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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