9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 23, 2018


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Unlawful dissolution

Unlawful dissolution 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) of subsection (2) of Section… Continue reading Unlawful dissolution

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Aligning the triad: On India’s nuclear deterrence

Aligning the triad: On India’s nuclear deterrence News: The article discusses about INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, has completed its first “deterrence patrol”, operationalising India’s nuclear triad. Important Facts: The INS Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad by adding maritime strike capability to land- and air-based delivery platforms. All the big five nuclear… Continue reading Aligning the triad: On India’s nuclear deterrence

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Did not disturb this Andaman Island

Did not disturb this Andaman Island News American national and missionary John Allen Chau was killed by Sentinelese tribe when he ventured to the North Sentinel island in the Andaman. Important facts: About Sentinelese tribe: The Sentinelese are a pre-Neolithic people who have inhabited North Sentinel Island for an estimated 55,000 years without contact with… Continue reading Did not disturb this Andaman Island

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Greenhouse gas amounts in atmosphere hit record high

Greenhouse gas amounts in atmosphere hit record high News: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in its latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reported that the amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have hit yet another record high. Important Facts: About WMO: The WMO is the weather agency of the United Nations, and publishes its Greenhouse Gas… Continue reading Greenhouse gas amounts in atmosphere hit record high

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Falling crude puts OMC pricing under scanner

Falling crude puts OMC pricing under scanner News: Recently the Centre slashed excise duty on petrol and diesel to lower pump prices as global crude surged to a four-year record. Important Facts: The article discusses whether the oil marketing companies have recovered after this price cut and absorbed into their financials. The OMCs had said… Continue reading Falling crude puts OMC pricing under scanner

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Why the RBI board needs to be recast

Why the RBI board needs to be recast News: The article discusses about the reconstitution of the RBI board following a meeting between  government and Reserve Bank of India on the contentious issues in the board meeting held recently. Important Facts: 2. The Reserve Bank and the government have agreed to refer to an expert… Continue reading Why the RBI board needs to be recast

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