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9 PM Current Affairs Brief – December 7, 2018


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Surat may become fastest growing city, 17 of 20 world’s fastest-growing cities from India

Surat may become fastest growing city, 17 of 20 world’s fastest-growing cities from India News: “Oxford Economics in its report Global Cities: The future of the world’s leading urban economies to 2035” predicting 17 of 20 fastest-growing cities in the world will be from India in the term of GDP growth between 2019 and 2035 … Continue reading “Surat may become fastest growing city, 17 of 20 world’s fastest-growing cities from India”

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Assembly Elections 2018: EC looks to ensure disabled-friendly voting

Assembly Elections 2018: EC looks to ensure disabled-friendly voting Accessible Elections: To uphold the sanctity of free and fair elections and ensure wider participation by people with disabilities in the electoral process, the Election Commission of India had selected ‘Accessible Elections’ as the central theme of year 2018. The barriers in access to electoral participation … Continue reading “Assembly Elections 2018: EC looks to ensure disabled-friendly voting”

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COP24 summit: ‘Developed nations likely to fall way short of 2020 emission targets’

COP24 summit: ‘Developed nations likely to fall way short of 2020 emission targets’ News: Assessment by the UN climate body shows that the developed nations are likely to fall short of their modest emission reduction targets for 2020. Facts: It is a first-of-its-kind assessment by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), shows that … Continue reading “COP24 summit: ‘Developed nations likely to fall way short of 2020 emission targets’”

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Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes 

Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes  News:Commission to Examine Sub-Categorisation of OBCs has found 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes in jobs and admissions reserved at the Central level. Facts: The commission has been tasked with examining … Continue reading “Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes “

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Opinion | Lessons from the World Bank on ease of doing business

Opinion | Lessons from the World Bank on ease of doing business Article: In the backdrop of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, the article discusses the India’s improvements and challenges in ease of doing business Important Analysis India’s position India has been one of the biggest ‘improvers’ in the 2019 Ease of Doing … Continue reading “Opinion | Lessons from the World Bank on ease of doing business”

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Centre approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab

Centre approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab News The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of Shahpurkandi dam project on the Ravi river in Punjab Important Facts: The project would be implemented by Govt. of Punjab with Central Assistance and is expected to be completed by 2022 Benefits from the project: It would … Continue reading “Centre approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab”

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Cabinet clears policy to double agri exports

Cabinet clears policy to double agri exports News: The Union Cabinet has cleared Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 which is in line with Prime Minister’s commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022. Important Facts: Aim of the policy: The policy seeks to harness the export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to make India global … Continue reading “Cabinet clears policy to double agri exports”

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India’s domestic air traffic grows in double digit for 50th month

India’s domestic air traffic grows in double digit for 50th month News: India’s domestic air traffic grows in double digit for 50th month Facts: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that India’s domestic air passenger volume, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), was the highest amongst major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, … Continue reading “India’s domestic air traffic grows in double digit for 50th month”

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Tourists bring a wave of trash to beaches

Tourists bring a wave of trash to beaches News: Study by the National Centre of Coastal Research (NCCR) shows concern over rising plastic pollution on Indian beaches. Facts: The NCCR conducted analysis of the litter on six different beaches on the eastern and western coasts and found that plastic litter from tourism alone accounted for … Continue reading “Tourists bring a wave of trash to beaches”

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Air pollution linked to 12.4L deaths in India in ’17: Report

Air pollution linked to 12.4L deaths in India in ’17: Report News: Lancet Planetary Health report revealed 12.4L deaths in 2017 are linked to air pollution in India. Facts: Major Findings of the report One in every eight deaths in India is attributable to air pollution, which now contributes to more disease burden than smoking. … Continue reading “Air pollution linked to 12.4L deaths in India in ’17: Report”

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