9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – October 10, 2017

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Knitting a safety net: 

Knitting a safety net:  Context: Rising cases of mental health disorders need a more proactive approach from the government. Mental illness in the context of India: The 2017 World Health Organisation report, on depression says that almost 7.5% of Indians suffer from major or minor mental disorders that require expert intervention. According to the report:… Continue reading Knitting a safety net: 

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ILO defends report on ‘modern slavery’:

ILO defends report on ‘modern slavery’: Context The International Labour Organization (ILO), produced a report titled ‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage 2017’ along with Australia-based Walk Free Foundation (WFF) showcasing the statistic of modern day slavery. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing… Continue reading ILO defends report on ‘modern slavery’:

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Bay of Bengal diplomacy: 

Bay of Bengal diplomacy:  Context India to host the first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx 2017) starting October 10. What is the significance of this exercise? The BIMSTEC region, comprising 22% of the global population, is exposed to an ever-increasing threat from natural disasters. BIMSTEC… Continue reading Bay of Bengal diplomacy: 

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Fixing the steel frame: 

Fixing the steel frame:  Context: Since 1947, India continued to adopt the civil service system inherited from the British with no major reforms. But in reality, the colonial civil service system was unsuitable for a politically free, socially feudal and economically poor country such as India. Indian bureaucracy: legacy of British Colonialism Colonial bureaucracy: Colonial… Continue reading Fixing the steel frame: 

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Towards transparency: 

Towards transparency:  CONTEXT:   In a move towards transparency in the elevation, confirmation and transfer of judges, the Supreme Court has begun to upload the decisions of the collegium, and the reasoning behind them, at the time that its recommendations are forwarded to the government. INTRODUCTION: The collegium, comprising the Chief Justice of India and… Continue reading Towards transparency: 

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Hadiya accepts her marriage: SC:

Hadiya accepts her marriage: SC: CONTEXT: “Father cannot take custody of his daughter after the lady becomes adult,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, leading a three-judge Bench, observed in the Hadiya case. INTRODUCTION: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that a High Court’s power to intervene in a Habeas Corpus petition and give custody… Continue reading Hadiya accepts her marriage: SC:

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Hear marital cases in camera: SC:

Hear marital cases in camera: SC: CONTEXT: In a landmark verdict aimed at keeping matrimonial disputes private and protecting the dignity of women, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that it would be advisable for family courts to conduct in-camera hearings to resolve differences between husband and wife over divorce, maintenance and custody of children.… Continue reading Hear marital cases in camera: SC:

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