9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 8th, 2018

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Pause, refresh News: The Goods and Service Tax council’s second meeting held recently. Important facts: 2. This time it refrained from further rate rejigs. 3. Proposal to push digital payments by offering a cash-back to consumers using RuPay cards or the UPI platform have been incorporated in the council’s meeting this time. 4. Now, States… Continue reading Pause, refresh

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Most babies not breastfed in their first hour

Most babies not breastfed in their first hour News: According to a new breastfeeding assessment report published recently, around 6 out of 10 babies born in India are not able to begin breastfeeding within one hour of birth. Important facts: 2. The report was compiled by a consortium of public health groups and agencies including… Continue reading Most babies not breastfed in their first hour

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Access to Andamans eased

Access to Andamans eased News: Recently, the Union Home Ministry decided to lift restrictions on foreigners to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands chain. Important facts: 2. The step was taken to boost tourism sector. 3. After lifting the restrictions, now foreigners can visit 29 inhabited islands without Restricted Areas Permit(RAP). 4. The 29 inhabited islands… Continue reading Access to Andamans eased

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Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P.: study

Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P.: study News: Data from Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghave Das (BRD) medical college shows that majority of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) patients hospitalized in the last three years had scrub typhus. Important facts: 2. The finding is important because scrub typhus can be treated easily if detected early.… Continue reading Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P.: study

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INTACH bats for heritage buildings

INTACH bats for heritage buildings News: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has called for transforming heritage buildings in Rajasthan into “economic assets” for the society. Important facts: 2. INTACH is working for protection of natural heritage, geo-heritage, water bodies, stepwells, sacred groves, wall paintings and rock. 3. Economic benefits could… Continue reading INTACH bats for heritage buildings

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