9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 8th, 2018

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Pause, refresh

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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