Latest Current Affairs 03rd September 2019

CEC Sunil Arora presides 4th general assembly of A-WEB: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora presided over the fourth general assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) being hosted by the Election Commission of India in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to attend WHO meet: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday took a cycle ride from his residence to reach the venue in New Delhi where the 72nd Session of WHO’s Regional Office for South-East Asia meeting is being held. He also participated in the yoga session.

INX Media case: Chidambaram to remain in CBI custody till Sept 5: Former finance minister P Chidambaram was remanded to two more days of CBI custody by a Delhi court in the INX Media corruption case.

India, Japan reiterate firm commitment to work jointly towards free & open Indo-Pacific: India and Japan have reiterated their unwavering commitment to working together towards a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits “Japan Marine United Isogo Works”: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the second day of his visit to Japan toured “Japan Marine United Isogo Works”. He was accompanied by Deputy Minister of Parliament of Japan.

Chandrayaan-2: First de-orbiting maneuver performed successfully for 4 sec: The first de-orbiting maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today beginning at 0850 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 4 seconds.

World’s most advanced attack helicopter ‘Apache’ inducted into IAF: In a major boost to the Indian Air Force’s combat capabilities, eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters on Tuesday inducted into the 125 Helicopter Unit ‘Gladiators’ of the Force.

India to have its own pavilion ‘India Lounge’ at 5th EEF 2019 in Russia: India will have its own pavilion called the India Lounge with the support of the Roscongress Foundation at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.

Both sides to diversify & boost bonds of robust bilateral ties, PM Modi ahead of his Russia visit: In a statement ahead of his departure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the visit underlines the desire of India and Russia to diversify and further strengthen the bonds of robust bilateral relations. This is the first ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Far East Region of Russia.

Cabinet clears recapitalization of IDBI Bank: Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of recapitalisation plan of IDBI bank with a one time infusion of Rs. 9000 crore.

J&K Governor meets President Ram Nath Kovind: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

4 killed in fire at ONGC plant in Navi Mumbai: Four people were killed after a fire broke out at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) plant in Navi Mumbai township of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.

Hearing on Chidambaram’s interim bail plea today: A Delhi court has extended CBI custody of Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case till Tuesday.

8 US-made Apache helicopters inducted into IAF: In a major boost to the Indian Air Force’s combat capabilities, eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters have been inducted into the IAF on Tuesday.

More than 90% Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh free from prohibitive restrictions: In Jammu and Kashmir, day time restrictions have been fully lifted from the 92 police stations in the Kashmir.

PM Modi to leave for 20th India-Russia Bilateral Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Vladivostok on September 4 for the 20th India Russia Bilateral Summit and as the chief guest at the Eastern Economic Forum.

14th Conference of Parties UNCCD begins on high note in Greater Noida: The 14th Conference of Parties, COP14 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification began on a high note at Greater Noida on Monday. As India assumed COP presidency for two years, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar expressed optimism towards restoring land ecology and environment.

Sri Lankan President accuses PM for preventing Provincial Council polls: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena continued with his criticism of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying the latter is the key respondent for preventing Provincial Council polls from being held.

Hurricane Dorian kills five in Bahamas, US evacuates coast: Monster storm Dorian hovered over the Bahamas Monday as surging seawater and ferocious winds sowed chaos in low-lying island communities, killing at least five people and spurring mass evacuations on the US east coast.

US envoy meets Afghan president to discuss agreement reached by US, Taliban: U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Sunday met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss the agreement reached by the United States and the Taliban during their latest round of talks, according to the Afghan president’s spokesperson on Monday.

Thousands evacuated in Germany as WWII bomb found: More than 15,000 people were evacuated late Monday from the northern German city of Hanover following the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb, city officials said.

India sets dedicated desk at EEF meet for investments in India: Indian government has a dedicated desk for facilitating investments in India and by Indian companies. The desk has managed to provide a booster dose to not only investments in India but also investments by Indian companies in foreign shores. And while Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum…..the Indian entrepreneurs already have an expanding footprints in many sector in Russia’s far east.

India to have its own pavilion ‘India Lounge’ at 5th EEF 2019 in Russia: India will have its own pavilion called the India Lounge with the support of the Roscongress Foundation at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.

Cabinet clears recapitalization of IDBI Bank: Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of recapitalisation plan of IDBI bank with a one time infusion of Rs. 9000 crore.

Sensex crashes 770 pts, Nifty slides over 225 pts: The BSE benchmark Sensex crashed nearly 770 points and the NSE Nifty tumbled over 225 points on Tuesday.

SC seeks NBCC response on completing stalled Jaypee group projects: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the NBCC on whether it is willing to give a revised proposal to complete the stalled projects of Jaypee group.

PAN will be issued automatically using Aadhaar for filing returns: CBDT: According to a CBDT notification the Income Tax Department will automatically issue PAN to a taxpayer using Aadhaar number for filing returns as part of a new arrangement to link the two databases.

Shooting World Cup: Manu-Saurabh win gold, unprecedented top finish for India:  Teen stars Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary staged a remarkable comeback to claim the mixed 10m air pistol gold, providing a fitting finale to India’s unprecedented dominance of the medal tally in the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage.

US Open: Nadal reigns in clash of former champs as Zverev exits: Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarter-finals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat.

India beat West Indies by 257 runs to win series 2-0; Kohli wins record 28th Test as captain: India produced a top-notch bowling performance in a clinical 257-run demolition of the West Indies in the second Test as a 2-0 series victory put them on top of ICC World Test Championship points table.

Chandrayaan-2: First de-orbiting maneuver performed successfully for 4 sec: The first de-orbiting maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today beginning at 0850 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 4 seconds.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to attend WHO meet: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday took a cycle ride from his residence to reach the venue in New Delhi where the 72nd Session of WHO’s Regional Office for South-East Asia meeting is being held. He also participated in the yoga session.

Malaria linked to 30% higher risk of heart failure: Research: Malaria infection is linked to 30 per cent higher risk of heart failure, a new research has warned.

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