9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 12, 2019


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WHO strategy to fight flu pandemics

WHO strategy to fight flu pandemics The World Health Organization has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030. It aims at protecting people across the world from influenza. Influenza or flu is a contagious disease caused by influenza viruses. According to WHO, influenza is one of the world’s greatest public health challenges. The objectives of … Continue reading “WHO strategy to fight flu pandemics”

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NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett

NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has halted the construction of Kandi Road Project in Uttarakhand. The Kandi Road Project seeks to connect Ramnagar in Kumaon to Kotdwar in Garhwal. The construction of the road has been stopped as it passes through the core area of The … Continue reading “NGT issues notices on plea to halt road through Corbett”

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Johnson & Johnson told to pay compensation

Johnson & Johnson told to pay compensation Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay compensation to the first patient who received faulty hip implants made by the firm. Earlier,Government had set up a committee which provided details about the faulty hip prosthetics sold by a subsidiary of the U.S. … Continue reading “Johnson & Johnson told to pay compensation”

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J&K draft of return policy for militants: Rs 6,000 stipend, jobs

J&K draft of return policy for militants: Rs 6,000 stipend, jobs Jammu & Kashmir(J&K) Government has proposed draft Reintegration Policy for militants to encourage them to give up arms and join mainstream.It is presently under pre-State Administrative Council (SAC) stage consideration.SAC is the body governing J&K,which is under President’s rule.It is led by Governor and … Continue reading “J&K draft of return policy for militants: Rs 6,000 stipend, jobs”

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Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil

Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil According to CRISIL report,India’s target of adding 100 GW of solar project capacity by 2022 is facing problems due to (a)lack of clarity on policy (b)frequent bid cancellation and (c)safeguard measures. Last year,the Finance Ministry imposed up to 25% safeguard duty on imported solar … Continue reading “Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil”

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May’s deal faces another crunch test today

May’s deal faces another crunch test today UK Parliamentarians will vote on Brexit deal after UK prime minister has said that she had secured “legally binding” changes to the backstop agreement with the European Union(EU).She said that this would mean that the European Union(EU) cannot keep the UK in the [Irish] backstop indefinitely. The “backstop” … Continue reading “May’s deal faces another crunch test today”

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Assam CEO: people in electoral rolls can vote

Assam CEO: people in electoral rolls can vote Assam chief electoral officer said those people who have their names enrolled in the electoral rolls will be able to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls. There was confusion among a large section of people in Assam whether those excluded from the draft National Register … Continue reading “Assam CEO: people in electoral rolls can vote”

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Parties may find it hard to raise Sabarimala issue in campaign

Parties may find it hard to raise Sabarimala issue in campaign Kerala’s Chief Electoral Officer said that political parties invoking the Sabarimala temple during campaigning would be considered as the violation of Model code of conduct(MCC).MCC came into force after the Election Commission announced the dates for General election,2019. The Model Code of Conduct is … Continue reading “Parties may find it hard to raise Sabarimala issue in campaign”

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Did not flout FDI rules: Godfrey Phillips

Did not flout FDI rules: Godfrey Phillips Godfrey Phillips said that it was in compliance with the India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rules.They said that they had entered into a commercial arrangement with Godfrey Phillips to manufacture Marlboro cigarettes in 2009,a year before the 2010 FDI ban. Philip Morris,the world’s largest tobacco company based in … Continue reading “Did not flout FDI rules: Godfrey Phillips”

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A day after crash, DGCA issues advisory for Boeing 737 MAX 8

A day after crash, DGCA issues advisory for Boeing 737 MAX 8 Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) has issued safety guidelines for the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.It was issued after Boeing aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines crashed fuelling concern about passenger safety which has forced several countries to ground these jets. The safety … Continue reading “A day after crash, DGCA issues advisory for Boeing 737 MAX 8”

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