9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 3, 2018


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Iran oil: India likely to be exempted from U.S. sanctions

Iran oil: India likely to be exempted from U.S. sanctions News: India is likely to be one of eight countries which can temporarily import oil from Iran post sanctions from US beginning on November 5. Important Facts: Relaxation from US sanctions come aftermath these countries (including India) have made “significant reductions” in oil imports from … Continue reading “Iran oil: India likely to be exempted from U.S. sanctions”

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Russia to host Taliban dialogue

Russia to host Taliban dialogue News: Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani’s government. Important Facts: Russia in August proposed holding multilateral peace talks in Moscow and invited 12 countries and the Taliban to attend a summit the following month. It … Continue reading “Russia to host Taliban dialogue”

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PT FACT

PT FACT Lithuania takes a step forward with women on traffic symbols News: Lithuania’s capital Vilnius installed traffic lights featuring female symbols to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in the Baltic state. Important Facts: Background: The right for women to vote was written into the Lithuanian Constitution on November 2, 1918, … Continue reading “PT FACT”

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NASA’s historic Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end’

NASA’s historic Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end’ News: NASA’s pioneering Dawn spacecraft in the asteroid belt has run out of fuel, ending its historic 11-year mission that unravelled many mysteries of our solar system. Important Facts: About Dawn Spacecraft: The $467million Dawn mission was launched in 2007 to study the protoplanet Vesta … Continue reading “NASA’s historic Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end’”

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Modi announces incentives for MSMEs, including 59-minute sanction for loans up to ₹1 crore

Modi announces incentives for MSMEs, including 59-minute sanction for loans up to ₹1 crore News: The Prime Minister has launched a support and outreach programme for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector to give a boost to the sector and help generate employment. Important Facts: As part of this programme, the Prime Minister … Continue reading “Modi announces incentives for MSMEs, including 59-minute sanction for loans up to ₹1 crore”

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