9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 28, 2018


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A prescription for the future

A prescription for the future Article: The article discusses impact of advanced science and technology on healthcare Important Analysis: Impact of technology on healthcare: Examples Telemedicine: It is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the telecommunications infrastructure. Artificial intelligence: It is used forpreventive and predictive health analytics and … Continue reading “A prescription for the future”

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Ukraine declares martial law

Ukraine declares martial law News: Ukraine’s Parliament decided to impose martial law after Russian forces seized three Ukrainian ships and their crew in the Black Sea which could lead to a flare up in hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Important Facts: Background: ​Russia has forcibly annexed Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, claiming its ethnic Russian majority … Continue reading “Ukraine declares martial law”

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NPAs on downhill path since March peak, says RBI

NPAs on downhill path since March peak, says RBI News: The RBI, in its submissions to the Standing Committee on Finance, revealed that both gross and net non-performing assets (NPAs) of scheduled commercial banks have reduced in the two consecutive quarters ending September 30, 2018 since their peak in March 2018. Important Facts: Other major … Continue reading “NPAs on downhill path since March peak, says RBI”

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Trail of destruction: on damage caused by Cyclone Gaja

Trail of destruction: on damage caused by Cyclone Gaja News: The article discusses about the extent of damage caused by Cyclone Gaja which struck Tamil Nadu recently. Important Facts: About Cyclone Gaja: It was the first cyclone to move towards Tamil Nadu in 2018. The earlier two named Daye and Titli had made landfall along … Continue reading “Trail of destruction: on damage caused by Cyclone Gaja”

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NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey News: NASA’s robotic InSight lander designed to dig into the rocky Martian surface to reveal its secrets successfully touched down on the Red Planet recently. Important Facts: The plan called for the spacecraft to go from 12,300 mph (19,800 kph) to zero in six minutes … Continue reading “NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey”

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ISRO to launch new imaging satellite HysIS on Thursday

ISRO to launch new imaging satellite HysIS on Thursday News: ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 will carry India’s earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29. Important Facts: About the launch: HysIS, the country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation will be launched from … Continue reading “ISRO to launch new imaging satellite HysIS on Thursday”

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