9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 20, 2018


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Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO

Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO News: As per the WHO World Malaria Report 2018, India is the only high-burden country moving in a positive direction, with Odisha emerging as the best performing state in its fight against Malaria. Important Facts: Findings of the report: The report reveals a plateauing trend in the number of … Continue reading “Global fight on malaria stalled: WHO”

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Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study

Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study News: The new 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, entitled ‘Building bridges not walls’, draws attention to the impact of internal migration on education, highlighting the steps India has taken to address it, and the challenges that remain. Important Facts: About … Continue reading “Literacy levels in rural India suffer due to migration, finds UNESCO study”

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4 new frog species found in Northeast after 14-year study

4 new frog species found in Northeast after 14-year study News: An Indian and British team of biologists have discovered four new species of horned frogs in the Northeast, ending a 15-year confusion on the amphibians’ nomenclature. Important Facts: This has been the result of a 14-year study that was a joint effort by Delhi … Continue reading “4 new frog species found in Northeast after 14-year study”

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‘Corruption no longer among top 3 hurdles to doing business in India’

‘Corruption no longer among top 3 hurdles to doing business in India’ News: The latest edition of the U.K. India Business Council’s Ease of Doing Business Report was released recently. Important Facts: Findings of the report: The perception among U.K. businesses that corruption is a major barrier in doing business in India has halved compared … Continue reading “‘Corruption no longer among top 3 hurdles to doing business in India’”

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Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones, says NGT

Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones, says NGT News: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in the country as eco-sensitive zones. Important Facts: The observations following a plea that sought legal recognition to the elephant reserves and corridors in the … Continue reading “Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones, says NGT”

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Govt-RBI call truce after a marathon board meeting

Govt-RBI call truce after a marathon board meeting News: The government and Reserve Bank of India have found a middle ground on the contentious issues between the two in the board meeting held recently. Important Facts: The Reserve Bank and the government have agreed to refer to an expert committee the following issues: The appropriate … Continue reading “Govt-RBI call truce after a marathon board meeting”

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