9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 25th, 2018


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Clean India: Move towards making India disease free

Clean India: Move towards making India disease free Article Sanchita Sharma talks about the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and its impact Important analysis Deaths related to malnutrition, dietary risk, and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are directly related to bad hygiene. Malnourished children are more likely to be underweight, stunted and wasted and are … Continue reading “Clean India: Move towards making India disease free”

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The power of a nudge

The power of a nudge Article: Archana Vyas, has discussed about the impact of Behavioral Science in Policy Making. Behavioral Science: a branch of science (such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology) that deals primarily with human action and often seeks to make generalization about human behavior in society. Important Analysis: According to Author, it is very important … Continue reading “The power of a nudge”

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Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan

Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan Article 1 C. Rajamohan, International affairs expert, writes on why India should look beyond Pakistan in its foreign policy engagements. Important Analysis India has withdrawn from the bilateral talks with Pakistan at the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). But it is likely that Indo-Pakistan relation will dominate … Continue reading “Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan”

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Panel approves nutrition norms

Panel approves nutrition norms News Nutrition panel of National Technical Board on Nutrition (NTBN) recommends new norms of nutrition for severely malnourished children Important facts Guidelines for severely malnourished children They should be given freshly cooked food Locally available cereals, pulses and vegetables should be used in meals. Hospitalization of severely wasted children who develop … Continue reading “Panel approves nutrition norms”

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A study of intergenerational mobility

A study of intergenerational mobility News: The article discusses about progress amongst various groups on the basis of  intergenerational mobility. Important Facts: Intergenerational mobility refers to an improvement in social status of an individual or group from the previous generation. A recent paper, “Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New Methods and Administrative Data” analyses … Continue reading “A study of intergenerational mobility”

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PT  FACTS

PT  FACTS Sikkim gets 1st airport; Pakyong AAI’s first Greenfield in India Sikkim gets its first airport at Pakyong that will help boost  industry and tourism in the region. Spice Jet will launch the first commercial flight to Pakyong from Kolkata This is Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) first Greenfield airport in the country.   … Continue reading “PT  FACTS”

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Mosquito population made extinct with genetic tweak

Mosquito population made extinct with genetic tweak News: Scientists recently for the first time succeeded in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction. Important Facts: The new research, published in Nature Biotechnology, has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … Continue reading “Mosquito population made extinct with genetic tweak”

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Tiny device may be effective in treatment of heart failure

Tiny device may be effective in treatment of heart failure News: Researchers reported a tiny clip called as MitraClip which when inserted into the heart sharply reduced death rates in patients with severe heart failure. Important Facts: About MitraClip MitraClip (mitral clip) is a medical device used to treat mitral valve regurgitation for individuals who … Continue reading “Tiny device may be effective in treatment of heart failure”

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NASA’s Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

NASA’s Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit News: MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft of NASA has beamed back a selfie to mark its four years of orbiting Mars. Important Facts: About Maven Mission: The MAVEN mission of NASA was launched on November 18, 2013, and went into Mars … Continue reading “NASA’s Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit”

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Centre finalising tariffs on non-essential imports

Centre finalising tariffs on non-essential imports News The government is planning to impose curbs on imports of “non-essential” items to strengthen  the rupee. Important Facts: 2. Non-essential items include electronics, gems, select items of steel that are also manufactured in India, imported apples, and almonds, among others. Reasons for this move The rupee is down … Continue reading “Centre finalising tariffs on non-essential imports”

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