9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 22, 2018


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Navy makes formal request for multi-role U.S. copters

Navy makes formal request for multi-role U.S. copters News: India has made a formal request to the U.S. for the purchase of 24 MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH) for the Navy in a deal estimated at $2bn. Important Facts: This request is among a series of defence procurements and inductions from the U.S. and Russia in … Continue reading “Navy makes formal request for multi-role U.S. copters”

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Limits of CBI jurisdiction

Limits of CBI jurisdiction 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: Can States bar the CBI from functioning in their territory? The CBI is a national agency … Continue reading “Limits of CBI jurisdiction”

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Amid contrasting claims, J&K Governor dissolves Assembly

Amid contrasting claims, J&K Governor dissolves Assembly News: The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor recently dissolved the State Assembly, which has been in suspended animation, shortly after rival alliances staked claim to form the government. Important Facts: The J&K Governor has passed this order in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by clause (b) … Continue reading “Amid contrasting claims, J&K Governor dissolves Assembly”

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China Begins building on Bombay Reef in SCS

China Begins building on Bombay Reef in SCS News According to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank, China has installed a new platform on Bombay Reef of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea Important facts Bombay Reef: Bombay reef is an atoll of the Paracel Islands, South China Sea. … Continue reading “China Begins building on Bombay Reef in SCS”

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A virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint

A virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint News: World leaders will participate in an innovative climate change summit that will take place entirely online so it is carbon neutral. Important Facts: About the summit: The event will be the first global political meeting to be held online. It will consist of a rolling, 24-hour … Continue reading “A virtual climate summit to cut carbon footprint”

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