9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 3, 2017


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What lynchings say about the Indian state:

What lynchings say about the Indian state: (Live Mint, Editorial) Context: In the last few years, cow vigilantism has been the catalyst of violence across India. The government fails to respond to mob violence in line with constitutional principles. Briefing of the incident: Just when on 29th June, 2017 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a … Continue reading “What lynchings say about the Indian state:”

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The missing learning curve:

The missing learning curve: Context: There’s an urgent need to improve decision making along with institutional knowledge. Introduction: In accordance with accelerating learning curve of the human species, can the collective brain also refuse to learn some lessons or even unlearn? Writers have penned down that either due to rapid population growth, a breakdown of social … Continue reading “The missing learning curve:”

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Written-off in the hinterland: 

Written-off in the hinterland:  Context: The educational system in rural India is not able to create favorable conditions to be at par with the urban system. A comparison: Retrospectively, educational institutes represented the dream of a philanthropist to export the best human talent of his region to the global market. But the fact that education … Continue reading “Written-off in the hinterland: “

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Climate-proofed and inclusive:

Climate-proofed and inclusive: Context: Policy-makers in India and other developing countries face a big problem to address poverty and climate change together. Dimensions of Poverty Poverty is multi-dimensional. People living in poverty in various parts of the world share multiple conditions and life circumstances that have been measured and studied as a proxy to assessing … Continue reading “Climate-proofed and inclusive:”

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Prelims Related News

Prelims Related News By Jupiter! NASA’s new revelation: Context NASA’s Earth-bound Gemini North telescope has beamed back a stunning image of Jupiter showing haze particles over a range of altitudes. What has happened? As the Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, the Gemini telescope is providing high-resolution images to help guide its exploration of the giant planet. … Continue reading “Prelims Related News”

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Aerosols ‘shrinking’ India’s monsoon:

Aerosols ‘shrinking’ India’s monsoon: Context: Researchers have come to the conclusion that aerosols may be weakening the Indian monsoon even more than greenhouse gases. Details: A team led by climatologist R. Krishnan of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, has come up to the conclusion that aerosols affect the strength of the Indian monsoon. The … Continue reading “Aerosols ‘shrinking’ India’s monsoon:”

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In a new regime:

In a new regime: Context Sections of the Opposition are critical of the GST and have boycotted the Joint Session of Parliament that formally began the GST regime Efficient Implementation of GST will require coming together of all stakeholders Government’s Assurance The government has assured that procedural lapses in the first two months of the new … Continue reading “In a new regime:”

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Integration of oil & gas majors is best avoided:

Integration of oil & gas majors is best avoided: Context In the recent budget, the idea of an integrated oil and gas sector was rediscussed Background The idea first made its appearance during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government in 1998. The proposal was then rejected for encouraging a monopolistic scenario in distribution of essential goods like … Continue reading “Integration of oil & gas majors is best avoided:”

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Steel sector bullish on GST, exporters worry:

Steel sector bullish on GST, exporters worry: Context GST has been recently launched. What is its effect across different industries is a much discussed issue now. GST and Various Sectors Following the implementation of the GST, the hospitality and travel sectors expect teething issues in the first few months but are not unduly worried, expecting … Continue reading “Steel sector bullish on GST, exporters worry:”

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GST positive for India’s credit profile:

GST positive for India’s credit profile: Context Lot of discussion is going around the launch of GST and its corresponding impact on various sectors. It is being identified that the new tax regime- GST will have positive impact on India’s credit profile. Why? The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will be positive for India’s … Continue reading “GST positive for India’s credit profile:”

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Furore over ‘de-registering with a stroke of a pen’:

Furore over ‘de-registering with a stroke of a pen’: Context 48 hours before launch of GST, one lakh companies lost registration for post-demonetization lapses. Registrar of Companies (RoC) has removed these one lakh companies. Two lakh other registered companies are under the scanner for involvement in what looked like dubious transactions in the aftermath of … Continue reading “Furore over ‘de-registering with a stroke of a pen’:”

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