9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 27, 2018


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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to have separate high courts from January 1

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to have separate high courts from January 1 News: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to get separate High Courts. Facts: Indian President ordered the separation of the “common” Hyderabad High Court into the two separate High Courts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Presidential notification as per the Article 214 of the Constitution provides… Continue reading Andhra Pradesh, Telangana to have separate high courts from January 1

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Estonia Edges Toward Digital Government

Estonia Edges Toward Digital Government News: This Baltic nation has created a platform to make government administration completely digital. Important Facts: Estonia has created one platform that supports electronic authentication and digital signatures to enable paperless communications across both the private and public sectors. The ambitious project will make government administration completely digital to reduce… Continue reading Estonia Edges Toward Digital Government

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Economic Capital Framework

Economic Capital Framework News: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a six-member expert committee to study its economic capital framework headed by Former RBI Governor. Important Facts: Need of the Panel. The government felt that the RBI’s reserves exceeded its requirements and these could be used for productive purposes such as recapitalizing public sector… Continue reading Economic Capital Framework

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Here’s why ETFs are helping a big deal with disinvestments

Here’s why ETFs are helping a big deal with disinvestments News: The government is increasingly using the exchange-traded fund (ETF) route for disinvestment. Important Facts: About Exchange Traded Fund: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are mutual funds listed and traded on stock exchanges like shares. Index ETFs are created by institutional investors swapping shares in an… Continue reading Here’s why ETFs are helping a big deal with disinvestments

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Russia’s hypersonic nuclear capable missiles system

Russia’s hypersonic nuclear capable missiles system News: Russia to deploy Avangard, a new hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles system Important Facts: The Avangard hypersonic system was tested from the Dombarovsky military airbase in southwest Russia Russia’s new hypersonic missile system, is invulnerable to the US defences, will enter service in 2019. Russia is the first in the… Continue reading Russia’s hypersonic nuclear capable missiles system

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Another olive ridley nesting site soon

Another olive ridley nesting site soon News: Odisha forest department proposed new site for Olive Ridley mass nesting on Bahuda river beach in Ganjam district. Important Facts: The Bahuda rookery is located around 20 km to the south of Rushikulya rookery coast, a major mass nesting site of Olive Ridleys on the Indian coastline About… Continue reading Another olive ridley nesting site soon

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Commercial whaling

Commercial whaling  News: Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling in 2019 Important Facts: Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, which it’s been a part of since 1951, to resume commercial whaling in 2019. However, it will continue to participate in talks as an… Continue reading Commercial whaling

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