9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 4, 2019

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India fortifying case against Jaish-e-Mohammad

India fortifying case against Jaish-e-Mohammad India along with France has been preparing a strong proposal to put Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the ban list of the United Nations Security Council(UNSC)1267 committee. The security agencies are putting together new details such as (a)JeM’s parent outfit, Harkat-ul-Ansar (HuA),included by the U.S. in its list of … Continue reading “India fortifying case against Jaish-e-Mohammad”

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IL&FS ignored risk assessment reports while extending loans: audit

IL&FS ignored risk assessment reports while extending loans: audit A forensic audit report of IL&FS by Grant Thornton has found serious lapses in the manner in which huge loans were extended to certain entities even after internal risk assessment clearly showed that the borrowers were under financial stress. Further,Serious Fraud Investigation Office(SFIO) in its interim … Continue reading “IL&FS ignored risk assessment reports while extending loans: audit”

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India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels

India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels Myanmarese army has taken control of the headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN), Khaplang group, situated in the Myanmar’s Sagaing Region. NSCN aims at forming ‘Nagalim’ or Greater Nagaland which would consist of all Naga inhabited areas of North-East and some areas in adjoining Myanmar.In … Continue reading “India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels”

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Korea has no economic future if it keeps nuclear weapons

Korea has no economic future if it keeps nuclear weapons U.S President has said that North Korea does not have any economic future with nuclear weapons. Further, US and South Korea also announced they will end their annual large-scale joint military exercises as US is pursuing efforts to improve ties with North Korea. Foal Eagle was … Continue reading “Korea has no economic future if it keeps nuclear weapons”

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ICC rejects BCCI’s request to ‘isolate’ Pakistan

ICC rejects BCCI’s request to ‘isolate’ Pakistan The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) request for isolation of Pakistan from the global cricket community. The BCCI led by Committee of administrators(CoA) had made the appeal following the Pulwama terror attack to isolate the nations who sponsor … Continue reading “ICC rejects BCCI’s request to ‘isolate’ Pakistan”

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Palghar to get another seismometer

Palghar to get another seismometer Another seismometer will be installed in Palghar district, Maharashtra. This would be the fourth seismometer to be installed in Palghar. Earthquakes are measured with a seismometer, commonly known as a seismograph. Palghar district has been witnessing an unusual frequency of earthquakes since November, 2018. This had led to the establishment … Continue reading “Palghar to get another seismometer”

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PM Modi to launch ‘One Nation One Card’ for all modes of transport

PM Modi to launch ‘One Nation One Card’ for all modes of transport PM Modi, during his 2 day visit to Gujarat, is scheduled to launch “One Nation one Card”. “The One Nation one Card” policy was announced by NITI Aayog at the Future Mobility Summit-2018-India’s Move to NextGen Transport Systems” in November 2018. The … Continue reading “PM Modi to launch ‘One Nation One Card’ for all modes of transport”

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Vidiyal heralds a new dawn: poachers turn protectors in Periyar.

Vidiyal heralds a new dawn: poachers turn protectors in Periyar. Vidhiyal, an Eco-development Committee (EDC) has been working towards protection of the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala. The Periyar Tiger Reserve lies in the Western Ghats in the Idukki District, Kerala. The reserve lies along the watershed of the Periyar and Pamba rivers. In … Continue reading “Vidiyal heralds a new dawn: poachers turn protectors in Periyar.”

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Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system The Odisha government has decided to retrofit lightning protection system in multi-purpose shelters across 25 districts in the state. The decision comes in the backdrop of a large number deaths due to lightning in the state. In the first phase 640 shelters would be taken up with … Continue reading “Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system”

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Hit-and-run victims to get higher compensation

Hit-and-run victims to get higher compensation The Maharashtra state government has decided to introduce a new policy on compensation for victims of hit-and-run accidents. Recently, the Supreme Court has accepted court appointed committee’s recommendation to increase the minimum compensation for death in a hit-and-run case from the existing Rs 25,000 to Rs 2 lakh. The … Continue reading “Hit-and-run victims to get higher compensation”

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A.P. villagers yearn to revive historic temple

A.P. villagers yearn to revive historic temple Villagers in Motupalli seek to revive a historic temple of Veerabhadraswamy located in the village. Motupalli village is located in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh in Chinnaganjam mandal of Prakasam district. Veerabhadraswamy (form of Lord Shiva) temple was built during the reign of Chola dynasty.  It has inscriptions … Continue reading “A.P. villagers yearn to revive historic temple”

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MUDRA: Rs. 1 lac crore more has to be lent

MUDRA: Rs. 1 lac crore more has to be lent Banks have been struggling to meet the target for lending Mudra loans. The government, in Budget 2018-19, had said it intends to disburse loans of up to Rs 3 lakh crore in the current fiscal. However, as on February 22, the total loan disbursed under … Continue reading “MUDRA: Rs. 1 lac crore more has to be lent”

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Government plans to colour code generic drugs

Government plans to colour code generic drugs The government has planned to colour code generic drugs. This would enable consumers to differentiate between generic drugs and other medicines and take an informed decision while purchasing medicines. The government is also considering use of symbols to make generic drugs easily identifiable. Nearly all drugs have three … Continue reading “Government plans to colour code generic drugs”

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