9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 6, 2017


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There is a Rohingya in all of us: 

There is a Rohingya in all of us: Context    The Centre refused to revise its stance on deporting Rohingya immigrants from India. What is the present-day situation? Rohingya are being forced to flee the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The Minister of State for Home Affairs informed Parliament that 40,000 Rohingya are yet to … Continue reading “There is a Rohingya in all of us: “

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Back on track: 

Back on track: Context India and China have put up a united front in the BRICS summit. Both have proposed a revival of the Panchsheel principles of peaceful cooperation. What is the significance of the BRICS meet for India and China? India and China have signaled that they are trying to put the bitterness of … Continue reading “Back on track: “

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Modi’s 10 ‘noble commitments’ for BRICS: 

Modi’s 10 ‘noble commitments’ for BRICS: Context PM Modi suggested 10 commitments to be made by BRICS member countries:- What are those 10 commitments? Creating a safer world by organised and coordinated action on at least three issues: counter-terrorism, cyber security and disaster management. Creating a greener world by taking concerted action on countering climate … Continue reading “Modi’s 10 ‘noble commitments’ for BRICS: “

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In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than Jammu & Kashmir, too: 

In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than Jammu & Kashmir, too: 06-09-2017 In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than J&K too. Context Article 370 that grants special autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has always been debated. However, Jammu & Kashmir is not … Continue reading “In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than Jammu & Kashmir, too: “

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Modi-Xi meet flags ‘forward looking’ ties, border peace: 

Modi-Xi meet flags ‘forward looking’ ties, border peace: CONTEXT Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping had a one on one meeting during the BRICS 2017 summit in Xiamen, China. This happened in the backdrop of the recently resolved Doklam standoff in the Sikkim sector. NEED TO AVOID SITUATIONS LIKE THE RECENT STANDOFF The … Continue reading “Modi-Xi meet flags ‘forward looking’ ties, border peace: “

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Is a progressive GST possible?: 

Is a progressive GST possible?: Context: A higher rate of consumption based tax like GST hurts the poor. Introduction: India is the second-most generous country, among 20 major countries What is the current scenario of India’s direct tax regime? India has one of the lowest direct tax to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratios in the … Continue reading “Is a progressive GST possible?: “

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‘Undersea line from Iran to port cheap gas’: 

‘Undersea line from Iran to port cheap gas’: Context Indian must push for a trans-national deep water gas pipeline from Iran bypassing Pakistani EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). What is the plan? South Asia Gas Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. (SAGE) is looking to lay the underline sea pipeline, travelling first to Oman and them to the coast … Continue reading “‘Undersea line from Iran to port cheap gas’: “

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