9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 26, 2018

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Chabahar tidings: on Indian taking over port operations in Iran

Chabahar tidings: on Indian taking over port operations in Iran News: India takes over operations of the Shahid Beheshti port and opened the first office of Indian Ports Global Limited at Chabahar Port. Important Facts: About Chabahar Port: The port of Chabahar is located on the Makran coast of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, next to … Continue reading “Chabahar tidings: on Indian taking over port operations in Iran”

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Full MPLADS funds spent in only 35 of 543 constituencies

Full MPLADS funds spent in only 35 of 543 constituencies News: Centre to change the pattern of MPLADS funding, from two instalments to one every year. Important Facts: Delay in completion of projects and release of MPLADS funds by the respective district administrations, Centre is planning to change the pattern of MPLADS funding, from two … Continue reading “Full MPLADS funds spent in only 35 of 543 constituencies”

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Centre wants fake news traced

Centre wants fake news traced News: The government to propose amendments to the Information Technology (IT) Act that seek to make it mandatory for social media platforms to trace originator of unlawful fake news. Important Facts: Due to Number of lynching incidents reported in 2018 mostly due to fake news circulated through WhatsApp and other … Continue reading “Centre wants fake news traced”

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PM opens Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest

PT Facts PM opens Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the strategically important Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-road bridge over the Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh in Assam. Facts: Bridge connects Dibrugarh district on the Brahmaputra river’s south bank in Assam to Dhemaji district on the north bank. … Continue reading “PM opens Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest”

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Foreign fund outflows highest since 2008

Foreign fund outflows highest since 2008 News Foreign fund outflows have been the highest in 2018 since 2008 Important Facts 1. The foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have made a net withdrawal of about 4.8 billion till December 2018. In 2008 foreign investors had pulled out ₹52,987 crores from Indian market 2. Possible reasons for high … Continue reading “Foreign fund outflows highest since 2008”

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‘260 leopards poached since 2015’

‘260 leopards poached since 2015’ News According to information given to Parliament by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), 260 leopards have been poached since 2015 Important Facts: 1. 64 cases of leopard poaching were recorded in 2015, 83 in 2016, 47 in 2017 and 66 till October 2018 2. Poaching of … Continue reading “‘260 leopards poached since 2015’”

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The afterlife of e-goods

The afterlife of e-goods News: Peetal Nagari (brass city) of Uttar Pradesh, the largest e-waste hub in the country raises serious concern over environmental degradation. Important Facts: The Global E-Waste Monitor estimates that 44.7 million tonnes (mt) of e-waste was generated in 2016. India was the fourth-largest generator after China, the US and Japan in … Continue reading “The afterlife of e-goods”

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30 mn newborns cry out for help

30 mn newborns cry out for help News: According to UNICEF-WHO report “SURVIVE and THRIVE Transforming care for every small and sick newborn”, India witnesses 25.4 newborn deaths per 1000 births. Important Facts: Major Findings of the Report: India witnesses 4 newborn deaths per 1,000 births and 64 million annually. The Sustainable Development Goal for … Continue reading “30 mn newborns cry out for help”

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