Latest Current Affairs 01st October 2019

Defence minister Rajnath Singh attends annual day celebrations of Defence Accounts Dept: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday attended the annual day celebrations of Defence Accounts Department.

SC Bench defers Article 370 cases to Nov. 14: A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has deferred hearing on pleas challenging the legal validity of the Centre’s move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

SC partly allows review petition filed by Centre against court order on SC/ST act: A three judge bench of the Supreme Court has partly allowed Centre’s petition seeking review of its March 20, 2018 judgment which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

BJP announces names of 125 candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls: The BJP has announced the names of 125 candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls and said it will contest the election in an alliance with the Shiv Sena and some smaller parties.

PM Modi extends greetings to President on his birthday: Today is the birthday of President Ramnath Kovind. He is on his visit to Kolkata.

J&K: 2 terrorists gunned down in Ganderbal encounter: In Jammu and Kashmir, One more terrorist has been neutralized in Ganderbal encounter.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chairs review meeting of NCMC over Bihar flood situation: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, today chaired a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee to review the prevailing flood situation in Bihar.

Illegal sand mining leases: CBI searches at 11 locations in UP, Uttarakhand: Central Bureau of Investigation is carrying out searches at 11 locations in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in connection with illegal sand mining leases given in Saharanpur.

Five people killed in Rajasthan road accident: At least five people have died and 13 other injured in a deadly accident at National Highway 21 near Balaji Mord in Rajasthan.

Delhi HC denies bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case: It’s a major setback for former finance Minister. Delhi High Court has refused to grant bail to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case. Justice Suresh Kait denied bail to the Congress leader, saying there is no chance of tampering with evidence but there is a possibility that Chidambaram could influence witnesses.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Delhi-Meerut Expressway Phase-3: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the 22.27 kilometre Delhi-Meerut Expressway phase-3. At the inauguration he said that this highway is the country’s first 16 lane express-highway and with it, the travel time from Delhi to Meerut will be reduced to just 45 minutes.

At least 21 people killed in Banaskantha Bus mishap: At least 21 people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a packed private luxury bus overturned in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat on Monday evening.

NITI Aayog releases 1st edition of school education quality index report: The national think tank NITI Aayog has come out with the first edition of the School Education Quality Index report.

PM Modi awards winners of 2nd Indo-Singapore Joint Hackathon in Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the winners of the second Indo-Singapore Joint Hackathon in Chennai.

SC to hear matters related to Kashmir issue from today: The Supreme Court on Monday referred a batch of petitions challenging abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to its Constitution bench which would hear the matters from Tuesday.

BJP releases list of 78 candidates for Haryana Assembly polls: Bharatiya Janta Party has released a list of 78 candidates for upcoming Haryana Assembly elections. Chief Minister and senior party leader Manohar Lal will contest from his current Karnal seat.

BJP, Shiv Sena decide to join forces for the Maharashtra assembly elections: BJP and Shiv Sena have finalised the seat-sharing deal for the Maharashtra assembly elections 2019.

Flood fury in several parts of Bihar, UP due to heavy rains: Bihar is in the grip of extreme wet weather, even as the Monsoon is retreating. More than 2 lakh people in 50 panchayats have been affected. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took aerial survey and reviewed the relief and rescue operations being carried out across the state. The monsoons are retreating but still there is no let up in the rains.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India between Oct 3-6: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between October 3-6. This was announced today in a Press Release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Maldives says Indian Air Forces make an important contribution towards enhancing readiness & capacity of Maldivian security forces: Maldives has said that Indian Armed Forces make an important contribution towards enhancing the readiness and capacity of the Maldivian security forces.

Speaker of Nepal’s House of Representatives, lower House of Parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigns: Speaker of Nepal’s House of Representatives, the lower House of Parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has resigned from his post

Maldives tourism organized a record making free-diving event attended by over 500 divers: Maldives tourism organized a record making free-diving event today attended by over 500 divers including many from India

Govt selling onion at subsidised rate as price shoots up in Bangladesh: Government of Bangladesh has taken up the sale of Onions at a subsidised rate of Tk 45 per kilogram to consumers in view of the sharp rise in the price after India put a temporary ban on the export of onions on Sunday.

Political tussle intensifies in Peru: Political tussle in Peru intensified with President Martin Vizcara’s  announcement to dissolve the opposition controlled Congress.

Four people died in police firing during Haiti protest: Four people died in police firing during a protest in Haiti.The protest turned to be more violent on Monday.

Sri Lanka: Court to hear petition against presidential candidate Gotabaya: Ahead of Presidential elections to be held in Sri Lanka on November 16th, the citizenship of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the presidential candidate has been challenged in a petition.

SBI to adopt repo rate as external benchmark from today: State Bank of India is set to adopt the repo rate as its external benchmark for all floating rate loans today.

Fenesta Open: Rashmikaa Shrivalli moves to next round: Rashmikaa Shrivalli set the ball rolling in the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship on Monday.

Annu Rani becomes 1st Indian to qualify for women’s javelin throw final: Annu Rani became the first Indian to qualify for the women’s javelin throw final in World Athletics Championships with best attempt of 62.43m which is a National Record.

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