9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 2, 2019


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At OIC meet, India flays terror funding

At OIC meet, India flays terror funding Addressing 46th session of foreign ministers meet at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi, Indian External Affairs Minister has said that the fight against terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion. However, Pakistan’s foreign minister skipped the meeting over OIC’s refusal to revoke its invitation … Continue reading “At OIC meet, India flays terror funding”

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Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC

Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC The Central government in its affidavit has told the Supreme Court that its notification allowing 10 central agencies to monitor on people is in fact a measure (a)to protect citizens’ privacy (b)to ensure that only authorised agencies have access to data and (c)to ensure that … Continue reading “Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC”

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Ayushman Bharat cover for Uber cab drivers

Ayushman Bharat cover for Uber cab drivers The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has joined hands with Uber to extend health cover to their drivers and delivery partners. Under the agreement, Uber, under its Uber CARE initiative, will help set up common service centres (CSCs) at Partners Seva Kendras. The CSC’s will verify … Continue reading “Ayushman Bharat cover for Uber cab drivers”

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Drought situation ‘grim’ as 156 taluks in Karnataka face water crisis

Drought situation ‘grim’ as 156 taluks in Karnataka face water crisis The Karnataka government has stated that the drought situation in the state is grim. Deficient rainfall during kharif and rabi seasons in 2018–19 has had led to water crisis in several parts of the state and worsened the condition of farmers. Drought is generally … Continue reading “Drought situation ‘grim’ as 156 taluks in Karnataka face water crisis”

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Quota ordinance will benefit 36 lakh in J&k , says Centre

Quota ordinance will benefit 36 lakh in J&k , says Centre The Home Ministry has said the Union Cabinet’s ordinance on reservation in Jammu and Kashmir cleared will benefit around 36 lakh people in the State. The Union Cabinet recently approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. It provides for amendments in the … Continue reading “Quota ordinance will benefit 36 lakh in J&k , says Centre”

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Assam to be oil exporting hub for Southeast Asia

Assam to be oil exporting hub for Southeast Asia Petroleum Minister has predicted that Assam would soon become one of India’s major oil exporting hubs catering to neighbouring countries and Southeast Asia. The prediction has been based on a number of projects for augmenting oil exploration, refining and transportation capacity in various stages of completion … Continue reading “Assam to be oil exporting hub for Southeast Asia”

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Fires are a crucial component of some forest systems: says group of scientists

Fires are a crucial component of some forest systems: says group of scientists A group of scientists have advocated that forest fires are crucial components of some forest systems and forms an important tool for forest management. The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), India defines forest fire as an unclosed and freely spreading fire that … Continue reading “Fires are a crucial component of some forest systems: says group of scientists”

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Palghar in Maharashtra

Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Palghar in Maharashtra An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 has Palghar in northern Maharashtra. An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. The magnitude is a number that characterizes the relative size of an earthquake. Earthquakes are measured with … Continue reading “Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Palghar in Maharashtra”

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