9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 13, 2019


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India, Maldives reverse visa stand-off

India, Maldives reverse visa stand-off India and Maldives has exchanged formal diplomatic notes for the implementation of Visa Facilitation Agreement . The agreement was signed in 2018 during Maldives President visit to India. This Agreement will facilitate greater people to people contacts between India and Maldives According to the agreement, the Indian government will ease… Continue reading India, Maldives reverse visa stand-off

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Retail Inflation cools further to 2.05% in Jan

Retail Inflation cools further to 2.05% in Jan According to the data released from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), retail inflation for the month of January has declined to 2.05%.  This decline has been primarily due to a) sustained decline in food prices and b) a sharp decline in energy prices. The retail inflation demonstrates… Continue reading Retail Inflation cools further to 2.05% in Jan

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Taliban forms 14-member team for peace talks

Taliban forms 14-member team for peace talks The Taliban has named a 14-member team of negotiators for the second round of talks with the United States to be held in late February 2019 at Doha, Qatar. The first round of talks was also held in Doha. The aim of the talks is to end the… Continue reading Taliban forms 14-member team for peace talks

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India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles

India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles India has signed a contract with a US firm under fast track procurement (FTP) for 72,400 Assault rifles. The assault rifles will replace the Indian National Small Arms System (INSAS) rifles. Fast Track Procedure (FTP) was promulgated by the Ministry of Defence in 2001. The objective of the… Continue reading India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles

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