Must Read Current Affairs Articles – July 31st 2021

Good Morning dear reader We are posting Today’s Must Read Current Affairs Articles below: About Must Read News Articles: Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers several newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint, etc. This saves the… Continue reading Must Read Current Affairs Articles – July 31st 2021

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 30th, 2021

Dear Friends, We have initiated some changes in the 9 PM Brief and other postings related to current affairs. What we sought to do:  Ensure that all relevant facts, data, and arguments from today’s newspaper are readily available to you. We have widened the sources to provide you with content that is more than enough and… Continue reading 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – July 30th, 2021

It’s been 40 years! Update India’s flood map NOW

Source: Down To Earth Relevance: New flood-prone area map is essential for India’s Disaster Management. Synopsis: To mitigate frequent floods, India needs a New flood-prone area map. About the news: Recent occurrences of heavy rainfall leading to flooding across India have shown that flood-prone areas in the country go beyond those mentioned in the central… Continue reading It’s been 40 years! Update India’s flood map NOW

The Pegasus nightmare

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint Relevance: Understanding the potential negative impact of cyberthreats and ways to counter them. Synopsis: Cyberthreats need to be countered with a deeper understanding of cyber technologies. Short term remedies won’t work. Background Pegasus spyware issue has compelled nations to realize the threat posed by such new age weapons. Must… Continue reading The Pegasus nightmare

Shared values: On India and the U.S.

Source: The Hindu, TOI, Business Standard Relevance: Indo-US relationship post-US exit from Afghanistan Synopsis: India and US have their differences when it comes to the Afghan peace process. A strong Indo-US partnership in tech sector should be the way forward to out-compete China. Background US. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s day-visit to Delhi. Most of… Continue reading Shared values: On India and the U.S.

Indus Waters Treaty is worth preserving

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Differences over water-sharing under Indus Water Treaty (IWT) Synopsis: Indian experts need to clarify exactly to what extent India is not yet using its fair share of waters from the three Eastern rivers namely, the Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej, and discuss it with Pakistani counterparts. Background On July 5, the Indian… Continue reading Indus Waters Treaty is worth preserving

SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

Source: Times of India About the news: Recently, a Supreme Court bench comprising the Chief Justice of India expressed disappointment over the efforts of legal services authorities (LSA’s), both at the national and state level. The bench mentioned, “Legal services authorities aren’t educating the inmates about their right to get remission”. About Prison Status in… Continue reading SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Source: Down To Earth About the news: The Environment Minister has recently released the report ‘Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018’. The report points out that India’s official leopard count increased 63 percent from 2014-2018. Key findings of the report: The report mentions that in 2014, the number of leopards in India was 7,910. The… Continue reading India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

Legislators indulging in vandalism cannot claim immunity, says SC

Source: The Hindu  What is the News? The Supreme Court has rejected Kerala government’s plea to withdraw criminal cases against its MLAs. They were charged for destroying public property and disrupting a Budget speech on the State Assembly floor in 2015. What was the argument of the Kerala Government? Kerala Government has argued that the… Continue reading Legislators indulging in vandalism cannot claim immunity, says SC