9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 23, 2017


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Between void and voidable, scope for greater protection for girl child: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Between void and voidable, scope for greater protection for girl child: (Indian Express, Editorial) Context: The recent Supreme Court verdict provides short term relief to the female victims of early marriage. What is the verdict? The verdict says that a man who has sex with a wife less than 18 years can be charged of … Continue reading “Between void and voidable, scope for greater protection for girl child: (Indian Express, Editorial)”

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Ensure State panels for women are set up: SC: 

Ensure State panels for women are set up: SC:  Context: The Supreme Court recently enquired about the existence of State Commissions for Women (SCW). What is the Supreme Court’s recent call on widows? The Supreme Court makes it clear that if State Commissions for Women (SCW) did not exist in the States, then the State … Continue reading “Ensure State panels for women are set up: SC: “

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Bhitarakanika has reasons to cheer:

Bhitarakanika has reasons to cheer: Context: The Bhitarakanika National Park situated in Odisha’s Kendrapara district sees an increase in number of visitors during September, considered an off-season. Introduction: National parks in India: National parks in India are IUCN category II protected ares. India’s first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now … Continue reading “Bhitarakanika has reasons to cheer:”

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How To Clean Air: 

How To Clean Air:  Context: Air pollution affects all stages of life, starting from preconception to old age. Introduction: A combination of festivals, post-harvest crop burning, firing of bricks kilns and reduced wind speed will soon increase the level of particulate air pollution in India. According to the Global Burden of Disease study estimates, in … Continue reading “How To Clean Air: “

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It’s time to make deep emission cuts: 

It’s time to make deep emission cuts:  Context: After consecutive disasters by climate change, any further delay in reducing emissions would put at risk many more lives, livelihoods and investments for decades to come. What is global warming? What are its causes? Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise … Continue reading “It’s time to make deep emission cuts: “

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Govt. may have to foot bill for rail safety fund: 

Govt. may have to foot bill for rail safety fund:  Context The Ministry of Railways knocks Finance Ministry’s door to contribute its share towards the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Rosh (RRSK) as the public utility is staring at an earnings shortfall What is the concern? The Indian railways have utilized a quarter of the safety fund … Continue reading “Govt. may have to foot bill for rail safety fund: “

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