9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 28, 2017

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‘Decision on fishing subsidies certain in WTO’s Dec. meet’

‘Decision on fishing subsidies certain in WTO’s Dec. meet’ Context An agreement on elimination of ‘harmful’ fisheries subsidies is likely to be the only major outcome at the forthcoming meeting of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) highest decision-making body called the ‘Ministerial Conference’ and there seems to have no progress at e-commerce. What is the… Continue reading ‘Decision on fishing subsidies certain in WTO’s Dec. meet’

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All the roads that lead to Kabul: 

All the roads that lead to Kabul:  Context: India must expand its development role further and enhance its security profile in Afghanistan Introduction: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit to New Delhi came at a time when the Trump administration’s South Asia policy has underscored India’s centrality in the ‘Af-Pak’ theatre. Washington plans to increase… Continue reading All the roads that lead to Kabul: 

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Big vision, hazy detail: 

Big vision, hazy detail:  Context: Of the seven countries he visited last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chose to focus on India while spelling out his strategic vision. He highlighted the role of India in the U.S’s plans in two spheres. 1-      In Afghanistan, as part of President Donald Trump’s new South Asia… Continue reading Big vision, hazy detail: 

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Tokyo for quadrilateral talks

Tokyo for quadrilateral talks Context Citing growing international partnerships, India emphasized that it is “open” to work with partner countries for regional issues that are “relevant”. The comments came as a response to Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono declaration that Tokyo would call for a quadrilateral dialogue with Australia, India and the U.S. The benefit… Continue reading Tokyo for quadrilateral talks

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SC frames new norms to evaluate work of HC Additional Judge

SC frames new norms to evaluate work of HC Additional Judge Context: The Supreme Court forms new norms to evaluate the work of High Court Judges. Who are the Additional Judges of High Court? The additional judges are often appointed in order to dispose of the arrears cases. Such appointments are temporary and are terminable… Continue reading SC frames new norms to evaluate work of HC Additional Judge

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Air programme on dangers of Blue Whale game

Air programme on dangers of Blue Whale game Context: With alarming cases of suicides because of the recent Blue Whale Game, the Supreme Court has ordered educational programmes about the dangers of the online. It is to be a public broadcasted through Doordarshan. What is the Blue Whale game or Blue Whale Challenge? The Blue… Continue reading Air programme on dangers of Blue Whale game

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The flaming fields of Punjab: 

The flaming fields of Punjab:  Context: Despite the 2015 ban on crop burning, farmers in the State continue to set fire to paddy residue to make way for the next crop. What is crop residue? Crop residue or commonly known as agricultural waste, is increasingly being viewed as a valuable resource. Corn stalks, corn cobs,… Continue reading The flaming fields of Punjab: 

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