9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 17, 2017

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Naming a right: 

Naming a right:  Context: The nine-judge Bench determining whether a fundamental right to privacy exists will definitively shape the evolution of our Constitution. What is at stake is nothing less than the terms of a fundamental relationship between citizens of a constitutional democracy and the state. Explanation: A right to privacy embraces a wide range … Continue reading “Naming a right: “

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The private route: 

The private route:  Context NITI Aayog’s recent proposal for the partial privatization of district-level government hospitals has been criticized for commercializing health care. The proposal Under the proposal, private hospitals will be allowed to bid for 30-year leases that give them control over portions of government hospitals dedicated to treating non-communicable diseases. Critics maintain that … Continue reading “The private route: “

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Beyond the lament: & The health checklist:

Beyond the lament: & The health checklist: Context In the light of the recent deaths of several children over a short period in Gorakhpur, the country demands for equity in access to doctors, diagnostics and medicines in rural India. Explanation: The weak nature of rural India’s health systems and the extraordinary patient load on a … Continue reading “Beyond the lament: & The health checklist:”

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AI shows interest in overhauling defence planes: 

AI shows interest in overhauling defence planes:  Context: The Civil Aviation Ministry has written to the Defence Ministry asking them to facilitate the servicing of defence aircraft at Air India’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul(MRO) facilities. Introduction: Air India’s MRO unit, Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) presently carries out MRO activities for commercial aircraft of … Continue reading “AI shows interest in overhauling defence planes: “

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Ministerial group to oversee disinvestment: 

Ministerial group to oversee disinvestment:  Context: The Union Cabinet has mandated a panel led by finance minister Arun Jaitley to oversee, accelerate strategic disinvestments in CPSEs Introduction The Cabinet on Wednesday empowered a ministerial group led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to decide on details of strategic disinvestment of public sector firms.  The Cabinet Committee … Continue reading “Ministerial group to oversee disinvestment: “

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