NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS
- News Air Force chief: Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who is currently serving as the Vice Chief of Air Staff, will take over as the new Chief of Air Staff, succeeding Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, who is set to retire on September 30.
- Chidambaram’s in Jail: The judicial custody of P Chidambaram in the INX Media case has been extended till October 3 by Supreme Court on Thursday.
- Defence Minister to fly aircraft: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh went on a 30-minute fly in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru on Thursday.
- Babul Supriyo hackled: Union Minister Babul Supriyo was today shown black flags and heckled by students affiliated with SFI at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University. Supriyo was on a visit to the varsity to address a seminar organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
- October 31 is the J& K Day: The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act slated to come into effect from October 31,2019.
- Mamata Banerjee NRC: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Thursday and raised the issue of the National Register of Citizens in Assam by handing him over a letter.
INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS
- U.S. calls Saudi attack an ‘act of war’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the strongest terms yet from an American official to describe the strikes on Saudi oil facilities, and said that the U.S. was working to build a coalition to deter further attacks.
- SANAA: Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday (Sep 18) threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. “We announce … that we have dozens of targets in the UAE, among them Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that they can be targeted at any moment,” Huthi military spokesman Brigadier Yahya Saree said.
- Federal Reserve cuts interest rates again: The U.S. Federal Reserve cut rates by a quarter percentage point, the second time since late July, and suggested it was prepared to do more if the economy showed continued signs of weakness.
- Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s civilian leader and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, may face prosecution for crimes against humanity stemming from the military oppression of Rohingya Muslims.
- Reserve Bank of India-recession: For RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, there was no recession as of today in the global economy but there was a hostile environment to which India’s external sector had shown great resilience and viability.
- Provident Funds: Govt notifies 8.65% interest rate for over 60 mn EPFO members for 2018-19
- Economy Slowdown: There is no financial crisis in India, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday, adding that the central government was taking all necessary steps to strengthen the economy.
- Bank Strike: All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) said they proposed to go on strike from 6 a.m. on October 22 to 6 a.m. on October 23.
- IIT Employments: The Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT-B) leads India’s representation in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 with a 111-120 band ranking, up from 141-150 band last year. At 151-160 band and 171-180 band, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras formed the three best-ranked Indian institutes in the latest rankings.
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Current affair in Hindi [Keep yourself updated with Hindi News Capsule]
- कश्मीर: महाराष्ट्र में प्रधानमंत्री मोदी बोले, हमें कश्मीर में फिर से नया स्वर्ग बनाना है
- बैंक लोन: मोदी सरकार का ऐलान- कैंप लगाकर 200 जिलों में बांटे जाएंगे लोन
- रिजर्व बैंक: RBI के गवर्नर शक्तिकांत दास ने बृहस्पतिवार को कहा कि वैश्विक जोखिम बढ़ा है पर भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था मजबूत स्थिति में है।
- बुलेट ट्रेन: गुजरात हाईकोर्ट ने खारिज की भूमि अधिग्रहण के खिलाफ 120 याचिकाएं
The SC Collegium recommended V. Ramasubramanian, Krishna Murari, S. Ravindra Bhat and Hrishikesh Roy, as SC judges