9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 27th, 2018

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Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill

Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill News: Recently, the Lok Sabha passed the trafficking of persons (prevention, protection and rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. Important facts: 2.Key features of the Bill are given below The Bill lays down a stringent punishment of 10 years to life imprisonment for aggravated form of trafficking. Aggravated form of trafficking include: Buying … Continue reading “Lok Sabha passes anti-trafficking Bill”

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West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’

West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’ News: The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution to change the name of the State. Important facts: 2. The proposal will change the name of the Sate as ‘Bangla’ in three languages- Bengali, English and Hindi. 3. In 2016, the Assembly passed a resolution to change the name to … Continue reading “West Bengal renames itself as ‘Bangla’”

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Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse

Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse News: Two Indians are among six winners picked for the 2018 Raman Magsaysay Awards. Important facts: 2. Name of awardees:- From India: Name: 3. Sonam Wangchuk, educational reformer from Ladakh, widely regarded as the inspiration for Aamir Khan’s character, Phunsuk Wangdu in the film ‘3 Idiots’.  Achievement: In 1988, Wangchuk … Continue reading “Magsaysay for ‘3 idiots’ muse”

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Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity

Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity News: The astronomers claimed that they had for the first time confirmed a prediction of Albert Einsten’s theory of general relativity by observing the gravitational effects of a supermassive black hole on a star zipping by it. Important facts: 2. The German-born theoretical Physicist said that … Continue reading “Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory of relativity”

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New models for airport management

New models for airport management News: Growth in the aviation sector has pushed the government to propose an Amendment in the AERI Act, 2008. Important facts: 2. India has emerged as the third largest domestic aviation market in the world. 3. Need for amendment: The number of major airports increased from 12 to 27 between … Continue reading “New models for airport management”

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AI superpower or client nation?

AI superpower or client nation? Article: Parminder Jeet Singh associated with Bengaluru based NGO emphasized that industrial revolution moved the centres of physical power from human and animal bodies to machines. Important Analysis: 2. Google’s CEO compares Artificial intelligence with fire and electricity in terms of their role in human civilization. 3. But, Stephen Hawking … Continue reading “AI superpower or client nation?”

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PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund

PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund News: Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) outdid their private sector peers in contributing to the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Important facts: 2. The State and Central government public sector units(PSU)s donated large funds for clean Ganga projects. 3. Around Rs 220 crore was donated … Continue reading “PSUs biggest donors to Clean Ganga Fund”

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