Archive For February 11, 2018

MALDIVES-INDIA-CHINA-U.S [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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With the emergency in the Maldives still in place and worries about a constitutional crisis, New Delhi is in touch with both Washington and Beijing over the situation, officials confirmed. U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the telephone to discuss the upcoming 2+2 ministerial- level meeting in Delhi, when the…

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SC seeks help from AG on Live streaming Court sessions [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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The Supreme Court asked for the assistance of the Attorney-General on a plea to live-stream proceedings of the Constitution Bench in nationally important cases. Those on Aadhaar and decriminalisation of gay sex, in the Supreme Court. A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra decided to seek K.K. Venugopal’s opinion on a…

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No fiscal incompetence [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley trashed the Opposition’s charge of fiscal mismanagement, stating that the four-year-old NDA government’s journey was that from a state of policy paralysis to structural reforms. Replying to the Budget debate in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Jaitley expressed surprise over former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s charge that by reducing corporate tax…

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Modi visits Ramallah [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-nation West Asia tour with a stopover in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where he met King Abdullah II. On Saturday, Mr. Modi will travel to Ramallah in the West Bank, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, where he will hold talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr. Modi is…

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NITI Aayog Health Performance Index [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu were the top rankers in NITI Aayog’s latest Health Index report. For the first time index attempted to establish an annual systematic tool to measure and understand the heterogeneity and complexity of the nation’s performance in the health sector. The document, developed by NITI Aayog with technical assistance from the…

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Telangana to have 4 zones and 3 cadres: Panel [Current Affairs for IAS Exams – 10 February 2018]

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The State will have four zones and three cadres in the government posts, if the recommendations made by the high-level committee constituted to look into the issue are any indication. The committee is learnt to have submitted a detailed report with several recommendations to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. It did so after holding elaborate…

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