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Latest Current Affairs 09th August 2019

J&K Reorganisation Bill gets President’s assent: Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill receives President’s assent; The new Union Territories of Jammu & Kahmir and Ladakh to come into existence on 31st October as a tribute to Sardar Patel, on his birth anniversary.

Flood fury in several districts of the country; Centre closely monitoring situation: Food fury has affected normal life across the country; Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala ar the worst affected; NDRF, SDRF, Defence forces, and coast guard are helping the stranded to safer locations in districts across the three states.

Senior Congress leader Bhubaneswar Kalita joins BJP: Senior Congress leader, Bhubaneswar Kalita joins Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, on Friday.

PM Modi and top Union Ministers visit Arun Jaitley at AIIMS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top Union Ministers visit former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi after he complained of breathlessness and weakness.

India: Jammu & Kashmir issue is internal matter of India: India reacts to Pakistan’s reaction on Article 370; says action taken by Pakistan is Unilateral; further says government have briefed a number of foreign governments and told them the J&K issue is internal matter of India.

PM Modi to visit Bhutan on 17th and 18th August: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan on 17th and 18th August on the invitation of Bhutanese Prime Minister; will discuss a host of issues of bilateral importance.

66th National Films Awards announced; Gujarati Film Hellaro wins Best Feature Film: 66th National Films Awards announced; Gujarati Film Hellaro wins the best feature film; Keerthy Suresh wins the best Actress award; Ayushmann Khurana and Vicky Kaushal share the award for best Actor.

President Kovind hosts ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind hosted  ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

BJP names in-charges for upcoming Delhi, Haryana assembly polls: BJP President & Home Minister Amit Shah appointed Union Minister Prakash Javadekar as Election In-charge, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri & Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai as Election Co-Incharge, for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections.

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar launches website for COP14: Union Environment minister Prakash Javadekar launched a website  ‘unccdcop14india.gov.in, which contains all the information related to COP14 .

Unnao rape case:  charges framed against Kuldeep Singh Sengar: A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against Unnao rape case accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh chairs roundtable on ‘Make in India in Defence Industry’: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Friday chaired the roundtable on ‘Make in India in Defence Industry’ with top Defence and Aerospace manufacturers at Vigyan Bhawan. Addressing the “Make in India in Defence- Industry Roundtable,” Raksha Mantri said that barriers in startups have been reduced to encourage innovation in the defence sector. He added that several steps to ease licensing, promote exports and Foreign Direct Investment in the Defence sector are being taken.

Doordarshan Action Plan meeting for 2020-2023 held in New Delhi: Doordarshan Action Plan meeting for 2020-2023 was held at India International Centre in New Delhi on Friday.

Heavy rainfall in several parts across Maharashtra: Flood has affected several parts of Maharashtra throwing normal life out of gear. Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and surrounding areas have received very heavy rains in the last few days leading to a flood-like situation.

Kerala rain fury: Death toll rises to 22: There was no let-up from heavy rains in Kerala as four members of a family were killed at Edavanna in Malappuram district when their house collapsed on Friday, taking the rain-related death toll in the state to 22, while over 23000 people have been moved to relief camps.

PM Modi: Govt to extend all help for Eid Celebrations in J&K: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that the government is ensuring they don’t face any difficulties in celebrating Eid on August 12.

UN chief rejects Pak’s request, says Kashmir a bilateral issue between India & Pak: UN chief Antonio Guterres has recalled the Simla Agreement of 1972, a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan that rejects third-party mediation in Kashmir after Islamabad asked him to play his “due role” following New Delhi’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

J&K administration: Will facilitate pilgrims returning from haj: Jammu and Kashmir administration has said it will take all necessary steps to make sure that those returning from Haj pilgrimage don’t face problems while going to their homes.

Kashmiri Pandits welcome abrogation of Article 370: Kashmiri Pandits have welcomed abrogation of article 370 saying that for the first time any Prime Minister has taken such a significant decision for people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Situation in J&K remains calm & peaceful: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir State continues to be peaceful on the fifth consecutive day on Friday after Centre’s move for a new political arrangement in the state. People are visiting hospitals and 24×7 facilities are being provided to them.

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Heavy rains batter Kerala, rivers in spate, 8 killed: A year after the devastating deluge, Kerala is once again being battered by heavy rains with landslips and floods wreaking havoc claiming eight lives Thursday, while over 9,500 people have been shifted to relief camps.

45000 evacuated from flood hit areas in Karnataka: In Karnataka about 45,000 people have been evacuated from the flood hit areas. Incessant rains in various parts of state have left 12 out of 30 districts and 51 talukas affected. Around 17,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps. Teams of NDRF, Army, Navy and Air Force are involved in the relief operations.

Heavy rains hit normal life in Maharashtra: Flood has affected several parts of Maharashtra throwing normal life out of gear. Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and surrounding areas have received very heavy rains in the last few days leading to a flood-like situation.

NCMC reviews flood situation in Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat & K’taka: The National Crisis Management Committee on Thursday reviewed the flood situation in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Gujarat.

PM Modi addresses the nation; presents roadmap for development of J&K: Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation for the first time after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir assuring people of the two new Union Territories of the start of new era.

Bangladesh: RAB warns strict action for instigating people on Kashmir Issue: The elite police force of Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has warned that strict action will be taken against people who try to instigate incidents in Bangladesh over Kashmir issue.

Nepal: 5 dead, dozen feared missing in bus mishap: In Nepal at least five persons died and over a dozen feared missing after a bus plunged into Trishuli river in Dhading district.

More than 5 lakh Rohingya refugees issued ID Cards in Bangladesh: More than 5 lakh Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh have been issued identity documents by the UNHCR. In a statement issued on Friday, the UNHCR said the bio-metric, fraud-proof cards are being issued jointly by Bangladeshi authorities and UNHCR to all verified refugees over the age of 12. These cards will help in establishing and safeguarding the right of Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar.

Egyptian security forces kill 17 Islamic militants: In Egypt, security forces killed at least 17 suspected Islamic militants in raids on hideouts in the capital of Cairo and in Fayoum province, about 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, southwest of the capital.

FM Sitharaman addresses CII National Council meeting: Addressing captains of the Industry at the CII National Council meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said from next week she would be meeting industry people in different parts to the country over tax harassment-related issues and redress grievances on the spot.

India to roll out ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ Scheme: One Nation One Ration Card scheme to be rolled out in India from June next year; Centre kick-starts inter-state portability of ration cards between Telangana-Andhra Pradesh as well as Maharashtra-Gujarat.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal to lead delegation of 5 CMs, business leaders to Vladivostok: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will lead a delegation of five chief ministers, including from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, and business leaders to Vladivostok in Russia from August 11-13, an official statement said on Friday.

Sensex jumps 255 points; Nifty tops 11,100: Extending gains for the second straight session, the BSE Sensex jumped 255 points on Friday on expectations of measures from the Centre to revive economic growth and address tax concerns.

SC upholds IBC amendments, status of homebuyers as financial creditors: The Supreme Court has upheld amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, giving status of financial creditors to homebuyers.

Hashim Amla retires from International cricket: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all international cricket with immediate effect.

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus hit with 2-month International Ban: Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been handed a two-month ban from international football following his behaviour during the Copa America final against Peru back in July.

BCCI agrees to come under NADA ambit: Indian cricket board has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), ending years of defiance.

First ODI between India & West Indies called off due to rain: Rain played spoilsport as the first one-dayer between India and the West Indies was called off after the home side scored 54 for 1 in 13 overs at Providence, Guyana on Thursday.

66th National Films Awards announced; Gujarati Film Hellaro wins Best Feature Film: 66th National Films Awards announced; Gujarati Film Hellaro wins the best feature film; Keerthy Suresh wins the best Actress award; Ayushmann Khurana and Vicky Kaushal share the award for best Actor.

Home Minister Amit Shah to release Vice President’s book on two years in office: A book chronicling two years in the office of the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will be released at the Kalaivanar Arrangam, Chennai on August 11, 2019, by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Updated: August 10, 2019 — 10:49 am
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