28 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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Questions on RBI’s credibility outlandish, says Nirmala Sitharaman   Any suggestions on the credibility of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are “outlandish”, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday, responding to criticism on the transfer of ₹1.76 lakh crore surplus from the central bank to the exchequer.   Ms. Sitharaman further said the

27 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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PM rejects scope for third party mediation in Kashmir   Prime Minister Narendra Modi categorically rejected any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally and “we don’t want to trouble any third country.”   Mr. Modi made these remarks while

26 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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Manmohan Singh set to lose SPG cover    The Narendra Modi government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s security detail shortly, according to several sources.   The decision, reportedly taken after a three-month review involving the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs

25 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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U.S.-China trade war likely to dominate Narendra Modi-Donald Trump talks   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Biarritz, France, on August 25, where India is a special invitee to the G7 summit. The meeting comes ahead of the one-on-one meeting between the two leaders on August 26, where trade

24 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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Centre responds to downturn with steps to boost growth    The government came out on the front foot to try to boost private sector sentiments, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a slew of measures to reduce the burden on the sector, including withdrawing the controversial surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) and reiterating the

23 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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CIVIL SNIPPETS   No need for third party mediation in Kashmir: Emmanuel Macron- Suhasini Haidar    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the government’s move to suspend Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and split the State into two Union Territories.   Briefing the media in Chantilly after one-on-one talks that

22 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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  Railways directed all its units to enforce a ban on plastic from October 2 Ministry of Railways has directed all its units to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material, with less than 50- micron thickness from October 2nd 2019.   The move came in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call

21 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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CIVIL SNIPPETS   Aadhaar-social media profile linking: Supreme Court concerned at dangers of dark web #GS3 #Security   The Supreme Court on Tuesday stressed the need to find a balance between the right to online privacy and the right of the State to detect people who use the web to spread panic and commit crimes.

20 August Current Affairs – Daily News

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CIVIL SNIPPETS   Reduce tensions with Pakistan, says Trump- Sriram Lakshman #GS2 #IR   In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump sought reduction of tensions between India and Pakistan. The two leaders also discussed regional developments and the ways to “strengthen U.S.-India economic ties through increased trade.