9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 26, 2019

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U.S.-China trade war poses the biggest risk to global stability, says IMF official

U.S.-China trade war poses the biggest risk to global stability, says IMF official The International Monetary Fund(IMF) official has said that trade war between the United States and China poses the greatest risk to global stability. The ongoing trade war has affected the flow of billions of dollars of goods between the two countries. Trade … Continue reading “U.S.-China trade war poses the biggest risk to global stability, says IMF official”

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No clinical trials in India for new drugs approved in select developed markets

No clinical trials in India for new drugs approved in select developed markets Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules,2019. The new rules say that new drugs approved for use in the EU,UK, Australia, Japan and the US will be automatically allowed in India provided clinical trials included … Continue reading “No clinical trials in India for new drugs approved in select developed markets”

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DRDO satellite that will sniff out enemy radars to be launched on April 1

DRDO satellite that will sniff out enemy radars to be launched on April 1 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch electronic intelligence satellite Emisat of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 1 April 2019.It will be launched along with 28 third party satellites on board of new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle … Continue reading “DRDO satellite that will sniff out enemy radars to be launched on April 1”

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IRDAI moots public disclosure norm

IRDAI moots public disclosure norm The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has issued a draft detailing the Public disclosure norms. The draft requires insurers to share details about their financials performance at specified intervals. These norms are proposed to be implemented from 2019-20. IRDAI has said that the objectives of the norms … Continue reading “IRDAI moots public disclosure norm”

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Chinook will improve reaction capabilities, says IAF

Chinook will improve reaction capabilities, says IAF The Indian Air Force has inducted four CH-47 Chinook choppers from the United States. The Chinook choppers will be used for various military purposes including deploying of troops and machinery at high-altitude locations along the India-Pakistan border. Chinook helicopters are an advanced multi-role, vertical lift military helicopter manufactured … Continue reading “Chinook will improve reaction capabilities, says IAF”

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Liquor, cash, freebies swing votes: ADR survey

Liquor, cash, freebies swing votes: ADR survey A nationwide survey by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has reported that for 41.34% respondents distribution of liquor, cash and freebies was an important factor behind voting a particular candidate in election. ADR is a NGO which works in the area of electoral and political reforms ADR conducted … Continue reading “Liquor, cash, freebies swing votes: ADR survey”

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Nirmohi Akhara seeks additions to Ayodhya mediation panel

Nirmohi Akhara seeks additions to Ayodhya mediation panel The Nirmohi Akhara, one of the plaintiff in the Ram Janmabhoomi- -Babri Masjid land dispute case (Ayodhya case) has moved an application in the Supreme Court alleging loopholes in the mediation proceedings of the case. The Supreme Court had referred the Ayodhya case for mediation. The Court … Continue reading “Nirmohi Akhara seeks additions to Ayodhya mediation panel”

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Minimum area, maximum plants

Minimum area, maximum plants Mango Meadows, a man-made forest, features in the URF World Records and the Limca Book of Records for developing the maximum number of agriculture and horticulture species in a minimum area of 30 acres. It is also world’s first agriculture theme park. The park hosts nearly 4,800 plant varieties. Mango Meadows … Continue reading “Minimum area, maximum plants”

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Supreme Court in favour of increasing random physical verification of VVPATs

Supreme Court in favour of increasing random physical verification of VVPATs The Supreme Court has said that it was in favour of increasing random physical verification of VVPAT in assembly and parliamentary elections. However, the Election commission has been resisting this proposal. The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to file an affidavit on … Continue reading “Supreme Court in favour of increasing random physical verification of VVPATs”

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Rural distress: last year of govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 years

Rural distress: last year of govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 years According to data from Ministry of Rural Development, the demand for jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) had recorded a marked increase in 2018-2019. Up to March 25th2019, the work generated under MGNREGA was 255 … Continue reading “Rural distress: last year of govt saw highest demand for MNREGA jobs in 8 years”

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Eye on Indian Ocean, India-Australia joint naval exercise to begin April 2

Eye on Indian Ocean, India-Australia joint naval exercise to begin April 2 An Australian diplomatic source has said that the third edition of AUSINDEX exercise (Exercise Australia-India) will be held off the coast of Vishakhapatnam from 2nd-16thApril 2019. AUSINDEX is a biennial bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The first … Continue reading “Eye on Indian Ocean, India-Australia joint naval exercise to begin April 2”

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