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UK launches new points-based immigration system

New Immigration System in UK Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: With the aim of attracting the ‘brightest and the best’ from the world, including from India, and cutting down numbers of cheap, low-skilled workers coming to the country, UK has introduced the new points-based immigration system. Background: After Brexit, the UK is currently …

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After SC lashing, DoT tells firms to pay ₹4L cr by Friday midnight

DoT tells firms to pay ₹4L cr Approx Read Time: 3 minutes In News: The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) as well as telecom companies for failing to comply with its judgment on payment of dues under the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) head. The apex court’s observations came during the hearing …

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Govt data shows fall in job creation by schemes

Jobs Shortfall Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: As per the recent data tabled by labour & employment ministry in Parliament, some of the flagship employment generation and placement schemes such as PMEGP, DAY-NULM and MGNREGS etc. are expected to see a sharp decline in job creation during the current fiscal. About: Prime Minister’s …

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Science Bytes: ISRO’s Expedition to Sun

ISRO’s Expedition to Sun Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The ISRO is preparing to send its first scientific expedition to study the Sun. The mission named Aditya-L1, will observe the Sun from a close distance and is expected to be launched in early 2021. Studying Sun Challenges in studying Sun: The distance of …

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RBI may soon sync its accounting year with govt’s fiscal year

RBI to sync with govt. Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering aligning its accounting year with the government’s fiscal year in order to ensure more effective management of the country’s finances. News Summary: Currently, the RBI’s accounting year runs from July to June while the government …

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