9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 11th, 2018

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U.K. asked to take a new approach to immigration

U.K. asked to take a new approach to immigration News The Confederation of British Industry report, calling for a “new approach”asked the government to scrap immigration targets Important Facts 2. Report says that Britain is “open enough” to grow the economy and enable businesses to access talent at all skills levels. 3. The report was … Continue reading “U.K. asked to take a new approach to immigration”

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U.S. cuts training for Pak. military

U.S. cuts training for Pak. military News: US has cut Pakistani officers from coveted International Military Education and Training programme (IMET) Important facts 2. Coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade 3. Pakistan has also been removed from programmes at the U.S. Naval … Continue reading “U.S. cuts training for Pak. military”

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‘India to triple ethanol production by 2022’

‘India to triple ethanol production by 2022’ News PM says India will triple its ethanol production by 2022 Important Facts 2. World Bio-fuel Day is on 10th August 3. Government has planned 12 biofuel refineries in the country at an investment of ₹10,000 crore 4. Benefits This will increase the total ethanol production from 141 … Continue reading “‘India to triple ethanol production by 2022’”

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IIP surges to five-month high of 7%

IIP surges to five-month high of 7% News The Index of Industrial Production registered a growth rate of 7% in June, rising from 3.93% in May. Important Facts 2. Main driver of growth Manufacturing sector grew 6.9% in June from 3.66% in May The primary goods grew 9.28% in June, up from 5.74% in May. … Continue reading “IIP surges to five-month high of 7%”

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Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list News: Recently, the Khangchendongza Biosphere Reserve (KBR) has been included in the UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). Important Facts The decision of inclusion was taken at the 30thsession of the International Coordinating Council of Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme, UNESCO, held in Indonesia Biosphere Reserves in India … Continue reading “Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO list”

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We averted a possible debacle: ISRO chairman

We averted a possible debacle: ISRO chairman News ISRO recently recall its satelliteGSAT-11 midway between its reaching the French port and the launch. Important facts 2. ISRO’s Chairman K. Sivan has recently justified the decision 3. Dr. Sivan said an apex committee of former chairmen and former space commission members collectively decided to bring GSAT-11 … Continue reading “We averted a possible debacle: ISRO chairman”

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