9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 12th November, 2017


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Modi leaves for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit

Modi leaves for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for the Philippines, where he will participate in various bilateral and multilateral programmes, including the much-awaited Indian – ASEAN summit. What does the summit mean to India? The India-ASEAN Summit symbolizes India’s commitment to deepen its ties with the … Continue reading “Modi leaves for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit”

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Railways to start 9-month ‘upskilling’ exercise for employees in January

Railways to start 9-month ‘upskilling’ exercise for employees in January Context The Indian Railways will launch the country’s largest time-bound “upskilling” exercise for government employees to upgrade the skillsets under the project Saksham What is the significance of the project? The Indian Railways will launch the country’s largest time-bound “upskilling” exercise for government employees to … Continue reading “Railways to start 9-month ‘upskilling’ exercise for employees in January”

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Mention case only before CJI, says Supreme Court

Mention case only before CJI, says Supreme Court Context As the Constitution Bench declared that the Chief Justice of India is the master who alone could decide what case goes to which judge in the Supreme Court, the registry published a circular notifying lawyers and litigants not to orally mention fresh cases before any other … Continue reading “Mention case only before CJI, says Supreme Court”

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RBI remains net buyer of greenback in September, snaps up $1.3 billion

RBI remains net buyer of greenback in September, snaps up $1.3 billion Context The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) continues to remain the net purchaser of the U.S. currency after it bought $1.259 billion in September from the spot market. The exchange business In September, RBI bought $3.788 billion, while it sold $2.529 billion in … Continue reading “RBI remains net buyer of greenback in September, snaps up $1.3 billion”

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