9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 16th, 2018


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Probing an amendment

Probing an amendment Article: N.K Singh, former Joint Director, CBI, discussed that recent changes to the anti-corruption law are very worrying. Important facts: 2. Recently, the Parliament passed certain amendments to laws on corruption with focus on two aspects: Prior approval for initiating investigation into allegations of corruption against public servants. Requiring prior sanction for … Continue reading “Probing an amendment”

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With human space flight, India to push frontiers

With human space flight, India to push frontiers News: Space suits developed by ISRO for Indian astronauts. Important facts: 2. Gaganyaan, the human space flight programme green –flagged set for 2022. 3. V.R. Lalithambika, a specialist in advanced launcher technologies, will helm the project as Director of the Human Space Flight Project. 4. Most of … Continue reading “With human space flight, India to push frontiers”

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The currency turmoil in Turkey

The currency turmoil in Turkey News: The Turkish lira lost a fifth of its value against the U.S. dollar recently. Important facts: 2. The currency has lost over 40% of its value against the dollar this year. 3. Reasons : The U.S. Treasury had recently sanctioned two Turkish Ministers in response to Turkey’s continuing detention … Continue reading “The currency turmoil in Turkey”

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Questioning a crackdown

Questioning a crackdown Article: Prashant Reddy T. , Assistant Professor, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), discussed about the  impact of oxytocin on human as well as animals. Important facts: 2. Recently, the Ministry of Health restricted the manufacture of oxytocin only to the public sector unit. 3. On this decision, Karnataka Antibiotics … Continue reading “Questioning a crackdown”

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Cosmos Bank fraud due to malware in system: NPCI

Cosmos Bank fraud due to malware in system: NPCI News: According to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the recent incident of cyber attack in Pune-based Cosmos Cooperative Bank is due to a malware attack on the bank’s system. Important facts: 2. Hackers transferred money through the malware attack on the bank’s server by … Continue reading “Cosmos Bank fraud due to malware in system: NPCI”

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PM healthcare scheme from Sept. 25

PM healthcare scheme from Sept. 25 News: On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day celebration, PM Modi announced ambitious schemes. Important facts: 2. PM Modi  during his Independence day speech highlighted  the achievements of his government. 3) Related to health sector: Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyan (PMJAA) PM announced Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyan (PMJAA) was … Continue reading “PM healthcare scheme from Sept. 25”

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