‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’

‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’ News:  According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Zika virus behind the ongoing outbreak in Rajasthan is closely related to the virus that caused the Brazilian outbreak Important Facts: About Zika Zika is a flavivirus spread mainly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which is also responsible… Continue reading ‘Rajasthan’s Zika strain close to Brazilian one’

POCSO gets a shot in the arm

POCSO gets a shot in the arm       News Union ministry of law and justice has ratified a proposal of women and child development ministry to remove the time limit and age limit for reporting cases of sexual abuse among children POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) Act 2012: The Act had come… Continue reading POCSO gets a shot in the arm

Lip service to labour rights

Lip service to labour rights News: The recent rape of a 14-month-old child in Gujarat by Bihari man sparked protests and attacks on migrants that prompted an estimated exodus of 50,000 labourers belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Important Facts: The inter-state migrant workers are regulated under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act and… Continue reading Lip service to labour rights

U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact

U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact News: S. is planning to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, after its alleged development and deployment of the Novator 9M729 missile. Important Facts: About Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: It is a bilateral treaty signed by the US and the USSR… Continue reading U.S. to pull out of Russia missile pact

China, Japan pivot to new markets to counter trade-war headwinds

China, Japan pivot to new markets to counter trade-war headwinds News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his first official visit to China, the first formal visit by a Japanese leader to China in seven years. Important Facts: The last Japanese prime minister to make an official visit to Beijing was Yoshihiko Noda in 2011.… Continue reading China, Japan pivot to new markets to counter trade-war headwinds

Touching base: On PM Modi’s visit to Japan

Touching base: On PM Modi’s visit to Japan News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Japan to take part in an annual summit with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, to take stock of the challenges both nations face, notably with regard to the U.S. and China. Important Facts: 2. This will be the 13th… Continue reading Touching base: On PM Modi’s visit to Japan

China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure

China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on its first official visit to China, the first formal visit by a Japanese leader to China in seven years. Important Facts: 2. The last Japanese prime minister to make an official visit to Beijing was Yoshihiko Noda in 2011.… Continue reading China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure

Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul

Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul News: The Army is set to begin its biggest reform exercise since independence to rightsize the force and reduce its mounting revenue expenditure. Important Facts: The reform exercise is likely to see creation of new positions, namely: Third Deputy Chief of Army Staff Director General of… Continue reading Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul

SC moves to make festivals less noisy

SC moves to make festivals less noisy News: The Supreme Court (SC) has imposed conditions for the use and sale of firecrackers in the upcoming Diwali, Christmas and New year eve. Important Facts: A two-member bench held that only green or improved crackers would be used during religious festivals and other occasions, including weddings. The… Continue reading SC moves to make festivals less noisy

Outcomes versus promises

Outcomes versus promises News: The article written by MK Narayanan discusses about India’s emerging relations with USA and to strike a right balance with Russia in this regard. Important Facts: Indo-Russia annual summit: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India recently in an annual summit which demonstrated clear ‘mutuality of interests’ by following outcomes: The inking… Continue reading Outcomes versus promises

Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC News: The Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of over 5,000 vacancies in the lower judiciary across the country. Important Facts: Under the schedule, the process for recruitment for filling posts for “Higher Judicial Service” and “Lower Judicial Service” has to commence on March 31 and be completed by October… Continue reading Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC News: Supreme Court (SC) expressed concern over the repeated violations seen in media while covering sensitive cases. Important Facts: The SC also questioned the media regulators like Press Council of India (PCI), Editors Guild of India, National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), and the Indian Broadcasting Federation… Continue reading Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – April 27, 2018 (India’s renewed Interest in Common Wealth – An Overview)

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : Can PM Modi revive ‘moribund’ Commonwealth at UK summit?  , Modi, May likely to discuss separatism, cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration Analysis : India’s renewed Interest in Common Wealth – An Overview  

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – March 9, 2018 (Srilanka’s state of emergency: not a result of a day’s incident)

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : Sri Lanka returns to throes of sectarian conflict: India would be well advised to help douse the flames Analysis : Srilanka’s state of emergency:  not a result of a day’s incident