9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 16, 2019


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A million migrations: Journeys in search of jobs

A million migrations: Journeys in search of jobs Article The article discusses the characteristics, reasons and impact of migration for work in India Important analysis Statistics According to Economic Survey (2016-17), there are more than 100 million migrants in India Characteristics of migration for work in India Migration for work within India is highly circular.… Continue reading A million migrations: Journeys in search of jobs

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From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt

From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt News: Ministry of Human Resources proposed 10% upper caste quota and increase around 25 percent seats in higher educational institutions and universities across the country. Important Facts: The quota will be applicable to all higher education institutions – private and government 25 percent seats… Continue reading From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt

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Collegium system isn’t foolproof:

Collegium system isn’t foolproof: News: The article discusses the collegium system and its inconsistencies. Recently SC recommended names of two judges to the government, for appointment as Supreme Court judges, by superseding three senior judges of Delhi High Court. The recommendation raises several doubts about the validity of collegium system as: Two judges whose names… Continue reading Collegium system isn’t foolproof:

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Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s Important Facts: Study observation:  In 1980s, Rate of Ice loss was 40 billion metric tons/ year which has increased to 252 billion metric tons/year since 2009 Rate of Ice melting is 15% higher than last year Antarctica Ice coverage studied in three parts: Eastern,… Continue reading Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon News Chinese researchers have announced that cotton seeds transported to the moon have sprouted, marking the first time humans have grown biological matter on moon. Important Facts The seeds were sent as part of China’s Change-4 mission, a probe which landed on the far side of the moon… Continue reading Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

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Working on policy for domestic aircraft manufacturing

Working on policy for domestic aircraft manufacturing News: Civil Aviation Ministry planning to propose policy framework for the domestic manufacturing of aircraft. Important Facts: Under the new Aircraft policy, Ministry is planning to focus on Aircraft Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) work domestically. Need of such Framework: The aviation industry in India has been… Continue reading Working on policy for domestic aircraft manufacturing

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