9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 19, 2019


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RBI to transfer Rs 28,000 crore interim surplus to government

RBI to transfer Rs 28,000 crore interim surplus to government Reserve Bank will transfer an interim dividend of Rs 28,000 crore to the government, a move that will help the Centre keep fiscal deficit in check.RBI has already transferred Rs 40,000 crore in current year (2018-19). Interim dividend is a payment made during the course … Continue reading “RBI to transfer Rs 28,000 crore interim surplus to government”

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IAF conducts Exercise Vayu Shakti 2019 at Pokhran

IAF conducts Exercise Vayu Shakti 2019 at Pokhran Indian Air Force demonstrated its full combat and fire capabilities during ‘Exercise Vayu Shakti-2019’ in the Pokharan firing range close to Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan. It is conducted once in three years which is participated by fighters, helicopters, force enablers and support systems. The aim of the … Continue reading “IAF conducts Exercise Vayu Shakti 2019 at Pokhran”

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Quash Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, says India

Quash Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, says India India urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence by a Pakistani military court and order his immediate release. India submitted that (a) Pakistan violated its obligations under Article 36 of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by refusing India … Continue reading “Quash Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, says India”

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DRDO scouts for R&D partners

DRDO scouts for R&D partners DRDO is looking for collaboration in six advanced military technologies namely (a) Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) (b) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) and UAVs (c) materials (d) sensors (e) avionics and (f) artificial intelligence. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has also launched ‘Dare to Dream’ contest to encourage … Continue reading “DRDO scouts for R&D partners”

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SC sets aside NGT order allowing reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

SC sets aside NGT order allowing reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi Supreme Court set aside the order of the National Green Tribunal, which permitted the re-opening of the Sterlite plant at Tuticorin. Sterlite is a copper smelting unit and is a subsidiary of the Vedanta Group. The plant had been ordered to be closed … Continue reading “SC sets aside NGT order allowing reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi”

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SC may hear PIL against Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

SC may hear PIL against Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a public interest litigation(PIL) on Article 370, which gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. The plea has also sought that the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir be declared as unconstitutional as (a) … Continue reading “SC may hear PIL against Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir”

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Synthetic fibres contribute to plastic pollution

Synthetic fibres contribute to plastic pollution According to a recent study, synthetic fibres like nylon and polyesters are major contributors of micro plastic pollution in the environment. Synthetic fibres are petroleum-based products. They are not recyclable and biodegradable like natural fibres such as wool, cotton and silk Microplastics are plastics which are less than five … Continue reading “Synthetic fibres contribute to plastic pollution”

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