Current Affairs - October - 2018

What are potential impacts of the Indian monsoons on Atlantic hurricanes?

October 25, 2018

The Indian monsoons, which are referred as lifeline of India, are found to have impact on the hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found this correlation. Findings of the study: Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward. This

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What are the recent trends in the income tax collection?

October 25, 2018

The Central Board For Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy making body for the income tax department, has released data which reveal the trends in the direct taxes in the country. Highlights of CBDT data on tax mobilization The number of salaried and non-salaried taxpayers saw an increase between 2014-15 and 2017-18 assessment years (AY). This

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What is rationale and significance of Indian investment towards upgrading Sittwe port in Myanmar?

October 25, 2018

Sittwe Port is a deepwater port at Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in Myanmar, on the Bay of Bengal. It is situated at the mouth of the Kaladan River. India has upgraded the sittwe port under the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. Benefits to India: The port will provide for a greater presence for India in the Bay of Bengal region

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What are major differences between the Bharat stage IV and Bharat stage VI? What would be possible impacts of SC verdict on upgrading to BSVI norms?

October 25, 2018

The Bharat Stage norms are standards set by the government to regulate emission of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The norms set the limit for the release of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulate matter (PM) and sulphur oxides from vehicles using internal combustion engines. The Bharat stage norms are based on

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What are the main difficulties faced by migrant labourers? Why they continue to be the most vulnerable lot in India?

October 24, 2018

The recent incident of exodus of migrant labourers from Gujrat is a testimony to the fact that the migrant labourers who contribute immensely to the economy of the host state receive little or no attention from the host governments. Mostly employed in the blue coloured jobs and labour intensive sectors they are highly concentrated in

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