9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 18th, 2018


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The progressive way

The progressive way Article  Faizan Mustafa pointed out that there is no need to mend personal laws for the sake of uniformity in a multi-diverse country like India.  Recently Law India submitted a ‘Report on Family Law’.  It stated that uniform civil Commission of code is neither desirable nor necessary for a multi-religious country and … Continue reading “The progressive way”

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Bimstec to launch ambitious land, air, sea transport plan

Bimstec to launch ambitious land, air, sea transport plan News BIMSTEC Plans to launch an ambitious land, air, sea transport plan. Important Facts Senior officials of all seven BIMSTEC countries will meet in Bangkok to discuss an ambitious rail, road, port and air connectivity master plan. It is another sign that the grouping has renewed … Continue reading “Bimstec to launch ambitious land, air, sea transport plan”

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Raja Mandala: Two discourses on strategic autonomy

Raja Mandala: Two discourses on strategic autonomy Article C Raja Mohan talks about Europe, USA, and India in the context of sovereignty and strategic autonomy, at the time when USA is retrenching (backing off) from Europe and Asia Important analysis European view, on retrenchment of USA as net security provider Importance of strategic autonomy is … Continue reading “Raja Mandala: Two discourses on strategic autonomy”

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2+2 is less than the sum of its parts?

2+2 is less than the sum of its parts? Article: M.K. Narayanan, former National Security Advisor has discussed the outcome and implication of the 2+2 summit. Important Analysis: Defence and Foreign Minister of India and U.S concluded 2+2 summit on 6th Sept, 2018. In author’s views, U.S has been the main beneficiary with this dialogue … Continue reading “2+2 is less than the sum of its parts?”

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PT FACTS

PT FACTS PSL-C42 puts 2 UK satellites into orbit NovaSAR and S1-4 through 44th flight of  PSLV-C42. It was the first night flight launch of PSLV and the 12th flight of the Core Alone version of the vehicle. Core Alone version: Core Alone is its lightest version without the six strap-on motors. It is used … Continue reading “PT FACTS”

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Oysters, a global delicacy, may soon help fight pollution

Oysters, a global delicacy, may soon help fight pollution News: Oysters can serve as early warning givers on pollution in the ocean. Important Facts:   Oysters are attached to rocks or other supports in the ocean and are ideal for real-time analysis as they notice the surrounding noises, temperature and light variations. Oysters stationed near offshore … Continue reading “Oysters, a global delicacy, may soon help fight pollution”

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State to set up cyber varsity

State to set up cyber varsity News The Maharashtra Government is going to set up a varsity dedicated to mitigating cyber threats. Important facts 2. The new Cyber University will train 3,000 professionals to fight online space cyber attacks and internet crimes 3. It will also provide training in 15 other Internet of Things (IoT) … Continue reading “State to set up cyber varsity”

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Saving rivers

Saving rivers  News: 1.Central Pollution Control Board in its findings raises concern over critically polluted Rivers. Important Facts: 2.CPCB in its finding has reported an increase in number of polluted rivers from 302 to 351 in two years. 3.Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam accounted for major segments of polluted Rivers. 4.Various factors leading to river pollution … Continue reading “Saving rivers”

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Agriculture Ministry seeks to boost oilseeds output

Agriculture Ministry seeks to boost oilseeds output News: The Agriculture Ministry is focussing on boosting oilseeds production over the next four years. Important Facts: The Ministry has pegged the country’s total vegetable oil requirement at 33.2 million tonnes by 2022 as per the agenda note of National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2018-19. Need … Continue reading “Agriculture Ministry seeks to boost oilseeds output”

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Opinion | High petrol prices can fund public transport

Opinion | High petrol prices can fund public transport News: 1.Central Government should utilize tax revenue to enhance public transport system. Important News: 2.Hike in fuel prices has started a debate on how the Tax revenue from petrol and diesel can provide efficient public transport system in urban area. 3.Central Government levied a road cess … Continue reading “Opinion | High petrol prices can fund public transport”

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Govt proposes to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda

Govt proposes to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda  News The government has proposed merger of three public sector banks i.e., Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. Important fact To create India’s third largest bank with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore. This step will particularly … Continue reading “Govt proposes to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda”

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