9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 2, 2017

Read summary of all news articles of the day below

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Switzerland for early India-EFTA pact:

Switzerland for early India-EFTA pact:  Context The early conclusion of the proposed Free Trade Agreement(FTA) between India and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as well as an investment protection framework would boost economic ties between the two sides, said Switzerland President Doris Leuthard on Friday. Who all are members of EFTA? EFTA members include Switzerland, … Continue reading “Switzerland for early India-EFTA pact:”

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To clear the path ahead: 

To clear the path ahead:  Context The latest ruling on instant talaq completely and unconditionally invalidates talaq-e-bid’and renders it bad in law. The Koranic procedure of talaq is the only way by which a Muslim husband will be able to divorce his wife from now on. Achievement from the judgement The biggest achievement of Justices … Continue reading “To clear the path ahead: “

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SC to hear Rohingya plea for help:

SC to hear Rohingya plea for help: (The Hindu) Recently, the National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the government on the proposed deportation plan. Context: The Supreme Court on 1st September, 2017 agreed to hear an urgent plea made by two Rohingya Muslim immigrants. The plea is against the government’s proposed move to deport … Continue reading “SC to hear Rohingya plea for help:”

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Slowing down: 

Slowing down:  Context: India’s GDP growth tumbled to 5.7% in the  first quarter, April to June of this fiscal, , is the slowest in 13 quarters. Introduction: Data released by the Ministry of Statistics show that GDP slowed to 5.7% in the quarter ended June 30, from 7.9% in the corresponding period a year ago. … Continue reading “Slowing down: “

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Unending slowdown:

Unending slowdown: Context India‘s economy continues to decelerate with the government’s estimate for first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) pegging growth at a 13-quarter low of 5.7% in April-June. Reasons behind the protracted slowdown A slide of five straight quarters from 9.1% in March 2016 is many and varied. With little doubt the demonetization exercise combined … Continue reading “Unending slowdown:”

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‘India’s growth will rebound to 7%-7.5%’:

‘India’s growth will rebound to 7%-7.5%’: Context: The new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar is hopeful that India’s economy will expand at 7%-7.5% in the current quarter after declining for five consecutive quarters. Introduction He also categorically dismissed any link between the slowdown in growth and demonetisation. As per official data released on Thursday, … Continue reading “‘India’s growth will rebound to 7%-7.5%’:”

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