthan government has passed an ordinance which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in … Continue reading “PUCL seeks repeal of ordinance”

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Tillerson to have big regional agenda

Tillerson to have big regional agenda Context: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial visit to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Introduction: Mr Tillerson said that trump administration wanted to “dramatically deepen” cooperation … Continue reading “Tillerson to have big regional agenda”

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Prize control on Drugs is a lazy thinking

Prize control on Drugs is a lazy thinking Context: The government is increasingly relying on imposition of price controls on medicines and devices to check rising health-care costs. Introduction: Last month, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority capped the prices of 37 more medicines raising their number to 821. It has already capped the prices of … Continue reading “Prize control on Drugs is a lazy thinking”

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More species of snakehead fish found

More species of snakehead fish found Context: Confusions over snakehead fish species identity need not bother ichthyologists any more, as a global digital database of the species has been developed. Introduction: A global collaborative initiative involving as many as 10 scientific institutions has barcoded these freshwater fish varieties, which got their name from their unique … Continue reading “More species of snakehead fish found”

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The lowdown on one year of note ban

The lowdown on one year of note ban Context: November 8 will mark one year of NDA government’s radical plan to demonetize 86% of the currency in circulation in a bid to fight black money, counterfeiting and terrorism. Background: On November 8, 2016 Prime Minister announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes will … Continue reading “The lowdown on one year of note ban”

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