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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