9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 7th, 2018


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No longer seeing eye to eye?- India-US relation

No longer seeing eye to eye?- India-US relation Article Suhasini Haider, an foriegn policy expert, analyses India-US relation in the context of recent chnaging dynamics of India’s foreign policy Important Analysis: Change in vision and relation of India and US is evident in the recent foreign policy speeches of PM Modi and U.S Defence secretary … Continue reading “No longer seeing eye to eye?- India-US relation”

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Defend the deal: on Iran nuclear deal

Defend the deal: on Iran nuclear deal Article: Article deal with options available to Iran against the US sanctions. Important facts: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the Iran nuclear deal is an agreement on the nuclear program of Iran  between Iran and P5+1 P5+1 -China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States plus Germany U.S has recently pulled out from the Iran nuclear deal … Continue reading “Defend the deal: on Iran nuclear deal”

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World Bank nod for ₹6,000 cr. groundwater recharge plan

World Bank nod for ₹6,000 cr. groundwater recharge plan News: 1. The government has joined hands with the World Bank to execute scheme called the Atal Bhujal Yojana(ABHY). Reasons to join hands with World Bank: 2. To address concerns about depleting groundwater reserves in India. Important facts: 3. ABHY is designed as a Central Sector … Continue reading “World Bank nod for ₹6,000 cr. groundwater recharge plan”

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Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167

Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167 News: Maternal mortality ratio dropped across the country as per the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) data. Important facts: As per the SRS data, the MMR (number of maternal deaths per 1, 00,000 live births) has dropped from 167 (in 2011-2013, the last SRS … Continue reading “Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167”

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RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%

RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% News: 1. The RBI raises repo rate as international crude oil price surges. Important facts: 2. The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%. 3. The last hike was in … Continue reading “RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25%”

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Co-op banks can become small finance banks, says RBI

Co-op banks can become small finance banks, says RBI News: The Reserve Bank of India in its recent monetary policy statements announced to allow urban co-operative banks (UCB) to convert into small finance banks (SFB). Important Facts: The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow voluntary transition of urban co-operative banks (UCB) into small … Continue reading “Co-op banks can become small finance banks, says RBI”

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ICICI Bank’s growing troubles

ICICI Bank’s growing troubles News: 1. Companies linked to ICICI Bank controversy come under Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) Important facts: 2. Since March 2018, one of India’s largest privater lenders – ICICI Bank – and its Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar, have been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. 3. The allegations include … Continue reading “ICICI Bank’s growing troubles”

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RBI tweaks norms to boost affordable housing lending

RBI tweaks norms to boost affordable housing lending News: RBI has made changes in PSL norms to boost affordable housing. Important facts: RBI has increased the loan limit of priority sector lending (PSL). The change in norms are: For metropolitan areas, loan limits have been raised from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 35 lakh, and … Continue reading “RBI tweaks norms to boost affordable housing lending”

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India’s rank marginally improves in peace index

India’s rank marginally improves in peace index News: 1. India’s rank has marginally improved in “global peacefulness” according to the Global Peace Index(GPI) Important facts: 2. The GPI is released by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). 3. There is an overall decline of global peace owing to escalation of violence in West Asia and North Africa. … Continue reading “India’s rank marginally improves in peace index”

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