9 PM Current Affairs Brief – March 6, 2019

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65% of hate crimes against Dalits: Amnesty

65% of hate crimes against Dalits: Amnesty According to data released by Amnesty India, Uttar Pradesh stood first in India in terms of hate crimes followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan. The data were released on the website “Halt the Hate”. It is a website that documents reports of alleged hate crimes in India. Amnesty had … Continue reading “65% of hate crimes against Dalits: Amnesty”

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Pension scheme for workers launched

Pension scheme for workers launched Prime Minister Modi has launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The scheme was announced in the interim budget 2019. Under the scheme, an assured monthly pension of Rs. 3000 rupees per month will be provided to workers in the unorganised sector after 60 years … Continue reading “Pension scheme for workers launched”

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Regional air service to 8 places to start from Hindon in May

Regional air service to 8 places to start from Hindon in May Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the civil enclave terminal built by Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Hindon airbase. The Hindon Air Force Station is located in Ghaziabad. Flights under the UDAN scheme will begin from Hindon from May 2019. The Hindon airport … Continue reading “Regional air service to 8 places to start from Hindon in May”

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Can estranged couples be forced to cohabit, asks PIL

Can estranged couples be forced to cohabit, asks PIL The Supreme Court has decided to hear a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), 1955, and Section 22 of the Special Marriage Act. These provisions deal with restitution of conjugal rights. Under these provisions, a spouse, living separately, is … Continue reading “Can estranged couples be forced to cohabit, asks PIL”

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London patient may be second in the world to be cured of HIV

London patient may be second in the world to be cured of HIV An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the HIV virus. He had received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor. The donor had a genetic mutation known as ‘CCR5 delta 32’, … Continue reading “London patient may be second in the world to be cured of HIV”

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on immigrants

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on immigrants The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea which has challenged the amendments made through the Passport (entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015; the Foreigners (Amendment) Order, 2015 and the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on December 26, 2016 under … Continue reading “Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on immigrants”

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China targets 6 to 6.5% in shadow of trade war with U.S

China targets 6 to 6.5% in shadow of trade war with U.S China lowered its economic growth target for the year 2019 to between 6 to 6.5% of Gross Domestic product(GDP). The cuts to the GDP growth target comes in the backdrop of (a)Chinese economy facing pressure from a persistent slowdown (b)Rising trade tensions between … Continue reading “China targets 6 to 6.5% in shadow of trade war with U.S”

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Tariff hike to hit exports to U.S.

Tariff hike to hit exports to U.S. The US has announced its decision to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary of its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). This decision comes in the backdrop of US having concerns over a range of issues like (a) India’s new rules on e-commerce that affected firms such as Amazon … Continue reading “Tariff hike to hit exports to U.S.”

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Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore

Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore Reliance Infrastructure has bagged a contract from the Airport Authority of India to build a recently approved Greenfield airport at Hirasar,in Rajkot district of Gujarat.It had applied for a tender under Engineering,Procurement and Construction(EPC) model. A greenfield airport is one which … Continue reading “Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore”

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Insurers must use judgment while investing, says IRDAI

Insurers must use judgment while investing, says IRDAI Insurance regulatory Development Authority of India(IRDAI) has advised companies to not just rely on the credit ratings for their investments. The advice came after several insurers had invested in entities like IL&FS based on the credit ratings assigned to its debt instruments. The Insurance Regulatory and Development … Continue reading “Insurers must use judgment while investing, says IRDAI”

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