Latest Currents Affairs 06th October 2019

Special SC hearing on Monday over tree-cutting in Mumbai:The Supreme Court has set up a special bench hearing on Monday over the Maharasthra government”s decision to fell trees in Mumbai”s Aarey Colony to build a Metro Rail yard; The hearing will be held at 10 a.m.

Flood continues to wreak havoc in Bihar; Over 22 lakh people across 14 districts affected:The flood situation in Bihar continues to remain grim, as the death toll has risen to 80. The rivers Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Adhwara, Kosi, Mahananda and Parman rivers are still in spate and are flowing above the danger mark at most of the places.

Eco-friendly ‘Green Crackers’ launched to reduce levels of pollution:A good news for the countrymen ahead of Diwali, Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan launched green firecrackers in a bid to “resolve the crisis of air pollution” in the capital. These environment-friendly crackers have been developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and will be available in the market before Diwali.

Poets have capability to be influencers & opinion-makers: Vice President:Vice president M Venkaih Naidu attended the valedictory ceremony of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Sunday.

Supreme Court says road traffic offences can be prosecuted under the Indian Penal Code also:Supreme Court has ruled that road traffic offences can be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act as well as the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The apex court also set aside a Gauhati High Court order to prosecute offenders of road accidents under motor vehicle act only.

Mumbai Police arrests former chairman of PMC Bank for alleged 4,355 crore rupees scam:The Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai Police has arrested Waryam Singh, former chairman of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, in connection with the alleged 4,355 crore rupees scam at the bank.

India, Bangladesh sign MoU for setting up Coastal Surveillance Radar System in Bangladesh:India and Bangladesh have signed an MoU that will enable Delhi to set up a coastal surveillance system radar in Bangladesh.

We can do a deal if European Union is willing, says Johnson:UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed his Brexit proposals have picked up support in Parliament as he urged the European Union (EU) to compromise.

Canadian Federal Election to take place on October 21st:Canadians are all set to elect the members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament on October 21st.

Hong Kong: Face mask ban prompts thousands to protest:Tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain on Sunday to march in central Hong Kong.  A court had earlier rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies.

Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja celebrated across Bangladesh:The Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja is being celebrated across Bangladesh today. It is the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community in the country. The five day long  festival “Sharadiyo Durgotsav” which started on October 4 will conclude on Tuesday with the immersion of Durga idol on Vijaya Dashmi day.

Petrol, diesel prices maintain dip as OMCs slash rates:Petrol and diesel price continued to decline for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, with the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) slashing prices in four metros.

R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian to take 350 wickets in Test matches:Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday equalled former Sri Lanka bowler Muttiah Muralitharans world record of being the fastest to get 350 Test wickets.

Vizag Test: India beat South Africa by 203 runs:India wrapped up South Africa for 191 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day to win the opening Test of the three match rubber by 203 runs in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

50th IFFI to be held in Goa from 20th to 28th November:Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India to be held in Goa from Nov 20th to Nov 28th; Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar says over 200 films to be screened  in various languages; Russia will be the  partner country of this year’s Edition.

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