9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 15, 2018


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India can breathe easy for now as RCEP deal deferred to 2019

India can breathe easy for now as RCEP deal deferred to 2019 News: The Leaders of the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries have deferred concluding negotiations of the proposed free trade agreement to 2019, as key member states head for elections and several market access issues remain unresolved. Important Facts: About RCEP: … Continue reading “India can breathe easy for now as RCEP deal deferred to 2019”

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Full disclosure: on the credit rating industry

Full disclosure: on the credit rating industry News: SEBI has tightened disclosure norms for credit rating agencies after they failed to warn investors in time about the deteriorating credit profile of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). Important Facts: SEBI Guidelines: The credit rating agencies will have to inform investors about the liquidity situation … Continue reading “Full disclosure: on the credit rating industry”

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GSAT-29 has a perfect launch

GSAT-29 has a perfect launch News: The Indian Space Research Organisation recently successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29, which was put in its orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III). Important Facts: The launch was a key test to the GSLV Mk III as it carried the GSAT-29 weighing 3,423 … Continue reading “GSAT-29 has a perfect launch”

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Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat

Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat News: The article discusses about the man-animal conflict in light of recent instances of killing and casualties attributed to tigers. Important Facts: Background: Since 2016, 13 people have died in the Pandharkawda divisional forest of Maharashtra which has been attributed to tigers and at least five of them to Avni, … Continue reading “Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat”

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Setting a proper diet plan

Setting a proper diet plan News: The article discusses about the hunger and deprivation levels in India despite being an agrarian and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Important Facts: Recently, India has been ranked at 103 out of 119 countries, with hunger levels categorised as “serious”, in the Global Hunger Index … Continue reading “Setting a proper diet plan”

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