9 PM Current Affairs Brief – June 9th, 2018


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Entrance Test 07 and 11th June 2018

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Indonesia wins UNSC vote

Indonesia wins UNSC vote UNSC non-permanent member News: The UN Security Council has selected Indonesia as a non-permanent member. Important Facts: The Maldives and Indonesia had contested for the seat in the UN Security Council. Indonesia secured 144 votes whereas Maldives won 46 out of total 190 votes. Indonesia has been elected as a non-permanent… Continue reading Indonesia wins UNSC vote

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U.S. wants India out of S-400 deal

U.S. wants India out of S-400 deal US-India-Russia, S-400 News: The state department of U.S. has warned India against the violation of Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act or CAATSA. Important Facts: About Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act or CAATSA. Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act was enacted in August 2017. The Act empowers… Continue reading U.S. wants India out of S-400 deal

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Questions of promotion

Questions of promotion Article: Faizan Mustafa, VC of NALSAR University analyses Supreme Court’s recent verdict on reservation in promotions Important Analysis: The Supreme Court has given an interim order permitting the Centre to provide reservation inpromotionfor SC/ST employee “as per law” However, the reservations in promotions can be challenged on the basis of conditions laid down by… Continue reading Questions of promotion

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Modi likely to take the spirit of Wuhan to Qingdao

Modi likely to take the spirit of Wuhan to Qingdao SCO, India-China, world order News: India will be participating in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit scheduled in Qingdao as a permanent member for the first time Important Facts: The full members of SCO include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan. India… Continue reading Modi likely to take the spirit of Wuhan to Qingdao

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Panel to mull ARC for stressed assets

Panel to mull ARC for stressed assets NPA, ARC News: 1 The finance ministry has set up a committee to examine the possibility of setting up an asset reconstruction company or an asset management company. Important Facts: The committee will be headed by Punjab National Bank’s non-executive Sunil Mehta. The committee include 2 more member… Continue reading Panel to mull ARC for stressed assets

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An unexceptional economic performance

An unexceptional economic performance Economic growth Article: Prof Pulapre Balkrishnan discusses the issues with current state of Indian economy in the backdrop of recently released CSO data on GDP growth rate Important Analysis: Annual GDP growth rate in FY 2013-14 was 6.9%. Since 2014, it increased at first and then declined to 6.6% in FY… Continue reading An unexceptional economic performance

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‘Uranium contamination in Rajasthan groundwater’

‘Uranium contamination in Rajasthan groundwater’ Uranium pollutant News: Recently a study conducted by Duke University, USA and Central Groundwater Board of India has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. Important Facts: WHO and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for uranium level for safe drinking water: 30 micrograms of… Continue reading ‘Uranium contamination in Rajasthan groundwater’

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