9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 16th, 2018


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When Shimla queued up for water

When Shimla queued up for water News: Shimla was recently in news for acute water shortage due to drying up of  Nauti-Khad stream. Important facts: Potable water for Shimla town is mainly supplied from the sources at Gumma, Giri, Churat, Chair and Ashwani Khad. Of these, Gumma and Giri are the most reliable sources, contributing … Continue reading “When Shimla queued up for water”

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Mammals opting more for nightlife

Mammals opting more for nightlife News: A Study conducted by the University of California,  find that mammals are trying to reduce human contact during the day. Important Facts: 2. The researchers compiled the data from 76 research studies of 62 mammal’s species. 3. The purpose of the study was to see whether increasing nocturnal activity … Continue reading “Mammals opting more for nightlife”

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High UIDAI charges leave banks stressed

High UIDAI charges leave banks stressed News: Bank has raised the concern over the high license fee by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for Aadhaar authentication services center. Important News: The Bank pointed out that high charges for enabling Aadhaar customer service is affecting smaller banks and small finance banks. Banks have to … Continue reading “High UIDAI charges leave banks stressed”

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Pollution curbs monsoon’s cleansing

Pollution curbs monsoon’s cleansing News: The study published in the Science Magazine founds that increased pollution particularly from coal burning have potentially weaken ability of monsoon. Important Facts: The monsoon plays a critical role in flushing out pollutants over the Asia region. Researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry from Germany performed atmospheric chemistry … Continue reading “Pollution curbs monsoon’s cleansing”

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Centre allows pulses import despite overflowing godowns

Centre allows pulses import despite overflowing godowns News: The government allows pulses import despite surplus stocks. Important facts: The centre has allocated quotas for import of pulses and enforcing additional imports agreements with Mozambique. The allocations of quotas were made at the Directorate-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) meeting. Agriculture Commissioner predicts domestic pulses production of … Continue reading “Centre allows pulses import despite overflowing godowns”

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Trade deficit widens to $14.62 billion

Trade deficit widens to $14.62 billion News: India’s trade merchandise trade deficit widened Important facts: Trade deficit widened to $14.62 billion in May 2018. The shortfall was $13.72 billion in April 2018 and $13.84 billion in May 2017. Reasons: 50% increase in global Brent price Exports in May grow faster on the back of engineering … Continue reading “Trade deficit widens to $14.62 billion”

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Sweet nothing

Sweet nothing Article The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs approved a Rs 7,000 package for the sugar sector recently. Important Analysis 2.Sugar mills dues to farmers stand Rs 22,000 crore. 4.Steps taken by the government: Recently, the centre proposed a special cess under the GST to help alleviate distress among sugarcane farmers. Assured minimum pricing … Continue reading “Sweet nothing”

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Why Apaches for Army, ask critics

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics News: The U.S. State Department recently approved sale of six Apache helicopters to India for the Army. Important facts: In 2015, The IAF procurement plan was approved . A Contract for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopter and 15 Chinook heavylit helicopters singed with the U.S. and Beoing on sep … Continue reading “Why Apaches for Army, ask critics”

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