9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 23, 2019


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White House receives proposed regulation to end work authorisation for spouses of H1-B Visa holders

White House receives proposed regulation to end work authorisation for spouses of H1-B Visa holders White House has received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for spouses of the holders of H-1B visas. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa. It allows US companies to employ foreign workers in … Continue reading “White House receives proposed regulation to end work authorisation for spouses of H1-B Visa holders”

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Centre lists projects to stop flow of India’s share of water to Pak.

Centre lists projects to stop flow of India’s share of water to Pak. Government has listed out the details of the projects being implemented by India to stop the flow of water to Pakistan that belongs to India. The Indus system comprises Indus river, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. The basin is mainly shared … Continue reading “Centre lists projects to stop flow of India’s share of water to Pak.”

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‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound Wallace’s giant bee- the world’s largest bee- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia. The bee lives in the Indonesian island region of North Moluccas. The bee has been spotted for the first time in almost 40 years The Wallace bee was discovered in the 19th century … Continue reading “‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound”

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Terror monitor keeps Pak. on grey list, seeks action

Terror monitor keeps Pak. on grey list, seeks action International terror financing watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list.This was decided at its week-long plenary meeting in Paris.It means downgrading of the country by institutions like IMF, World Bank,ADB,EU and also reduction in risk rating by … Continue reading “Terror monitor keeps Pak. on grey list, seeks action”

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India, Russia close to inking multi-billion agreement for AK-103 assault rifles

India, Russia close to inking multi-billion agreement for AK-103 assault rifles India and Russia are finalising an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for a multi-billion deal to locally manufacture AK-103 assault rifles. According to the arrangement with Russia, a Kalashnikov factory will be set up in India in collaboration with the OFB (Ordnance Factories Board). It would … Continue reading “India, Russia close to inking multi-billion agreement for AK-103 assault rifles”

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Labour Bureau submits report on jobs created by MUDRA loans

Labour Bureau submits report on jobs created by MUDRA loans The Labour Bureau has submitted its report on jobs created by MUDRA scheme. In 2017, the Labour Ministry had asked the Labour Bureau to initiate the survey on jobs created through the MUDRA scheme. Labour Bureau is an attached office under Ministry of Labour and … Continue reading “Labour Bureau submits report on jobs created by MUDRA loans”

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India to have own DNS for safe browsing

India to have own DNS for safe browsing Ministry of Electronics & IT has announced that India will come up with Public Domain Name Server (DNS) for the country. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) would configure the setup which would be offered to all citizens Domain Name System (DNS). Domain Name System translates human readable … Continue reading “India to have own DNS for safe browsing”

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Travel on a jet, using a little cooking oil

Travel on a jet, using a little cooking oil Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun has successfully completed a pilot test to convert used cooking oil into bio-aviation turbine fuel (Bio-ATF) or bio-jet fuel. Bio-ATF is a biofuel used for aircraft. It can be blended with conventional ATF and used as aircraft fuel. Biofuel that … Continue reading “Travel on a jet, using a little cooking oil”

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