9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 27th, 2018

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G-4 for UN Security Council reform, multilateralism

G-4 for UN Security Council reform, multilateralism News G-4 countries have reaffirmed their commitment to multilateralism and called for the early reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Important Facts About G-4: The group consists of four countries India, Brazil, Germany and Japan. These countries support each other’s bid for permanent seats on the … Continue reading “G-4 for UN Security Council reform, multilateralism”

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IISc Bengaluru tops India in global list of best institutes

IISc Bengaluru tops India in global list of best institutes News: The Times Higher Education’s (THE) has released the world university rankings 2019, to reveal the world’s top universities. Important Facts: About Times Higher Education’s (THE) Rankings Founded in 2004, it provides the definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international … Continue reading “IISc Bengaluru tops India in global list of best institutes”

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SC proceedings can be live-streamed

SC proceedings can be live-streamed News: Supreme Court to allow Live-Streaming of its proceedings. Important Facts: Supreme Court has acknowledged the need to expansion of Court proceeding beyond the four walls of the courtroom. Judgement is a true realization of the “open court system” in which courts are accessible to all. Judgement Outcome: The final … Continue reading “SC proceedings can be live-streamed”

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Boost to SC/ST quota in promotions

Boost to SC/ST quota in promotions News: Supreme Court says there is no need to collect data on SC/ST in reservation in promotion in government services. Important Facts: The Supreme Court said the state does not have to collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) for giving them … Continue reading “Boost to SC/ST quota in promotions”

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Aadhaar gets thumbs up from Supreme Court

Aadhaar gets thumbs up from Supreme Court News: SC uphold the passage of Aadhaar Act as a Money Bill. Important Facts: 2. SC says the Bills is a reasonable restriction on individual privacy that fulfils the government’s aim to provide dignity to a large and marginalized population is valid. 3. In its judgement SC has … Continue reading “Aadhaar gets thumbs up from Supreme Court”

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New telecom policy aims to provide broadband access to all citizens by 2022

New telecom policy aims to provide broadband access to all citizens by 2022 News The Union Cabinet approved the draft new telecom policy, known as National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018.  Need of the new policy 2.Emerging technologies like 5G and Internet of Things warrant the need for consumer-centric and application-centric policy. 3.To restore financial … Continue reading “New telecom policy aims to provide broadband access to all citizens by 2022”

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Suicides of married women: A problem long-ignored

Suicides of married women: A problem long-ignored News: The recent Lancet article titled Gender differentials and state variations in suicide deaths in India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016 highlights the problem of suicide deaths in India. Important Facts: Highlights of the Lancet article on suicide deaths in India Global comparison:Suicide is already the … Continue reading “Suicides of married women: A problem long-ignored”

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Ordinance allows panel to supersede scam-tainted MCI

Ordinance allows panel to supersede scam-tainted MCI News: Government  issued the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, thereby starting the process of restructuring the Medical Council of India (MCI). Important Facts: About Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 Repealing MCI: The ordinance supersedes the MCI and the powers of the council have been vested in … Continue reading “Ordinance allows panel to supersede scam-tainted MCI”

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Wetlands disappearing 3 times faster than forests threatening fresh water supplies: Report 

Wetlands disappearing 3 times faster than forests threatening fresh water supplies: Report  News: Global Wetland Outlook Report highlights the alarming rates of disappearance of wetlands from the ecosystem. Important Facts: About Global Wetland Outlook Report It is the first-ever report released by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. About Ramsar Convention The Convention on Wetlands, called … Continue reading “Wetlands disappearing 3 times faster than forests threatening fresh water supplies: Report “

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NGT junks government order easing mining rules

NGT junks government order easing mining rules News: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has overruled the Union Environment Ministry notifications relating to mining of minor minerals citing conflict with sustainable sand mining guidelines. Important Facts: Environment Ministry 2016 amendment to minor mineral mining. The Ministry had amended the 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification and … Continue reading “NGT junks government order easing mining rules”

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