14 Sep, 2019

  • Afghan Peace Talks- Lead Article - International Relations
  • A Milestone in Transparency and Accountability- Jan Soochna Portal- Polity and Governance
  • RBI's Norms for Small Finance Banks - Indian Economy
  • Indian Origin Sikhs removed from Post Militancy Adverse List- Polity and Governance
  • Contraction in India's Exports and India's Trade Statistics - Indian Economy
  • Big leap for Naval Variant of LCA Tejas - Science and Technology
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    312 INDIAN ORIGIN SIKHS REMOVED FROM POST MILITANCY ADVERSE LIST                     

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had removed the names of 312 Sikhs of Indian origin from an “adverse list”, and only two individuals remained on the list.     

    • About Adverse list

     

    A MILESTONE IN GREATER TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY                                                

    Rajasthan has become the first state to launch Jan Soochna portal to strengthen the RTI Act by allowing the flow of latest information to the public

    • About the Portal
    • Proposed benefits of the portal

     

    IN AFGHAN PEACE DERAILMENT, A WAGON OF HOPE                               

    U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off ‘peace’ talks with the Taliban — led directly by the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad — citing the killing of an American soldier just days before in a suicide bomb attack for which the Taliban claimed credit.

    • Why did US cancel peace talks?
    • Issues with the announcement:
    • Window of opportunity for India

                               

    RBI: MINIMUM CAPITAL FOR SFB IS RS 200 CRORE

    RBI has recently issued guidelines for "On-Tap" licensing regime for the Small Finance Banks.

    • What is "On-Tap" Licensing regime?
    • Details about Small Finance Banks

     

    EXPORTS CONTRACT 6% DEFICIT WIDENS MARGINALLY                                                    

    • India’s trade statistics

     

    BIG LEAP FOR NAVAL VARIANT OF LCA TEJAS                                              

    The naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas made a successful short arrested landing on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in Goa on Friday. This is a big step forward in the delayed project for the LCA to eventually operate from an aircraft carrier.

    • LCA TEJAS
    • Naval Variant of LCA TEJAS
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