9 PM Current Affairs Brief – November 6, 2018


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New rules for foreigners in detention centres

New rules for foreigners in detention centres News: The government has informed the Supreme Court that new guidelines are being framed for keeping foreign nationals in detention centres across the country. Important Facts: 2.    Background: The issue of framing of detention manual for keeping foreign nationals had cropped up when the apex court was hearing… Continue reading New rules for foreigners in detention centres

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No respite from poverty for Muslims

No respite from poverty for Muslims News: The article discusses about the deteriorating economic condition of Muslims  despite India being the fastest-growing large economy. Important Facts: The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 68th round (2011-12) labour force survey by an analysis of the data on economic and educational indicators for various religious groups reveals that… Continue reading No respite from poverty for Muslims

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India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol News: INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, has completed its first “deterrence patrol”, operationalising India’s nuclear triad. Important Facts: The INS Arihant completes India’s nuclear triad by adding maritime strike capability to land- and air-based delivery platforms. All the big… Continue reading India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

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U.S. imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

U.S. imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran News: US has granted temporary waivers for Iran oil imports to eight countries including India owing to the significant reductions in their oil imports from Iran. Important Facts:     India, China, Greece, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey  are the eight major importers of Iranian oil who… Continue reading U.S. imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

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Centre eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3

Centre eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3 News: The Centre is inviting bids for connecting selected destinations under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) leading to seaplanes operating commercial passenger flights in India. Important Facts: Opening the third round of the RCS, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited proposals for air routes that include tourist destinations… Continue reading Centre eyes seaplanes in UDAN 3

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The ozone hole is recovering

The ozone hole is recovering News: A recent study by NASA has confirmed the recovery of the ozone layer due to the absence of chlorine from Chlorofluorocarbon(CFC) in the atmosphere. Important Facts: Findings of UN study: The study published in Geophysical Research Letters journal has confirmed the phenomenon by mapping the chemical composition of the… Continue reading The ozone hole is recovering

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