9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 5, 2017

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Rearranging the BRICS: 

Rearranging the BRICS:  The forum is less about ideological posturing, more about repositioning India in changing great power equations. India and neighbors Raja Mandala: Rearranging the BRICS Context Building a multipolar world is one of the central themes of India’s foreign policy and BRICS has been the main forum for the pursuit of that objective. … Continue reading “Rearranging the BRICS: “

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BRICS declares Lashkar, Jaish as global terror groups: 

BRICS declares Lashkar, Jaish as global terror groups:  Context The BRICS grouping indisputably named Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as terror organizations This move emphasizes a shift in China’s situation  with regard to ties with Pakistan Which organizations have been designated as terrorist organizations? A joint communiqué released at the BRICS summit further listed the … Continue reading “BRICS declares Lashkar, Jaish as global terror groups: “

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Delhi’s air pollution puzzle: 

Delhi’s air pollution puzzle:  Context: According to a WHO report, Delhi has the worst air quality among the megacities (cities with the population of at least 14 million) What does the WHO report say? There were 4.24 million deaths globally in 2015 attributable to PM2.5 (fine         particulate matter with a diameter … Continue reading “Delhi’s air pollution puzzle: “

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Down but not out: 

Down but not out:  Context The recent launch of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was a failure. It was carried by PSLV-C39 rocket. The failed PSLV attempt to launch the navigation satellite would not affect the future missions. What is the Issue? The PSLV-C39 rocket carrying the eighth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation … Continue reading “Down but not out: “

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