9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 22, 2019


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PMJAY spending gives a boost to govt’s focus on tertiary care

PMJAY spending gives a boost to govt’s focus on tertiary care News According to the latest data available with ministry of health and family welfare, around 900,000 patients have availed treatment benefits worth ₹1,210 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Important facts 77% of money spent under the Ayushman Bharat scheme has been … Continue reading “PMJAY spending gives a boost to govt’s focus on tertiary care”

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Justice delayed is markets stymied

Justice delayed is markets stymied News: The article discusses the robustness of India’s democratic institutions and their need to grow with growing demands. Facts: Since the 1991 economic reforms, India has improved tremendously in almost all economic indicators. Various economic policies, like IBC Code, and tax reforms, like GST, have enabled the economy to move … Continue reading “Justice delayed is markets stymied”

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The fault lines of diplomatic recrimination

The fault lines of diplomatic recrimination News: The article discusses detention of Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ms Meng and its implications. Facts: On December 1, 2018 Canada, on being requested by US, detained Ms. Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer. Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei and could face extradition … Continue reading “The fault lines of diplomatic recrimination”

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India among the most trusted nations globally: Report

India among the most trusted nations globally: Report PT Facts News: The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report released in Davos. Facts: India’s status: India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted. India’s Global Trust Index increased by 3 points … Continue reading “India among the most trusted nations globally: Report”

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19 amphibian species are critically endangered: ZSI list

19 amphibian species are critically endangered: ZSI list PT facts News: According to Zoological Survey of India, 19 amphibian species critically endangered. Important Facts: According to IUCN, critically endangered species are the ones that are facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Among the amphibians listed, 19 species are treated as critically … Continue reading “19 amphibian species are critically endangered: ZSI list”

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Protest against proposed bird sanctuary in Manipur

Protest against proposed bird sanctuary in Manipur Pt facts News: Protest against proposed bird sanctuary in Loktak lake, Manipur Important Facts: Manipur Government has proposed a bird sanctuary at Loktak lake in Bishnupur district The people in the village are protesting because once the bird sanctuary will be established, the fishing will be banned in … Continue reading “Protest against proposed bird sanctuary in Manipur”

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Nagendra Jamatia, TNV peace accord initiator, passes away

Nagendra Jamatia, TNV peace accord initiator, passes away News: Nagendra Jamatia, Tripura National Volunteers peace accord initiator passed away. Facts: Nagendra Jamatia, the veteran tribal leader brokered peace with insurgent outfit Tripura National Volunteers in 1988. He was known for his effort to bring leader of Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura to the negotiating table … Continue reading “Nagendra Jamatia, TNV peace accord initiator, passes away”

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How Hazira gun factory adds to India’s firepower

How Hazira gun factory adds to India’s firepower News Prime Minister of India has recently inaugurated Larsen & Toubro’s Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) at Hazira in Gujarat Important Facts ASC is a complex to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms such as self-propelled howitzers, infantry combat vehicles, future-ready combat vehicles and battle tanks. At the … Continue reading “How Hazira gun factory adds to India’s firepower”

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Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars

Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars News The civil aviation Ministry has been working with Tourism Ministry to connect popular tourist spots by flights under the UDAAN scheme Important Facts Hampi in Karnataka, Gangtok in Sikkim, Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh are examples of tourist destinations that … Continue reading “Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars”

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Himalayan glacier recedes as climate change hits home

Himalayan glacier recedes as climate change hits home News According to a new research, Chaturangi glacier, a tributary of the Gangotri glacier, is retreating at a “considerable rate” and may vanish in the future. Important facts The Chaturangi glacier was connected with the Gangotri glacier till 1989 but is now detached and retreating at the … Continue reading “Himalayan glacier recedes as climate change hits home”

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Plastic waste imports to India go up: report

Plastic waste imports to India go up: report News According to environmentalist organisation, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Manch (PDUSM), despite a ban on the import of plastic waste into India, the import of PET bottles has quadrupled from 2017 to 2018 Important Facts The Indian government banned the import of plastic waste, particularly PET bottles … Continue reading “Plastic waste imports to India go up: report”

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New Advisory Committee Under NITI Aayog to Regulate Prices Of Medicines

New Advisory Committee Under NITI Aayog to Regulate Prices Of Medicines News: Ministry of chemicals and fertilizers announced the formation of a standing committee on affordable medicines and health products (SCAMHP) to decide list of drugs which should be under price control Important Facts: Currently, NPPA which is an autonomous body and responsible for regulating … Continue reading “New Advisory Committee Under NITI Aayog to Regulate Prices Of Medicines”

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