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9 PM Current Affairs Brief – July 9th, 2018


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9 parties oppose proposal for simultaneous elections

9 parties oppose proposal for simultaneous elections News: Law Commission’s consultation with political parties on simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies ended without reaching a consensus. Important facts: 2. Law panel has recommended holding simultaneous polls, but in two phases beginning 2019. 3. Four parties supported the idea, nine opposed it. 4. BJP … Continue reading “9 parties oppose proposal for simultaneous elections”

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No one wins

No one wins News: The U.S.-China ongoing trade war Important facts: 2. Both U.S. and China, implemented a tariff of Rs 25% on imports worth $34 billion. 3. Present trade war has the potential to cause some significant damage to the world economy. 4. In the beginning of this year, the U. S. President Donal … Continue reading “No one wins”

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Get to know currency derivatives

Get to know currency derivatives News: Currency derivatives , considered to be one of the best options to manage any risk against foreign currency exchange rate volatility, Important facts: 2. Currency derivatives: Currency derivatives are exchange-based futures and options contracts that allow one to hedge against currency movements. One can use a currency future contract … Continue reading “Get to know currency derivatives”

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Govt. taps RBI to track all transactions

Govt. taps RBI to track all transactions News: The Centre is planning to set up an information technology (IT)-based mechanism to keep a tab on all non-cash, financial transactions in the country. Important facts: 2. The move aimed at the crackdown on black money and following the money trail flowing in and out of thousands … Continue reading “Govt. taps RBI to track all transactions”

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Centre plans stronger defences for key data

Centre plans stronger defences for key data News: The Home Ministry is upgrading policy to secure government date and control access to it. Important facts: 2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, recently presided over a meeting to review the evolving cyberthreats, directed that the National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG) be upgraded and updated for … Continue reading “Centre plans stronger defences for key data”

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Six bids to supply 110 fighters for IAF

Six bids to supply 110 fighters for IAF News: Six global aircraft manufacturers have responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Indian Air Force to supply 110 fighter aircraft. Important facts: 2. The deadline for the RFI was July 6. 3. All six manufacturers have earlier bid for the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft … Continue reading “Six bids to supply 110 fighters for IAF”

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The tree as an urban coordinate

The tree as an urban coordinate Analysis: Neha Sinha, wildlife conservationist, discussing about the ongoing protests in some of India’s cities including Delhi and Mumbai to save trees in urban spaces. Important facts: 2. Cities are centres of construction created mainly by the human hand. 3. Many cities including Delhi and Mumbai witnessing the ongoing … Continue reading “The tree as an urban coordinate”

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Fish samples in Chennai test positive for formalin

Fish samples in Chennai test positive for formalin News: Fish species purchased from Chinthadripet and Kasimedu, the two major fish markets in Chennai, have tested positive for formalin. Important facts: 2. The fish were tested by scientist of the Tamil Nadu Dr J. Jayalaithaa Fisheries University. 3. This is the first time samples of fish … Continue reading “Fish samples in Chennai test positive for formalin”

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