9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 11, 2019


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Push for generous rehab scheme for Naga cadres

Push for generous rehab scheme for Naga cadres A Parliamentary panel on Home Affairs, has urged the Centre to conclude the Naga peace Accord. It has also advocated to formulate a rehabilitation-cum-settlement scheme for the cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSC-IM). The NSCN-IM is an insurgent group of Nagas, operating in Nagaland, … Continue reading “Push for generous rehab scheme for Naga cadres”

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Taliban says no agreement reached on ending hostilities

Taliban says no agreement reached on ending hostilities Taliban-the Islamist insurgent group in Afghanistan- has said that the recent peace negotiations with USA and regional powers have been inconclusive. Recently, USA and Taliban has held a series of peace talks in Doha and Moscow. However, the Afghanistan government remained absent from both the talks. The … Continue reading “Taliban says no agreement reached on ending hostilities”

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TRAI’s New Tariff Regulations kick in for Feb 1st

TRAI’s New Tariff Regulations kick in for Feb 1st Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) – the regulator of the telecommunications sector in India- has put forward a new tariff and regulatory framework for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and cable services. The new framework aims to lower the cost of TV viewing for consumers. According to the … Continue reading “TRAI’s New Tariff Regulations kick in for Feb 1st”

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Third round of OALP offers 23 oil, gas, coal-bed methane blocks

Third round of OALP offers 23 oil, gas, coal-bed methane blocks The union government has launched the third round of oilfield auctions under the Open acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) OALP is a part of Hydrocarbons Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP). It aims at enabling faster survey and assessment of areas with oil and gas potential. … Continue reading “Third round of OALP offers 23 oil, gas, coal-bed methane blocks”

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‘Road traffic injuries are a growing health issue’

‘Road traffic injuries are a growing health issue’ The Health Ministry has released a communication material on prevention and First Aid for road traffic injuries. Road traffic injuries have become a major public health issue in India, accounting for 1.47 lakh deaths in 2017. It has significant impacts like a) loss of economically productive young … Continue reading “‘Road traffic injuries are a growing health issue’”

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Only 4 UDAN routes in northeast operational

Only 4 UDAN routes in northeast operational According to Airport Authority of India’s records, only 4 UDAN routes in North-East India is currently operational. Launched in 2017, the UdeDeshkaAamNaagrik (UDAN) scheme aims to promote affordable regional air connectivity. It seeks to connect under-served and un-served airports in India through revival of existing air-strips and airports. … Continue reading “Only 4 UDAN routes in northeast operational”

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