9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 5, 2019


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China,US close to reaching a trade deal

China,US close to reaching a trade deal The United States and China are in the final stage of completing a trade deal.The deal would end the trade war between both the countries that has been escalating since last year. Trade war is a situation where countries restrict each other’s trade by imposing tariff or quota… Continue reading China,US close to reaching a trade deal

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China says it is in “close communication” with India and Pakistan to ease tensions

China says it is in “close communication” with India and Pakistan to ease tensions China has said that it is planning to send a special envoy to ease tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama attack. China agreed with Russia which said that Counter terrorism Mechanism such as Regional Anti terrorist Structure(RATS) under Shanghai… Continue reading China says it is in “close communication” with India and Pakistan to ease tensions

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Pakistan bans UNSC designated outfits; Delhi sceptical

Pakistan bans UNSC designated outfits; Delhi sceptical Pakistan has enacted a law United Nations Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order, 2019.It was enacted in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948.It implements United Nations sanctions against individuals and organisation. The objective of the order is that the government will… Continue reading Pakistan bans UNSC designated outfits; Delhi sceptical

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Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple case: Devotees want committee to manage temple

Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple case: Devotees want committee to manage temple Devotees have argued before the Supreme Court that a broad-based committee like Devosam Board should be created for the management of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.  Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The devotees… Continue reading Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple case: Devotees want committee to manage temple

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Centre to incentivise work-from-home jobs

Centre to incentivise work-from-home jobs The Indian government is planning to launch a scheme to boost work from home jobs in the IT sector. The scheme is likely to be launched as phase II of the India BPO Promotion Scheme. India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) was launched in 2016 under the Digital India Programme. It aims to… Continue reading Centre to incentivise work-from-home jobs

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Border surveillance in Dhubri from today

Border surveillance in Dhubri from today The Union Home Minister has inaugurated the BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam. BOLD-QIT is the project to install technical systems under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS).  CIBMS is an integration of a number of high tech surveillance equipment,… Continue reading Border surveillance in Dhubri from today

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Pharma sector growth hits 4-year low in FY18

Pharma sector growth hits 4-year low in FY18 According to the 54th Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemical and Fertilizers (2018-19), the growth of pharmaceutical sector has recorded a four-year low in 2017-18. The percentage increase in annual turnover has been only 3.03% as compared to 29.01% in 2014-15. However, the Department of Pharmaceuticals has advocated… Continue reading Pharma sector growth hits 4-year low in FY18

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India to collaborate with four nations to protect Asian rhinos

India to collaborate with four nations to protect Asian rhinos India has signed the New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019 at the recently held Second Asian Rhino Range Countries Meeting in New Delhi. The meeting was organised by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Government of India in collaboration with the IUCN… Continue reading India to collaborate with four nations to protect Asian rhinos

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Delhi worlds most polluted capital

Delhi worlds most polluted capital The IQAir Air Visual 2018 World Air Quality Report by Greenpeace South East Asia has ranked Delhi as the world’s most polluted capital. In 2018, Delhi had an average yearly PM2.5 concentration at 113.5 micrograms per cubic metre. Dhaka (Bangladesh) was ranked the second-most polluted capital at 97.1 micrograms per… Continue reading Delhi worlds most polluted capital

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Kumbh ends, 1 crore takes final dip

Kumbh ends, 1 crore takes final dip The Kumbh Mela has concluded. Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth. During the festival pilgrims bathe or take a dip in the holy Ganges. The festival is held at Prayagraj (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik every four years by rotation. In 2019, it… Continue reading Kumbh ends, 1 crore takes final dip

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Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study

Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study According to a recent study titled “Risk of acute respiratory infection from crop burning in India: estimating disease burden and economic welfare from satellite and national health survey data for 250,000 persons” by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), crop residue burning increases… Continue reading Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study

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