9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – October 11, 2017


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Fixing healthcare: 

Fixing healthcare:  Context: More than 60 per cent of the population cannot afford private healthcare because of the following reasons: Private health service routinely excludes a large poor population, overcharges and reduces many to penury. Private healthcare is often without regulation and even tenuous attempts at implementing the Clinical Establishment Act have not been made. … Continue reading “Fixing healthcare: “

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Passive euthanasia already a law:

Passive euthanasia already a law: Context: The government is finalising a draft law on passive euthanasia called ‘The Management of Patients With Terminal Illness – Withdrawal of Medical Life Support Bill’. This bill is under review by  the Law Commission of India and recommends that life support can be withdrawn for patients in persistent vegetative … Continue reading “Passive euthanasia already a law:”

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WHO releases new guidelines to manage obesity in children:

WHO releases new guidelines to manage obesity in children: Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on how trained professionals can better identify youngsters in need of help. These new guidelines are updates for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). World Health Organization (WHO): The World Health Organization (WHO), established on … Continue reading “WHO releases new guidelines to manage obesity in children:”

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A new industrial policy for Bharat: 

A new industrial policy for Bharat:  Context: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiated the process of formulation of a new Industrial Policy recently. Introduction: Since the last Industrial Policy announced in 1991, India has transformed into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With strong macro-economic … Continue reading “A new industrial policy for Bharat: “

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New Pattern Of Urban Terror: 

New Pattern Of Urban Terror:  Context: After the sniper attack, which recently took a heavy toll of innocent lives in Las Vegas, India too must prepare for a changing security threat and challenge. What is lone-wolf attack or terrorism? A lone wolf, lone-wolf terrorist, or lone actor, is someone who prepares and commits violent acts … Continue reading “New Pattern Of Urban Terror: “

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The wrong options: 

The wrong options:  Context GST and Demonetisation are not the structural reforms that will boost the economy What is GST? GST is an indirect destination based tax levied on the supply of goods and services. GST Law has replaced many indirect tax laws that previously existed in India. Benefits Level playing field for small traders … Continue reading “The wrong options: “

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GIFT City bourses to offer oil contracts:

GIFT City bourses to offer oil contracts: Context The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed exchanges established in GIFT City to introduce crude oil futures contracts, trading in which is set to commence later this month. What is the GIFT City? GIFT is conceptualized as a global financial and IT services hub, … Continue reading “GIFT City bourses to offer oil contracts:”

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