9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 16th, 2018

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In knotty problems

In knotty problems News: The jute industry faces a number of issues which hinder it from reaping benefit from plastic bans across different states in India Important facts: Major issues with jute cultivation and jute industry: Decrease in quality of raw jute Continuous decrease in land under jute cultivation- according to Union Textile Ministry, there … Continue reading “In knotty problems”

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Domestic tech security firms get priority in govt. purchases

Domestic tech security firms get priority in govt. purchases News: Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has notified that it will give priority to locally produced cyber-security products where intellectual property rights are owned by companies or start-ups incorporated or registered in India Important Facts: In India, IP Registration is not mandatory. However, … Continue reading “Domestic tech security firms get priority in govt. purchases”

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Be cautious in shifting to DBT, RBI tells States

Be cautious in shifting to DBT, RBI tells States News: Recently, The RBI has advised the states to be cautious that are planning to shift to cash transfers Important facts: At present, three UTs- Puducherry, Chandigarh and urban areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are implementing the mode of cash transfer However, Puducherry has approached … Continue reading “Be cautious in shifting to DBT, RBI tells States”

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Flying into trouble: Harriers decline as grasslands disappear

Flying into trouble: Harriers decline as grasslands disappear News: According to a recent study, there has been a decline in population of Harrier birds at their roosting sites in India Important facts: The harrier bird is a migratory raptor species. The Harrier birds in winter migrate from Central Asia to the grasslands in the Indian … Continue reading “Flying into trouble: Harriers decline as grasslands disappear”

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Golden jackal faces threat in its habitat

Golden jackal faces threat in its habitat News: According to recent study, habitat destruction of golden jackals has led to man-animal conflict in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh Important facts: The conservation status of golden jackals is ‘least concerned’. The animal preys on wild crabs and fish The study shows that due to destruction of mangrove … Continue reading “Golden jackal faces threat in its habitat”

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A helping hand for Indian universities

A helping hand for Indian universities Article C. Raj kumar of OP Jindal University observes that corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding shoulding be made available for universities in India. Important Analysis The companies Act, 20113 introduced the Corporate Social Responsibility. According to ministry of corporate Affairs in data, in 2015-16 out 5097 companies only 3118 … Continue reading “A helping hand for Indian universities”

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Peak hour flights may get costlier with new AAI plan

Peak hour flights may get costlier with new AAI plan News The Govt. has been planning a proposal to impose additional charges on airlines for operating flights during peak hours. Important Facts 2. Current provisions At present, leading fees paid by the airlines are determined by the aircraft. It does not vary according to the … Continue reading “Peak hour flights may get costlier with new AAI plan”

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