9 PM Current Affairs Brief – October 8th, 2018


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EC revises poll affidavit format after SC order

EC revises poll affidavit format after SC order News: News affidavit format approved by Election Commission to be filled by political candidates in upcoming assembly polls. Important Facts: In new affidavit, Party candidate is required to fill up the form provided by the EC, which will contain All his/her criminal particulars. Pending criminal cases will … Continue reading “EC revises poll affidavit format after SC order”

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Oldest friends: India and Russia

Oldest friends: India and Russia News: India needs strong commitment to deepen its engagement with Russia in coming years. Important Facts: India and Russia in a recent meet has announced various important agreements of geopolitical importance such as: Including a $5.43 billion S-400 Triumf missile system Space cooperation arrangement to put an Indian in space … Continue reading “Oldest friends: India and Russia”

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Prelims Facts:

Prelims Facts: Policy of Non-refoulement: UN has expressed concern over India’s  decision of deporting 7 Rohingya refugees and has asked India to abide by the policy of non refoulement. Refoulement refers to expulsion of an individual or group who have the right to be recognised as refugees. The principle of non refoulement emphasises that a … Continue reading “Prelims Facts:”

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India raises protectionism issue at G-20 meeting

India raises protectionism issue at G-20 meeting News 1.The meeting of G-20 is taking place amidst the ongoing global trade war. Important facts: The group emphasized the importance of World Trade Organisation (WTO) as the forum to resolve disputes. U.S. is attempting  to weaken the WTO as it has refused to back appointments for the … Continue reading “India raises protectionism issue at G-20 meeting”

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Farmers likely to earn 20% higher MSP on organic crop

Farmers likely to earn 20% higher MSP on organic crop News 1.The Union government is thinking of providing MSP for organic produce in order to promote pesticide free farming in the country. Important Facts: 2. At present the only state which provides support for organic produce is Sikkim. 3. The government is thinking of offering … Continue reading “Farmers likely to earn 20% higher MSP on organic crop”

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Needed: Noah’s Ark for microbes

Needed: Noah’s Ark for microbes News: Scientists have warned that humanity is facing a health crisis as many of the beneficial microbes that inhabit people’s bodies are being eradicated by antibiotics and processed diets. Important Facts: In a paper published in the journal ‘Science’ scientists laid out their ambitious vision to deal with a problem … Continue reading “Needed: Noah’s Ark for microbes”

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From energy to infrastructure, IPCC lists four pathways to curb global warming

From energy to infrastructure, IPCC lists four pathways to curb global warming News: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a report in Seoul presenting four pathways to explore the possibilities of keeping the temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius. Important News: 2. The  demand to prepare a report was made by smaller and … Continue reading “From energy to infrastructure, IPCC lists four pathways to curb global warming”

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Upgraded MiG-29 adds to air power 

Upgraded MiG-29 adds to air power  News: India to get big boost in defense after upgraded Mig-29. Important Facts: The country to celebrate the Air Force Day on October 8 and present a showcase of the upgraded MiG-29 with its combat capabilities at Adampur Air Force Station. Features of Upgraded Mig-29 – A combat aircraft … Continue reading “Upgraded MiG-29 adds to air power “

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