9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 25, 2019

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Smart turn: Karimnagar looks to the sun

Smart turn: Karimnagar looks to the sun The urban local body of Karimnagar, an urban centre in Telangana, has signed MoU with the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) for the generation of 1.45 MW of power through solar rooftop panels. A 2018 study by Mercom Capital India group has ranked Telangana second in … Continue reading “Smart turn: Karimnagar looks to the sun”

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GST on under-construction flats, affordable housing slashed by 7%

GST on under-construction flats, affordable housing slashed by 7% The GST Council has decided that (a) Under construction properties priced over ₹45 lakh will attract 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax), instead of 12% (b) A residential property priced at ₹45 lakh or below will now be defined as “affordable” and taxed at 1% from … Continue reading “GST on under-construction flats, affordable housing slashed by 7%”

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Issues in upgrade of An-32 aircraft resolved

Issues in upgrade of An-32 aircraft resolved The Indian Air Force (IAF) has cleared all issues related to the upgrade of An-32 transport aircraft. At Aero India 2019, Ukraine has offered its new An-132 aircraft to the IAF as a replacement for the An-32 fleet. The Indian Air Force had, in 2005, conceived the upgrade … Continue reading “Issues in upgrade of An-32 aircraft resolved”

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UN body hails Odisha on women reservation

UN body hails Odisha on women reservation The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has complimented the Odisha government for proposing 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies. UN Women is the UN entity working for gender equality and the empowerment of women. In 2018, the Odisha Assembly had passed a resolution … Continue reading “UN body hails Odisha on women reservation”

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PM gives Seoul prize money to Ganga fund

PM gives Seoul prize money to Ganga fund Prime Minister Narendra Modi has donated the prize amount received as part of Seoul Peace Prize to Namami Gange Fund. Prime Minister Modi, is the 14th recipient of the award, first for an Indian. He has been awarded the prize in recognition of his service to international … Continue reading “PM gives Seoul prize money to Ganga fund”

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MHA ads 5 lakh names to nat’l sex offenders registry

MHA ads 5 lakh names to nat’l sex offenders registry The Ministry of Home Affairs has added the names of over 5 lakh sex offenders to the National registry of Sex Offenders. The registry contains name, address, photograph and fingerprint details offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences … Continue reading “MHA ads 5 lakh names to nat’l sex offenders registry”

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Action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched

Action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis. Technical Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B was also released. The Action Plan provides a strategic framework, based on which National Viral Hepatitis Control Program was framed and … Continue reading “Action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched”

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