9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 25th, 2018


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Tribunal to try benami cases soon

Tribunal to try benami cases soon News: The government has approved the appointment of Adjudicating Authority and establishment of Appellate Tribunal for speedy disposal of cases related to benami transactions. Important Facts: The Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal has been created under Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT), 1988. Salient Features of Adjudicating Authority… Continue reading Tribunal to try benami cases soon

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SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020

SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020 News: The Supreme Court has ordered a ban on sales of vehicles compliant with BS-IV emission norms in India starting 1st April 2020. Important Facts: Background: The BS-IV norms have been enforced across the country since April 2017. In 2016, the Centre had announced the country would… Continue reading SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020

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Nod for panel on sustainable development goals

Nod for panel on sustainable development goals News: The Union Cabinet has decided to constitute a high-level steering committee to review and monitor the progress on sustainable development goals (SDGs). Important Facts: Currently, the NITI Aayog coordinates work of various departments in taking steps to achieve the targets set for the millennial sustainable development goals… Continue reading Nod for panel on sustainable development goals

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Centre sets up GoM on sexual harassment

Centre sets up GoM on sexual harassment News: The Central Government has established a Group of Ministers (GoM) to recommend measures to tackle sexual harassment at the workplace. Important Facts: The GoM will come up with a comprehensive plan within three months and devise ways to ensure its time-bound implementation. GoM will also recommend measures… Continue reading Centre sets up GoM on sexual harassment

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PT Facts

PT Facts PM Modi wins 2018 Seoul Peace Prize News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. Important Facts: The award committee lauded the demonetisation drive, anti-corruption measures and social integration efforts of the government. It… Continue reading PT Facts

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Skill development centres to be set up on PPP model

Skill development centres to be set up on PPP model News: The government has approved a scheme for setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at different locations across the country in public private partnership (PPP). Important Facts: 2.  The public-private partnership model will be adopted to set up the Indian Institutes of Skills… Continue reading Skill development centres to be set up on PPP model

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Centre nod for ₹7,522 cr. fisheries fund

Centre nod for ₹7,522 cr. fisheries fund News: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given nod for the establishment of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund. Important Facts: The FIDF worth ₹7,522-crore has been  created for  infrastructure facilities for the fisheries sector. About FIDF: The entrepreneurs, fishermen, cooperatives will get loans at… Continue reading Centre nod for ₹7,522 cr. fisheries fund

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