9 PM Current Affairs Brief – February 5, 2019


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Visa crackdown: On Indian students’ arrest

Visa crackdown: On Indian students’ arrest News: Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency of U.S detained 129 Indian students in visa fraud case in University of Farmington Important News: Along with students, 8 Indians recruiters has also been arrested for recruiting foreign students to enroll in a fake university to illegally stay in the US Enforcement … Continue reading “Visa crackdown: On Indian students’ arrest”

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U.K. clears Mallya’s extradition to India

U.K. clears Mallya’s extradition to India British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the extradition order for fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya for his extradition to India. Two years ago, the Indian Government requested the extradition of Vijay Mallya to the British High Commission in India. Vijay Mallaya is the erstwhile chairman of United Sprits, … Continue reading “U.K. clears Mallya’s extradition to India”

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11 EU nations back Guaido as President

11 EU nations back Guaido as President 11 nations have joined US in recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President. Juan Guida recently lost elections to Mr. Maduro. The West alleges that the elections were rigged. Maduro replaced former President Hugo Chavez in 2013 as President of Venezuela, at a time when … Continue reading “11 EU nations back Guaido as President”

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Centre may relax angel tax norms for start-ups, sets up panel

Centre may relax angel tax norms for start-ups, sets up panel The government has set up a five-member working committee to look into the angel tax issue and come up with guidelines. Startups, who rely heavily on this funding, have raised concerns over levying taxes on angel funds under Section 56 of the Income Tax … Continue reading “Centre may relax angel tax norms for start-ups, sets up panel”

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Survey finds 11,000 children between 6 and 14 aren’t in school

Survey finds 11,000 children between 6 and 14 aren’t in school News: Survey under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has identified 11,306 out-of-school children between the ages of 6 and 14 in the capital. Important News: According to the latest U-DISE statistics from 2016-17, the number of children enrolled in school education in Delhi between … Continue reading “Survey finds 11,000 children between 6 and 14 aren’t in school”

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Emission levels rising faster in Indian cities than in China

Emission levels rising faster in Indian cities than in China News: Emission levels rising faster in Indian cities than in China Important News: Due to rapid urbanization, the greenhouse gas emission from vehicle is rising in India which is contrast with other developed nation where urbanization has led to reduction in greenhouse emission. Urbanization meant … Continue reading “Emission levels rising faster in Indian cities than in China”

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