9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 21, 2017

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Re-arming the law:

Re-arming the law: (Indian Express, Editorial) Reframing country’s law Context: There is the emerging need of the Center and the Parliament to pass a Bill to deal with acts of violence so that each and every State Government will have better concrete legal action. Introduction: Not all lynching is cow-protection related. Some acts are frankly … Continue reading “Re-arming the law:”

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Has SC already given tacit approval for Aadhar?:

Has SC already given tacit approval for Aadhar?: SC to take a call on Adhaar Context: The batch of matters challenging the Aadhar Scheme has been pending for years with no fruitful result. In regard to the issue of right to privacy, it may be illusory but it is mandatory on the court to determine … Continue reading “Has SC already given tacit approval for Aadhar?:”

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Half of HIV-infected get treatment now:

Half of HIV-infected get treatment now: Access to HIV treatment on the block Context The latest UNAIDS report, released on Thursday, reveals that more than half of all People Living with HIV (PLHIV) now have access to HIV treatment. Sign of relief for patients The 2015 target of 15 million people on treatment have been … Continue reading “Half of HIV-infected get treatment now:”

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A new (agri)culture:

A new (agri)culture: Context: The situation of the farmers was never very good to begin with, but has been steadily declining and has reached its nadir right now Introduction: In any food crisis, it is the top of the food chain that suffers the most. In the case of farmer’s distress, the top of food … Continue reading “A new (agri)culture:”

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Taxing Body Parts

Taxing Body Parts: (Indian Express, Editorial) Cropping pattern, Agriculture, e-technology Tax on survival necessity Context: GST on aids, appliances for disabled directs to the government’s misplaced priorities. The Paradox: Items of luxury, whose deprivation causes no challenge to human existence, are being prioritized instead of aids and appliances that are essential items for persons with … Continue reading “Taxing Body Parts”

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‘Cement prices may rebound with supply-demand boost’:

‘Cement prices may rebound with supply-demand boost’: Demonetisation impact wearing off since Q1 of FY 18: ICRA Context: Rating agency ICRA on Thursday said that it expected cement demand growth to recover to about 5% during 2017-18 as against a decline of 1.2% in 2016-17, driven by a pick-up in the infrastructure segment, mostly road … Continue reading “‘Cement prices may rebound with supply-demand boost’:”

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‘GSTN, CBDT to share data’:

‘GSTN, CBDT to share data’: Data exchange, analytics can help stop tax evasion Context: The Goods and Services Tax Network and the Central Board of Direct Taxes will soon join hands to share data to stop tax evasion, GST Network Chairman Navin Kumar said Key points: Vendors from whom small businessmen buy products or services … Continue reading “‘GSTN, CBDT to share data’:”

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