9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 15, 2019


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Centre to bring 13 % of large dams under World Bank’s dam rehabilitation project

Centre to bring 13 % of large dams under World Bank’s dam rehabilitation project The Indian government has decided to increase the percentage of large dams under Dam Safety Rehabilitation and Improvement Project project(DRIP) to 13%. At present, 4% of dams are under the project. The project was launched in 2012 by the Central Water … Continue reading “Centre to bring 13 % of large dams under World Bank’s dam rehabilitation project”

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Wholesale inflation eases to 10 month low of 2.76%

Wholesale inflation eases to 10 month low of 2.76% According to government data, wholesale inflation declined to 2.76% in January 2019. The decline has been attributed to cheaper fuel prices. Wholesale Price Inflation tracks changes in the price of goods in stages before the retail level i.e. goods that are sold in bulk and traded between … Continue reading “Wholesale inflation eases to 10 month low of 2.76%”

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Panel moots minimum wage of ₹375 per day

Panel moots minimum wage of ₹375 per day An Expert Committee on Determining the Methodology for Fixation of the National Minimum Wage, headed by Anoop Satpathy, has recommended setting the minimum wage at Rs 375 a day or Rs. 9,750 per month. The minimum wage has been fixed irrespective of sectors, skills, occupations and rural-urban locations … Continue reading “Panel moots minimum wage of ₹375 per day”

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NCM sets up new panel to define minority

NCM sets up new panel to define minority The National Commission for Minorities has constituted a new sub-committee. The committee is entrusted with the task of preparing a report to provide a) comprehensive definition of minority and b) criteria for determining minority status of a community. The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is a statutory … Continue reading “NCM sets up new panel to define minority”

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PM Modi to give first instalment of Kisan scheme to 1 crore

PM Modi to give first instalment of Kisan scheme to 1 crore The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) will be formally launched on 24thFebruary in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The scheme was announced in the interim Budget 2019-20. Under the scheme, a direct income support of Rs 6,000/annum will be provided to small and … Continue reading “PM Modi to give first instalment of Kisan scheme to 1 crore”

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