9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 29, 2017

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Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis: 

Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis:  Context The Centre is looking to introduce a new drug, conventionally used for acne, to deal with the seasonal outbreaks of acute encephalitis. Reason of the research The research is conducted weeks after several children died of encephalitis-related complications at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical… Continue reading Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis: 

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Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back: & Agreeing to disagree: 

Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back: & Agreeing to disagree:  Context After weeks of diplomatic negotiations, India and China agreed to disengage from the standoff on the Doklam plateau, disputed between China and Bhutan, with a formula that saw China promise to make “necessary adjustments” to their troop deployments, after Indian troops withdrew… Continue reading Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back: & Agreeing to disagree: 

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The admirable success of the Jan Dhan Yojana:

The admirable success of the Jan Dhan Yojana: Context The government’s flagship financial inclusion drive, is one of the grandest policy initiatives of its kind. With an initial target of opening 75 million accounts by January 2015 under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Modi’s administration mobilized an oft-recalcitrant state apparatus to expand access… Continue reading The admirable success of the Jan Dhan Yojana:

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A right for the future: 

A right for the future:  Context Understanding the nature and dilemmas of judicial innovation in the context of Right to Privacy. Structural problem The Supreme Court has often found itself bound by decisions of larger Benches. The central dilemma is, what are courts to do when they find themselves curtailed by judgments given by larger… Continue reading A right for the future: 

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Plea for early Aadhaar hearing:

Plea for early Aadhaar hearing: Context The petitioners in the Aadhaar case is expected to make an urgent mentioning before a Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, on August 29 for an early decision on the validity of the scheme. The need of the hour The urgency is because September 30 is… Continue reading Plea for early Aadhaar hearing:

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