9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – August 9, 2017

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GS 1

Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument: 

Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument:  The argument wrongfully equates privacy with secrecy, even though the former is a distinct and much richer concept. Context: The argument, “I have got nothing to hide” wrongfully equates privacy with secrecy, even though the former is a distinct and much richer concept. The right to privacy includes … Continue reading “Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument: “

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‘100% monsoon quota this year’:

‘100% monsoon quota this year’: Context: The India Meteorological Department had predicted that India would get ‘normal’ rain during the remaining months of the monsoon season. But India is likely to get 100% of its annual monsoon quota of 89 cm. Current Scenario: Rainfall had weakened over most of the country in the first week … Continue reading “‘100% monsoon quota this year’:”

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GS 3

Dangers Of Complacency: 

Dangers Of Complacency:  Context: The Doklam issue is by itself, as the external affairs minister said, not of any great significance and may settle down to face-to-face confrontation Background:  From the middle of the last month onward, India and China troops are arrayed face-to-face on the Doklam plateau  In June 2017 a military standoff occurred … Continue reading “Dangers Of Complacency: “

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Start-up funding may come under SEBI lens:

Start-up funding may come under SEBI lens: Context: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is concerned with the manner in which start-ups are being funded through unregulated entities and is examining the manner in which alternative fund-raising platforms are crowd-funding ventures can be regulated to bring in transparency and regulatory oversight in such … Continue reading “Start-up funding may come under SEBI lens:”

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