9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 23th, 2018


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Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC News: The Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of over 5,000 vacancies in the lower judiciary across the country. Important Facts: Under the schedule, the process for recruitment for filling posts for “Higher Judicial Service” and “Lower Judicial Service” has to commence on March 31 and be completed by October… Continue reading Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

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Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC News: Supreme Court (SC) expressed concern over the repeated violations seen in media while covering sensitive cases. Important Facts: The SC also questioned the media regulators like Press Council of India (PCI), Editors Guild of India, National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), and the Indian Broadcasting Federation… Continue reading Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

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PT Facts

PT Facts ‘Cockroaches of the ocean’ are eating away California’s underwater forests The purple urchins are commonly being called as ‘Cockroaches of the ocean’ owing to the dangers they pose to the danger to the underwater kelp forests. The climate change has helped trigger a 60-fold explosion of purple urchins off Northern California’s coast in… Continue reading PT Facts

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Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency 

Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency  News: The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) has suggested amendments to India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to align it with United Nations’ model to handle cross-border insolvency cases. Important Facts: The ILC headed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) secretary Injeti Srinivas recommended the adoption of the… Continue reading Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency 

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Turf battle: on independent payments regulator

Turf battle: on independent payments regulator News: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opposed the move to have an independent Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) as envisaged by the draft proposal for amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007. Important Facts: About the Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) : The Union Government in Budget… Continue reading Turf battle: on independent payments regulator

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Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution

Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution News: A research paper highlighted the worsening water quality of Ganga river after the Ganga Sagar Mela celebrated on Sagar Islands (West Bengal) Important Facts: A paper titled ‘Pollution and its consequences at Ganga Sagar mass bathing in India’, was published recently in the journal Environment, Development and… Continue reading Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution

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In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’

In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’ News: 1.    A Study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed concern over the sewerage system and wastewater management in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Important Facts: Findings of the study: According to CSE, onsite sanitation systems such as septic tanks or… Continue reading In urban U.P., 87% of waste from toilets goes to rivers, agri land’

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