9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 18, 2017

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China holds live drills near Arunachal border: 

China holds live drills near Arunachal border:  China held live-fire exercises in South Tibet Context China on Monday held live-fire exercises in Tibet, in an area facing Arunachal Pradesh, which it calls South Tibet. Mind games being played at Doklam area by China China’s Global Times carried that the exercise was conducted by one of … Continue reading “China holds live drills near Arunachal border: “

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Spaces, not embraces: 

Spaces, not embraces:  (Microscopic view on the countries’ friendship) Context: The impact of a closer friendship with the U.S. can be better judged by the challenges that the superpower’s retreating global role presents Background In early 1987, U.S. President, Ronald Reagan had difficult choices to make on the future of Afghanistan. As the Soviet Union … Continue reading “Spaces, not embraces: “

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Centre’s ‘no’ to SC appeal on old notes: 

Centre’s ‘no’ to SC appeal on old notes:  Centre denies SC appeal to extend grace period to deposit old notes Context The Centre says there is no justifiable reason to let citizens have any grace period to deposit their demonetized notes after the cut-off date of December 30, 2016. Centre explains Centre told Supreme Court … Continue reading “Centre’s ‘no’ to SC appeal on old notes: “

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Industrial policy,clusters for manufacturing on anvil:

Industrial policy,clusters for manufacturing on anvil: National plan for manufacturing clusters Context: The process for formulation of a new industrial policy has been initiated and consultations are being held with stakeholders. Introduction: The government is preparing a national plan for manufacturing clusters with an aim to bring about convergence in development of industrial areas by … Continue reading “Industrial policy,clusters for manufacturing on anvil:”

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GM mustard policy: SC gives govt. time: 

GM mustard policy: SC gives govt. time:  GM mustard policy on hold by Center Context: The government on 17.07.2017 informed the Supreme Court that a policy decision on the commercial release of the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop is yet to be finalised. Introduction: On October 17, 2016, the court had extended the stay on … Continue reading “GM mustard policy: SC gives govt. time: “

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