9 PM Current Affairs Brief – January 6, 2018


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Rural BPO scheme: women from 40% of added headcount 

Rural BPO scheme: women from 40% of added headcount  Context The government’s India BPO promotion scheme, which aims to popularise the industry beyond metros, has so far provided employment to almost 11,000 people across the country, of which 40% are women India BPO scheme The scheme, under the Digital India Programme Introduced in: It was … Continue reading “Rural BPO scheme: women from 40% of added headcount “

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Public stockholding of grains to stay 

Public stockholding of grains to stay  Context India’s ongoing public stockholding programmes would remain unaffected and continue, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday Backdrop The minister’s assurance comes in the wake of the recent Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (Nairobi) failing to reach a permanent solution on public … Continue reading “Public stockholding of grains to stay “

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Come july label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic’ 

Come july label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic’  Context The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued regulations that required food companies selling organic produce to get certified with one of the two authorities — National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India). Companies could … Continue reading “Come july label mandatory for food certified as ‘organic’ “

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GDP growth seen slowing to 4 year low of 6.5% in 2017-18

GDP growth seen slowing to 4 year low of 6.5% in 2017-18 Context The Central Statistics Office (CSO)’s GDP forecast What has happened? CSO has forecast that GDP growth in the current financial year ending March 31 will slow to a four-year low of 6.5%, from the provisional 7.1% pace seen in 2016-17, dragged down … Continue reading “GDP growth seen slowing to 4 year low of 6.5% in 2017-18”

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