Latest Current Affairs 10th September 2019

PM Modi to launch mega farmer welfare schemes: PM Narendra Modi to launch mega farmer welfare schemes from Mathura; PM will launch National Animal Disease Control programme as well as the National Artificial Insemination Programme.

India: Terror epicentre Pakistan creating false J&K narrative: India exposes Pakistan at UN Human Rights Council; India’s representative says Pakistan sponsored terrorism is the biggest tragedy of Kashmir; Country is fully committed to protecting human rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi pays tribute to late Arun Jaitley: Prime minister Narendra Modi & leaders from across the political spectrum pay tributes to late Arun Jaitley at a memorial service; PM expressed his anguish at not having been able to say his last good bye to a very special friend.

Vice President interacts with delegation of Sarpanchs from J&K: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu interacted with a delegation of Sarpanchs from Jammu and Kashmir; Vice president urged to them to take the development schemes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

President to deliver lecture on ‘India-Iceland for a Green Planet’ at Reykjavik: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Reykjavik the capital of Iceland on the first leg of his nine-day three nation tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia.

J&K: Restrictions being lifted gradually from most parts of Valley: Restrictions have been lifted from most areas of Kashmir valley.

J&K: Special Market intervention Price Scheme for procurement of apples: In Jammu and Kashmir, Special Market intervention Price Scheme has been announced for procurement of apples.

PM Modi, Nepalese premier inaugurates Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated Motihari-Amlekhgunj cross border petroleum products pipeline through video conference on Tuesday.

Iraq: Over 31 killed, several injured in stampede at Shiite shrine in Karbala: At least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded on Tuesday during the Shi’ite Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in Iraq’s southern holy city of Karbala, in what an official at its Imam Hussein shrine described as a stampede.

Donald Trump fires National Security Adviser John Bolton: White House national security adviser John Bolton resigned on Tuesday at the request of President Donald Trump, who said he called for the resignation due to numerous policy disagreements.

US President Donald Trump: Taliban talks ‘Dead’: United States President Donald Trump proclaims Taliban talks ‘dead’; US military likely to ramp up operations in Afghanistan to counter increase in Taliban attacks.

European space agency records Amazon air pollution: New satellite images published on Monday by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month.

UK’s Johnson to suspend Parliament as his Brexit plans stall: Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the October 31 deadline, as he prepared to suspend Parliament and send rebellious lawmakers home until two weeks before the country is supposed to leave the bloc.

Sensex ends 163 pts higher, Nifty reclaims 11,000-mark: The Sensex and Nifty closed higher on Monday in line with global markets, which gained on the back of stimulus measures taken last week by China aimed at easing pressures on its economy owing to the trade war with the US.

India Post Payments Bank unveils Aadhaar-linked service: India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has announced launch of the Aadhaar-enabled payment services (AePS) for unbanked and under-banked people and said it has made 1 crore customers within one year of operations.

Dharmendra Pradhan holds meeting with representatives of steel industry of UAE: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, who is on a three day visit to UAE on day held a meeting with representatives of steel industry of UAE in Dubai.

Indian economy fundamentals are strong: Prakash Javadekar: The fundamentals of the Indian economy are strong and there is no “panic situation” in the country.

Top Lankan players boycott upcoming Pakistan series for security reasons: A total of 10 Sri Lankan cricket players have chosen to stay away from the upcoming Pakistan series, mainly for security reasons.

Rashid leads Afghanistan to historic win against Bangladesh: Rashid Khan followed up his first innings fifer with a six-wicket haul as Afghanistan made short work of the Bangladesh tail to record a historic win in Chittagong on Monday. This is the first time Afghanistan won a Test away from home in what was their first away Test. They beat Bangladesh by 224 runs.

Australia retains Ashes after beating England in 4th test: Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs in the final session of the fourth test at Old Trafford on Sunday.

U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title: Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev’s exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.

India Breakfast-Networking Session organized at TIFF: I&B Ministry hosts India Breakfast Networking Session on the side-line of its participation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019; Indian Delegation interacts with the participants, apprises them about friendly policy initiatives and framework for filming in India.

105 butterfly species documented in Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro meet: Some 105 butterfly species were documented during the sixth edition of the Ziro Butterfly Meet held recently in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district, the event organiser said on Tuesday.

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