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Current Affairs-2019 September 24TH

Technology has taken a “dangerous turn”, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday and asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Modi-Trump meeting: US President Donald Trump will deliver his address to the UN General Assembly today. After that, he will hold a number of bilateral meetings with PM Modi. With their meeting today, the two leaders would be meeting for the fourth time in as many months. The meeting in New York is expected to set the tone for bilateral relationship between the two countries over the next few years.

SC about misuse of social media: The Supreme Court today observed that technology has been misused to create fake media contents and asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.  The Supreme Court expressed serious concern over some social media platforms not being able to trace the originator of a message or an online content.

SC on attachment of immovable properties: The Supreme Court today held that police cannot attach immovable properties during investigation of a criminal case.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna held that Section 102 of CrPC does not include the power of police to seize and attach immovable properties.

Coal India worker’s strike: Production and dispatch has come to a complete halt at the mines of Coal India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd, owing to the one-day strike against the Centre’s decision to allow 100 per cent FDI in coal mining.Five federations representing over half-a-million workers of CIL and Singareni Collieries called for the strike, seeking withdrawal of the central government’s move.

New Jersey: The governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy paid a six-city tour to India from September 15-22, 2019 with focus on inviting companies to invest and create jobs. By this visit, Phil Murphy became the 1st governor of the US (United States) state to visit India. The six places visited were New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.

POK: At least 19 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Tuesday after a 5.8-magnitude quake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country including capital Islamabad. According to US Geological Survey, the epicentre of quake was near New Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

NCP SCAM: Ahead of Maharashtra election, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering case against big wigs of politics, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, nephew Ajit Pawar and several former directors of Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank in connection with the Rs 25,000 crore loan scam.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Russia accepted Paris agreement: Russia said it would implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to fight climate change after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 23rd September approved a government resolution signifying Moscow’s final acceptance of the deal. The same resolution said Russia would not technically ratify the accord however due to a legal nuance. Mr. Medvedev said Moscow would adapt the accord to existing legal norms.

Amazon rain forest: Brazil’s Defence Minister said on September 24 that 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rain forest.

Swedish teen activist : A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addressed a UN climate summit on Monday, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions 

PM Modi slams China at UN: In a veiled reference to China aiding Pakistan at various global platforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that terrorists should not be allowed to get funds and arms, while adding that politicisation of mechanisms like UN listings and the Financial Action Task Force or FATF should be avoided for the objective to be realised.

UN 74 SESSION: The future does not belong to globalists but to patriots, said United States President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said his country committed “one of the biggest blunders” by joining the US after the 9/11 attacks. The previous governments “should not have pledged what they could not deliver”, Khan said, referring to General Pervez Musharraf’s decision to side with the US.

JeM changes name: To escape global scrutiny and international pressure, Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has renamed itself. Now they are called — Majlis Wurasa-e-Shuhuda Jammu wa Kashmir, which roughly translates to ‘Gathering of the descendants of martyrs of J&K’.

London: Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit, as “unlawful” saying it was “void and of no effect”. “The court is bound to conclude… that the decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue parliament was unlawful,” Supreme Court head Brenda Hale said in the ruling.

ECONOMY TODAY

RBI restricts PMC bank: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has placedrestriction on the business of Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) for six months following detection of alleged irregularities. PMC Bank had business of Rs 20,000 crore comprising deposits of Rs 11,617 crore and advances to the tune of Rs 8,383 crore at the end of March 2019.

Introduction of fourth slab in Income Tax: The panel for drafting a new legislation on direct taxation has suggested an overhaul of personal income tax (I-T) slabs, to increase disposable income and give a fillip to consumer demand. Sources said the draft legislation had proposed four tax brackets by introducing a new slab of 35 per cent for those earning an annual income of Rs 2 crore and above.

Foreign Funds: The government has eased the client-verification requirement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for overseas investors who want to put money in the depository receipts of Indian companies,  Now, foreign investors do not need to complete any separate KYC (know your client) process as per Indian rules, and can buy depository receipts of Indian companies based on the proof of identity they have established with authorities in their country of origin, said a government notification issued last week.

Increase savings in Power distribution companies: The Union government’s decision to cut the corporation tax is expected to generate savings worth Rs 4,000 crore to power distribution companies. Whether the savings will mean cheaper power or not, however, will depend on a host of regulations.The source of power, renewable or non-renewable, and the nature of the market, regulated or merchant, will be a factor in deciding whether the cost would go down.

ENERGY: Asserting that Rs 5 trillion investment in coal-based power plants was in jeopardy due to the dry fuel shortage, Power Secretary S C Garg on Tuesday said there is an urgent need to bring in large global players for commercial mining to boost output.

MARKET TODAYMARKETS 24 Sep, 19

  • SENSEX – 39097.14 (7.11)
  • NIFTY-11588.20 (-12.00)
  • GOLD (MCX 10 GM)- 38128.00 (204.00)
  • SILVER (MCX 1 KG)- 48048.00 (-65.00)
  • USD ($) / INR(Rupees Icon)-70.73 (-0.42)

REGIONAL AFFAIRS

Dilip Ghosh hits out at Mamata: West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday accused Trinamool Congress (TMC) of creating fear among people over National Register of Citizens (NRC) and said if someone dies due to panic over the NRC then Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should take responsibility for it.

BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court stayed lower court proceedings against former chief minister Siddaramaiah for four weeks. He is an accused in a case where during his tenure as deputy chief minister in 1997 he had allegedly bought 10 guntas of land in Vijayanagar 2nd Stage in Mysuru developed by MUDA through an indirect denotification, built a house and sold it later in 2003.


HINDI CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • PM मोदी ने ट्रंप को दिया दो टूक जवाब, कहा- कश्मीर मामले पर किसी तीसरे देश की जरूरत नहीं
  • त्रिपुरा: एनआरसी के मुद्दे पर प्रदयोत देब बर्मन ने कांग्रेस प्रदेश अध्यक्ष पद से दिया इस्तीफा
  • मायावती के पूर्व सचिव नेतराम पर आयकर का शिकंजा, जब्त की 230 करोड़ की संपत्ति
  • अब EPF पर मिलेगा 8.65 फीसदी ब्याज, सरकार ने जारी किया आदेश
  • अमिताभ बच्चन को मिलेगा ‘दादा साहेब फाल्के अवार्ड’, प्रकाश जावडेकर ने ट्वीट कर दी जानकारी

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