Daily Current Affairs - 13-November-2019 (The Hindu, Indian Express Newspapers)

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Maiden India-US disaster relief exercise to begin in Vizag today

In tune with the growing partnership between India and the US, the maiden India US joint tri-services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise named ‘Tiger Triumph’ is scheduled on the Eastern seaboard from November 13 to 21.

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The Western Ghats still home to a rainbow of butterflies

The Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. A survey that ended in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on Monday could sight 191 species, 12 of which are endemic to the biodiversity-rich region.

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Defeating pneumonia

In 2016, pneumonia was the leading cause for under-five deaths in India, and more than 25 million children under the age of two were found not immunised

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C-295 transport plane clears cost negotiations

The Defence Ministry has concluded cost negotiations with Tata and Airbus for the purchase of Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as part of the long-delayed Avro replacement programme of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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The problem with re-basing GDP estimates

In the next few months, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) proposes to replace the gross domestic product (GDP) series of 2011-12 base year with a new set of National Accounts using 2017-18 as the base-year. According to the chief statistician, this will be done as soon as the new consumer expenditure survey and the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) results become available. Normally, rebasing is a routine administrative decision of any national statistics office.

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Supreme Court to rule today on bringing the Chief Justice under RTI Act

A Constitution Bench of the court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Wednesday whether the office of the Chief Justice of India should be brought under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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Explained: Why BRICS matters for India

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the BRICS Summit in Brazil, a look at how the grouping began and has since evolved, what are the issues it will take up, and what it means for India in the global order.

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Explained: President’s Rule in Maharashtra, what now?

The Maharashtra Assembly has been kept in suspended animation. However, the new Assembly stands constituted, with the names of the election winners having been notified by the Election Commission.

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July-Sept quarter growth set to fall to 4.2 per cent, say reports

State Bank of India (SBI) and Nomura Global Markets Research, in their respective research reports, projected the country’s GDP growth for July-September to decelerate to 4.2 per cent, the lowest quarterly growth level in the 2011-12 (base year) series.

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