9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 16, 2018


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SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges

SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges News: The Supreme Court (SC) recently pulled up the state governments and their respective high courts for the delay in filling up the vacant posts in higher and subordinate judiciary and infrastructure for the functioning of the courts. Important Facts: A SC bench headed by Chief Justice … Continue reading “SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges”

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Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy

Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy News: Vietnam recently expressed its non-committment in backing the “Quad” or quadrilateral coalition among India, the US, Japan and Australia, saying it welcomes any initiative to bring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region but is opposed to the formation of any military alliance. Important Facts: Vietnam Concerns: … Continue reading “Vietnam opposes military alliances in region: envoy”

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Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific

Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific News: Recently India called for enhancing multilateral cooperation and economic and cultural ties among member-nations at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore held recently. Important Facts: It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 5th East Asia Summit (EAS). India has been participating in the EAS since its very inception in … Continue reading “Modi calls for inclusive Indo-Pacific”

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A research hub for antibiotics resistance

A research hub for antibiotics resistance News: Denmark has announced to create an international research centre focused on the fight against resistance to antibiotics. Important Facts: Denmark signed a memorandum of understanding in Seattle, US, with the international network of research centres CGIAR, to establish the centre. The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Solutions on AMR … Continue reading “A research hub for antibiotics resistance”

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Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier

Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier News: An international team lead by researchers University of Copenhagen in Denmark have discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. Important Facts: This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth’s … Continue reading “Ice age crater discovered beneath Greenland glacier”

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Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star

Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star News: Astronomers have discovered a frozen planet with a mass over three times that of the Earth, orbiting the closest solitary star to the Sun. Important Facts: The potentially rocky planet, known as Barnard’s star b, is a ‘super-Earth’ and orbits around its host star once every 233 … Continue reading “Super-Earth’ found orbiting Sun’s nearest single star”

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Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM

Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM News: Chief minister Raghubar Das has declared Jharkhand open defecation free (ODF) on its 18th statehood day. The state has achieved its target a year ahead of the ODF deadline. Important Facts: The state has constructed of more than 33 lakh toilets in rural Jharkhand against the requirement of … Continue reading “Jharkhand is now ODF, says CM”

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Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch

Another orbit: on GSAT29 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: About GSLV MkIII: With a liftoff mass of 640 tonnes, the GSLV MkIII is the heaviest launch vehicle … Continue reading “Another orbit: on GSAT29 launch”

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