9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 15th, 2018


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SC questions ‘leprosy-free’ tag for India

SC questions ‘leprosy-free’ tag for India News  Supreme Court has questioned the ‘leprosy-free’ tag for India. Important Facts Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves. The mode of transmission of leprosy is still not known. India was declared leprosy-free… Continue reading SC questions ‘leprosy-free’ tag for India

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Welfare panels can’t evaluate dowry complaints: SC

Welfare panels can’t evaluate dowry complaints: SC News: Supreme Court judgement to scrap family welfare committee which was established to look into the crimes related to IPC section 498A in 2017. IPC Section 498: Deals with domestic violence and cruelty towards women by the husband or his family members and the person who practices cruelty,… Continue reading Welfare panels can’t evaluate dowry complaints: SC

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Govt. moves to stabilise rupee

Govt. moves to stabilise rupee News The government announced a set of five measures aiming to strengthen rupee. Important facts The government announced to take necessary steps to cut down non-essential imports and increase exports. The condition that FPI (foreign portfolio investment) in a single corporate entity cannot exceed 20% of its corporate bond portfolio… Continue reading Govt. moves to stabilise rupee

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SC orders status quo on RBI’s February 12 circular

SC orders status quo on RBI’s February 12 circular  News: Supreme Court halted insolvency proceedings against defaulter companies. Important Facts: SC has issued stay order on RBI circulation asking banks to consider loan as a Non Performing Assets (NPA) even if repayment of loan is delayed by single day. If the cases are pending before… Continue reading SC orders status quo on RBI’s February 12 circular

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Prelims fact

Prelims fact Great Indian Bustard (GIB) It is state bird of Rajasthan, while found in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka also Rajasthan has the biggest population of GIB around 120-150 Rajasthan government launched Project Great Indian Bustard in 2013 to save them The GIB locally known as godawan in Rajasthan Bishnois communities in Rajasthan working towards… Continue reading Prelims fact

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Seoul, Delhi etch pact to share expertise on 12 fields

Seoul, Delhi etch pact to share expertise on 12 fields News The Delhi government and Seoul Metropolitan Government has signed a “Friendship and Cooperation Agreement” in 12 fields including environment, transport, tourism, solid waste management and public health. Important fact Both cities will build a ‘twinning cell’ for easy communication and knowledge sharing. Delhi has… Continue reading Seoul, Delhi etch pact to share expertise on 12 fields

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Health to poverty: Tribals scrape bottom of barrel

Health to poverty: Tribals scrape bottom of barrel News: The Expert Committee shows concern over Tribal health in its report. Important Facts: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Tribal Development appointed an expert committee in 2013 to make a comprehensive report on Tribal health. Report shows that tribal populations in the country… Continue reading Health to poverty: Tribals scrape bottom of barrel

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How shrinking Aravallis opened giant gateway for dust pollution in Delhi-NCR

How shrinking Aravallis opened giant gateway for dust pollution in Delhi-NCR News: Protection required for Aravali. Important Facts: Why Aravallis Needs Protection Shape the climate of upper Gangetic plains such as (Rainfall, Temperature, Biodiversity etc.) It checks the spread of Indian Desert (Thar) towards Eastern Rajasthan, Indo Gangetic plain, Haryana and Western UP. Plays an… Continue reading How shrinking Aravallis opened giant gateway for dust pollution in Delhi-NCR

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‘Pollution cools monsoon days’

‘Pollution cools monsoon days’ News Increased emissions of aerosols in the Indian atmosphere due to pollution are beginning to have a definite cooling effect, during Indian summer monsoon Important fact The increased cooling is seen during the day, while the night time temperature is increasing, thus shrinking the diurnal temperature difference. As diurnal temperature is… Continue reading ‘Pollution cools monsoon days’

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Millions out of poverty but glaring inequalities in India reveals Human Development Index report

Millions out of poverty but glaring inequalities in India reveals Human Development Index report News 1.India climbed one spot to 130 among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) published by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Important facts 2.India’s HDI value for 2017 is 0.640, which put the country in the medium human… Continue reading Millions out of poverty but glaring inequalities in India reveals Human Development Index report

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