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Category: Current Affairs News

Bharat ETF Bonds Cabinet Approves the Launch of Bharat ETF Bonds

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation and launch of Bharat Bond ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) in order to create an additional source of funding for the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs), Central Public Financial Institutions (CPFIs) and other government institutions. The Bharat Bond ETF is […]

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Ship Recycling Bill Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Regulate Ship Recycling

The Union Minister for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya saying recently introduced a bill in the Lower House that restricts the use of hazardous materials on ships and regulates their recycling. The bill was later passed by the house with a Voice Vote. As per the Minister, the provisions of the bill are clearly ‘labour and […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons […]

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Mission Indradhanush 2.0 Intensified Indradhanush Mission 2.0

The Central Government has launched a nationwide vaccination drive to prevent eight diseases under the Intensified Indradhanush Mission 2.0 across the country. The programme is aimed at immunizing children less than 2 years of age and pregnant women of eight vaccine preventable diseases. The diseases covered under the programme include – Diphtheria Whooping Cough Tetanus […]

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India GDP Growth Rate GDP Growth Dips to Over 6-yr Low of 4.5%

India’s GDP growth hit an over six-year low of 4.5 per cent in the quarter of July-September 2019. This GDP growth data for the September 2019 quarter is the lowest since January-March of 2012-13, when it was registered at 4.3 per cent. The drastic dip in the growth rate is mainly attributed to deceleration in […]

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Spike Anti-Tank Missiles Spike Anti-Tank Missiles successfully test-fired by Indian Army

The Indian Army recently test fired two Spike long-range anti-tank missiles at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and these missiles are expected to further boost its combat prowess. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and several commanders witnessed the firing of the newly acquired missiles. Spike is a fourth generation missile which can engage any target with […]

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India Corruption Survey 2019 India Corruption Survey: Incidents of bribery in the country declined by 10%

According to the latest India Corruption Survey carried out in 20 states, Incidents of bribery in the country have reduced by 10 per cent since last year. People in Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kerala, Goa and Odisha reported low instances of corruption, while Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Punjab […]

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BrahMos cruise missile - INS Kochi BrahMos cruise missile test-fired from INS Kochi

India’s supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a naval warship on Thursday. It has a strike-range of over 290 km and was test-fired from the Navy’s stealth destroyer INS Kochi, hitting a decommissioned target ship in the Arabian Sea. The second ship of Project 15-A “Kolkata-class” guided missile destroyer test-fired the advanced missile […]

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Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill SPG Bill Passed in Lok Sabha amidst Walkouts and Protests

The Lok Sabha recently passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. As per the changes made, the SPG will now protect the Prime Minister and members of his immediate family residing at him at his official residence. The bill has made amendments to the SPG Act of 1988 which was an act of the […]

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Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu Bill to merge Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu passed by Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories Bill, 2019). The bill which contains provisions for the merger of two Union Territories into one after being passed by the Lower House, now awaits the approval of Rajya Sabha. The move comes three months after Jammu […]

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