9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 25, 2017


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Complicated terms of engagement: 

Complicated terms of engagement: Context: Recently, the Supreme Court declared  that a man who has sex with a wife less than 18 years can be charged of rape. What is the Supreme Court verdict? The court held that since sexual assault in marriage is already a crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences … Continue reading “Complicated terms of engagement: “

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We can’t let the India-Pakistan relationship be hostage to dispute:

We can’t let the India-Pakistan relationship be hostage to dispute: Context Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. Husain Haqqani has launched South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights (SAATH), condemning the “widening circle of repression” and  is trying to address mainstream extremist and terrorist organizations in Pakistan. What is SAATH? South Asians Against … Continue reading “We can’t let the India-Pakistan relationship be hostage to dispute:”

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New U.S. policy is a ‘game-changer’, says Ashraf Ghani

New U.S. policy is a ‘game-changer’, says Ashraf Ghani Context India and Afghanistan deliberated on regional counter-terror efforts and emphasized on enhancing New Delhi’s defence assistance to Kabul during a day-long working visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to India. Mr Ghani  also praised the new United States (U.S) strategy  calling it a ‘game – … Continue reading “New U.S. policy is a ‘game-changer’, says Ashraf Ghani”

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For the sake of the Indo-Pacific:

For the sake of the Indo-Pacific: Context: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to New Delhi this week comes at an important moment for both countries and governments. Introduction:  Last week, Secretary Tillerson articulated the importance of India and of U.S.-India ties.  He spoke of marinating stability, security and prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region … Continue reading “For the sake of the Indo-Pacific:”

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Shedding light on Saubhagya: 

Shedding light on Saubhagya: Context: The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, or Saubhagya Scheme. What is Saubhagya scheme? The Saubhagya scheme was launched on September 25th, 2017. The scheme will provide electricity connections to over 40 million families in rural and urban areas by December 2018. What … Continue reading “Shedding light on Saubhagya: “

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₹5.35 lakh crore for new road project:

₹5.35 lakh crore for new road project: Context: The Centre announced road construction, called BharatMala Pariyojana, in a bid to encourage the economy as private investment remains moribund. What is the Bharatmala project? Bharatmala is a name given to road and highways project of Government of India. The total investment for the Bharatmala plan is … Continue reading “₹5.35 lakh crore for new road project:”

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The argument against a fiscal stimulus package for the Indian economy: (Live Mint, Editorial)

The argument against a fiscal stimulus package for the Indian economy: (Live Mint, Editorial) Context It is believed by many economists that unless structural problems like bad loans are fixed, quick-fix solutions such as a fiscal stimulus package are not likely to raise growth rates What is a ‘Stimulus Package’ A ‘stimulus’ is an attempt … Continue reading “The argument against a fiscal stimulus package for the Indian economy: (Live Mint, Editorial)”

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