9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 28, 2017


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For The Children’s Sake: 

For The Children’s Sake:  Context India needs to join the Hague Convention on child custody. Why do child custody disputes occur? Child custody disputes that sometimes erupt when a marriage dissolves create challenging and disruptive environments for children. This disruption is magnified when parents cannot agree on living arrangements, especially if one parent takes unilateral … Continue reading “For The Children’s Sake: “

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Falling off the health-care radar:

Falling off the health-care radar: Overview The article discusses the problems with National Health Policy (NHP), and dealing and managing the non-communicable diseases (NCDs). What are the issues with National Health Policy? The National Health Policy (NHP), 2017 is unable to see the wood for the trees. Life and death questions are dealt with perfunctorily … Continue reading “Falling off the health-care radar:”

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Confusing consent:

Confusing consent: Context In acquitting writer-film-maker Mahmood Farooqui of the charge of rape, the Delhi High Court concluded that it could not be established without reasonable doubt whether the incident took place. What is the court’s reasoning to conclude at such decision? The court ruled that even if rape had taken place, it is doubtful … Continue reading “Confusing consent:”

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Our call to deport Rohingya: Centre: 

Our call to deport Rohingya: Centre:  Background Rohingya Crisis; Government of India’s stand to deport the ‘illegal immigrants’. NHRC had observed that the ‘refugees’ are no doubt foreign nationals, but are human beings. What’s new The Home Ministry has replied to a notice issued by the NHRC. The ministry has defended its decision, deeming Rohingya … Continue reading “Our call to deport Rohingya: Centre: “

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Palestine to seek support of Indians: 

Palestine to seek support of Indians:  Context: Palestine on Wednesday said India’s recent display of support has boosted the ongoing political reconciliation in the country. Introduction: A senior Palestinian diplomat said the speech of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Non-Alignment ministerial in New York encouraged the Palestinian cause, and said his country would … Continue reading “Palestine to seek support of Indians: “

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India to back Syria in fight against IS: 

India to back Syria in fight against IS:  Context: India’s its support to Syria in the fight against terrorism What is the news all about? The grand mufti of Syrian Republic is visiting India Both the parties have exchanged views on terrorism What is the importance? Bilateral relations would improve further by such visits The … Continue reading “India to back Syria in fight against IS: “

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Debunking myths about India’s multilateralism: 

Debunking myths about India’s multilateralism:  Context The article discusses the issues that prevent India from understanding what considerations influence India’s diplomacy. Annual UN General Assembly and India’s diplomacy The international community’s attention focuses on New York for the annual UN General Assembly. The Indian delegation is sizeable, not least in its agenda. Besides meeting with … Continue reading “Debunking myths about India’s multilateralism: “

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How deep is India’s economic mess?: 

How deep is India’s economic mess?:  Context: Hindustan Unilever chief executive Sanjiv Mehta said that rural demand for its products has been weak because of the lingering effects of demonetization as well as the farm crisis. Larsen & Toubro group executive chairman Anil Naik said that private sector companies are not in a position to … Continue reading “How deep is India’s economic mess?: “

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A GST good and simple: 

A GST good and simple:  Context There is lots work to be done if the landmark reform GST is not to become a tryst with disaster. Steps that should be taken to make GST good and simple e-way bills — The implementation of e-way bills should be postponed for at least a year. The existing … Continue reading “A GST good and simple: “

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The way the wind blows: 

The way the wind blows:  Context New developments in wind energy sector in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu Wind energy in Tamil Nadu TN has historically struggled to evacuate the huge amount of power generated by its wind farms. This happened because of its inability to predict wind-power generation in advance and contract coal power … Continue reading “The way the wind blows: “

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The great unwind: 

The great unwind:  Context The U.S. Federal Reserve last week announced that starting in October, it would begin to gradually roll back its nine-year programme of quantitative easing (QE). What is quantitative easing? Under the programme, the central bank has been buying bonds and other debt instruments like mortgage-backed securities from the open market since … Continue reading “The great unwind: “

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India woos SMEs in Britain: 

India woos SMEs in Britain:  Context: India’s effort to attract small and medium-sized British businesses What is the news all about? The Indian High Commission in London has begun an initiative to encourage small and medium-sized British businesses to invest in India The high commission is working to identify 50 companies that have the strength … Continue reading “India woos SMEs in Britain: “

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EPFO gets notice under GST: 

EPFO gets notice under GST:  Context: The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Intelligence unit has slapped a notice on the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for defaulting on payment of service tax. Introduction: The GST The Intelligence Unit has also sought to examine the PF department’s records till 2016-17. It had sought for overall records … Continue reading “EPFO gets notice under GST: “

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CCS clears internal security scheme: 

CCS clears internal security scheme:  Context It will strengthen law and order mechanism and modernize the police forces. What has happened? The Union Cabinet has approved Rs. 25,000-crore internal security scheme to strengthen country’s law and order mechanism and modernize the police forces. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by the Prime Minister, gave … Continue reading “CCS clears internal security scheme: “

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Army hits ultras on Myanmar border:

Army hits ultras on Myanmar border: Context Indian Army wreaked heavy casualties on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN(K) militants in an operation close to the Myanmar border in the early hours of 27th September. Causalities The Kolkata-based Eastern Army Command has said that army suffered no casualties. The Army did not specify the … Continue reading “Army hits ultras on Myanmar border:”

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