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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