9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 4, 2017

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Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion: 

Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion:  Context: During the Gujarat riots of 2002, 567 places of worship, including 545 of Muslims, were damaged. In a legal battle on the compensation to be paid, the Supreme Court last week upheld a state government compensation scheme while setting aside a … Continue reading “Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion: “

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Diplomacy must to solve conflicts: 

Diplomacy must to solve conflicts:  Context Prime Minister Modi and President Xi are expected to hold a one-on-one meeting during the ninth BRICS summit at Xiamen Doklam Issue With military tensions between India and China finally coming to an end, the meet might focus The agenda for the meet shall be aimed at “peace and … Continue reading “Diplomacy must to solve conflicts: “

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Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may have water:

Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may have water: Context: According to scientists, the Earth-sized planets orbiting the ultracool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star 40 light-years away may have substantial amounts of water and could be habitable. Introduction: An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven planets … Continue reading “Planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may have water:”

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Air pollution throws shade on India’s solar success

Air pollution throws shade on India’s solar success Context: According to experts, air pollution is diminishing India’s capacity to harness power from the sun, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower. Introduction: New research has found the smog and dust that sickens millions across India every year … Continue reading “Air pollution throws shade on India’s solar success”

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Voting for man-made disasters: 

Voting for man-made disasters:  Context The root cause of man-made disasters in August is the conscious errors of omission and commission by the state Tragic month of this year The month of August was a disaster-filled month for India. Dozens of infant deaths in a government-run hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, frenzied rioting after a … Continue reading “Voting for man-made disasters: “

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Economy outlook still cloudy: 

Economy outlook still cloudy:  Context: The government move to published economic data for the April to June quarter of this year needs a look Introduction:  The real growth of GDP, after removing the impact of inflation, was only 5.7%, much lower than expected. For the past six consecutive quarters, the growth rate has gone down … Continue reading “Economy outlook still cloudy: “

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Moving to the faster lane: 

Moving to the faster lane:  Context: The introduction of GST tax reforms will have the most far-reaching ramifications in the growth of the logistics sector in India. GST reform is certain to catalyse conformity in every part of the business chain and to expand the tax base in a transparent and efficient manner Supply chain … Continue reading “Moving to the faster lane: “

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