9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 11, 2017

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China’s road in Doka La is headed for Thimphu: 

China’s road in Doka La is headed for Thimphu:  (India – China historical complications) Context China upset with India and keeping an eye on Bhutan. Chronological events To understand the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction dispute, one needs to be acquainted with the historical facts. The Anglo-Chinese convention of 1890 poses that Sikkim-Tibet boundary “line commences at Mount … Continue reading “China’s road in Doka La is headed for Thimphu: “

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Bring the House up to date: 

Bring the House up to date:  Finding a balance between parliamentary privileges and fundamental rights Context In Indian parliamentary democracy, Parliament enjoys almost supreme powers where legislators face no peril from the government. As matter of fact, such privileges have become an instrument in the hands of the ruling party. Karnataka Assembly case Karnataka assembly … Continue reading “Bring the House up to date: “

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Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO heritage tag:

Prelims Related News Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO heritage tag: (No-Women’s Land gets Recognition) The tiny landmass of Okinoshima, manned by a Shinto priest, gets the recognition of World Heritage site by UNESCO. Introduction: A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its … Continue reading “Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO heritage tag:”

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India’s potential for leading global growth:

India’s potential for leading global growth: (Live Mint, Editorial) (India’s dominance over the coming decades) Context: India took over from its neighbour as the “economic pole of global growth” over the past few years and will remain so at least through the decade to 2050. Introduction: India fell behind China in the last quarter of … Continue reading “India’s potential for leading global growth:”

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