9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 17, 2019


Download the compilation of all summaries of all the news articles here


GS-2

Facebook to tighten political ad rules for 2019 elections

Facebook to tighten political ad rules for 2019 elections News: Facebook tightens political advertising rules in 2019 election year. Important Facts: Facebook will tighten the rules for political ads in countries where the elections are scheduled in the first half of the year to avoid any scandals. The rule for Political ads are already underway … Continue reading “Facebook to tighten political ad rules for 2019 elections”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) News: AIIB needs to diversify project areas as it completes three year of its functioning Important Facts: AIIB is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia AIIB currently has 93 members countries and Beijing acts as AIIB headquarter India has most benefitted … Continue reading “Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

GS-3

TRAI new regulatory framework would make TV choices – ” à la carte “

TRAI new regulatory framework would make TV choices – ” à la carte “ Important Facts: “à la carte” means: If you eat à la carte, you choose each dish from a separate list instead of eating a fixed combination of dishes at a fixed price Reasons for new TRAI regulatory guidelines: To address the … Continue reading “TRAI new regulatory framework would make TV choices – ” à la carte “”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

More than an innovative exit route

More than an innovative exit route Important Facts: SEBI has introduced relaxation measures for startup companies to raise funds and get their shares traded on stock exchange The ‘Institutional Trading Platform'(ITP) created by SEBI for listing of companies has been renamed as ‘Innovators Growth Platform'(IGP) Benefits of Innovators Growth Platform: IGP helps investor in StartUp … Continue reading “More than an innovative exit route”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

RBI eases norms for external commercial borrowing News: Reserve Bank of India has decided to liberalise external commercial borrowing (ECB) norms. Facts: Removed the sector-wise limits: RBI has allowed all eligible borrowers to raise up to $750 million per financial year ECBs under the automatic route, replacing the existing sector-wise limits. List of borrowers expanded: … Continue reading “”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Skill development and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)

Skill development and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) Context: NSQF is an important component of Skill India Programme and improvements in NSQF can realize the aims of Skill India. Facts: About NSQF: This organises all qualifications/courses according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude, in 10 levels. It is similar to classes … Continue reading “Skill development and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Govt names winners of Gandhi Peace Prize

Govt names winners of Gandhi Peace Prize PT facts News: Govt Announces Gandhi Peace Prize Winner For 2015-18 After 4-Year Gap Facts: The prize was last conferred to the Indian Space Research Organisation in 2014. About Gandhi Peace Prize It is given to individuals and institutions for their contribution towards social, economic and political transformation … Continue reading “Govt names winners of Gandhi Peace Prize”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Cut red meat, sugar by 50%: Lancet’s diet plan for the world

Cut red meat, sugar by 50%: Lancet’s diet plan for the world News A recent Lancet report by EAT-Lancet Commission has provided a nutritious and sustainable diet plan Important facts Highlights from the report According to the report, over the past 50 years, dominant diets have become nutritionally suboptimal, which calls for a global transformation … Continue reading “Cut red meat, sugar by 50%: Lancet’s diet plan for the world”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment

Food production needs to be more eco-friendly

Food production needs to be more eco-friendly News A recently published Lancet Report by EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet and Health advocates the need for sustainable food production to curb the growing adverse impact of food production on environment. Important Facts Effect of food Production on Environment Deforestation- conversion of forest land to arable land. … Continue reading “Food production needs to be more eco-friendly”

Posted in Test 1 | Leave a comment
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Free IAS Preparation by Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to the blog followed by several Rankholders and ensure success in IAS.