9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 7, 2017


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The promise of fiscal money :

The promise of fiscal money : Context The authority and responsibility of drafting and implementing monetary policies lies solely in the hands of the Central Banks. Thus, there exists independence of central banks from elected governments. But the concern is – it actually possible for central bank to be independent of the government? What is … Continue reading “The promise of fiscal money :”

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The slow GDP growth in the first quarter is a warning signal :

The slow GDP growth in the first quarter is a warning signal : Context The recently released data for the first quarter of 2017-18, showing GVA (gross value added) growth at only 5.6%, should be seen as a warning signal. What is most disturbing about this slow growth? It is the industrial growth (which includes … Continue reading “The slow GDP growth in the first quarter is a warning signal :”

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Welcome Support for the New Bankruptcy Law: 

Welcome Support for the New Bankruptcy Law: Context In a powerful statement, the Supreme Court has instructed all lower courts to take into account the fact that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 constitutes a paradigm shift. Introduction The recent court ruling in the case between ICICI Bank and Innoventive Industries has come at a … Continue reading “Welcome Support for the New Bankruptcy Law: “

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Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs :

Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs : Context The government has constituted a new task force led by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar to recommend measures to increase employment by promoting labour-intensive exports. What is the reason for setting up a new panel? Following are the reasons: While the Indian workforce has … Continue reading “Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs :”

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District Wise Plan to Help Boost Manufacturing: 

District Wise Plan to Help Boost Manufacturing: Context ‘Make In India’ scheme would be re-evaluated. What are the priorities? Following are the priorities: Firming up a district-wise industrial investment plan to help boost the share of manufacturing in the country’s GDP. Improving India’s economic diplomacy to spur exports and investments. Addressing challenges being faced by … Continue reading “District Wise Plan to Help Boost Manufacturing: “

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Rohingya Muslims has Nowhere to Go :

Rohingya Muslims has Nowhere to Go : Context The Myanmar army has again gone on rampage in the Rakhine State which has rendered thousands of stateless Rohingya Muslims in a state where they have nowhere to go. What are the atrocities faced by the Rohingya Muslims? The majoritarian view of Myanmar holds that Rohingya Muslims … Continue reading “Rohingya Muslims has Nowhere to Go :”

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India China rebooting ties Post – Doklam : 

India China rebooting ties Post – Doklam : Context India and China must address points of friction amongst them before they advance into a full-blown dispute What needs to be done? Rebooting Ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi’s informal meeting on the sidelines at BRICS summit can further enhance ties amongst the two … Continue reading “India China rebooting ties Post – Doklam : “

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Modi Gives Call to Respect Myanmar’s Integrity: 

Modi Gives Call to Respect Myanmar’s Integrity: Context The Rohingya refugee crisis that started in 2015 has taken an ugly turn now. In last two weeks, around 1,25,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh. What led to the worsening of the situation? Recently Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown in Rakhine. Just after two weeks, over 1,25,000 … Continue reading “Modi Gives Call to Respect Myanmar’s Integrity: “

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Welcome The Refugee: 

Welcome The Refugee: Context: India’s stand on the deportation of the Rohingya refugee. Introduction: Germany welcomed the refugees from Syria in 2015. It dramatically increased Germany’s prestige and stature in the world. Where the Rohingyas belong to? The Rohingyas are the world’s most persecuted ethnic Muslim community. They have lived in the Rakhine province of … Continue reading “Welcome The Refugee: “

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A Case for Universal Medical Care : 

A Case for Universal Medical Care : Context: In the wake of 17-year-old S. Anitha’s suicide in Tamil Nadu, the discussion on the impact of centralised tests on federalism has gained momentum. Critics claim that a centralised test cannot often fully capture the educational realities of every state and students like Anitha who graduate from … Continue reading “A Case for Universal Medical Care : “

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Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre : 

Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre :  What is a ‘smart city’? There is no universally accepted definition of a smart city. The conceptualisation of Smart City varies from city to city and country to country, depending on the level of development, willingness to change and reform, resources and aspirations of the city residents. … Continue reading “Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre : “

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Attacks by Cow Vigilantes Must Stop, SC Tells Centre : 

Attacks by Cow Vigilantes Must Stop, SC Tells Centre : Context It ordered the States and the Union Territories to appoint nodal police officers in every district to crack down on such groups. How well is the instruction implemented so far? BJP-ruled Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat accepted the apex court’s suggestion to appoint officers … Continue reading “Attacks by Cow Vigilantes Must Stop, SC Tells Centre : “

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In defence of the Individual : 

In defence of the Individual : Context: The recent order of the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) penalizes a popular TV channel for misrepresenting a poet in its news bulletins. Introduction: The role of institutions in ensuring individual freedom. The role of media in deciding the image of an individual with a public life. What … Continue reading “In defence of the Individual : “

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