9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 23rd, 2018

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Dealing with the Taliban hand

Dealing with the Taliban hand News: The U. S. new Afghanistan policy, unveiled last year by the President Donald Trump, lies in tatters. Important facts: 2. President Trump blamed Pakistan for protecting terrorist and later cut off security assistance to Taliban’s greatest benefactor and backers. 3. The new American move comes at a time when … Continue reading “Dealing with the Taliban hand”

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July 30 NRC list only a draft: Rajnath

July 30 NRC list only a draft: Rajnath News: The National Register of citizens (NRC) for Assam to be published on July 30, was only a “draft” list, says Home Minister Rajnath Important facts: 2. The NRC is being updated in accordance with the Assam Accord signed on Aug14, 1985. 3. The entire process is … Continue reading “July 30 NRC list only a draft: Rajnath”

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An index to determine the value of coal blocks

An index to determine the value of coal blocks News:  The High-powered committee suggested major changes in the coal block auction system. Important facts: 2. The committee was set up last year to review the current process. 3. The Expert Committee to ‘report on the challenges faced by the current auction system and recommend changes’ … Continue reading “An index to determine the value of coal blocks”

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What is the GDP deflator?

Source : What is the GDP deflator? News: GDP deflator is a more comprehensive measure of inflation. Important facts: 2. GDP deflator: It is a more comprehensive measure of inflation. The GDP deflator, also called implicit price deflator, is a measure of inflation. It is the ratio of the value of goods and services an … Continue reading “What is the GDP deflator?”

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IBC: UN model eyed for cross-border norms

IBC: UN model eyed for cross-border norms News: The government is looking at the possibility of adopting a United Nations legal model for cross-border insolvency cases. Important facts: 2. It works on strengthening the insolvency resolution framework. 3. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has sections pertaining to cross-border insolvency matters but are yet to … Continue reading “IBC: UN model eyed for cross-border norms”

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Army to get artillery guns from September

Army to get artillery guns from September News: The Army will be inducting two types of artillery guns into its arsenal very shortly. Important facts: 2. These will be the first induction of heavy artillery since the Swedish Bofors guns imported in the 1980’s. 3. The Army will start taking delivery of the K9 Vajra-T … Continue reading “Army to get artillery guns from September”

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Watershed development projects lagging behind badly

Watershed development projects lagging behind badly News: According to the parliamentary standing committee report, watershed development projects lagging behind badly. Important facts: 2. The report highlighted the following points: Watershed development project is a vital component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana (PMKSY). According to parliamentary standing committee, only 10% of projects completed. Not … Continue reading “Watershed development projects lagging behind badly”

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