9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 19, 2019


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Restoration of Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla Palace:

Restoration of Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla Palace: News: Restoration of the Chowmahalla Palace to its age-old grandeur is being planned Important Facts: Historical Significance: Chowmahalla palace is palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state and seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty Chowmahalla construction began in late 18th century and completed in mid of 19th century during reign … Continue reading “Restoration of Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla Palace:”

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Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana News: The article discusses the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana. Facts: Objectives of the scheme: most productive mining areas in the country are largely areas inhabited by scheduled tribes hence the scheme is focused on: To implement various developmental and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas that complement … Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana”

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Mumbai dance bars allowed to function by Supreme Court (SC).

Mumbai dance bars allowed to function by Supreme Court (SC). News: SC lifted the ban imposed by Maharashtra government to ban dance bars in the state. Facts: SC permitted dance performances by women in bars and removed the arbitrary rules put in place by the government to curb dance bars. SC struck down certain provisions … Continue reading “Mumbai dance bars allowed to function by Supreme Court (SC).”

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Methanol-blending in petrol reduces carbon dioxide emission: ARAI study

Methanol-blending in petrol reduces carbon dioxide emission: ARAI study Important Facts: Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) study observation: Methanol (M-15) blended with petrol used in BS IV cars lead to reduced CO2 emission in real world condition Significance of Study : Provide evidence based alternative fuel option to India’s huge crude oil import worth … Continue reading “Methanol-blending in petrol reduces carbon dioxide emission: ARAI study”

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Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors:

Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors: Important Facts: Objective: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) conducted initial experiment for celestial show called “shooting stars on demand” service over Hiroshima early 2020; World’s first artificial meteor shower. Physical Make-up and Working: JAXA launched small Eplison 4 rocket containing seven micro satellites developed by StartUp … Continue reading “Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors:”

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SEBI Regulations and their attempt to limit Insider Trading

SEBI Regulations and their attempt to limit Insider Trading News: SEBI lays down mechanism to prevent insider trading on the recommendations of the TK Viswanathan committee Important Facts: What is Insider Trading Insider trading is the buying or selling of a security by someone who has access to nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading … Continue reading “SEBI Regulations and their attempt to limit Insider Trading”

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Rajasthan’s State bird may be extinct soon

Rajasthan’s State bird may be extinct soon News The state bird of Rajasthan, Great Indian Bustard (GIB) has been declining in numbers over the past several years Important Facts Great Indian Bustard The Great Indian Bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds, was categorised as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature … Continue reading “Rajasthan’s State bird may be extinct soon”

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India ranks third in research on artificial intelligence

India ranks third in research on artificial intelligence News An analysis by research agency Itihaasa, has ranked India third in the world in terms of high quality research publications in artificial intelligence (AI) Important Facts Methodology of the analysis: The agency had computed the number of citable documents in the field of AI between 2013 … Continue reading “India ranks third in research on artificial intelligence”

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