9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 20, 2018


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U.S. announces Syria troop pull-out

U.S. announces Syria troop pull-out News: Trump orders US troops out of Syria, declares victory over ISIS Important Facts: Civil war in Syria has already caused catastrophic damage. More than 465,000 Syrians have been killed, 1 million have been injured and more than half the country’s population have been forced to flee their homes In … Continue reading “U.S. announces Syria troop pull-out”

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Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill News: Lok Sabha has passed revised Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 to secure the rights of transgender persons The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, as passed, is an improved version of the legislation introduced two years ago. Important Changes in the revised Bill. The objectives … Continue reading “Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill”

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commercial surrogacy

commercial surrogacy News: The Lok Sabha passed a Bill banning commercial surrogacy with penal provisions of jail term of up to 10 years and fine of up to ₹10 lakhs. Important Facts: Surrogacy is the practice whereby one woman carries the child for another with the intention that the child should be handed over after … Continue reading “commercial surrogacy”

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Strategy for New India @75’: NITI AAYOG

Strategy for New India @75’: NITI AAYOG News: NITI Aayog unveiled its comprehensive national ‘Strategy for New India @75’, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23. Important Facts: 2. About: It is a detailed document of India’s growth story covering forty-one crucial areas and highlights the progress already made, identifies binding constraints, and suggests the way … Continue reading “Strategy for New India @75’: NITI AAYOG”

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Clean Ganga

Clean Ganga  Article: Article discuss about the impact of developmental projects affecting Ganga flow Important Analysis: Clean Ganga project was setup by Government to clean Ganga by setting up sewage treatments plants and cleaning ghats and banks, However, the main issue has been ignored which to maintain the adequate flow of water in Ganga Basin … Continue reading “Clean Ganga”

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BORI launched e-library of rare books, manuscripts

BORI launched e-library of rare books, manuscripts News: e-library of rare books launched in Pune. Facts: The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), which houses one of South Asia’s largest and most invaluable agglomeration of rare manuscripts launched an e-library of ancient religious and historical works. Over 3,000 rare and near-extinct books and manuscripts, written in … Continue reading “BORI launched e-library of rare books, manuscripts”

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Packaging of foodgrain in jute bags made mandatory

Packaging of foodgrain in jute bags made mandatory News: The Centre has mandated the packaging of 100% of food grain and 20% of sugar in jute bags for 2018-19. Important Facts: The order follows the Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory Use in Packing Commodities) Act (JPM), which was enacted in 1987 to protect the jute sector … Continue reading “Packaging of foodgrain in jute bags made mandatory”

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GSAT-7A,

GSAT-7A, News: Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A Important Facts: About GSLV-F11 and GSAT-7A GSAT-7A is the heaviest satellite being launched by GSLV with an indigenously developed cryogenic stage. GSLV is ISRO’s fourth generation launch vehicle with three stages. The four liquid strap-ons and a … Continue reading “GSAT-7A,”

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