9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 29, 2018


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Modi to release stamp on Suheldev

Modi to release stamp on Suheldev News: India to release postal stamp in the name of a backward Caste-Dalit chieftain Suhaldev. Important Facts: Postal stamp to be issued by Indian Prime Minister contain the caste name of Suheldev and the sub-categorisation of the OBC quota. About Suhaldev Suhaldev is a semi-legendary Indian king from Shravasti,… Continue reading Modi to release stamp on Suheldev

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India to contribute ₹4,500 cr. for Bhutan’s five-year plan

India to contribute ₹4,500 cr. for Bhutan’s five-year plan News: India contributes Rs 4,500 crore to Bhutan’s 5-year plan and assures full cooperation in hydro-power projects Important Facts: The year 2018 celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. Recently, Bhutan has also opened a Consulate in India’s… Continue reading India to contribute ₹4,500 cr. for Bhutan’s five-year plan

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Centre gives nod to draft Bill on Indian medicine

Centre gives nod to draft Bill on Indian medicine News: Government approves bill for setting up of National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine Important Facts: Salient features: The draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018, seeks to replace the existing regulator, the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM), with a… Continue reading Centre gives nod to draft Bill on Indian medicine

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POCSO Act: Assault on boys punishable by death

POCSO Act: Assault on boys punishable by death News: The government approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, to bring punishments for sexual assaults on boys on a par with those against girls. Important Facts: Important Features of POCSO Act, 2012 The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)… Continue reading POCSO Act: Assault on boys punishable by death

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CPEC has no military feature, it is an economic project: Pak.

CPEC has no military feature, it is an economic project: Pak. News: US media reported that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project had military dimensions to it. Important Facts: According to Pakistan, The CPEC has helped Pakistan improve its economy, particularly energy and infrastructure sectors have improved under it and CPEC is a bilateral economic project… Continue reading CPEC has no military feature, it is an economic project: Pak.

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₹10,000 cr. allotted for Gaganyaan space mission

₹10,000 cr. allotted for Gaganyaan space mission News: Centre approves Rs 10,000 crore for human space mission Gaganyaan Facts: About Gaganyaan Mission? Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. It is designed to carry about three human beings for a maximum period of… Continue reading ₹10,000 cr. allotted for Gaganyaan space mission

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Analog cable TV gets an extension

Analog cable TV gets an extension News: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) extended the deadline for migration of broadcasting and cable services from analog cable connections to digital set top box connections till 31 Jan 2019 Facts: According to TRAI, the new framework comprised of the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Tariff Order… Continue reading Analog cable TV gets an extension

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Cabinet clears coastal regulation zone notification

Cabinet clears coastal regulation zone notification News: Cabinet’s clearance to new Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2018 to regulate the developmental activities on the coast Important Facts: The Cabinet approved the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018 on ground that it will “lead to enhanced activities in coastal regions” thereby “promoting economic growth” while “respecting conservation… Continue reading Cabinet clears coastal regulation zone notification

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