9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 19th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Road map laid for India-U.S. meet

Road map laid for India-U.S. meet News: Indian and U.S. experts began consultation for the upcoming meeting (2+2 dialogue) between the Minister for External Affairs and Defence with their U.S. counterparts. Important facts: 2. The meeting is scheduled to be held next month in July. 3. Meeting expected to further cement the India-U.S. engagements. 4.… Continue reading Road map laid for India-U.S. meet

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The spirit of Sentosa

The spirit of Sentosa News: P. Sreenivasan a former diplomat and Chairman of Academic Council and Director has analyses the key role of South Korea president Mon Jaein in peace process between North Korea and U.S. Important Facts: In the recent times there has been many downfall in bilateral relations between North Korea and U.S.… Continue reading The spirit of Sentosa

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In the shadow of FARC

In the shadow of FARC News: Conservative Ivan Duque has won Colombia’s presidential election, putting the landmark 2016 peace deal with the FARC at risk. FARC: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia –People’s Army was a guerrilla movement. It involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict from 1964 to 2017.   It was known to employ… Continue reading In the shadow of FARC

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Women’s rights and personal choice

Women’s rights and personal choice News: The American economic review in its research paper “Legal origins and female HIV” has highlighted how Africa legal system has influence HIV prevalence. Important Facts: HIV a virus that is transmitted largely through unprotected sex and which damages the immune system. The research paper has compare the Influence of… Continue reading Women’s rights and personal choice

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Paper setters to receive training

Paper setters to receive training News: The center government is planning to setup National Testing Agency. Important Facts: The National Testing Agency will provide training to paper setters to frame better question papers and provide  model answers. Presently, there is no system for paper-setter training in country. The creation of National Testing Agency was approved… Continue reading Paper setters to receive training

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Govt. to set up fifth national data centre

Govt. to set up fifth national data centre News: The centre is planning to setup fifth National Data Centres at Bhopal. Important facts: 2. The National Data Centre at Bhopal will be country’s biggest data centre with a capacity to host five lakh virtual servers. 3. This move will led Centre to expand BPO promotion… Continue reading Govt. to set up fifth national data centre

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RBI alters ‘relative’ definition to check outward remittances

RBI alters ‘relative’ definition to check outward remittances News: RBI has narrowed the definition of ‘relatives’ to check the flow of funds as remittances. Important facts: The decision was taken keeping in mind the concerned over funds sent abroad under the ‘maintenance of close relative’ category of the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). The RBI has… Continue reading RBI alters ‘relative’ definition to check outward remittances

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