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Current Affairs-2019 October 25TH

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Dhanteras is being celebrated today all over the India

The Supreme Court today sought the Centre’s response by November 5 on a plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques across the country and claiming that such restriction was “unconstitutional” and violative of fundamental rights to life, equality and gender justice. The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the fact that it had issued notices to parties, which included union ministries of Women and Child Welfare and Law and Justice and Minority Affairs and the National Commission for Women, in April and three respondents have not been served with its notices. The bench, also comprising justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer, ordered that the notices along with copies of the petition be served on the Maharashtra State Board of Wakf, Central Wakf Council and All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

The Chandigarh Consumer Forum has directed a Dehradun based company to pay an amount of Rs 11,040 to a Chandigarh resident for allegedly selling a non-functional ‘battery powered penis pump’ to him. The amount includes the refund of the equipment, litigation charges and compensation. “The harassment suffered by the Complainant is also writ large. The Opposite Parties (Extender India) have certainly and definitely indulged into unfair trade practice as they ought to have initiate steps to redress the grievance of the Complainant promptly, which they failed to do and rather propelled this unwarranted, uncalled for litigation upon the Complainant,” said a three-member bench of the district Consumer Disputes Redressal Form. The product Battery Powered Penis Pump costed Rs 5040.

NATIONAL

J&K : Girish Chandra Murmu, who has been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of the proposed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, is a senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer from the Gujarat cadre belonging to the 1985 batch. Murmu, who will replace incumbent J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, is presently serving as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry.

HARYANA: The BJP today finalised an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party, which has won 10 seats in the 90-member assembly, by offering it the post of deputy chief minister. BJP president Amit Shah announced at a press conference held with JJP leader Dushyant Chautala that the chief minister will be from his party and the deputy chief minister from the regional party.

  • Punjab govt reduces VAT on natural gas to 3 per cent from 14.3 per cent
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit India on November 1
  • Assembly bypolls in Uttarakhand, West Bengal on Nov 25
  • 93 per cent newly elected Haryana MLAs are crorepatis
  • PoK controlled by terrorists, under illegal occupation of Pak: Bipin Rawat

INTERNATIONAL

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the South American nation will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople obtain visas. Earlier this year, the Brazilian government ended visa requirements for tourists and businesspeople from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Those countries, however, have not in return dropped their visa requirements for Brazilian citizens.

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he is working with Scotland Yard to ensure that a “robust” policing plan is in place to prevent any security threats around the Indian High Commission in London during a planned “Free Kashmir” protest on Diwali.

  • Sacred period, says US President Donald Trump in his Diwali message
  • ‘They’re fake’: US president Trump cancels NYT, Washington Post subscriptions; federal govt to follow
  • Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds

MARKET TODAY

  • SENSEX- 39058.06 (37.67)
  • NIFTY-11583.90 (1.30)
  • GOLD (MCX 10 GM)-38254.00 (-98.00)
  • SILVER (MCX 1 KG)-46324.00 (332.00)
  • USD ($) / INR(Rupees Icon)-70.58 (-0.06)
  • RIL to invest Rs 1.08 trillion in setting up wholly owned arm for digital initiatives
  • Slowdown impact: Gold, silver sales down by up to 40% this Dhanteras
  • SBI pre-tax profit sees three-fold jump to Rs 5,059 crore, beats estimates
  • Hyundai, Kia, MG Motor deliver over 15,000 units on Dhanteras
  • Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal invests $12.5 mn in software firm Mobikon

Tata Mutual Fund (MF) has moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) seeking repayment of over Rs 120 crore of dues from Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL). Industry insiders say the slow pace of progress on the inter-creditor agreement (ICA) may prompt other MFs to also take the legal route to recover their dues. Among other fund houses, Nippon India MF, Edelweiss Asset Management Company (AMC), Kotak AMC and Axis AMC have moved the Bombay High Court to recover dues.

TODAY IN HISTORY

  • CE 473 – Emperor Leo I acclaims his grandson Leo II as Caesar of the East Roman Empire.
  • 1147 – Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1900 – The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1917 – Old Style date of the October Revolution in Russia.
  • 1944 – Second World War: Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
  • 1944 – Second World War: The final attempt of the Imperial Japanese Navy to win the war climaxes at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1971 – The People’s Republic of China replaces the Republic of China at the United Nations.
  • 2009 – The October 2009 Baghdad bombings kill 155 and wounds at least 721.

Today an editorial in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamna warned the BJP “not to show arrogance of power”, the party MP Sanjay Raut tweeted an image of a tiger — wearing a clock locket — sniffing a lotus.