9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 23, 2017


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A few sacks of rice: 

A few sacks of rice:  Brief overview The article talks about how Indian government’s stance on the Rohingya issue is imprudent, myopic and untenable from the point of view of security, history and morality respectively. An imprudent policy from security point of view The Indian government has declared the Rohingya to be illegal immigrants not … Continue reading “A few sacks of rice: “

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‘It is for States to crack down on cow vigilantes’: 

‘It is for States to crack down on cow vigilantes’:  Overview The State governments have a responsibility to crack down on cow vigilante groups and prepare a counter-mechanism to act against and prosecute cow vigilantes. What has happened? A Supreme Court Bench (led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra) has ordered the Chief Secretaries … Continue reading “‘It is for States to crack down on cow vigilantes’: “

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Hasina floats five-point peace plan: 

Hasina floats five-point peace plan:  Context: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put forward a five-point proposal at the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA) to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis What are the five proposals? Myanmar must stop the violence and the practice of ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine State permanently and … Continue reading “Hasina floats five-point peace plan: “

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Strident Pakistan presses for UN envoy on Kashmir: 

Strident Pakistan presses for UN envoy on Kashmir:  Context Recently, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan blamed India and Afghanistan for the volatile security situation in the region and also denied charges of harboring terrorists who target the two countries. What is Pakistan’s view? It stroke a stringent note against its neighbors India … Continue reading “Strident Pakistan presses for UN envoy on Kashmir: “

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Shooting in the dark: 

Shooting in the dark:  Context The Bullet train Project which is very much in news, needs to be evaluated considering all its dimensions to figure out whether it is a project that would be expensive to maintain and difficult to dispose off or will it leap-frog India into a new era of advanced technology. Background … Continue reading “Shooting in the dark: “

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Tax trauma: 

Tax trauma:  Context: Glitches in the GST regime are increasing the anxiety among Indian businesses Introduction: India’s biggest tax overhaul since Independence, the roll out of the goods and services tax is off to a less than desirable start. The GST Network, its online backbone, is struggling to keep pace with the millions of invoices … Continue reading “Tax trauma: “

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Centre to hasten GST refunds: 

Centre to hasten GST refunds:  Context The Centre on Friday termed as “wild estimates,” exporters claiming that working capital was getting blocked due to delay in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds. What is GST?  It is a destination based tax on consumption of goods and services.  It is proposed to be levied at all … Continue reading “Centre to hasten GST refunds: “

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