9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 30, 2018


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Walking the tightrope

Walking the tightrope Article: Anita Inder Singh, centre for peace and conflict resolution, talks about economic and strategic importance of waiver on sanctions granted by US to India and seven other countries. Important Analysis Background US has granted waivers for Iran oil imports to eight countries namely India, China, Greece, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan… Continue reading Walking the tightrope

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Imran looks for fresh start

Imran looks for fresh start News: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called for India to make a fresh start during his term to revive the dialogue process between the two countries. Important Facts: Talks between India and Pakistan have been stalled on the issue of terrorism for more than a decade. Pakistan’s prime minister shows… Continue reading Imran looks for fresh start

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RBI moves to ease liquidity for non-banking finance firms

RBI moves to ease liquidity for non-banking finance firms News The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) eased the minimum holding period (MHP) norm for the NBFC sector companies to sell or securitise their loans in order to ease the liquidity crunch. Important facts The NBFC sector is facing liquidity shortage after Infrastructure Leasing & Finance… Continue reading RBI moves to ease liquidity for non-banking finance firms

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China halts gene-editing activities on babies

China halts gene-editing activities on babies News: China’s government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. Important Facts: Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, caused outrage earlier this week when he told a genome summit, he had altered the genes of twin baby… Continue reading China halts gene-editing activities on babies

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ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit

ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit News: ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 successfully launched India’s earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellitesfrom Sriharikota. Important Facts: In its 13th flight of the Core-Alone version and 45th launch of the PSLV, ISRO carried one satellite each from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands and Spain, and 23… Continue reading ISRO puts ‘Sharp Eye’ into orbit

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