9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 10, 2019


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What a Harappan grave says about marriage

What a Harappan grave says about marriage News First anthropologically confirmed joint burial of a couple has been excavated in a Harappan cemetery. Important facts The ‘couple’s grave’ was found in the Harappan settlements excavated at Rakhigarhi in Haryana, some 150km northwest of Delhi Archaeologists say that the evidence points to the fact that the … Continue reading “What a Harappan grave says about marriage”

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Why is India’s no first use policy under so much strain

Why is India’s no first use policy under so much strain News: India’s no first use policy has diluted due to India’s access to better technology and Pakistan’s clever use of terrorist. Important Facts: India’s new political discourse on revisiting its nuclear doctrine has once again attracted transnational debate on the efficacy of no first … Continue reading “Why is India’s no first use policy under so much strain”

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Korean consensus on Kim Jong-un’s visit to China

Korean consensus on Kim Jong-un’s visit to China News: North Korea Leader Kim Jong Visits China for Summit with Xi Jinping. Important Facts: Reason for Visiting China: The summit with Chinese President comes as Kim and President Donald Trump are negotiating over the location for a second summit meeting over denuclearization and economic sanction issues. … Continue reading “Korean consensus on Kim Jong-un’s visit to China”

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The space race: on China’s moon mission

The space race: on China’s moon mission News: China’s recent moon mission could trigger rivalry with the U.S. in outer space. Important Facts: Why China and U.S are competing. Potential for Fuel reserve – Unlike earth, the moon has an abundance of helium-3. In the far future, this can serve as the ideal fuel to … Continue reading “The space race: on China’s moon mission”

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Lab to land: Addressing Indian agriculture’s weakest link — Extension

Lab to land: Addressing Indian agriculture’s weakest link — Extension News: Article discuss about significance of agriculture extension to enhance income from farming sector. Important Facts: Issues with planning and implementation of agriculture development programs: The earlier mechanism of planning and implementation of agriculture and allied development programmes was centralized in nature. The approach was … Continue reading “Lab to land: Addressing Indian agriculture’s weakest link — Extension”

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A ‘bio-safe’ way to fight mosquitoes

A ‘bio-safe’ way to fight mosquitoes News Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching, thus taking a major step toward developing a “mosquito birth control” drug Important facts Scientists selectively blocked the activity of the protein – which they named Eggshell Organizing Factor 1, or EOF-1 – … Continue reading “A ‘bio-safe’ way to fight mosquitoes”

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