9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 19, 2018


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India steps up agro-diplomacy with China

India steps up agro-diplomacy with China News: The article discusses about the new possibilities of enhancing Sino-India trade ties in lieu of trade war between US and China. Important Facts: Background about trade war: 3. Areas of pushing Sino-India trade ties: Agri-products:This area is crucial since China would look first at its food security and … Continue reading “India steps up agro-diplomacy with China”

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New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit

New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit News: A new space infrastructure and civil Space at a company called Space Systems Loral (SSL) is planning to service two to three dozen satellites in a distant geostationary orbit, some 36,000 km from the earth. Important Facts: SSL unmanned spacecraft will be able to latch onto … Continue reading “New space industry emerges: servicing satellites on orbit”

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Further stressed by thermal power

Further stressed by thermal power News: The article discusses about the water shortages in India and ways to mitigate it. Important Facts: The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) by the NITI Aayog, shows that 600 million people face high to extreme water stress in India. In the projections that the Central Water Commission (CWC) released … Continue reading “Further stressed by thermal power”

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Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events

Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events News: The article discusses about the effective mitigation measures taken by the government in tackling Cyclone Gaja. Important Facts: Tamil Nadu’s political parties have acted in a mature manner and kept partisan criticism from getting in the way of relief and rehabilitation after Gaja. This is in contrast … Continue reading “Cyclone Gaja: Being prepared against extreme events”

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Rare bird sighted in Kerala’s Chinnar sanctuary

Rare bird sighted in Kerala’s Chinnar sanctuary News: 1.       Sri Lankan Frogmouth which  is usually  confined to its habitation in the western side of the Western Ghats was recently noticed on the eastern side of the Western Ghats for the first time which has sparked much interest among ornithologists. Important Facts: This rare bird species … Continue reading “Rare bird sighted in Kerala’s Chinnar sanctuary”

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A forest filled with butterflies

A forest filled with butterflies News: Recently, butterfly survey was organised in Parambikulam. Important Facts: This is the fourth consecutive year that the butterfly survey is being organised in Parambikulam. The survey is initiated jointly by the Department of Forest and Wildlife, Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation, and the Wayanad-based Ferns Naturalists Society. About Parambikulam Tiger … Continue reading “A forest filled with butterflies”

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