9 PM Current Affairs Brief – April 1, 2019

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MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects to safety

MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects to safety A MIG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force has crashed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.However,the pilot was ejected out successfully.Further,Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident. This is the second time in 2019 a MiG 27 has crashed.Earlier,MiG 27 aircraft went down near Pokhran range in … Continue reading “MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects to safety”

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SC suspends eco clearance for international airport in Goa

SC suspends eco clearance for international airport in Goa The Supreme Court has suspended the environmental clearance (EC) granted for an international airport at Mopa in Goa. It has directed Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) to look into its decision keeping in mind the impact of the project on ecology. In 2015, The EAC had recommended … Continue reading “SC suspends eco clearance for international airport in Goa”

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In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad

In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad India has decided to send its first batch of women officers as defence attaches to overseas missions. The government has asked the three Services to identify women officers who are qualified to take up these assignments. These officers are expected to be posted to … Continue reading “In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad”

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Buyers can’t wait indefinitely for flat, says SC on 7 Year delay

Buyers can’t wait indefinitely for flat, says SC on 7 Year delay The Supreme Court has upheld orders of a state consumer commission and the national consumer commission. The commission had asked the developer to refund the payment with interest to a homebuyer for over seven years delay in handing over possession of the flat. … Continue reading “Buyers can’t wait indefinitely for flat, says SC on 7 Year delay”

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Release list of convicted officials, CIC orders Customs Department

Release list of convicted officials, CIC orders Customs Department The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Customs Department to make public the list of officers caught red-handed for smuggling gold, heroin and other illegal activities. CIC has said that the information should be disclosed voluntarily for the sake of transparency and accountability in the … Continue reading “Release list of convicted officials, CIC orders Customs Department”

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Arab leaders condemn U.S. move on Golan

Arab leaders condemn U.S. move on Golan During the 30th Arab league summit in Tunisia, Arab countries have rejected US President’s decision to recognise Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Arab leaders denounced the step and warned it would further inflame tensions in the Middle East region. Recently, US President has signed a … Continue reading “Arab leaders condemn U.S. move on Golan”

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PSLV-C45 successfully injects EMISAT into orbit: ISRO

PSLV-C45 successfully injects EMISAT into orbit: ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45) has successfully launched EMISAT from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Further, 28 nano satellites of global customers were also launched. The 28 international customer satellites are from four countries, viz. Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and USA. These satellites have … Continue reading “PSLV-C45 successfully injects EMISAT into orbit: ISRO”

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Culling begins after bird flu outbreak in Cuttack

Culling begins after bird flu outbreak in Cuttack Authorities in Cuttack, Odisha have begun mass culling of poultry after an outbreak of bird flu in the city. Samples collected from a state-run duck breeding centre had tested positive of avian influenza (Bird flu) Bird flu is a highly infectious, severe respiratory disease in birds. It … Continue reading “Culling begins after bird flu outbreak in Cuttack”

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Spider research yet to pick up pace in India, say experts

Spider research yet to pick up pace in India, say experts A new species of jumping spider has been discovered in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. It has been named Jerzego sunillimaye, in the honour Sunil Limaye, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Wildlife East, Maharashtra forest department. The species was first spotted in 2016. Jumping spiders … Continue reading “Spider research yet to pick up pace in India, say experts”

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Going back to the salt pans of Mumbai

Going back to the salt pans of Mumbai The Asiatic Society of Mumbai had recently organised a Salt pan walk at Wadala, Mumbai. Salt pans are naturally forming expanses of ground which are covered with salt and other minerals. Such land is formed where the large water bodies have dried up over thousands of year, … Continue reading “Going back to the salt pans of Mumbai”

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