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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