9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 30th, 2018

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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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