9 PM Current Affairs Brief – April 10, 2019

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Service Voters Play Important Role in Close Contests in Election

Service Voters Play Important Role in Close Contests in Election The Election Commission of India (ECI) has said that Service Voters are going to play a crucial and decisive role in cases of close contests in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Service voters are those who have service qualification.They include (a)member of Armed Forces of … Continue reading “Service Voters Play Important Role in Close Contests in Election”

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India highest recipient of remittances at $79 bn in 2018: World Bank

India highest recipient of remittances at $79 bn in 2018: World Bank According to the World Bank’s Migration and Development report,India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending a USD 79 billion back home in 2018.India was followed by China,Mexico,Philippines and Egypt. A foreign remittance is a … Continue reading “India highest recipient of remittances at $79 bn in 2018: World Bank”

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IMF forecasts dip in global growth in 2019

IMF forecasts dip in global growth in 2019 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook(WEO) report has said that India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2019 and 7.5% in 2020.The growth will be supported by the continued recovery of investment and robust consumption,thus remaining the fastest growing major economy of … Continue reading “IMF forecasts dip in global growth in 2019”

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Nirmohi Akhara moves Supreme Court against Centre’s Ayodhya ‘surplus’ land return plea

Nirmohi Akhara moves Supreme Court against Centre’s Ayodhya ‘surplus’ land return plea Nirmohi Akhara, one of the main litigants in the Ayodhya case, has filed a plea in the Supreme Court, opposing the Centre’s move to transfer excess land around the disputed site to its original owners. The land was acquired by the government in … Continue reading “Nirmohi Akhara moves Supreme Court against Centre’s Ayodhya ‘surplus’ land return plea”

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Reserve Bank of India issues norms for banks to set up currency chests

Reserve Bank of India issues norms for banks to set up currency chests The Reserve Bank of India has come out with guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests. The guidelines issued are (a)New currency chests should include minimum area of 1,500 square feet for strong room/Vault.For those situated in hilly/ inaccessible places,the … Continue reading “Reserve Bank of India issues norms for banks to set up currency chests”

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Ensure level playing field: EC to DD News

Ensure level playing field: EC to DD News The Election Commission (EC) has asked DD News channel to ensure a level playing field for all political parties. The EC has observed that DD News had given disproportionate airtime coverage to political parties and thus did not follow the principle of maintaining neutrality and a level … Continue reading “Ensure level playing field: EC to DD News”

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Jurisdiction no bar in dowry harassment case, says Supreme Court

Jurisdiction no bar in dowry harassment case, says Supreme Court The Supreme Court has ruled that that cruelty under Section 498A is a continuing offence, considering the facts and circumstances of each case. The Supreme Court has said that women can file dowry harassment cases from the place where they are currently sheltered after leaving … Continue reading “Jurisdiction no bar in dowry harassment case, says Supreme Court”

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Centre defies SC order on CIC appointments

Centre defies SC order on CIC appointments Central Government has denied a Right to Information (RTI) request for details of the ongoing recruitment process for four vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC).It was denied despite a recent Supreme Court order mandating that such information be made public. Earlier,the Supreme Court has directed the Centre … Continue reading “Centre defies SC order on CIC appointments”

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Efforts to trace, deport illegal foreigners in Assam have been poor, unsatisfactory: State Chief Secretary tells SC

Efforts to trace, deport illegal foreigners in Assam have been poor, unsatisfactory: State Chief Secretary tells SC Assam’s Chief Secretary has admitted to the Supreme Court that the state government’s performance to trace illegal foreigners and deport them had been lackadaisical and poor. The Supreme Court has directed the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit … Continue reading “Efforts to trace, deport illegal foreigners in Assam have been poor, unsatisfactory: State Chief Secretary tells SC”

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India’s gold reserves increase marginally in February: WGC

India’s gold reserves increase marginally in February: WGC According to the latest data from World Gold Council (WGC), India has marginally increased its gold holding in February 2019. India’s gold holding increased from 607 tonnes in January to 608.7 tonnes in February. Gold holding is a central banks’ total holding of gold as a percentage … Continue reading “India’s gold reserves increase marginally in February: WGC”

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No apology for Jallianwala Bagh for now, says U.K.

No apology for Jallianwala Bagh for now, says U.K. The British government has refused to apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre during a debate in the UK parliament. The UK government has said that financial implications as one of the factors it had to consider while reflecting upon demands for a formal apology for Jallianwala … Continue reading “No apology for Jallianwala Bagh for now, says U.K.”

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Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day Inaugurated Today

Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day Inaugurated Today The two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day has recently been launched by the Ministry of AYUSH. The convention is being organised by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous research organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH. A wide range of topics will be covered … Continue reading “Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day Inaugurated Today”

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India becomes YouTube’s largest and fastest growing market

India becomes YouTube’s largest and fastest growing market YouTube’s CEO has said that India is the largest and fastest growing audience for YouTube. YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. It is one of Google’s subsidiaries. YouTube has more than 265 million monthly active users in India. In last one year, … Continue reading “India becomes YouTube’s largest and fastest growing market”

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Sri Lanka opens new railway line built with China’s assistance

Sri Lanka opens new railway line built with China’s assistance Sri Lanka has opened a new railway line which was built with China’s assistance.It connects its coastal city of Matara and Beliatta in Hambantota. The 26.75-km long Matara-Beliatta railway line is the first to be constructed in Sri Lanka since it became independent in 1948.The … Continue reading “Sri Lanka opens new railway line built with China’s assistance”

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Pakistan issues 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims

Pakistan issues 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims Pakistan has issued 2200 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations.During their visit to Pakistan,the pilgrims will visit the shrine of Panja Sahib,Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib. Pilgrimages between India and Pakistan are governed by the 1974 Protocol on Visits to Religious … Continue reading “Pakistan issues 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims”

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India seeks to push reforms,development agenda at WTO

India seeks to push reforms,development agenda at WTO India will be hosting the second informal meeting of trade ministers from about 20 member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on May 13,2019. This meeting assumes significance as several countries are raising questions over the relevance of the WTO.Many countries are also taking protectionist measures … Continue reading “India seeks to push reforms,development agenda at WTO”

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