9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 26th, 2018


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China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure

China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on its first official visit to China, the first formal visit by a Japanese leader to China in seven years. Important Facts: 2. The last Japanese prime minister to make an official visit to Beijing was Yoshihiko Noda in 2011. … Continue reading “China, Japan to partner in building Asia infrastructure”

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Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul

Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul News: The Army is set to begin its biggest reform exercise since independence to rightsize the force and reduce its mounting revenue expenditure. Important Facts: The reform exercise is likely to see creation of new positions, namely: Third Deputy Chief of Army Staff Director General of … Continue reading “Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul”

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Our time begins now

Our time begins now News: The article discusses about India’s vulnerability to climate change and a road map to transit quickly to a near-zero carbon economy. Important Facts: 2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a report in Seoul  highlighting the impacts that developing countries like India would face if global warming touches … Continue reading “Our time begins now”

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India set to be third largest aviation market

India set to be third largest aviation market News: In its latest 20-year forecast for the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that India will be the third largest aviation market globally  in 6 years. Important Facts: 2. India is now expected to be among the top three countries by 2024 … Continue reading “India set to be third largest aviation market”

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Aim, shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals

Aim, shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals News: Scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore have come up with a new citizen-science repository on Indian mammals, called Mammals of India (MaOI). Important Facts: 2. About Mammals of India (MaO): It is an online, peer- reviewed, freely-accessible portal which aims to … Continue reading “Aim, shoot for a citizen-science repository of Indian mammals”

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