9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 26th, 2018

 

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Working towards a disabled-friendly India

Working towards a disabled-friendly India Article In this article Souvik Dutta and Shouvik Majumdar writes on how smart city projects must be aligned to the needs of the disabled to make it more inclusive. Important Analysis Key Government Initiatives Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 deals with the problems faced by differently-abled persons in … Continue reading “Working towards a disabled-friendly India”

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Voters’ choice

Voters’ choice Article This article analyses the recent election result of Maldives and what it means for India. Important Analysis Background and facts of the election in Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been declared the winner of the recently held election in Maldives. He defeated Abdulla Yameen, the incumbent President. He is the joint presidential … Continue reading “Voters’ choice”

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India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score, behind Sudan

India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score, behind Sudan News 1. A study published in The Lancet says India is ranked at 158 out of 195 countries in 2016. 2. The study ranks the countries based on the level of investment in human capital. 3. Human capital- Human capital is recognised as the level of … Continue reading “India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score, behind Sudan”

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SC forms prison reforms panel

SC forms prison reforms panel News: Amitava Roy Committee on Prison reform has been constituted by Supreme Court. Important Facts: Objective of the committee is to examine various problems plaguing prisons in the Country and recommend: Overcrowding of prison. Lack of legal advice to convicts to issues of remission and parole. Unnatural deaths of prisoners. … Continue reading “SC forms prison reforms panel”

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Enact ‘strong law’ to cleanse politics: SC

Enact ‘strong law’ to cleanse politics: SC News: Supreme court wants Parliament to formulate a strong law to cleanse Political system in India. Important Facts: Court has referred N. Vohra Committee report before passing its orders on decriminalizing politics. Vohra Committee report has highlighted the problem of criminal nexus among criminals, politicians and bureaucrats in … Continue reading “Enact ‘strong law’ to cleanse politics: SC”

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Unemployment among educated youth at 16%: study

Unemployment among educated youth at 16%: study News Azim Premji University published “State of Working India Report “2018 highlighted India’s employment growth and growth in employee’s salary Important fact Report has recommended Government to formulate National Employment Policy in the wake of increasing unemployment rate Finding of the report on unemployment Unemployment has risen to … Continue reading “Unemployment among educated youth at 16%: study”

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PT FACTS

PT FACTS Golden Globe Race 2018 The Golden Globe Race (GGR) is a solo sailing race around the globe in a watercraft with no kind of modern technology such as GPS, electronic watches and electronic compass. There were 18 participants in the event, belonging to 13 countries in 2018 The indigenously built sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’, … Continue reading “PT FACTS”

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Editing our genes

Editing our genes News: Bioethicists have expressed concern over the clinical application of gene editing. Important Facts:  About Gene Editing It is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism’s DNA by allowing genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations. 3. About CRISPR-Cas9 system The clustered … Continue reading “Editing our genes”

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Can Clean India campaign pave way for reversing Ganga pollution curve?

Can Clean India campaign pave way for reversing Ganga pollution curve? News: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) study was carried out across eight states to assess Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – Clean India campaign. Important Facts: The study was carried out across eight states to explore the implementation of septic tanks in villages. About Swachh … Continue reading “Can Clean India campaign pave way for reversing Ganga pollution curve?”

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Doctors reluctant in prescribing unbranded Generic  Medicines

Doctors reluctant in prescribing unbranded Generic  Medicines News: Center Government to bring a legal framework to push for unbranded generic drugs. Important News: Though the government is trying to push for unbranded generic drugs, doctors are reluctant to prescribe. 3. Central government may bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe … Continue reading “Doctors reluctant in prescribing unbranded Generic  Medicines”

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