9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 29th, 2018


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Gulf in strategic precepts

Gulf in strategic precepts News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Japan to take part in an annual summit with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, to take stock of the challenges both nations face, notably with regard to the U.S. and China.

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Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’

Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’ News: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions to check the rampant rise in sexual exploitation of women. Important Facts: 2. According to the petition, if Vishakha Guidelines are extended … Continue reading “Extend Vishakha norms to religious institutions’”

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No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighters from U.S.: Envoy

No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighters from U.S.: Envoy News: A senior U.S. diplomat has stated that US in not going to put pressure on India to buy its F-16 fighter jets. Important Facts: 2. About F-16 fighter jets: The F-16 Fighting Falcon, manufactured by Lockheed Martin ( American global aerospace, defense, security … Continue reading “No pressure on India to buy F-16 fighters from U.S.: Envoy”

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Special course may help cut deaths due to medical errors

Special course may help cut deaths due to medical errors News: The article talks about incorporating  the Acute Critical Care Course (ACCC) to reduce the deaths caused due to medical negligence in India. Important Facts: 2. About Acute Critical Care Course (ACCC): The concept of ACCC came into existence after England’s Hillsborough disaster, a fatal … Continue reading “Special course may help cut deaths due to medical errors”

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Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute News: Pangti village at Doyang in Nagaland’s Wokha district is selected as the venue of the inaugural edition of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals from 8 to 10 November this year. Important Facts: 2. The festival this year, an initiative of the Nagaland government’s tourism department. 3. … Continue reading “Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute”

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State ranked first with 10.5% growth

State ranked first with 10.5% growth News: Andhra Pradesh has achieved number one rank in the country with an average growth of 10.5% during the last four years, surpassing many developed States such as Maharashtra and Gujarat following “focused approach” Important Facts: 2. Andhra Pradesh (AP) achieved a growth rate of 10.5 per cent in … Continue reading “State ranked first with 10.5% growth”

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