9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 8, 2017


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Delhi has ‘ulterior motives’, asserts Beijing:

Delhi has ‘ulterior motives’, asserts Beijing:  (Beijing blames Delhi of having hidden motives) Context China said on Friday that “ulterior motives” prompted India to include the tri-junction with Bhutan in the Sikkim stand-off. China stressed that New Delhi’s acceptance of the 1890 Sino-British treaty on the boundaries in the region should not variate with the… Continue reading Delhi has ‘ulterior motives’, asserts Beijing:

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Substance and optics:

Substance and optics: (The Hindu, Editorial) Context: The recent visit of India’s Prime Minister to Israel made a considerable positive impact on the relationship between both the countries. Behind the success was a receptive political backdrop as well as the careful planning undertaken by both sides. The relationship – a brief Israel was one of… Continue reading Substance and optics:

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Aadhaar not ‘totalitarian’: Centre 

Aadhaar not ‘totalitarian’: Centre  (Argument in the court over Aadhaar) Context Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal on Friday objected to arguments made by petitioners Advocate Shyam Divan that Aadhaar was driving India into a “concentration camp.” The argument The Supreme Court had pinpointed that constitutionality of the scheme for Aadhaar has to be decided “once and for… Continue reading Aadhaar not ‘totalitarian’: Centre 

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Nilgiris pale tiger an ‘aberrant genetic mutation’

Prelims Related News Nilgiris pale tiger an ‘aberrant genetic mutation’ Context A (White) pale tiger was recently spotted in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, although experts believe it’s just an instance of an aberrant genetic mutation. Genetic Mutation Although no such animal has been recorded in south India so far and the pale tiger of the… Continue reading Nilgiris pale tiger an ‘aberrant genetic mutation’

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SEBI to move against non-compliant firms: 

SEBI to move against non-compliant firms:  Context SEBI to initiate action against non -compliant companies which are exclusively listed on Dissemination Board SEBI’s norms These companies were earlier listed on non-operational/ regional stock exchanges (RSEs) and were required to be placed on DB. The ELCs were required to comply with the directions issued by SEBI… Continue reading SEBI to move against non-compliant firms: 

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‘India still edgy about in-flight Wi-Fi’: 

‘India still edgy about in-flight Wi-Fi’:  Context The Civil Aviataion Secrtary R.N. Chaobey called for making a delicate balance between security and growth of the aviation industry. During a seminar organised by National Security Guards on “International Aviation Security”, he referred that India was the only country other than North Korea to not allow WiFi… Continue reading ‘India still edgy about in-flight Wi-Fi’: 

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Centre eases pre-merger filing norms:

Centre eases pre-merger filing norms: (The Hindu) Context: In order to boost mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the center removes 30-day notice rule. Introduction: According to a notification on June 29 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the government, in public interest has done away with the thirty-day time period to submit an application for pre-merger… Continue reading Centre eases pre-merger filing norms:

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Redraw the lines for better planning: Read the thorough analysis below Smart city initiative necessitates a perfectly sculpted Governance structure Electric horses: 

Redraw the lines for better planning: Read the thorough analysis below Smart city initiative necessitates a perfectly sculpted Governance structure Electric horses:  Context: The automobile industry is taking a serious look at moving away from fossil fuels and commercialise vehicles by electricity. Merit: The e-vehicles (EVs) are quite affordable. The e-vehicles can cover a wide… Continue reading Redraw the lines for better planning: Read the thorough analysis below Smart city initiative necessitates a perfectly sculpted Governance structure Electric horses: 

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