9 PM Current Affairs Brief – September 5th, 2018


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Breakthrough achieved in RCEP talks, claims India

Breakthrough achieved in RCEP talks, claims India News: Recently in 6th RCEP Ministerial meeting India achieved a greater success under Package of Substantial Deliverables. Important Facts: 2. 6thRCEP Ministerial meeting was held in Singapore on 30 and 31st August, 2018. 3. Major concerns of India for proceeding RCEP talks: India has certain reservations, as RCEP … Continue reading “Breakthrough achieved in RCEP talks, claims India”

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2+2 to address U.S. issues on Iran, Russia

2+2 to address U.S. issues on Iran, Russia News: India and U.S. to hold inaugural 2+2 dialogue on September 6. Important facts: 2. Background: The twice delayed dialogue was earlier scheduled on July 6, but was postponed by U.S. citing unavoidable reasons. 3. Importance of 2+2 dialogue: The highest diplomatic and political dialogue between the … Continue reading “2+2 to address U.S. issues on Iran, Russia”

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Routes to Afghanistan

Routes to Afghanistan ARTICLE Suhasini Haider, focuses on south Asia policy, in context of upcoming 2+2 Dialogue. Important Analysis 2. PROPOSED APPROACH OF INDIA IN 2+2 TALKS India should clear its approach regarding talks with Taliban India should focus on making upcoming election peaceful and participative India development assistance to Afghanistan should continue in small … Continue reading “Routes to Afghanistan”

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CJI Misra names Gogoi as successor

CJI Misra names Gogoi as successor News: CJI Dipak Misra recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor to the office. Important Facts: 2. Ranjan Gogoi will be the 46th Chief Justice of India. 3. He will be the first from Assam and north-east to hold this office. 4. Justice Gogoi was one of the four … Continue reading “CJI Misra names Gogoi as successor”

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Google to help EC track political ads

Google to help EC track political ads News: Election Commission to take strong step to address online Political Advertising with help of Google. Important Facts: 2. Google will soon be helping the Election Commission (EC) keep tabs on online political advertising. 3. The Election Commission is the nodal body for pre-certification of advertisements of a … Continue reading “Google to help EC track political ads”

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Addressing soil loss

Addressing soil loss News: Writer talks about negligence by the government in addressing the issue of soil degradation while doing rehabilitation program Important analysis The Recent floods in Kerala and Kodagu caused heavy life death toll, devastated the infrastructure and crops. In rebuilding the program, the government will build houses, roads and key infrastructure and … Continue reading “Addressing soil loss”

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‘Drugs are not sweets’

‘Drugs are not sweets’ News: Shamnad Basheer, has talked about the complication arising of devices used in Hip Replacement Surgery. Important Facts 2.About HipReplacement Surgery In total hip replacement, body parts are replaced with prosthetic components Prosthetic components are metal on metal, with cobalt, chromium and molybdenum as major constituents. It is commonly called the … Continue reading “‘Drugs are not sweets’”

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Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’

Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’ News: Japan to test mini space elevator, the world’s first experiment to test travel between two mini-satellites in space. Important facts 2. The idea was first proposed in 1895 by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky after he saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and revisited nearly a century later in … Continue reading “Japan to test mini ‘space elevator’”

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