9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 25, 2017

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SC overrules Emergency-era habeas corpus verdict:

SC overrules Emergency-era habeas corpus verdict: Context A nine-judge Bench condemned the decision in the infamous ADM Jabalpur case, better known as the habeas corpus case, as “seriously flawed.” Explanation The Supreme Court’s judgement in 1976 is considered the darkest hour when it said citizens had no right to life and liberty during the Emergency … Continue reading “SC overrules Emergency-era habeas corpus verdict:”

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How the numbers compute: 

How the numbers compute:  Context In one common judgment, two of the five judges held that triple talaq was an element of statutory law, the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 and, being arbitrary, was unconstitutional. Ration of 3:2 “By a majority of 3:2 the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside”. … Continue reading “How the numbers compute: “

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Privacy is a fundamental right, declares SC: 

Privacy is a fundamental right, declares SC:  Context Privacy is vital to life and liberty and an inherent part of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution was declared by a nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict. The court’s decision The court held that privacy is a natural right present … Continue reading “Privacy is a fundamental right, declares SC: “

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The geopolitical prowess of science and technology: 

The geopolitical prowess of science and technology:  Context S&T is critical for ensuring national security and opening new market opportunities. Moreover, economic competitiveness has become a proxy for military influence. Ownership of superior technology brings greater power and control. To build capacity, nations rely on several policy levers—patent laws, tax incentives, and grants to labs, … Continue reading “The geopolitical prowess of science and technology: “

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Don’t fear trade deficit:  & China agrees to tackle trade imbalance:

Don’t fear trade deficit:  & China agrees to tackle trade imbalance: Context India’s trade deficit with China, which stands at over $50 billion, has been projected by many on the Indian side as an economic evil that needs to be curbed by all means. Matter of Concern Amidst rising political tensions between India and China, … Continue reading “Don’t fear trade deficit:  & China agrees to tackle trade imbalance:”

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‘Indians tend to borrow later in life’: 

‘Indians tend to borrow later in life’:  Context Households’ finance landscape shows near total absence of pension wealth Committee’s report Indian households tend to borrow later in life and are more likely to reach retirement age with positive debt balances, which is a source of risk given that they are no longer earning income during … Continue reading “‘Indians tend to borrow later in life’: “

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