9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 17, 2017

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The opportunity in Kashmir

The opportunity in Kashmir:  Hurriyat leaders condemns the Amarnath attack Context The new development post the Amarnath attack has been that the separatists of the Hurriyat came out to condemn the killings. The Hurriyat leaders have put their names out publicly for their opposition to the attack on the pilgrims to Amarnath to be known. … Continue reading “The opportunity in Kashmir”

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The past catches up:

The past catches up:  SC ridicules Government for arguing against probing order of inquiry Context The Supreme Court has reiterated the principle of accountability as an essential part of the rule of law by ordering an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into more than 80 cases of suspected extrajudicial killings in Manipur. The … Continue reading “The past catches up:”

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Back to the classroom:

Back to the classroom:  Evidence based Policing(EBP) getting credits Context Exposing police officers to the concept of EBP would make them more professional, something that would certainly enhance the Indian police’s image, which is currently dismal. Status of police People are dissatisfied with the quality of service they are getting from the police. They are … Continue reading “Back to the classroom:”

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SC for conclusive proof in graft case:  

SC for conclusive proof in graft case:  SC makes proof of demand necessary to give a verdict on corruption cases Context Mere possession or recovery of currency notes from a public official is not enough to substantiate that someone has taken a bribe, SC said. There has to be conclusive proof that he/she did make … Continue reading “SC for conclusive proof in graft case:  “

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Guardian UAV deal with U.S. still a work in progress:

Guardian UAV deal with U.S. still a work in progress: Indo-US Guardian UAV deal still not executed Context: The Guardian UAV deal between U.S. and India is still in progress for India is looking over the options available before taking a call. What is the deal about? Sale of 22 Guardian maritime surveillance by America … Continue reading “Guardian UAV deal with U.S. still a work in progress:”

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Bengal’s medicinal plants face threat:

Bengal’s medicinal plants face threat: Bengal’s curative plants in verge of extinction Introduction: The West Bengal Forest Department on Friday came out with a unique publication titled Medicinal Plant Resources of South Bengal that provides details on 581 species of medicinal plants found across different regions of south Bengal. As per the reports, out of … Continue reading “Bengal’s medicinal plants face threat:”

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Is the Indian Economy at an inflexion point?:

Is the Indian Economy at an inflexion point?: (Unprecedented economic boom Context: Inflation has come down to its lowest level in several years Introduction: The balance of payments situation is comfortable because stable capital flows are funding the current account deficit. The rupee is strengthening against the dollar despite intervention by the Reserve Bank of … Continue reading “Is the Indian Economy at an inflexion point?:”

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Govt. clears three export infra plans:

Govt. clears three export infra plans:  (Green signal for three export infra plans) Context: Cargo terminal at Imphal airport, modernization of Karnataka facility for marine exports receive green nod. Introduction: With deficient infrastructure severely hurting the competitiveness of India’s exports, the government-for the first time under a new scheme launched in March to address the … Continue reading “Govt. clears three export infra plans:”

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‘RBI push to resolve Rs. 8 lakh cr. bad loans’:

‘RBI push to resolve Rs. 8 lakh cr. bad loans’: (NPA of Rs 8 lakh crore to end by March 2019) Context: Industry body Assocham said that the Banking Regulation (Amendment ) Ordinance has empowered the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to take up “ bad loans” worth about Rs 8 lakh crore for resolution … Continue reading “‘RBI push to resolve Rs. 8 lakh cr. bad loans’:”

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A looming threat:

A looming threat:India gets hold of a looming disease Context: All children diagnosed with TB must get pediatric fixed-dose combination drugs. A proactive approach to testing helps in early and correct diagnosis of all contacts and in cutting the transmission chain. Stats: About 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine Indian cities have been … Continue reading “A looming threat:”

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