9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – October 12, 2017


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Accountability, not armour plating: 

Accountability, not armour plating:  Context: With rising atrocities in a democratic country like India, there is a need of debate on police reforms. What is the need of police in the democracy? Democracy is the only system of governance that, guarantees the freedom of people and the police as an only institution to protect and … Continue reading “Accountability, not armour plating: “

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SC to frame norms for drafting ‘living wills’:& The will to die: 

SC to frame norms for drafting ‘living wills’:& The will to die:  Context If the medical board will affirm that the patient’s condition is beyond cure and irreversible only then advance directive to withdraw medical care to allow him to die with dignity should take effect, Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra made a statement … Continue reading “SC to frame norms for drafting ‘living wills’:& The will to die: “

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Common gene variants for skin tone found:

Common gene variants for skin tone found: Context A study of nearly 300 people living in different parts of India found that nine single-base variants (single-nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs) account for 31% variation in the color of the skin. What are single-nucleotide polymorphisms? Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently called SNPs (pronounced “snips”), are the most common … Continue reading “Common gene variants for skin tone found:”

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Pondicherry shark may have become extinct, fear scientists:

Pondicherry shark may have become extinct, fear scientists: Context: Three marine species, the Pondicherry Shark, the Red Sea Torpedo and the Tentacled Butterfly Ray might have become possibly extinct in the waters of the Arabian Seas Region (ASR). Scientists are also worried about the possible disappearance of other species from the region even before they … Continue reading “Pondicherry shark may have become extinct, fear scientists:”

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A ‘regulatory lab’ for financial inclusion: 

A ‘regulatory lab’ for financial inclusion:  Context: In a recent report, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) household finance committee found the average Indian household keeps just 5% of its wealth in financial assets. Introduction: Most is held in real estate and gold. In times of emergency, half of households turn to family, friends and … Continue reading “A ‘regulatory lab’ for financial inclusion: “

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A less perilous world:

A less perilous world: Context: The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Introduction: This year’s Peace prize to ICAN (International campaign to Abolish Weapons) comes    at a time when the threat posed by nuclear weapons has been all too evident in the global crisis triggered by … Continue reading “A less perilous world:”

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Economic slowdown reflects an investment in India’s future: 

Economic slowdown reflects an investment in India’s future:  Context India’s economic growth for 2017 and 2018 will be slower than earlier projections, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest World Economic Outlook. About IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries,Created in 1945 working to foster global monetary cooperation, … Continue reading “Economic slowdown reflects an investment in India’s future: “

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Council acts to ease cascading tax impact on petroproducts: 

Council acts to ease cascading tax impact on petroproducts:  Context The Centre in the GST Council meeting has taken a decision to reduce the cascading effect of excluding petrol, diesel, ATF, natural gas and crude oil from the purview of GST and to incentivize investment in the Exploration and Production sector. The decisions include cutting … Continue reading “Council acts to ease cascading tax impact on petroproducts: “

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