9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 14, 2017

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No development zone near Ganga river, says NGT

Tribunal prohibits dumping of waste near Ganga banks: (The Hindu) No development zone near Ganga river, says NGT Context An area of 100 metres from the edge of the Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao has been declared a ‘No Development Zone,’ with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) prohibiting dumping of waste within 500 metres of … Continue reading “No development zone near Ganga river, says NGT”

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Healing The Sea: 

Healing The Sea:  India must learn from Sri Lanka’s ban on bottom-trawling Context: The Sri Lankan Parliament’s recent amendment of its Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Act to ban trawling is a welcome step from both political and ecological perspectives. Introduction: Sri Lanka’s legislative amendment to prohibit bottom trawling, a destructive fishing practice, is a welcome … Continue reading “Healing The Sea: “

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Diplomacy at work: India – China

Diplomacy at work: India – China Context Diplomatic channels are still being used to resolve the stand-off between India and China despite rising rhetoric from Beijing. Recent development India and China have diplomatic channels, have embassies in both capitals that are available and they will continue to be used even in current environment. MEA spokesperson … Continue reading “Diplomacy at work: India – China”

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Inflation conundrum: 

Inflation conundrum:  Confusion with Inflation Context: The latest Consumer Price Index data shows headline that retail inflation has decelerated to a record low of 1.54% in June, 2017. The difficulty: The reading has slid below the 2% lower bound of the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target for CPI inflation has understandably led to calls … Continue reading “Inflation conundrum: “

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