Current Affairs

Current Affairs-2019 October 9TH

The new Tejas Express will run in New Delhi-Lucknow route for six days a week. The fare for Lucknow to New Delhi Tejas Express will be Rs 1,125 for AC chair car and Rs 2,310 for executive chair car. Passengers of IRCTC’s Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be compensated in case of delays, the Railway subsidiary said on Tuesday, announcing a first of its kind offer from any national carrier. An amount of Rs 100 will be paid in case the delay is for over an hour and Rs 250 for delays of over two hours, the IRCTC said ahead of the launch of its first train. This latest offer is in addition to the Rs 25-lakh free insurance that will be given to passengers of the train.

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali.


CBI: Delhi court grants CBI 2 more months time to probe charges against Rakesh Asthana

RBI blocks Indiabulls Housing Finance, Lakshmi Vilas Bank’s merger

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in India on October 11 and 12 for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the foreign ministries of India and China said on Wednesday in near simultaneous announcements about 50 hours before the visit begins.

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said the departure of Rahul Gandhi has left a vacuum in the party. Weeks ahead of the assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra on October 21, Khurshid said Congress may not be able to win the elections or ensure its own future, as per a report by the Associated Press.

  • Bihar police drop sedition case against 49 personalities
  • Rafale engine manufacturer tells Rajnath: Don’t terrorise us on tax
  • Kerala Bank gets RBI approval, to begin services starting November 1
  • Over 15% MTech seats go vacant at IITs as GATE-based recruitment, admissions fail to synchronise
  • Sri Lanka sweeps Pakistan 3-0 in T20I series
  • Makers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

INTERNATIONAL

PAKISTAN: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazulr Rehman on Wednesday announced that his party’s anti-government ‘Azadi March’ to the capital will now take place on October 31 instead of October 27.

BILATERAL: Pakistan and China on Wednesday reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen their bilateral strategic partnership, a joint statement issued after the conclusion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day visit to Beijing said.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery across its border into northeastern Syria on Wednesday to open a military operation aimed at flushing out an American-backed militia, Turkish and Syrian officials said.

US justice department announces arrest of alleged leaker of national security information.

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has for the first time called for Donald Trump to be impeached.Department announced arrest of Defense Intelligence Agency employee Henry Kyle Frese for allegedly leaking sensitive information

Trump’s impeachment : Speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Biden, the former vice-president under Barack Obama, warned that Trump had committed impeachable acts.

Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed for outstanding work in fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded, with one half to James Peebles for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology, and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for discovering an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.

The international award in the Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to William G Kaelin Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.