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Current Affairs-2019 October 8TH

INDIA CELEBRATING DUSSHERA WITH DEVOTION

Addressing a gathering at Ramleela ground in Dwarka during Dusshera celebrations for the first time, the Prime Minister Modi said, “India is a land of Shakti Sadhna. In the last nine days, we worshipped Maa. Taking that spirit ahead, let us always work towards furthering empowerment as well as the dignity of women. The land, which worship Maa, it our responsibility to respect and dignity of every women.”

NATIONAL

Rafale fighter jet handover: The Indian Air Force today received its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased from France in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here. Mr. Singh attended the handover ceremony of the first Rafale fighter jet acquired by the IAF along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France.

Aarey Colony: The prohibitory orders imposed in Aarey Colony in suburban Goregaon in view of protests over cutting of trees for a metro carshed were lifted today, police said.Normalcy has returned to the area where movement of people and transport has resumed. The police had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) on Saturday, banning unlawful assembly in the area, following protests by activists against the felling of trees in the green zone.

Green firecrackers: On October 5, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched eco-friendly green firecrackers, manufactured in India and are also made available in markets for sellers and consumers. These green crackers were developed by the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to combat air pollution. The CSIR-NEERI has developed new formulations for reduced emission of light and sound emitting in crackers with 30% reduction in particulate matter. A green logo as well as a Quick Response (QR) coding system has been developed in order to differentiate the green crackers from other conventional crackers.

Him Vijay: On October 7, the Indian Army’s first and biggest mountain combat exercise “Him Vijay” for the year 2019 begun at Arunachal Pradesh. It is an important exercise for validating the operational concepts of the newly raised Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) to meet the requirements of modern warfare. The exercise has two phases, where the first phase will be conducted from October 7-10, 2019 and the second phase will be conducted from October 20-24, 2019. It is also the first-ever drill that military is hosting in northeastern states.

Air Force Day : Chief of Air Staff Bhadauria said in a written message on the 87th anniversary of the Indian Air Force that, “the strategic relevance of this is the resolve of the political leadership to punish the perpetrators of terrorism and the capability of the IAF to execute a strike inside Pakistan. This has been a major shift in the government’s way of handling terrorists attacks.”

Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be able to attend the C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark as the ministry of external affairs refused political clearance to his visit, said official sources on Tuesday.

INTERNATIONAL

Al-Qaeda: The leader of al-Qaeda’s South Asian branch was killed in a U.S.-Afghan joint raid in southern Afghanistan in September, Afghan officials confirmed today. Asim Umar, who led al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) from its inception in 2014, was killed during a raid September 23 on a Taliban compound in the Musa Qala district of Helmand Province.

Nobel prize for Physics: Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics today for shedding light on the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.

ECONOMY TODAY

Protection of government lands: The Union Housing and Urban Affairs ministry will hire a private security agency to protect vacant government land, bungalows and flats from encroachment, sources said. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the prime construction agency of the central government, has been given the task of deploying private security guards, preferably ex-serviceman in Delhi, sources in the ministry said.

E-commerce firms: E-tailers achieved a record $3 billion (Rs 19,000 crore) gross merchandise value (GMV) for six days of the festive sales event conducted between September 29 and October 4, 2019.This surge came despite challenging macro conditions, said RedSeer , a consulting firm focused on internet businesses in India and Asia.

Nissan Motors: The board of Nissan Motor Co has picked Senior Vice President Makoto Uchida as its next chief executive and Ashwani Gupta as its chief operating officer, two sources said on Tuesday, following a board meeting of the scandal-hit automaker.

Aadhaar Data: The Law Ministry is learnt to be considering an Election Commission proposal to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar number of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In a letter to Law Ministry, the Commission recently proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow EC seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of the electoral rolls.

On October 7, the Revenue Secretary and the CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Shri Ajay Bhushan Pandey inaugurated National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAS) in New Delhi. This e-Assessment scheme along with the National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC), would benefit the Income Tax(IT) department in imparting efficiency, transparency, accountability in the assessment process and would have no physical interface between taxpayers and tax officers. Section 143(3A) & (3B) of the IT Act empowered notification of E-assessment scheme.

Debit Card EMI facility: In order to provide a superior and affordable shopping experience to its customers, Indian multinational, public sector bank, the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched the “Debit Card EMI facility” for its existing customers. Under this service, the consumer can opt for an EMI (equated monthly installment) period ranging from 6 months to 18 months.

United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said, and may run out of money by the end of October. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said on Monday unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.

  • Global economy in synchronised slowdown: IMF chief Georgieva
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet near Chennai in Mamallapuram for an informal summit on Friday
  • IAF 87th anniversary: India gets Rafale, celebrates Balakot strike
  • Human rights violations: US blacklists China’s Hikvision, 27 other firms
  • The Union Housing and Urban Affairs ministry will hire a private security agency to protect vacant government land, bungalows and flats from encroachment.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh [RSS] chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday that the RSS was firm on its vision of India as a “Hindu Rashtra”. Addressing the traditional Vijayadashmi function of the Sangh in Nagpur, Bhagwat denied that RSS was Islamophobic, and objected to the use of the word “lynching” to describe incidents of mob violence in India.”It is true that Islam came to India through some invaders and there had been some battles. The memories of it have lingered longer in minds. But still, it does not mean unifying Hindus is part of opposition to Islam,” he said.

HINDI CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • देशभर में धूमधाम से मनाया गया दशहरे का त्योहार
  • अमेरिका की एयर स्ट्राइक में मारा गया अल-कायदा का मोस्ट वांटेड आतंकी असीम उमर
  • राजस्थानः धौलपुर में चंबल नदी में मूर्ति विसर्जन के दौरान डूबे सात युवक
  • चार लाख निराश्रित महिलाओं को योगी सरकार का दिवाली गिफ्ट, पेंशन देने के लिए निर्देश जारी
  • चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग के भारत दौरे से ठीक पहले बीजिंग ने कश्मीर मसले पर अपने रुख में बदलाव किया है। चीन ने कहा है कि कश्मीर मसले को भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच द्विपक्षीय वार्ता से ही सुलझाया जाना चाहिए।
  • RSS का पथ संचलन, मोहन भागवत ने कहा भीड़ हिंसा से कोई लेना देना नहीं,कड़े कानून बनें
  • प्लास्टिक के खिलाफ जारी अभियान का हिस्सा बनते हुए बंगला साहिब गुरुद्वारे ने परिसर में सभी तरह के प्लास्टिक के इस्तेमाल पर रोक लगा दी है

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI, robots could be taught to recognise human emotions from our movements. As part of this exercise, a team of psychologists and computer scientists filmed pairs of children playing with a robot and a computer built into a table with a touchscreen top.

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