9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 17, 2018


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SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds

SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds News: More than ₹400 crore worth of electoral bonds were sold by the State Bank of India (SBI) in the 10-day window of October, a sharp rise from the ₹32 crore worth of bonds sold in the July tranche, according to data the bank released under the Right … Continue reading “SBI sells over ₹400 cr. electoral bonds”

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India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy

India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy News: Days ahead of a likely meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui in the 1st India-China Youth Dialogue held recently batted for the ‘One Belt One Road’ project. … Continue reading “India’s Act East policy can meet OBOR: Chinese envoy”

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Maternity leave: govt. for incentive scheme

Maternity leave: govt. for incentive scheme News: In a bid to encourage employers, especially in the private sector, to implement the extended 26-week maternity leave law, the Labour Ministry plans to refund them for seven weeks’ worth of wages for women workers with a wage ceiling up to ₹ 15,000 per month. Important Facts: The … Continue reading “Maternity leave: govt. for incentive scheme”

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A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations

A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations News: Andhra Pradesh withdrew the “general consent” granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and West Bengal followed the course, thereby effectively curtailing the agency’s powers in the State without prior permission. Important Facts: About General Consent: According to Andhra Pradesh Home Ministry, the general … Continue reading “A.P., West Bengal withdraw ‘general consent’ for CBI investigations”

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There can’t be a ban on use of word ‘Dalit’ in media: PCI

There can’t be a ban on use of word ‘Dalit’ in media: PCI News: The Press Council of India has recently decided against issuing a directive to the media prohibiting the use of the word “Dalit”. Important Facts: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels, urging them … Continue reading “There can’t be a ban on use of word ‘Dalit’ in media: PCI”

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