9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 5, 2017

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The terrorisms we overlook: 

The terrorisms we overlook:  Terrorism puts freedom at a stake Context: It is high time for the country to address the terror and violence which eradicates the basic freedom of the public. Lynching: Over the past few years, the country faces incidents of lynching of the minority groups. There also have been incidents where Indians … Continue reading “The terrorisms we overlook: “

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Drug-resistant TB higher among children than expected: report: 

Drug-resistant TB higher among children than expected: report:  Context It has emerged that Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected. What is the issue? Many children tested in nine Indian cities have been diagnosed with TB. Nine per cent of these paediatric TB cases have been diagnosed to have MDR TB, according … Continue reading “Drug-resistant TB higher among children than expected: report: “

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An argument without Aadhaar: 

An argument without Aadhaar:  Context There is a huge furor going on with regard to the privacy issue related to the Aadhar Lack of Credible Analysis There have been alarming reports of exclusion and disruption in social welfare but it is still unclear whether they are due to fixable teething troubles, careless deployment or something … Continue reading “An argument without Aadhaar: “

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Allow deposit of old notes, Supreme Court tells Centre:

Allow deposit of old notes, Supreme Court tells Centre: (The Hindu) Context The SC on Tuesday instructs Centre to open options for genuine persons to deposit their hard-earned demonetized notes. SC directs Centre  SC suggests that there should be an open window to approach authorities to prove that it is their money.  If the reason … Continue reading “Allow deposit of old notes, Supreme Court tells Centre:”

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SC open to liquor sale on city highways:

SC open to liquor sale on city highways:  Context  A sign of relief may come to hotels, pubs as the Supreme Court on Tuesday prima facie observed that there may be nothing wrong in de-notifying particular stretches of highways running inside city limits as liquor-free zones.  The court has scheduled a detailed hearing for July … Continue reading “SC open to liquor sale on city highways:”

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India’s quest for armed drones: 

India’s quest for armed drones:  Context Given India’s complex security challenges, UAVs have the potential to aid the Indian military not only in fighting wars but also in intelligence and surveillance. What has happened? The US government’s decision to grant India the licence for the export of 22 Guardian drones through the US foreign military … Continue reading “India’s quest for armed drones: “

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UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre:

UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre:  Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) is the financial turnaround and revival package for electricity distribution companies of India (DISCOMs) initiated by the Government of India with the intent to find a permanent solution to the financial mess that the power distribution is in Why in News Recently, government … Continue reading “UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre:”

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Tap GST for jobs data: PM-appointed panel: 

Tap GST for jobs data: PM-appointed panel:  Context   NITI Aayog has proposed a plan of using Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the sample set to collect employment-unemployment data The Proposal NITI Aayog recently recommended scrapping of the traditional employment-unemployment surveys that are carried out by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) every five years. … Continue reading “Tap GST for jobs data: PM-appointed panel: “

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‘Display new GST price on products’: 

‘Display new GST price on products’:  Context GST implementation resulted in some price changes. Prices of some items have gone up while the prices of others have gone down. How the price change is being displayed is a matter of discussion The Pricing Process Those products whose tax burden has increased after the launch of … Continue reading “‘Display new GST price on products’: “

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