9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 18, 2018


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10 monuments adopted under ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project

10 monuments adopted under ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project News: Ten monuments have been adopted under the central government’s ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project Facts: About Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan scheme Launched in September, 2017, was a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), states … Continue reading “10 monuments adopted under ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project”

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Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons Bill with 27 changes

Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons Bill with 27 changes News: The Lok Sabha has passed the The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 with 27 amendments Important Facts: About Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 The bill aims at defining the transgender people and prohibiting discrimination against them. Through this Bill the Government … Continue reading “Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons Bill with 27 changes”

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Ujjwala LPG scheme to cover all poor households

Ujjwala LPG scheme to cover all poor households News: Government approves extending Ujjwala LPG scheme to all poor households. Facts: The government extended Ujjwala Yojana of providing free cooking gas (LPG) connections to all poor households. About Ujjwala Scheme: The scheme, launched in 2016, originally targeted giving LPG connections to women members of below the … Continue reading “Ujjwala LPG scheme to cover all poor households”

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India extends $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives

India extends $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives News: India on Monday declared a financial package of $1.4 billion for the Maldives Important Facts: Announcing the financial package, Indian Prime Minister said both sides are connected by mutual faith in democracy and development. The financial assistance will be in the form of budgetary support, currency swap … Continue reading “India extends $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives”

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Fresh triple talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Fresh triple talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha News A new Bill to make the practice of triple talaq among Muslims a penal offence has been introduced in the Lok Sabha Important Facts The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, will replace an earlier Bill passed in the Lok Sabha and pending … Continue reading “Fresh triple talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha”

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IAF plane takes to the air on blended bio-fuel

IAF plane takes to the air on blended bio-fuel News: For the first time, an An-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew with blended bio-jet fuel produced from Jatropha oil Facts: Blended bio-jet fuel produced from Jatropha has the dual benefit of reducing the carbon footprint as well as usage of fossil … Continue reading “IAF plane takes to the air on blended bio-fuel”

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Cabinet nod to amendment of laws for Aadhaar seeding with mobile numbers, bank accounts

Cabinet nod to amendment of laws for Aadhaar seeding with mobile numbers, bank accounts News: Aadhaar to be voluntary for mobiles, bank accounts. Facts: Proposed Amendments: The Union cabinet has proposed amendments to The Telegraph Act, Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the Aadhaar Act as a move to provide convenience to individuals who … Continue reading “Cabinet nod to amendment of laws for Aadhaar seeding with mobile numbers, bank accounts”

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Madras HC bans online sale of medicines, directs Centre to notify rules

Madras HC bans online sale of medicines, directs Centre to notify rules News: The Madras High Court put ban on online sales and directed the Central government to notify the statutory rules related to online sale of drugs and medicines. Important Facts: Online sale of drugs listed in Schedule H, H1 and X of the … Continue reading “Madras HC bans online sale of medicines, directs Centre to notify rules”

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