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Current Affairs-2019 October 20TH

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The Indian Army on Sunday mounted an artillery attack on at least four terror camps and Pakistani military positions across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to ceasefire violations meant to assist infiltrators, killing at least six soldiers of the neighbouring country and inflicting heavy terrorist casualties, General Bipin Rawat said.

NATIONAL

Punjab: Bypolls will be held for four assembly seats in Punjab on Monday in which 33 candidates are in the fray including Congress nominee Sandeep Sandhu. Around 7.68 lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of the candidates in the four assembly segments of Phagwara (reserve), Dakha, Jalalabad and Mukerian.

Biogas: India’s first plant to covert paddy straw into biogas that can be used as CNG in automobiles will come up at Karnal in Haryana .The plant will deploy special machines that will chop and bundle paddy straw for transportation to a storage, which will used through the year to produce compressed biogas.

New Delhi: Asian health 2019 conference was organized by National health authority and CII, in New Delhi. It was held during 16 to 19 October.

IBA: SBI chairman Rajneesh Kumar was appointed as the new chairman of Indian Bank’s Association.

NSG:Police commissioner of  Ahmedabad,  Anup kumar Singh was appointed as the new director general of national security guard.

  • Anyone harming peace process in J&K will be jailed: Ram Madhav

INTERNATIONAL

 Brexit : Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on October 19.

ED: the Enforcement Directorate on October 19, conducted searches on Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) premises in connection with its exposure to real estate firm Sunblink Developers, which is under the agency’s lens for its property dealings with late gangster Iqbal Memon.

  • Lady Gaga wrote in her Twitter account on Sunday an encrypted tweet that read, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”, A sanskrit mantram.

ECONOMY TODAY

FPI: Foreign portfolio investors have invested net sum of Rs 5,072 crore into the Indian capital markets in October so far amid the government’s efforts to revive domestic demand. Foreign investors put in a net sum of Rs 4,970 crore in equities and a net Rs 102 crore in the debt market during October 1-18.

Qantas flight: The longest non-stop passenger flight Qantas flight QF7879 touched down in Australia today morning after more than 19 hours in the air. It was a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.

RIL: Reliance Industries Ltd has said that it is on track to start production from a new gas field in the flagging KG-D6 block in the Bay of Bengal from mid-2020 even as output from its existing fields continued to fall. Reliance and its partner BP Plc of the UK earlier announced an investment of Rs 40,000 crore in the three sets of discoveries to reverse the flagging production in KG-D6 block.

Television: Vu Televisions recently launched its festive collection, which included the best of all the premium range of Vu TV’s. The highlight was the Vu Super TV, which is the world’s biggest and most intelligent TV.

E-commerce: Amazon and Flipkart have been asked by the the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to disclose names of top five sellers on their platform, price list of goods of preferred vendors and the kind of support provided to sellers, according to sources. Several complaints were made to the department by traders body CAIT that e-commerce companies have been violating the foreign direct investment policy in garb of mega festive sales.

e-Commerce:Traders’ body CAIT on Sunday demanded a high-level enquiry by the Centre to probe the “unholy nexus” of e-commerce firms, companies owning brands and banks for causing price distortion in the country’s e-commerce market. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the alleged distortions, both in the e-commerce and brick & mortar format of retail.

  • Brexit to have minimal impact on world economy: Ex-Bank of England governor
  • IRDAI directed thefirms to Make sure insurance ads are clear, fair and not misleading

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