Citizenship Bill agitations : Almost all civil society organisations in Manipur announced today that they will join the Citizenship Bill agitations on October 3 throughout the Northeast region in protest against the moves to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. A meeting of the representatives of the civil society organisations and social activists was held in Imphal today to reaffirm their stand against the Bill.
Disqualification of Sikkim CM : The Election Commission on Sunday reduced Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang’s disqualification period by almost five years under a provision of the electoral law, paving the way for him to contest the State Assembly election. His disqualification period of six years, during which he was barred from contesting polls, was to end on August 10, 2024, but the EC reduced it to one year and one month.
Industry 4.0: On September 28, The Ministry of Railways and Department of Science & Technology in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur launched a pilot project for implementation of, ‘Industry 4.0’which is a subset of the 4th industrial revolution, at Modern Coach Factory (MCF) at Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh (UP). This launched project would be undertaken under the aegis of “Technology Mission for Indian Railways” (TMIR).
Adi Mahotsav 2019: On September 28, The Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Shri Renuka Singh has inaugurated the National Tribal Festival, ‘Adi Mahotsav 2019‘, which focuses on rich tribal culture, crafts, food and commerce, at India Expo Centre, Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP).
HS Arora: On September 27, Air marshal HS Arora who currently heads the Gandhinagar (Gujarat) headquartered South Western air command was appointed as the new Indian Air Force (IAF) Vice Chief. He will succeed Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria who will take over as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30, 2019.
Rajnath Singh on 26/11 attack: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday interacted with Indian Naval Air Squadron 303, also known as “Black Panthers”, onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
ASSAM RIFLES: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to examine the home ministry’s move to merge the Assam Rifles with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and bring overall operational control under it.
Brexit: Boris Johnson vowed today to stay on as Britain’s prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, saying only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 no matter what. At the beginning of his party’s annual conference in the northern city of Manchester, Johnson wants to rally his party with the “do or die” message that he will deliver Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
US: A US federal judge has dealt a new blow to President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration efforts, blocking a measure meant to relax the criteria for deporting undocumented migrants. The judgement was on a policy known as expedited removal under which migrants previously found within 160 kilometers of the border within 14 days of their arrival were deported without appearing before an immigration judge.
Ban on Chinese Companies: The United States does not currently plan to stop Chinese companies from listing on US exchanges, Bloomberg reported onSEptember28. “The administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on US stock exchanges at this time,” Bloomberg quoted Treasury spokeswoman Monica Crowley
India rebuts Pakistan : India, on Saturday, strongly criticised Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir issue as “propaganda” at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda and said the military rule is the tradition of Islamabad, according to an official statement.
JIHAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the United States on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing ‘jihad’ and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not.
Dividend from RBI: The government may seek an interim dividend of about Rs 30,000 crore from the RBI towards the end of the financial year to meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent of GDP for 2019-20, sources said.
Investment of Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is looking at investing $100 billion in India in areas of petrochemicals, infrastructure and mining among others, considering the country’s growth potential. Saudi Ambassador Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati has said India is an an attractive investment destination for Saudi Arabia and it is eyeing long-term partnerships with New Delhi in key sectors such as oil, gas and mining.
Ban on onion export: The government today banned exports of onions, a common ingredient in cooking, as prices remain high due to a seasonal shortage which has been worsened by flooding in several states. The government said exports will be prohibited with immediate effect.
PSU: The government on 28th September set October 15 as the deadline for central PSUs to clear overdue payments to vendors and contractors as it looks to lift economic growth from six-year low by boosting expenditure.
HINDI CURRENT AFFAIRS
- जगन्नाथ मंदिर के लिए जाने जाने वाले शहर पुरी में इस साल 19 अगस्त से ज़िला प्रशासन ने मंदिर की 75 मीटर की परिधि में मौजूद सभी घरों, दुकानों और मठों को तोड़ना शुरू किया. मंदिर के संस्कार के लिए बनी जस्टिस बीपी दास कमिशन की रिपोर्ट के आधार पर यह निर्णय लिया गया है.
- गोरखपुर के बीआरडी मेडिकल कॉलेज में दो साल पहले ऑक्सीजन की कमी से हुई बच्चों की मौत के मामले में क्या उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने बाल रोग विभाग के असिस्टेंट प्रोफ़ेसर डॉक्टर कफ़ील ख़ान को क्लीन चिट दे दी है? मगर सम्बन्धित विभाग का कहना है कि अभी जांच पूरी नहीं हुई है और किसी तरह की ‘क्लीन चिट’ के बारे में कोई बयान नहीं आया है.
- केरल सरकार ने कोच्चि अपार्टमेंट परिसरों को तोड़ना, फ्लैट खाली करने की प्रक्रिया शुरू की