Economic Slowdown (India)

🕔18:11, 31.Aug 2019

India’s economy is witnessed slow growth rate in 5th quarters consecutive. Recently the government of India has released data about the economy which indicated the lowest GDP growth rate (6.8%) in the last 5 years. The agriculture growth rate is

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Foreigners visiting India can get treatment for pre-existing diseases without medical visa

🕔17:26, 31.Aug 2019

Context: The government has liberalised its visa regime to allow foreigners to avail of medical treatment in India. Rules Previously, anyone seeking medical treatment in India after arrival on a primary visa would have to get their visa converted to

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Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’

🕔17:24, 31.Aug 2019

Context: The official agency charged with managing the world heritage site has downgraded the long-term outlook for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to “very poor” for the first time. Important facts The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has pointed out

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The biggest ever study on same-sex sexuality is out. Why has it triggered concern?

🕔17:22, 31.Aug 2019

About study In this study, scientists studied a group of about 470,000 volunteers in the United Kingdom and the United States who reported on whether they had ever engaged in same-sex sexual behavior. It is the largest genetic study of

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US-Afghan talks

🕔16:42, 31.Aug 2019

To end the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the US-Afghan talks are carried out. Peace movements have taken place since 2001 and further intensified in 2018. Taliban is a Sunni Islamic group involves Pakistani religious students fighting against the United States

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In Maharashtra a New Study Begins On ill-effects of Noise

🕔14:46, 31.Aug 2019

Context: A study to understand advanced ill-effects of noise on human health has been launched by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Organizations involved: the study will be conducted by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in assistance with National Environmental Engineering Research

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West Bengal passes Bill against lynching

🕔14:42, 31.Aug 2019

Context: West Bengal Assembly has passed West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019, to prevent and punish mob assaults and lynching. West Bengal CM while favoring the bill stated “Lynching is a social evil and all of us have to

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National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam

🕔16:12, 30.Aug 2019

NRC in Brief NRC is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens. It was first conducted in 1951 to enumerate Indian citizens. In Assam specifically, there have been mass movements and violent agitations over the decades against infiltrators

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Privacy no Longer Supreme

🕔17:02, 28.Aug 2019

Prasanna S., a practicing lawyer, explains how the judgment in K. S. Puttaswamy for the right to privacy has hardly resulted in handling personal data. The Supreme Court’s nine-judge bench, in 2017, held that the right to privacy is a

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Exchange Rate Driven By Capital Flows – RBI Report

🕔11:27, 28.Aug 2019

At the Forex Association of India Conference in Singapore, RBI Deputy Governor B.P. Kanungo said that the exchange rate dynamics in India is driven by the capital flows rather than current account balances. He also highlights that India’s forex reserves

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