9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 30th, 2018

Mains Test Series


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Reform 101

Reform 101 News: The new Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill drafted by the Centre. Important facts: 2.The proposed HECI is the successor to the University Grant Commission (UGC). 3.There are 864 recognised universities and 40,026 colleges in India during 2016-17. 4.However, Gross Enrolment Ratio was only about 26%. 5.At the time of independence, … Continue reading “Reform 101”

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International Relations:

Iran not just an energy supplier: Ansari

Iran not just an energy supplier: Ansari News: Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari highlighted the importance of India- Iran relations. Important facts: 2.While highlighting the importance of relation between the two nations, he stress on following pointers: Iran ensures overland connectivity between Eurasia and India and it is not just an energy supplier. The government should take … Continue reading “Iran not just an energy supplier: Ansari”

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‘Grey-listing’ nothing new: Pak.

‘Grey-listing’ nothing new: Pak. News: The global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force( FATF) has placed Pakistan on the “grey list” for failing to curb terror financing. Important facts: 2. The announcement comes a day after Pakistan submitted a Comprehensive 26 Action Plan to the FATF to chock funding of military groups. 3. The decision … Continue reading “‘Grey-listing’ nothing new: Pak.”

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Government schemes:

We want best healthcare at the lowest cost: Modi

We want best healthcare at the lowest cost: Modi News: The foundational stone for the National centre for Ageing was laid down by PM Modi at AIIMS. Important facts: 2.PM inaugurated a 1 km motorable tunnel connecting the AIIMS main building to its trauma facility to transfer patients. 3.The construction of the tunnel started in … Continue reading “We want best healthcare at the lowest cost: Modi”

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Economy:

‘Reserves firepower to help stem rupee’s losses’

‘Reserves firepower to help stem rupee’s losses’ News: The centre government affirmed that India has adequate foreign exchange reserves to deal with the current volatility. Important facts: India’s volatility is driven by the following factors: Proposed U.S. sanctions on Iran The mismatch in demand and supply of oil Ongoing trade war between the U.S. and … Continue reading “‘Reserves firepower to help stem rupee’s losses’”

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Now, it’s PM’s word on kharif MSP

Now, it’s PM’s word on kharif MSP News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reassurance to farmers for Kharif crops. Important facts: 2.Mr Modi, gave assurance to farmer’s that government will approve Minimum Support prices(MSP) at 150% of input costs for kharif crops. 3.Modi’s assurance comes as farmer’s group has started agitating on the lack of announcement … Continue reading “Now, it’s PM’s word on kharif MSP”

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India ‘waiting and watching’ Iran issue unfold before taking a decision: Pradhan

India ‘waiting and watching’ Iran issue unfold before taking a decision: Pradhan News: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says, we will do business with whoever gives us oil, gas on good terms. Important facts: 2. His statement was the outcome of the U.S.’ announcement that it will impose sanctions on any country importing oil from Iran … Continue reading “India ‘waiting and watching’ Iran issue unfold before taking a decision: Pradhan”

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Gadkari meets top banks to seek credit for projects

Gadkari meets top banks to seek credit for projects News: The Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari recently met representatives from financial institutions asking them to extend credit for road development projects. Important facts: 2. The meeting was an attempt to reach out to country’s banks and insurance companies for extending credits for developmental … Continue reading “Gadkari meets top banks to seek credit for projects”

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