9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 5, 2019


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Urban development: Majority of Centre’s assistance to States goes to metro rail, housing projects

Urban development: Majority of Centre’s assistance to States goes to metro rail, housing projects News According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ data, majority of Centre’s assistance to States has gone to metro rail and housing projects. Important facts Of the total allocation of Rs.1.32 lakh crore for eight flagship, Centre has allocated … Continue reading “Urban development: Majority of Centre’s assistance to States goes to metro rail, housing projects”

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Precarious family milieu forces children to homes’

Precarious family milieu forces children to homes’ News: Study show most children at childcare institutions are not orphans, but belong to family structures that are unable to look after them. Important Facts: The report, Mapping of Child Care Institutions under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, was conducted by Childline India Foundation and the National Commission … Continue reading “Precarious family milieu forces children to homes’”

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Pass women quota bill in Lok Sabha’: Women MPs to Modi government

Pass women quota bill in Lok Sabha’: Women MPs to Modi government News: Rajya Sabha women MPs urge government to ensure passage of women’s quota bill in Lok Sabha Important Facts: The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, commonly known as the Women’s Reservation Bill, was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010, but is awaiting nod of … Continue reading “Pass women quota bill in Lok Sabha’: Women MPs to Modi government”

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Deciding upon a Free Trade Agreement (FTA):

Deciding upon a Free Trade Agreement (FTA): News: The article discusses about FTAs and how to decide FTA partners. Facts: What is an FTA: It is an arrangement between two or more countries under which they agree to end tariffs and non-tariff barriers on a large value of imports from partner countries. The agreement may … Continue reading “Deciding upon a Free Trade Agreement (FTA):”

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Archaeologists find temple to god of skinning sacrifices

Archaeologists find temple to god of skinning sacrifices News: Archaeologists found First-Known Temple of ‘Flayed Lord’ in Mexico Facts: Archaeologists in Mexico have found the first temple dedicated to a deity called the ‘flayed lord’, an important god in the Aztec Empire whose worshippers were said to wear the skin of sacrificial victims. The Aztec … Continue reading “Archaeologists find temple to god of skinning sacrifices”

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Seven cities have tackled faecal sludge

Seven cities have tackled faecal sludge News: Seven cities all in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – have been certified ODF++, according to the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban. Facts: The seven cities are Indore, Khargone, Sahaganj, Ujjain, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon and Ambikapur These are the first cities to qualify under the government’s new extended protocol to sustain gains … Continue reading “Seven cities have tackled faecal sludge”

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Andhra unveils second largest rock art trove

PT Facts Andhra unveils second largest rock art trove News: Andhra unveils second largest rock art trove Important Facts: Andhra Pradesh’s second largest petroglyph site, containing about 80 petroglyhs, has been discovered at Mekala Benchi in Kurnool district Mekala Benchi has petroglyphs dating back from the Neolithic to the Megalithic period, Kandanathi carvings range from … Continue reading “Andhra unveils second largest rock art trove”

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Lunar rover named as ‘Yutu 2’

Lunar rover named as ‘Yutu 2’ News: China lunar rover, successfully deployed to carry out a string of experiments on the far side of the moon, as ‘Yutu-2’. Impotent Facts: The rover’s touchdown is part of China Chang’e-4 lunar probe. China’s lunar probe is part of its ‘Made in China-2025’ project, which focuses on advanced … Continue reading “Lunar rover named as ‘Yutu 2’”

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Drugs to skip price control for 5 years

Drugs to skip price control for 5 years News: The provisions of Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), 2013 shall not apply to drugs for treating orphan diseases. Important Facts: As per The Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), 2013, innovative patented drug will be exempted from the price control regulations for five years since the start … Continue reading “Drugs to skip price control for 5 years”

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