9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 24th, 2018


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Outcomes versus promises

Outcomes versus promises News: The article written by MK Narayanan discusses about India’s emerging relations with USA and to strike a right balance with Russia in this regard. Important Facts: Indo-Russia annual summit: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India recently in an annual summit which demonstrated clear ‘mutuality of interests’ by following outcomes: The inking … Continue reading “Outcomes versus promises”

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Pt Facts

Pt Facts Xi opens world’s longest sea bridge – INTERNATIONAL Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Known as Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge, it spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has … Continue reading “Pt Facts”

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Our fixation with metro rail projects

Our fixation with metro rail projects News: The article discusses about the viability metro rail system in India with regard to the economic viability and the transportation needs of cities. Important Facts: Metro projects in India: After the first metro project in Kolkata in 1984, India executed its second metro rail project in Delhi in … Continue reading “Our fixation with metro rail projects”

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In the net

In the net News: The article discusses about the low share of direct taxes in the total pool of taxes inspite of the wider tax base in this net. Important Facts: Data: According to data released by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the total number of tax returns filed in the country increased … Continue reading “In the net”

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SC moves to make festivals less noisy

SC moves to make festivals less noisy News: The Supreme Court (SC) has imposed conditions for the use and sale of firecrackers in the upcoming Diwali, Christmas and New year eve. Important Facts: A two-member bench held that only green or improved crackers would be used during religious festivals and other occasions, including weddings. The … Continue reading “SC moves to make festivals less noisy”

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Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts

Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts News: According to experts from CARE (The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment), unsafe environment poses greater risk to health than climate change. Important Facts: Extent of the problem Globally, there are an estimated five million potentially- contaminated sites that threaten … Continue reading “Environment pollution more hazardous than climate change, say experts”

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