9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 24, 2018


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Corridor of hope

Corridor of hope News: The Union Cabinet recently approved the building and development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the international border in Pakistan. Important Facts: The plans to operationalise a visa-free corridor between Dera Baba Nanak in Indian Punjab and Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab heeds a longstanding… Continue reading Corridor of hope

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Statute in Braille to mark Constitution Day

Statute in Braille to mark Constitution Day News: The Constitution will be made available in Braille for the first time ahead of the Constitution Day on November 26. Important Facts: The project to make Constitution available in Braille script will be jointly undertaken by The Buddhist Association for the blind along with Saavi Foundation and… Continue reading Statute in Braille to mark Constitution Day

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FinMin may stick to capital infusion plan for PSU banks

FinMin may stick to capital infusion plan for PSU banks News: The Finance Ministry is expected to finalise infusion of about ₹54,000 cr. in the next few weeks to the public sector banks. Important Facts: 2. The proposal to not curtail its capital infusion plan for this financial year comes even as state-owned banks would… Continue reading FinMin may stick to capital infusion plan for PSU banks

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Lunar lander faces crucial test

Lunar lander faces crucial test News: The Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander’s sensors will undergo a crucial test in the next few days as the mission races towards a planned take-off in around two months. Important Facts: ISRO will fly the sensors on an aircraft over its artificial lunar site at Challakere to see how they will… Continue reading Lunar lander faces crucial test

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India to study marijuana-derived drugs

India to study marijuana-derived drugs News: The researchers are planning to promote research in herbal drugs, some of which involve deriving new drugs from marijuana. Important Facts: The researchers belonging to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Biotechnology (DoB) will test whether… Continue reading India to study marijuana-derived drugs

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