9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 21, 2018


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Misusing NSA: the detention of a Manipur journalist

Misusing NSA: the detention of a Manipur journalist News: Manipur journalist booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for making derogatory comments against  chief Minister Important Facts: Journalist was arrested after he made derogatory comment against Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of state in previous month Later District Magistrate granted him bail however … Continue reading “Misusing NSA: the detention of a Manipur journalist”

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Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, minister says 1986 law needs change

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, minister says 1986 law needs change News: Lok Sabha passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 that seeks to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Important Facts: The highlights of the Bill are: – Replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 – The Bill enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism … Continue reading “Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, minister says 1986 law needs change”

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Centre seeks ₹41,000 crore more to recapitalise banks

Centre seeks ₹41,000 crore more to recapitalise banks News: The Union government has sought Parliamentary approval to provide Rs 41,000 crore as a recapitalization fund to public sector banks during the current fiscal, 2018-19 Important Facts: The amount will be used for the “recapitalization of Public Sector Banks through issue of Government Securities“, and the … Continue reading “Centre seeks ₹41,000 crore more to recapitalise banks”

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Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS):

Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS): News: Indigenously-designed heavy artillery gun, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), enters trial stage. Facts: The ATAGS is a 155mm, 52 calibre gun being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation on two parallel tracks: one prototype in partnership with Tata Power, and the other with … Continue reading “Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS):”

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Govt to set up panel to look into tax issues faced by startups

Govt to set up panel to look into tax issues faced by startups News: The government to setup an expert committee to look into all the taxation issues being faced by startups and angel investors. Important Facts: The move comes after Income Tax Department issued notices to over 150 startups over the last few weeks … Continue reading “Govt to set up panel to look into tax issues faced by startups”

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Gujarat ranked best state for startups in India, Maharashtra has the largest number

Gujarat ranked best state for startups in India, Maharashtra has the largest number News: Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has awarded Gujarat as the best performer in Start-up Ranking 2018. Important Facts: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. DIPP began this … Continue reading “Gujarat ranked best state for startups in India, Maharashtra has the largest number”

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