9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – September 9, 2017


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Protect the dissenter: 

Protect the dissenter: Context There is a need to allow and respect  the dissenters for their courage and fearlessness. In doing so, we shall be preserving and strengthening the democracy in India. What is the issue? The recent murder of Gauri Lankesh, apparently not for any personal enmity or monetary gain, was most deplorable. Equally … Continue reading “Protect the dissenter: “

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All that data that Aadhaar captures: 

All that data that Aadhaar captures: Context Recently, Supreme Court affirmed that privacy is fundamental right. This has cleared the much-debated privacy issue related to Aadhar. What is the issue? The fact of the matter is that Aadhaar, in its current form, is a major threat to the fundamental right to privacy. There is a … Continue reading “All that data that Aadhaar captures: “

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Bali action puts India on other side of debate: 

Bali action puts India on other side of debate: Context India’s had rejected a joint statement by the World Parliamentary Forum in Indonesia What happened? Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were all among countries that joined the Bali declaration at Nusa Dua In two separate paragraphs, the Bali Declaration that was eventually … Continue reading “Bali action puts India on other side of debate: “

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Sun and sea water powers vegetable farms in Jordan:

Sun and sea water powers vegetable farms in Jordan: Context: Jordan , has launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. Introduction: King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon recently mark the official opening of the “Sahara Forest Project” near the southern port … Continue reading “Sun and sea water powers vegetable farms in Jordan:”

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Scientists make fuel from oxygen in air:

Scientists make fuel from oxygen in air: Scientists have found a way to produce methanol using oxygen in the air. Researchers from Cardiff University in the U.K. have discovered the process to produce methanol from methane through simple catalysis that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. What is Methanol: Methanol … Continue reading “Scientists make fuel from oxygen in air:”

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India could embrace CO2 capture technology: 

India could embrace CO2 capture technology: Context: Technologies for capturing carbon dioxide. Introduction: India will explore the possibility of introducing technologies for capturing carbon dioxide emitted while burning coal and other fossil fuels. The International Energy Agency’s Green House Gas Research and Development initiative organizes the annual Post Combustion Carbon Conference. What are the areas … Continue reading “India could embrace CO2 capture technology: “

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