UPSC Prelims 2018/ 2019 daily current affairs | Dated : 7/4/2018 | Saturday| The Hindu broken up

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RAIN COOLS DOWN KALABURAGI DISTRICT

NEWS : Heavy rain in Kalaburagi city and in rural parts

WHY THIS RAIN SO SPECIAL ? Kalaburagi recorded the State’s highest maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, followed by Ballari which recorded 39 degrees Celsius.

WHERE IS KALABURAGI LOCATED ? District in Karnataka

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MUMBAIKARS EAT OUT, CASUALLY

WHAT WAS THE STUDY ? A three-city survey covering Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru - survey about restaurants.

WHAT WAS THE RESULT ? This survey has found that Mumbai has the highest proportion of casual dining restaurants in the Food and Beverages (F&B) space - 60% of all restaurants in Mumbai were casual dining places.

WHO CONDUCTED THE SURVEY ? The survey, conducted by CBRE, a real estate

WHAT WERE THE FIGURES IN OTHER SITIES ? The corresponding figures for

  • Delhi-NCR – 43%

  • Bengaluru - 46% .

WHAT ARE CASUAL DINING RESTAURANTS ? Casual dining restaurants = those serving moderately priced food in a casual environment.

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CAG FAULTS STATE FOR DELAY IN AGRI PROJECTS

NEWS : The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) found fault with the State government for delaying the completion of 61 irrigation projects leading to a cost escalation to the tune of Rs. 27,403.74 crore.

WHO IS CAG ? Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India is a constitutional body.

WHAT IT WILL DO ? It is empower to audit all expenses from the combine Fund of the union or state governments, whether incurred within India or outside.

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PROCESS TO PROCURE 110 FIGHTER JETS BEGINS

NEWS : The Ministry of Defence recently initiated the formal process to buy 110 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) through a global tendering process.

WHAT PAST SAYS ? The effort culminated in the global tender for 126 fighters which was cancelled in 2015.

THE COMPENSATION MOVE : Later the Modi government decided to buy 36 Rafale fighters from France under a government-to-government deal.

IMPORTANCE : It would be the world’s biggest fighter jet tender in market right now.

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