9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 22th, 2018


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Time to hew a new antiquities law

Time to hew a new antiquities law News: The article discusses about the outdated Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 and holistic regulation and conservation of our civilisational history. Important Facts: Background: The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 has long outlived the purpose for which it was drafted. About the Antiquities and Art Treasures … Continue reading “Time to hew a new antiquities law”

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Lip service to labour rights

Lip service to labour rights News: The recent rape of a 14-month-old child in Gujarat by Bihari man sparked protests and attacks on migrants that prompted an estimated exodus of 50,000 labourers belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Important Facts: The inter-state migrant workers are regulated under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act and … Continue reading “Lip service to labour rights”

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U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact

U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact News: S. is planning to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, after its alleged development and deployment of the Novator 9M729 missile. Important Facts: About Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: It is a bilateral treaty signed by the US and the USSR … Continue reading “U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact”

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Mission Mercury

Mission Mercury News: European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully sent two probes on a joint mission to Mercury. Important Facts: Ariane 5 rocket, launched from French Guyana, lifted an unmanned spacecraft, BepiColombo The spacecraft which is carrying the two probes went into orbit for the 7-year trip to Mercury. … Continue reading “Mission Mercury”

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Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations

Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations News: United Nation’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved more than $1 billion in new investments to tackle climate change after a four-day meeting in Bahrain. Important Facts: About UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF): The GCF was established at the Sixteenth Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading “Climate fund allots $1bn for poor nations”

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China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries

China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries News: Baishui No. 1 Glacier in China has lost 60% of its mass and shrunk 250 m since 1982, according to a 2018 report in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Important Facts: As an impact of climate change, the glacier has lost 60 percent of its mass … Continue reading “China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries”

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