9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 11th, 2018

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Modernizing land records in India

Modernizing land records in India News: Issues associated with Modernization of Land records in India. Important Facts: Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRM) was started in 2008, to computerized land property registration process and digitalization of all land records in India. Main objective to this program was To improve the quality of land records … Continue reading “Modernizing land records in India”

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Delhi launches doorstep delivery of government services

Delhi launches doorstep delivery of government services News Delhi government has launched an ambitious project to deliver public services at door steps. Important Facts Residents can dial 1076 to place a request for doorstep delivery of services. Request for delivery of services will be provided from 8 am to 10 pm but the call centre … Continue reading “Delhi launches doorstep delivery of government services”

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Back to PISA after 2009 poor show: how does it assess 15-year-olds?

Back to PISA after 2009 poor show: how does it assess 15-year-olds? News: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) has decided to participate in Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), after 10 years. Important facts: About PISA It is a triennial international survey, first administered in 2000 and coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation … Continue reading “Back to PISA after 2009 poor show: how does it assess 15-year-olds?”

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Why you shouldn’t expect a cut in fuel prices soon

Why you shouldn’t expect a cut in fuel prices soon News:   Centre decided not to cut the fuel tax on petrol and diesel due to risk of revenue reduction upto 30,000 crore. Important facts: Recently petrol in India has been most expensive in South Asia. Reducing oil price by Rs 2 per litre would … Continue reading “Why you shouldn’t expect a cut in fuel prices soon”

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Solutions beyond farm loan waivers

Solutions beyond farm loan waivers Article: Nilanjan and Manorma, a Professor of Economics has discussed about the in-effectiveness of loan waiver schemes. Important Analysis: Research conducted by Tata Trust in Rajasthan has revealed that loan waiver schemes are extremely expensive with limited impact. Issues associated with loan waiver scheme: Scheme is available only to 15 … Continue reading “Solutions beyond farm loan waivers”

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Opinion | India’s impossible trinity problem

Opinion | India’s impossible trinity problem News: Analysis of India’s Trinity problem and comparison with past experience in context of currency depreciation Impossible Trinity – It states that country cannot have a Fixed Exchange Rate, An Independent Monetary Policy (Independence of External Factors) and Free Capital flows at the same time. It implies, an open … Continue reading “Opinion | India’s impossible trinity problem”

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Casting capers: Maneka sees animals in wrong role

Casting capers: Maneka sees animals in wrong role News The Women and child development Minister Maneka Gandhi accuses the Animal welfare Board of India for not enforcing rules that specify how animals can be depicted in films and television shows Important Facts Concerned raised by Minister The Board did not seek details of the species … Continue reading “Casting capers: Maneka sees animals in wrong role”

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Cause for caution

Cause for caution News: India’s GDP growth rate stands at 8.2% for the first quarter (April-June) of this year. Important facts: The growth rate estimates need to be interpreted in the backdrop of: Depreciating rupee. Rising NPAs. Widening trade deficit. Shooting fuel prices. Despite all these concerning economic trends, the GDP rate presents a robust … Continue reading “Cause for caution”

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Much must change in Kerala

Much must change in Kerala Article Pulapre Balakrishnan Professor of Economics of Ashoka University, talks about the manmade causes of Kerala floods, and suggest measures to bring resilience. Important Analysis Man Made Causes of floods Kerala witnessed widespread deforestation, rampant construction and indiscriminate quarrying which has triggered landslides and also obstructed water channels. Large scale … Continue reading “Much must change in Kerala”

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