9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 20th, 2018


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Cabinet clears ₹3,466 crore dam improvement project

Cabinet clears ₹3,466 crore dam improvement project News 1.The Government approved hike in the cost of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) and time extension by two year. Important facts 2.The hike in DRIP from Rs 2,100 crore to Rs 3,466 crore, to improve safety and operational performance of 198 Dams in 11 states The … Continue reading “Cabinet clears ₹3,466 crore dam improvement project”

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Triple talaq is criminal offence

Triple talaq is criminal offence News The Union Cabinet has cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat, commonly known as instant triple talaq, a criminal offence. The President has given his assent to the ordinance. Important Facts 2.Marriage is considered a civil contract under Islamic law. Islamic law prescribes Triple Talaq as the means to end … Continue reading “Triple talaq is criminal offence”

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North Korea to invite foreign experts to permanently scrap missile sites

North Korea to invite foreign experts to permanently scrap missile sites News: North Korea agrees to “permanently” abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts. Important Facts: North Korea also expressed desire to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal action, thereby signalling that it is unwilling to … Continue reading “North Korea to invite foreign experts to permanently scrap missile sites”

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S. Korea wants to elevate ties with India

S. Korea wants to elevate ties with India News: South Korea recently announced a ‘New Southern Policy’ to develop its relations with South-East Asia and ASEAN. Important Facts: Reasons  for the ‘New Southeastern Policy’. To manage the challenge of North Korea. Lesser focus earlier on Southeast Asia compared to Northeast Asian States like China and … Continue reading “S. Korea wants to elevate ties with India”

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With PM Modi, Afghan President Ghani raises issues of IS, Pakistan terrorists

With PM Modi, Afghan President Ghani raises issues of IS, Pakistan terrorists News: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met PM Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Delhi. Important Facts:   Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced that Kabul has deported an Indian national who had travelled to Afghanistan in an attempt to join … Continue reading “With PM Modi, Afghan President Ghani raises issues of IS, Pakistan terrorists”

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Bringing data under the rule of law

Bringing data under the rule of law Article Parminder Jeet Singh initiates a debate that legal and democratic requirements for data localization need to be balanced with the values of global digital integration. What is data localization? Data localization means that the personal data of individuals in a particular country should be processed and stored … Continue reading “Bringing data under the rule of law”

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Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored (CS) schemes mooted

Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored (CS) schemes mooted News The 15th Finance Commission chairperson N. K. Singh noted that Centrally sponsored schemes outcomes are questionable. The commission suggested that cut down of such schemes will provide much needed flexibility to state governments in financing. Important Facts: As per the commission the schemes in operation do not … Continue reading “Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored (CS) schemes mooted”

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Realism must mark India’s ties with US

Realism must mark India’s ties with US Article: Writer has discussed about the realistic approach India needs to adopt while dealing with the Trump Administration. Important Analysis: India and U.S have recently concluded 2+2 dialogues with some hopes and fears. While maintaining the close strategic and economic ties with U.S it is also important for … Continue reading “Realism must mark India’s ties with US”

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PT FACTS

PT FACTS Bru Tribe Bru Tribe found in North-eastern state like Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Bangladesh. Reang or Bru are one of the 21 scheduled tribes. Bru community, fled from Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 in the wake of inter-community violence. Over 5,000 Bru families, displaced from Mizoram, are currently housed in temporary camps … Continue reading “PT FACTS”

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Towards a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat

Towards a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat News: India to take strong measures to combat Malnutrition. Important Facts: POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Abhiyan was launched in March from Jhunjhunu to fight against Kuposhan (Malnutrition). Malnutrition Indicators in India: Objective and Targets of Kuposhan Muqt Bharat: 3 percentages reduction yearly in underweight prevalence in children … Continue reading “Towards a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”

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27% of world’s new Tuberculosis infections in India: WHO global report

27% of world’s new Tuberculosis infections in India: WHO global report News WHO published Global TB (tuberculosis) report 2018 recently Important fact The aim of report is to provide a comprehensive and up to date assessment of TB epidemic and progress in prevention. TB is among top 10 causes of death. Millions of people continue … Continue reading “27% of world’s new Tuberculosis infections in India: WHO global report”

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The death of a tigress

The death of a tigress Article Sarita Subramanian member of Earth Brigade Foundation (EBF) analyzes the Supreme Court order of killing a 5 year old tigress from Pandharkawada region in Maharashtra Important analysis Supreme Court analysis Supreme Court dismissed the plea filed by Earth Brigade Foundation (EBF) and ordered to shoot a five-year-old tigress. Tigress … Continue reading “The death of a tigress”

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