9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 17th, 2018


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How statistical information can be used

How statistical information can be used News: The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Act of 2017 authorises the Centre to decide the manner in which statistical information can be used. Important facts: 2. The key features of the amended act are given below: It will empower the Central government to make rules on the powers and … Continue reading “How statistical information can be used”

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Steel imports from Japan, South Korea surge

Steel imports from Japan, South Korea surge News: Imports of steel products used in construction more than doubled to nearly 22,000 tonnes. Important facts: 2. As per the government documents, India is being hit by steel producers in Japan and South Korea. 3. This is so because mills there redirect supply after U.S. President Donald … Continue reading “Steel imports from Japan, South Korea surge”

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Scientists to test land for LIGO

Scientists to test land for LIGO News: The LIGO detectors discovered the first gravitational waves produced by two giant merging blackholes in 2016. Important facts: 2. The Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test the suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host the India wing of the ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory … Continue reading “Scientists to test land for LIGO”

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Parking goes smart in Vijayawada

Parking goes smart in Vijayawada News: The Viyayawada Municipal Corporation is planning to launch the “smart parking” initiative. Important facts: 2. It will help those looking to park for a longer period at busy locations. 3. The initiative enables any mobile user on the move to check for availability of space offered by the civic … Continue reading “Parking goes smart in Vijayawada”

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Odisha to showcase its biodiversity

Odisha to showcase its biodiversity News: The Odisha government is setting up a world-class interpretation centre at Dangamal near Bhitarkanika National Park. Important facts: 2. It will help in protecting crocodiles and preserving its rich mangrove diversity. 3. The project was approved under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project. 4. About Bhitarkanika National Park: Bhitarkanika … Continue reading “Odisha to showcase its biodiversity”

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