Latest Current Affairs 10th October 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman assures crisis-hit PMC Bank investors: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today assured aggrieved investors of crisis-hit Punjab Maharashtra Co-operative – PMC Bank that she will speak to the Reserve Bank Governor on how the banking operations can be normalised at the earliest. The minister met a group of distressed customers of PMC bank in Mumbai this afternoon.

President Kovind presents prestigious Colours to Army Aviation Corps: President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the prestigious President’s Colours to the Army Aviation Corps in Nashik. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and other senior officers of Army, Navy and Air Force were present on the occasion. The ceremony also saw march past by the soldiers of the Army Aviation Corps and fly past which enthralled the audience.

Vice President departs for two-nation visit to Comoros and Sierra Leone: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu departs for two-nation visit to Comoros and Sierra Leone; A number of agreements to be signed during Vice President’s visit to the two countries.

Rafting expedition flagged off from Devprayag: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flags off Rafting expedition organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga; The Rafting expedition from Devprayag to Gangasagar will be completed in 34 days.

EAM Jaishankar meets Foreign Affairs Minister of Thailand: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai in New Delhi; Several agreements in various areas are to be inked during Thai Foregn Minister’s three-day visit to India.

Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat Court: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in connection with a defamation case filed against him; Given time till 10th December for reply.

President Kovind presents Colours to Army Aviation Corps in Nashik: President Ram Nath Kovind presents Colours to the Army Aviation Corps in Nashik, Maharashtra; Says, the country is proud of its armed forces.

Jammu & Kashmir: Security Advisory to tourists ends today: Government’s security advisory to tourists in Kashmir ends today; Governor Satya Pal Malik directed the authorities on Monday to lift the restrictions imposed on tourists willing to visit the state.

Cabinet takes key decision for J&K displaced families: Union Cabinet approves extension of benefits under the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package for 5,300 Displaced families of Jammu & Kashmir; each family that initially moved outside J&K but later returned and settled in state to be given Rs 5.5 lakh.

IPS Probationers of 2018 batch call on PM Modi: 126 IPS probationers of 2018 batch called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. Interacting with the probationers, Prime Minister enthused the young officers to work tirelessly with dedication for the betterment of the nation.

Innovation learning programme DHRUV to kick start today: The ambitious Pradhan Mantri Innovation Learning Programme, DHRUV, will kick start from ISRO in Bengaluru on Thursday and conclude on 24th of this month at IIT, Delhi.

Romania government collapses in no-confidence vote: Romania’s beleaguered left-wing government collapsed in a no-confidence vote today. This has paved the way for the president to appoint a new prime minister.

SLFP led by President Maithripala Sirisena signs an MoU with SLPP led by former President Mahinda Rajapakse: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena today signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka People’s party(SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapakse for the upcoming Presidential elections.

US did not approve Turkey’s Syria offensive: Pompeo: The US did not give Turkey a ‘green light’ for its offensive in Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

Trump denies wrongdoing; dismisses probe as ‘witch hunt’: US Democratic Presidential contender Joe Biden made his first call for impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump; Biden said that by obstructing justice and refusing to reply with a congressional inquiry, Trump has already convicted himself; Trump has however denied wrongdoing and dismissed the probe as a ‘witch hunt’.

Turkey launches ground offensive in Northern Syria: Turkey has launched a ground offensive in northern Syria, hours after its warplanes and artillery began hitting territory held by Kurdish-led forces.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurds: Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday with air strikes and explosions reported near the border.

FM on PMC Scam: Government will bring legislation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says, the Government will try to bring in resolutions in the upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament to avoid cases like PMC Bank scam; Speaking to media after meeting victims of PMC bank scam in Mumbai, the Minister says, she will talk to RBI governor about allowing PMC customers to withdraw their money.

5 % hike in DA for Central Government Employees: Cabinet announces five per cent hike in DA for Central Government employees and pensioners; also approves relaxation till 30th Nov for mandatory requirement of Aadhaar-seeded data for beneficiaries of PM- Kisan scheme.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets French Industrialists in Paris: Defence Minister Rajanth Singh meets captains of French industries in Paris; Says Govt will consider further tax rationalization to encourage investments under Make In India Scheme.

Pune Test: Mayank Agarwal takes India to comfortable position: Opener Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara struck half centuries as India reached 168/2 at Tea on Day 1 of the second Test against South Africa in Pune on Thursday.

World Women Boxing: MC Mary Kom in Semis: Six-time champion India’s MC Mary Kom beats Rio Olympic bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia of Colombia 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the 51-kilogram division at Ulan Ude, Russia.

Mithali Raj becomes 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket: India women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj has became the first female player to last more than 20 years in international cricket.

Sri Lanka sweeps Twenty20 series against Pakistan 3-0: A second-string Sri Lanka team whitewashed top-ranked Pakistan 3-0 by registering 13-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 on Wednesday.

Vadodara ODI: Indian women beat South Africa by 8 wickets: In women’s cricket, India beat South Africa by 8 wickets in the first ODI at Vadodara; take 1-0 lead in the three match series.

World Mental Health Day 2019: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion: Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. World Mental Health Day 2019 is being observed today to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. Thus, the theme this year is “suicide prevention.”

Udham Singh Nagar’s PM Jan Aushadhi Kendra proving to be a boon for people: A large part of our country’s population consists of people who cannot bear the burden of expensive medicines. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana is proving to be a great help for such people. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra of Udham Singh Nagar in Uttrakhand is proving to be a boon for the sick and the poor.

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