9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 28, 2017

Read summary of all news articles of the day below


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Supreme Court’s Lost Chance:

Supreme Court’s Lost Chance: Context Prior to the judgment on Triple Talaq, it was widely anticipated that the Court would strike down the practice on the basis that it breached constitutional morality. It was also hoped that the Supreme Court would overturn a long-standing decision of the Bombay High Court effectively insulating personal laws from … Continue reading “Supreme Court’s Lost Chance:”

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That old spark: 

That old spark: Context Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visit to India was his first foreign visit as Prime Minister, and it confirmed Kathmandu’s abiding interest in strong ties with India. Rebuilding relations The recovery of bilateral warmth has taken some doing on both sides. India had mounted strong obstruction to the Constitution with … Continue reading “That old spark: “

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Search for democracy

Search for democracy Context The newest twist to the ongoing political turmoil in Thailand is the failure on of the former Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, deposed in 2014 by a constitutional court, to appear for the final verdict in a case relating to a rice subsidy scheme. The on-going speculations Shinawatra absence has fueled conjecture … Continue reading “Search for democracy”

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A to Z of Privacy: (Indian Express, Explained); A sterling judgement on right to privacy:  How privacy stacks up:

A to Z of Privacy: (Indian Express, Explained); A sterling judgement on right to privacy:  How privacy stacks up: Context A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court, unanimously affirmed the existence of a constitutional right to privacy. Verdict The ADM Jabalpur decision from the Emergency era was formally overruled, and the majority openly criticized the reasoning … Continue reading “A to Z of Privacy: (Indian Express, Explained); A sterling judgement on right to privacy:  How privacy stacks up:”

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Ocean forecasting system unveiled:

Ocean forecasting system unveiled: Context The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning. Why is it required? The ocean forecast and early warning information on high … Continue reading “Ocean forecasting system unveiled:”

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develop novel ‘dot’ system to improve cancer detection:

develop novel ‘dot’ system to improve cancer detection: Context Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have developed a proof-of-concept nanosystem that dramatically improves the visualization of tumors. Explanation The article published in Nature Communications mentions that the platform achieves a five-fold increase over existing tumor-specific optical imaging methods. This novel approach produces … Continue reading “develop novel ‘dot’ system to improve cancer detection:”

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New tax regime to give manufacturing a boost: 

New tax regime to give manufacturing a boost: Context The manufacturing sector will be getting a boost as GST is expected to address long-standing issues like inter-state taxes, high compliance costs, cascading impact of taxes, high logistics costs and to also ensure a level-playing field with respect to imports as GST provides for appropriate countervailing … Continue reading “New tax regime to give manufacturing a boost: “

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Why does the 2022 target for rooftop solar seem ambitious?: 

Why does the 2022 target for rooftop solar seem ambitious?: Context The government has set itself a target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022, of which 60 GW is to come from utilities and 40 GW from rooftop solar installations. Main concern While the 60 GW target seems attainable, India is lagging behind … Continue reading “Why does the 2022 target for rooftop solar seem ambitious?: “

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