9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 25, 2019


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India’s soft power is very effective in Afghanistan

India’s soft power is very effective in Afghanistan News: The article discusses the benefits of India’s soft power approach in Afghanistan. Facts: Recently US President downplayed India’s approach and efforts towards Afghanistan’s development and asked India to play more assertive role in Afghanistan. But this perception was not welcomed by Afghans, Indians and US citizens … Continue reading “India’s soft power is very effective in Afghanistan”

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India is rather too cautious on the Quad

India is rather too cautious on the Quad News: The article discusses the importance of Quad and the issue of India’s refusal to include Australia in Malabar Exercise. Facts: Malabar Exercise: India has once again decided to reject Australia’s participation in the Malabar naval exercises. Malabar exercise is conducted between India, US and Japan. Japan … Continue reading “India is rather too cautious on the Quad”

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Rank colleges: govt prescription for improving medical education

Rank colleges: govt prescription for improving medical education News: The Union health ministry plans to grade and rank government-run medical colleges to improve the quality of medical education Important Facts: The medical education department has proposed mandatory grading of all government medical colleges and for private institutions grading will be done at a later stage. … Continue reading “Rank colleges: govt prescription for improving medical education”

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18 Indian institutions to study nitrogen pollution

18 Indian institutions to study nitrogen pollution PT facts News: South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) to study nitrogen pollution Important Facts: 18 Institutes from India and 32 other Institutions are part of South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) which has been constituted in the United Kingdom and South Asia to assess impact of “nitrogen pollution” in … Continue reading “18 Indian institutions to study nitrogen pollution”

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ISRO tastes first success of 2019

ISRO tastes first success of 2019 PT Facts News: Isro’s PSLV C-44 successfully places military satellite Microsat-R in orbit Important Facts: Microsat-R, an imaging satellite, meant for military purposes has been launched from Polar rocket PSLV C44. Microsat-R released into a 274-km polar sun synchronous orbit Microsat R along with Kalamsat and 10cm cubesat released … Continue reading “ISRO tastes first success of 2019”

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Opinion | How changes in family law can improve household finance

Opinion | How changes in family law can improve household finance Article: Article discuss how changes in family law can improve household finance Important Analysis: Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) committee on household finance report highlights how changes in family law can improve household finance. These impediments are often more detrimental for women than for … Continue reading “Opinion | How changes in family law can improve household finance”

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India tests new anti-radiation missile to take out enemy radars

India tests new anti-radiation missile to take out enemy radars News: India tests new anti-radiation missile to take out enemy radars Important Facts: India has tested a indigenous air-launched missile called NGARM, which is designed to destroy a variety of surveillance and radar targets on the ground DRDO-Navy combine also conducted another test of the … Continue reading “India tests new anti-radiation missile to take out enemy radars”

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