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Latest Current Affairs 08th January 2019

Lok Sabha passes general category poor quota bill: A landmark bill seeking to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor has been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, with most parties backing the measure, described by the government as “historic” and in the country’s interest.

Cold wave sweeps North India: Delhiites woke up to a cold and foggy morning on Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 7 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

MoU on ‘India-Norway Ocean Dialogue’ exchanged: Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks in New Delhi on Tues\day. After the discussions both the leaders issued statements.

Citizenship amendment bill 2019 passed in LS: The Citizenship Amendment bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill provides for Indian citizenship to such immigrants after six years of residence in India instead of 12 years currently. Assuring that Assamese identity would be safeguarded,  Rajnath Singh said that the bill will apply to the entire country and not just Assam.

Lok Sabha discusses 124th Constitution amendment bill: The Centre has introduced the 124th constitutional amendment bill in the lower house. The bill aims to amend the constitution to provide 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically weaker sections.

PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg hold talks in Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in New Delhi on Tuesday.

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Kumar Verma as CBI Director and set aside the Centre’s decision divesting him of his powers and sending him on leave.

4th Raisina Dialogue to begin today in Delhi: The fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue will begin in New Delhi Tuesday evening.