Latest Current Affairs 09th October 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India from October 11 to 12 for 2nd Informal Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit.

Govt extends AADHAAR seeding date for PM-Kisan plan to Nov 30: The government has extended AADHAAR seeding date to avail Rs 6,000 benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme till November 30.

Cabinet okays Rs 5.5 lakh package for PoK families who initially settled outside J&K: The Union Cabinet has also approved Inclusion of 5,300 Displaced Persons (DP) families of Jammu & Kashmir who initially opted to move outside the State of Jammu & Kashmir but later on returned and settled in the state.

Cabinet approves 5% additional DA/DR due July, 2019: Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2019 representing an increase of 5% over the existing rate of 12% of the Basic pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

King and Queen of the Netherlands on a State visit to India from October 14: His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a State visit to India from 14 to 18 October 2019 at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind. The King and Queen will visit New Delhi and Mumbai, and the state of Kerala. This visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander would be the first State visit to India, following his ascension to the throne in 2013.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on 2-day India visit from Friday: Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India from October 11-12 for the second Informal Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Summit to provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Vested interests spreading Falsehood: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar terms attempts to question Modi Government on sedition case against intellectuals as absolute falsehood spread by vested interests.

1st Day Care Recreation Centre inaugurated for senior citizens in Leh: Acting as a game changer in addressing the special needs of senior citizens, a day-care cum recreation centre for senior citizens has been inaugurated in Leh.

India formally gets the first Rafale fighter jet: India formally gets the first Rafale fighter jet; State-of-the-art medium multi role combat aircraft handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a function in Bordeaux France; Rajnath Singh also undertakes sortie onboard Rafale.

PM Modi calls for a celebration of ‘Nari Shakti’: The festival of Dussehra symbolizing the victory of good over evil celebrated with pomp and gaeity across the country; Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a Ramlila program in Delhi; highlights importance of women’s empowerment and calls for a celebration of ‘Nari Shakti’.

UN, UK deplore killing of student in Dhaka; killers will get highest punishment, says PM Hasina: The United Nations has deplored the killing of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Abrar Farhad in Dhaka on Monday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Nepal on 12-13 October: Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Nepal on 12-13 October. After concluding his informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai Jinping will fly to Kathmandu on Saturday.

Sri Lanka Presidential candidate Gotabaya promises to free jailed ex-servicemen: In Sri Lanka, Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday launched his campaign promising to pardon and free all ex-servicemen who have been jailed by this government on cooked up charges, a day after he is elected.

Sri Lankan President Sirisena decides to remain neutral at Presidential election: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to remain neutral at the Presidential election scheduled next month even as his party will support former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse at the elections.

Wildfires destroy up to 30 homes in Eastern Australia: In Australia, about 500 firefighters were battling wildfires in eastern Australia that have destroyed up to 30 homes. More than 40 bushfires were burning across New South Wales state.

Turkey deploys tank convoy to Syrian border: Turkey has boosted its military positions on the border with Syria after finalising preparations for a military push into northeast Syria.

European Parliament head says ‘no progress’ in Brexit talks: European Parliament President has said that no progress has been made towards a Brexit deal during a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The President also urged Britain to come back with serious proposals for an agreement. He added that Johnson reiterated his stance in their talks that he would not ask the EU to extend the date of Brexit beyond October 31.

White House refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry: White House refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump; A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid” .

Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan scheme: Government on Wednesday extended till November 30 the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding to avail the income support of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme.

SBI cuts lending rates by 10 bps, retail loans to get cheaper: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday announced lowering its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points across all tenors to 8.05 per cent from October 10. The MCLR cut will make home and other retail loans cheaper for the existing borrowers.

IICTF 2019 to be organised from 11 to 13 October in New Delhi: Centre government has taken various prominent decisions targeting to increase the exports in agriculture sector upto 60 billion by 2022; India International Cooperative Trade Fair 2019 which will be organised in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan between 11 and 13 October would enhance the role of small peasants and cooperative organisations in export. More than 150 cooperative organisations and representatives from around 35 countries will be participating in the Fair.

Dharmendra Pradhan witnesses start of refinery work in Mongolia: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday witnessed beginning of construction work on a $1.2 billion refinery being built in Mongolia with Indian aid, an official statement said. Pradhan, accompanied by an official and business delegation, is on a visit to Mongolia as a follow up of the state visit of the Mongolian President to India last month.

Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from soccer: German World Cup champion Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from soccer, the decorated midfielder said in a statement on social media.

Jamuna Boro through to World Championships quarters: Jamuna Boro (54 kg) on Wednesday thrashed Algerian fifth seed Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinals to enter the last-eight stage of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships.

World Women’s Championship: Mary Kom enters quarterfinals: In Boxing, Six-time champion M C Mary Kom advances to quarterfinals of the World Women’s Championships in 51 Kg category in Russia.

Simone Biles wins 15th world title as US claim team Gold: US gymnastics star Simone Biles clinches a record-extending 15th world championship title as US wins world gymnastics team Gold in Stuttgart, Germany; with this win, Simone Biles becomes the event’s most decorated woman.

Nobel in Chemistry for development of lithium-ion batteries: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Good enough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries. It has revolutionised the world of technology.

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to 3 Scientists: Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.

E-cigarettes pose health risks to the youth: Last month, the government passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in India. Globally, many countries are evaluating the health risks associated with using e-cigarettes, and India is one of a handful of countries to enforce a complete ban.

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