9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 20, 2017


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Business Of Cleanliness: 

Business Of Cleanliness:  Brief overview The article talks about: The Swachh Bharat Mission Challenge of disposing fecal waste Fecal Sludge Management as a solution; FSM advantages Swachh Bharat Mission The Swachh Bharat Mission plans to achieve safe sanitation for all by 2019. The government has a clearly-defined progress path for achieving open defecation free cities … Continue reading “Business Of Cleanliness: “

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New Delhi and Tokyo: Asia’s new leaders: 

New Delhi and Tokyo: Asia’s new leaders:  Context The India-Japan relationship is rapidly gathering momentum, taking shape faster than any of India’s other current strategic partnerships Changing Trend between India and Japan Post 2016 annual summit, the partnership between India and Japan began to take a bolder tone and approach to the changing security environment … Continue reading “New Delhi and Tokyo: Asia’s new leaders: “

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Targeting refugees: 

Targeting refugees:  Context: The Union government’s stand on the Rohingya refugee issue What is the government’s opinion? It considers Rohingya refugees as a potential security threat to the country It argues in the Supreme Court that refugees would deprive India’s citizens of their legitimate share in employment, housing, educational and medical facilities. The Buddhist citizens … Continue reading “Targeting refugees: “

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India calls for a representative UN: 

India calls for a representative UN:  Context India has extended support to efforts of U.S. President Donald Trump to reform the UN, as it would include the expansion of the number of permanent and non-permanent members of the world body. What were the discussions on reform? During a discussion on UN reform, Mr. Trump insisted … Continue reading “India calls for a representative UN: “

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How Chakmas and Hajongs settled in North East, why Arunachal worries about citizenship: 

How Chakmas and Hajongs settled in North East, why Arunachal worries about citizenship:  Context: Adhering to the Supreme Court verdict, the Centre on Wednesday decided to grant citizenship to all Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast for the past five decades. Introduction: Arunachal Pradesh witnessed widespread protests against the Centre’s decision to grant … Continue reading “How Chakmas and Hajongs settled in North East, why Arunachal worries about citizenship: “

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Across faiths, personal laws debated in courts and Parliament: 

Across faiths, personal laws debated in courts and Parliament:  Context In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that  ruled triple talaq to be illegal, the question of certain aspects of Muslim personal law being supposedly in conflict with the law and constitutional values has been much discussed recently. Article 25 Vs article 19? While … Continue reading “Across faiths, personal laws debated in courts and Parliament: “

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‘Finalise body for Cauvery water sharing’:

‘Finalise body for Cauvery water sharing’: Context The Cauvery river water dispute, primarily between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, dates back to the 19th century. Tamil Nadu government is insisting that the Supreme Court should appoint an authority and frame a scheme for sharing and management of Cauvery river waters among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and … Continue reading “‘Finalise body for Cauvery water sharing’:”

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U.S. defence firms want grip on technology in Make-in-India plan:

U.S. defence firms want grip on technology in Make-in-India plan: Context: The issue of technology transfer in arms deals What are the major defence firms in the fray to join the Make-in-India initiative? Lockheed Martin and Boeing are among the companies bidding for contracts. What are the concerns raised? Foreign arms manufacturers concerned over legal … Continue reading “U.S. defence firms want grip on technology in Make-in-India plan:”

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India needs to push for a new deal: 

India needs to push for a new deal:  Context Global trade and intellectual property are at a crossroads. India must reopen the discussion on balancing the global intellectual property system with development What are the rising problems with the trade deal? With The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) coming in 1995, … Continue reading “India needs to push for a new deal: “

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