9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 4, 2019


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No plan to up judge retirement age: Law Ministry

No plan to up judge retirement age: Law Ministry News: Parliamentary Panel recommends increase in retirement age of SC Judges to 67 Years and HC Judges to 65 Years Important Facts: Amid concerns over a huge number of vacancies in the Supreme Court Parliamentary committee has recommended the government to consider increasing the age of… Continue reading No plan to up judge retirement age: Law Ministry

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Attorney General for India (AG):

Attorney General for India (AG): News:The Attorney General for India (AG) recently made some comments criticizing the Supreme Court’s verdict on Sabarimala issue, which raises the concern of impartiality of the office of the AG. Facts: Article 76: It says that the President can appoint a person who is qualified to be a Supreme Court… Continue reading Attorney General for India (AG):

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A prospective gold mine found near Bengaluru

A prospective gold mine found near Bengaluru PT FActs News: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered a prospective gold mine in the village of Ajjanahalli, Bengaluru Important Facts: The Ajjanahalli gold prospect is part of the Chitradurga greenstone belt, a linear, north-to-south sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Archean age around… Continue reading A prospective gold mine found near Bengaluru

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Rajya Sabha passes two Bills, no-detention policy to be reversed

Rajya Sabha passes two Bills, no-detention policy to be reversed News The Rajya Sabha has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill Important Facts About National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill It seeks to provide retrospective recognition to central and… Continue reading Rajya Sabha passes two Bills, no-detention policy to be reversed

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Six AIIMS not fully functional even after 16 years, says report

Six AIIMS not fully functional even after 16 years, says report News: Parliamentary standing committee on health and family welfare in its report on the functioning of new AIIMS (phase-I) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) has observed 6 AIIMS are not fully functional even after 16 years of the scheme Important Facts… Continue reading Six AIIMS not fully functional even after 16 years, says report

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Endangered species are key to our survival

Endangered species are key to our survival News: India submitted its sixth national report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Important Facts: The report highlights two mixed front: One, the country is on track to meet most of its national biodiversity targets, Second, is that the list of animal species from the country… Continue reading Endangered species are key to our survival

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Ease capital requirements for banks: House panel

Ease capital requirements for banks: House panel News: Parliamentary panel asks RBI to ease bank’s capital requirements. Important Facts: Aligning the capital requirements for Indian banks with global standards was a bone of contention between the government and the RBI. To address the conflict, an Indian Parliamentary panel, asked the RBI to ease its rules… Continue reading Ease capital requirements for banks: House panel

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Improved Light Combat Aircraft gets green light for production

Improved Light Combat Aircraft gets green light for production News: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aims to get the first Improved Light Combat Aircraft in 2019 Important Facts: The Light Combat Aircraft is being designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in Bengaluru. The IAF has asked HAL to make 40 LCA aircraft. Of… Continue reading Improved Light Combat Aircraft gets green light for production

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China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover lands on moon’s far side, sends back images

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover lands on moon’s far side, sends back images News: China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon Important Facts: The first-ever soft landing is being seen as a major milestone in space exploration because unlike previous moon missions that have landed on the… Continue reading China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover lands on moon’s far side, sends back images

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