9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 2nd, 2018


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India protests China-Pakistan bus via PoK

India protests China-Pakistan bus via PoK News: India has lodged a protest with Pakistan and China over a bus service set to be launched today between Lahore and Kashghar (a city in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China’s far west) through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) under the ambitious CPEC project. Background: Pakistan and China … Continue reading “India protests China-Pakistan bus via PoK”

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A catalogue of all that’s valuable

A catalogue of all that’s valuable News: The article discusses about the lack of coordination and lack of information between the various wings and departments of state in storing the information about antiquities. Important Facts: Background: The Madras High Court has expressed concerns over the upkeep and safety of a vast collection of antiquities and … Continue reading “A catalogue of all that’s valuable”

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Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections

Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections News: The Supreme Court (SC) has allowed more than 40 lakh people excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to use five additional documents, including the ration card, to claim their Indian legacy. Important Facts: The Supreme Court has … Continue reading “Assam NRC: SC fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims, objections”

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Oceans heating faster: study

Oceans heating faster: study News: According to a new study published in journal ‘Nature’, the scientists have noted that the global oceans may be absorbing up to 60 percent more heat since the 1990s than older estimates had found. Important Facts: New novel method in the study: Unlike earlier studies, which relied on tallying the … Continue reading “Oceans heating faster: study”

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Always a fine balance

Always a fine balance News: The article discusses about the recent simmering tensions between the Reserve Bank of India and the Centre. Important Facts: A certain amount of creative tension is systemically in-built between Reserve Bank of India and Centre given their different perspectives. For example, Centre’s concern is short-term and political while RBI’s concern … Continue reading “Always a fine balance”

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