9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 27, 2017


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The Rohingya Threat: 

The Rohingya Threat:  Context Myanmar’s army claimed that it had discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-affected Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants. What is in the news? Times Now revealed that about 300 Rohingya abducted 100 Hindus on August 25, eliminated 92 … Continue reading “The Rohingya Threat: “

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Of paramount interest?: 

Of paramount interest?:  Context: The UN General Assembly has confirmed the growing ineffectiveness of the world body. Introduction: In June 1945, India’s princely states sent a single representative to sign the Charter of the United Nations at the San Francisco conference. A word war Religion became cause to divide rather than build a common understanding, … Continue reading “Of paramount interest?: “

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Centre forms group to work on plans for 5G roll-out by 2020:

Centre forms group to work on plans for 5G roll-out by 2020: Context: The Union government’s plan to roll-out of 5th generation telecom services by 2020 What is the news all about? The government has formed a high-level panel to evaluate and approve road-maps and action plan to achieve the target of rolling out the … Continue reading “Centre forms group to work on plans for 5G roll-out by 2020:”

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‘Panel to review industrial policy hurdles’: 

‘Panel to review industrial policy hurdles’:  Context: The Union Government’s proposal to constitute a new mechanism to fast-track investment proposals What is the news all about? The Union government will set up a committee to review policy-related roadblocks and other factors that obstruct industrial growth and private investments. The government is considering a new mechanism … Continue reading “‘Panel to review industrial policy hurdles’: “

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BSF pushes back Rohingya from Tripura: 

BSF pushes back Rohingya from Tripura:  Context: The Boarder Security Force recently pushed back four Rohingya Muslims who were trying to cross over an unfenced stretch on the Bangladesh border in Tripura. Introduction: This is the first instance of Rohingya being pushed back since the Home Ministry circular on August 19 to identify and deport … Continue reading “BSF pushes back Rohingya from Tripura: “

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U.S. nudges India-Afghanistan trade: 

U.S. nudges India-Afghanistan trade:  Context Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah’s arrival will result into intensifying trade links. What is the purpose of the visit? Dr. Abdullah, accompanied by several other ministers, is here to inaugurate an India-Afghanistan trade fair, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development. India has been partnering with the Government … Continue reading “U.S. nudges India-Afghanistan trade: “

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All help, but no troops to Afghanistan: 

All help, but no troops to Afghanistan:  Context: India on 26th September has ruled out the decision of deploying troops in Afghanistan to expand development and medical assistance for the strife-torn nation. What are India’s contributions to Afghanistan? Indian contribution to Afghanistan has been for a very long time and been consistently on developmental issues. … Continue reading “All help, but no troops to Afghanistan: “

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Nerve stimulation pulls patient out of 15-year vegetative state:

Nerve stimulation pulls patient out of 15-year vegetative state: Context French researchers have restored a significant measure of consciousness to a brain-damaged 35-year-old car accident victim who had spent 15 years in a vegetative state. Currently, it is generally believed that if someone is in a vegetative state for more than a year, it’s irreversible. … Continue reading “Nerve stimulation pulls patient out of 15-year vegetative state:”

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India’s GST is all tangled up: 

India’s GST is all tangled up:  Context There is a need to focus on making paying taxes easier and reduce costs, which was the main objective behind the goods and services tax (GST). Complexity of the situation India’s new indirect tax system – GST, which for the first time tries to standardize most taxes across … Continue reading “India’s GST is all tangled up: “

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PM’s economic advisory body returns – at a time of both continuity and change: 

PM’s economic advisory body returns – at a time of both continuity and change:  Brief overview The article talks about the history and evolution of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) The first PMEAC under Indira Gandhi After returning to power in 1980, Indira Gandhi faced formidable economic challenges. The impact of the global oil … Continue reading “PM’s economic advisory body returns – at a time of both continuity and change: “

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From waste to health: 

From waste to health:  Context Compost from biodegradable municipal solid waste will simultaneously clean up our cities and improve agricultural productivity and soil quality of our farms. The challenge of municipal solid waste management processing and treating the different streams of solid waste, safe disposal of the residuals in scientific landfills instead of focusing on … Continue reading “From waste to health: “

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Power problem: 

Power problem:  Overview The article discusses about the issues faced while providing universal access to electricity. It also examines the various steps undertaken by the government to address the issue. How to ensure universal access to electricity? Universal access to electricity has been a familiar and long-standing promise of governments at the Centre. This will … Continue reading “Power problem: “

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