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9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 3rd, 2018


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Now, govt pushes offline tools to verify Aadhaar

Now, govt pushes offline tools to verify Aadhaar News: Government to bring offline tool for Aadhaar Verification such as QR codes and a paperless KYC. Important Facts: The step is taken to address fears over surveillance, breach of privacy while sharing the Aadhaar number and the biometric verification. These methods will not require sharing of … Continue reading “Now, govt pushes offline tools to verify Aadhaar”

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Fearing breach, Election Commission moves to secure cyber walls for 2019

Fearing breach, Election Commission moves to secure cyber walls for 2019 News: Cyber Security to be a part of Election Planning for the first time. Important News: Election Commission has, for the first time, keeping a strong vigilance over the election process, has brought Cyber Security in focus to avoid any cyber threats which can … Continue reading “Fearing breach, Election Commission moves to secure cyber walls for 2019”

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Pt facts

Pt facts Move to posthumously award US Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi News: A resolution has been moved in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and non-violence. About the Congressional Gold Medal: The Congressional Gold Medal is … Continue reading “Pt facts”

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DGCA wants carriers to check carbon emissions from Jan 1

DGCA wants carriers to check carbon emissions from Jan 1 News  As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the air transport industry contributes 2% of global carbon emissions. Like ICAO adopted CORSIA, India’s Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued guidelines for aeroplane operators flying on international routes. Important Facts: DGCA said all … Continue reading “DGCA wants carriers to check carbon emissions from Jan 1”

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Nobel prizes 2018 

Nobel prizes 2018  PHYSICS: Arthur Ashkin, Donna Strickland,Gérard Mourou have been awarded with nobel prize in physics 2018. Arthur Ashkin invented optical tweezers that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. Optical tweezers make it possible for scientists to hold, observe and move tiny objects with “laser beam fingers.” … Continue reading “Nobel prizes 2018 “

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Astronauts may not be able to stomach Mars trip

Astronauts may not be able to stomach Mars trip News: According to a new NASA-funded study it was revealed that travelling long distances in space could pose health risks for astronauts. Important Facts: The study raises concerns that astronauts would be at high risk of developing tumours in their stomach and colon and it could … Continue reading “Astronauts may not be able to stomach Mars trip”

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How wet is the ground after rain? for first time, India gets soil moisture map

How wet is the ground after rain? for first time, India gets soil moisture map News: A countrywide forecast  prepared for the first time recently depicts deficit soil moisture conditions in India. Important Facts: This forecast has been jointly prepared by IIT Gandhinagar and the India Meteorological Department (IMD), for the first time. It provides … Continue reading “How wet is the ground after rain? for first time, India gets soil moisture map”

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India targeting 40% of power generation from non-fossil fuel by 2030: PM Modi 

India targeting 40% of power generation from non-fossil fuel by 2030: PM Modi  News: India targets to generate 40 percent of power from fossil fuel by 2030. Important Facts: Indian PM has, in first assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA), called for connecting solar energy supply across borders giving the mantra of ‘One World One … Continue reading “India targeting 40% of power generation from non-fossil fuel by 2030: PM Modi “

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