9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 1st, 2018


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16 ex-PAC jawans held guilty for Hashimpura massacre

16 ex-PAC jawans held guilty for Hashimpura massacre News: The Delhi High Court bench has reversed the trial court’s verdict and sent 16 former jawans to life imprisonment, holding them guilty of murder in the 1987 Hashimpura Massacre case. Important Facts: About Hashimpura Massacre: This incident took place 31 years ago at Hashimpura near Meerut. … Continue reading “16 ex-PAC jawans held guilty for Hashimpura massacre”

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Deal inked for biofuel research

Deal inked for biofuel research News: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a three-year, ₹11 crore deal with The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) to set up a centre to produce “advanced biofuels and bio-commodities.” Important Facts: This will be the fifth such dedicated centre for bioenergy-research and development set up by the DBT. … Continue reading “Deal inked for biofuel research”

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire

NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire News: NASA’s Kepler space telescope will be retired after running out of fuel nine years after its initial launch. Important Facts: Currently orbiting the sun 156 million km from the earth, the spacecraft will drift further from the earth once its radio transmitters are turned off. About Kepler space … Continue reading “NASA’s Kepler space telescope to retire”

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Tussle for power: what’s the RBI-government stand-off?

Tussle for power: what’s the RBI-government stand-off? News: The article discusses about the simmering tensions between the Reserve Bank of India and the Centre which found spectacular release recently through a public speech by Deputy Governor Viral Acharya. Important Facts: A certain amount of creative tension is systemically in-built between Reserve Bank of India and … Continue reading “Tussle for power: what’s the RBI-government stand-off?”

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India jumps to 77th rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index

India jumps to 77th rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index News: India has ranked 77th in the annual list, as against 100 last year in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2018. Important Facts: 2. India has jumped 23 ranks from 2017 becoming the top ranked country in South Asia for … Continue reading “India jumps to 77th rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index”

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States other than Delhi-NCR can use existing stocks of firecrackers for Diwali this year: SC

States other than Delhi-NCR can use existing stocks of firecrackers for Diwali this year: SC News: The Supreme Court (SC) has imposed conditions for the use and sale of firecrackers in the upcoming Diwali, Christmas and New year eve. Important Facts: According to SC ruling, once the existing stocks of crackers are used up, no … Continue reading “States other than Delhi-NCR can use existing stocks of firecrackers for Diwali this year: SC”

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