9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 16, 2017


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Three isn’t a crowd:

Three isn’t a crowd: Context China was the looming presence in this year’s India-Japan Special Strategic and Global partnership summit. What are the issues concerning China? “Toward a Free, Open and Prosperous Indo-Pacific”, the title of the joint statement, gave away the common concern weighing down both countries. India went into the summit fresh from… Continue reading Three isn’t a crowd:

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BJP States tell police to push back Rohingya: 

BJP States tell police to push back Rohingya:  Background: The refugee crisis in Myanmar. India’s security concerns with respect to the Rohingya muslims migrating to India. The UN has called the crisis as a text-book example of ethnic cleansing. Assam and Manipur have placed their forces on alert The Centre is yet to spell out… Continue reading BJP States tell police to push back Rohingya: 

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The arc to Tokyo: on India-Japan ties : 

The arc to Tokyo: on India-Japan ties :  Context Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, part of annual summits between the two countries, has set strategic ties on a fast track. What are the latest developments? The Ahmedabad – Mumbai bullet train project, was launched by Mr. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.… Continue reading The arc to Tokyo: on India-Japan ties : 

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The people’s way out: 

The people’s way out:  Context: At a time when Kashmir is in serious turmoil, the civil society should take a lead to stop Kashmiri youths from getting radicalized. What is the situation in Kashmir? Bloodshed has become a common scene in Kashmir Al Qaeda has raised its head. The struggle in Kashmir has also lost… Continue reading The people’s way out: 

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Unions toughen stand on reforms: 

Unions toughen stand on reforms:  Context: The Labour Ministry set to discuss five proposals in the Code on Industrial Relations Bill with trade unions. What is the issue? The Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015, had proposed to combine Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders)… Continue reading Unions toughen stand on reforms: 

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SC issues notice on student safety : 

SC issues notice on student safety :  Context A plea seeking framing of “non- negotiable” child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder pressed the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and all State governments. What is the issue? The PIL filed raised the issue… Continue reading SC issues notice on student safety : 

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SC notice to Centre on plea to ban Blue Whale: 

SC notice to Centre on plea to ban Blue Whale:  Context The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to a petition for an immediate direction to ban online game ‘Blue Whale.’ Why is the game getting banned? The game ‘Blue Whale’ is suspected to be behind the deaths or attempted suicides of teenagers… Continue reading SC notice to Centre on plea to ban Blue Whale: 

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Provide relief in cases of unnatural jail death, SC tells Centre, States: 

Provide relief in cases of unnatural jail death, SC tells Centre, States:  Context The Supreme Court directed the Chief Justices of all High Courts to suo motu register petitions to identify the kin of prisoners who died unnatural deaths from 2012 and order the States to award them compensation. What has the Bench observed? It… Continue reading Provide relief in cases of unnatural jail death, SC tells Centre, States: 

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ISRO to be back with launches in Nov.-Dec.:

ISRO to be back with launches in Nov.-Dec.: Context The PSLV-C39 mission of August 31 failed to release a back-up navigation satellite into space. What is PSLV? The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, commonly known by its abbreviation PSLV, is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was… Continue reading ISRO to be back with launches in Nov.-Dec.:

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Country of a chosen few: 

Country of a chosen few:  Context: The paper by Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel, ‘Indian Income Inequality 1922-2014 — From British Raj to Billionaire Raj?’ has shown that income inequality in India is at its highest level since 1922. How far has India been successful to achieve inclusive growth? During the period 1980-2014, the share… Continue reading Country of a chosen few: 

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Exports climb 10.3% reversing 5-month slowdown : 

Exports climb 10.3% reversing 5-month slowdown :  Context: Ways to a sustainable growth of Indian export Introduction: India’s merchandise exports grew 10.3% year-on-year to $23.8 billion in August, reversing a declining trend witnessed for five straight months. What has caused the growth? The growth was driven mainly by engineering goods, petroleum products and chemicals Improvement… Continue reading Exports climb 10.3% reversing 5-month slowdown : 

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Understanding the slowdown: 

Understanding the slowdown:  Context: Causes responsible for the slowdown of Indian economy What are the issues? There is a slowdown in Indian economy The GDP has lost momentum The reasons of slowdown are being explained as beyond the government’s control; that are deficient rains, the sluggish world economy, recent demonetization in the economy and Goods… Continue reading Understanding the slowdown: 

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