9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 12, 2017

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Monsoon to cover entire country this week: 

Monsoon to cover entire country this week:  Country to stay under monsoon for long Context: Monsoon rains are expected to cover the whole country in the next week and are likely to strengthen over central India. The concern: Normally, the monsoon enters into a ‘break,’ or a prolonged interval of around a week in the … Continue reading “Monsoon to cover entire country this week: “

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‘India-China relations a factor of stability amid global uncertainty’ ‘The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly’

‘India-China relations a factor of stability amid global uncertainty’ ‘The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly’ (Both Covered) Change in status quo: India – China Context Despite both the leaders meeting each other twice since Chinese demolished Indian bunkers in the Doklam plateau, the situation doesn’t seem to unwind. Historical peace In 1980s, … Continue reading “‘India-China relations a factor of stability amid global uncertainty’ ‘The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly’”

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Prelims Related News

Prelims Related News Earth facing sixth mass extinction: Earth’s sixth mass extinction at verge Context More than 30% of animals with a backbone fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals are declining in both range and population Biological annihilation occurring globally Scientists cautioned about the sixth mass extinction of life on earth getting unfolded than it … Continue reading “Prelims Related News”

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Getting GST right:

Getting GST right: A petition to get sanitary napkins free from GST bracket Context Online petition on March 8, requesting the Union Finance Minister to make eco-friendly sanitary pads tax-free and reduce the tax bracket of other napkins from 12-14% to 5% gets people attention. The appeal The petition found more than three lakh people … Continue reading “Getting GST right:”

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