9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 1st, 2018


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Root out terror: BIMSTEC

Root out terror: BIMSTEC News: BIMSTEC nation unanimously taken resolution on terrorism. The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is a regional grouping comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. Important Facts: 2. BIMSTEC nation to hold state/non-states accountable that encourage, support terrorism and provide finance to … Continue reading “Root out terror: BIMSTEC”

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The sedition debate

The sedition debate News: The Law Commission, for the third time in five decades  trying to revisit section 124A Important Facts: 2. Valid or intelligent criticism everywhere has been taken as a disaffection and disloyalty against the government 3. Section 124A has been invoked against activists, detractors, writers and even cartoonists on several occasion to … Continue reading “The sedition debate”

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Story of a leaking ship

Story of a leaking ship Article: Pankaj Sekhsaria has talked about crucial question on holistic development of A&N Island. Important Analysis: 2. Niti Aayog and A&N administration would be organizing investors meet for holistic development for A&N Island. 3. The main idea is to provide world class infrastructure with low environment impact and provision for … Continue reading “Story of a leaking ship”

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India and the U.S. — it’s complicated

India and the U.S. — it’s complicated Article: Rakesh Sood, a former Diplomat has talked about how about India-U.S strategic development and issues. Important Analysis: 2. India-US 2+2 dialogue is a significant development for both countries. It reflects the growing strategic development. 3. Author has discussed few factors which led to development in strategic partnership. End … Continue reading “India and the U.S. — it’s complicated”

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No need for uniform civil code now, says law panel

No need for uniform civil code now, says law panel News: Law commission is not in favor of Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Important Facts: 2. Commission said UCC is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage. 3. According to recent report It has sought to strike right balance between the secularism and the plurality prevailing … Continue reading “No need for uniform civil code now, says law panel”

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Census 2021 to collect OBC data, use maps

Census 2021 to collect OBC data, use maps News: Census 2021 to collect OBC data for the first time. Introduction: Census 2021 will for the first time collect data on Other Backward Classes Use of maps/geo-referencing will be considered in the process. The correct data will help to get the correct perspective on their social … Continue reading “Census 2021 to collect OBC data, use maps”

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Submerging markets

Submerging markets News: Indian rupees hits new all-time low of Rs.71. Important Facts: Emerging market economies currencies slides against the U.S. dollar. ImportantNumbers Indian rupees hits new all-time low and touched the mark of Rs.71 against $1 Loss of about 10% of its value against the dollar since the beginning of the year. Argentina Peso … Continue reading “Submerging markets”

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GDP grows 8.2% in April-June

GDP grows 8.2% in April-June News: Indian Economy grew 8.2 % in Apr-June this year. Important News: 2. The figure was highest in 2 years. 3. The pace of growth is highest since 2016 when it grew 9.6 %in Jan-March quarter. 4. Annual growth is estimated of 7.5 % 5. Q1 growth rate is based … Continue reading “GDP grows 8.2% in April-June”

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