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Latest Current Affairs 13th September 2019

Ministry of Railways, CII sign MOU to facilitate green initiatives: Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industries have signed an MoU to facilitate green initiatives in Indian Railways. The MoU was signed in New Delhi today. The MoU is part of Indian Railways’ some major green initiatives as part of India’s contribution towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change.

Naval LCA Tejas makes successful ‘arrested landing’ at Goa facility: India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas successfully carried out an arrested landing in Goa, a major milestone in development of the naval variant of the jet.

India now turns exporters of bullet proof jackets: From an importer of bullet proof jackets, India now exports these jackets to 100 countries including some European nations.

Rajnath SIngh chairs Defence Acquisition Council meeting: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, chaired by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Friday accorded approval for Capital Procurement for the Services amounting to approximately Rs 2,000 crores.

Situation in J&K continues to remain peaceful: The situation in Jammu and Kashmir continues to remain peaceful. All landline telephone services across valley have been functioning properly.

COP14: Delhi Declaration adopted to combat land degradation: Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the 14th Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification was seamless and flawless. It saw a record number of participants. Prakash Javadekar told the media that the Delhi Declaration is an ambitious statement of global action by each country on how to achieve land degradation neutrality. He expressed happiness that this was the most successful Conference of Parties to date.

I&B Ministry issues licenses for 118 community radio stations: Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued licenses for 118 community radio stations.

IPS officer Chhaya Sharma to be honored by Asia Society: IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation into the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape, has been chosen along with six others for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers award for redefining the role of female police officers.

J&K: Indian Army as part of Mission Reach Out conducts various people friendly campaigns: In Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army as part of Mission Reach Out has been conducting various people friendly campaigns, community empowerment drives, medical aid camps and communal harmony workshops to ameliorate problems being faced by local populace post abrogation of Article 370.

Govt removes from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals: The government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals, involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure on the list now.

MP: 11 dead as boat capsizes during Ganesh idol immersion in Bhopal: In Madhya Pradesh, 11 people drowned when two boats carrying them capsized during Ganesh idol immersion in Lower Lake of Bhopal.  The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Khatlapura on the banks of the Lower Lake.  Eleven people died in the incident while six were rescued.

ABVP bags 3 out of 4 positions in DUSU Polls: ABVP on Friday won three posts, including that of the president, in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls while the Congress-backed NSUI bagged the secretary’s post.

Odd-even car rationing scheme set to return to Delhi’s roads from November 4 to 15: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday unveiled a detailed plan to tackle pollution in the city in the oncoming winter season.

Review plea of 2018 SC-ST Act verdict: Supreme Court refers it to 3-judge bench: The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its three-judge bench the Centre’s plea seeking review of the March 20, 2018 verdict on the provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

Congress leader D K Shivakumar produced before a Delhi court: Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, was produced before a Delhi court today on expiry of his 9-day custodial interrogation.

Delhi court dismisses Chidambaram’s plea to surrender in INX Media money laundering case: A Delhi court dismissed a plea by former finance minister P Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar jail in the INX Media corruption case, seeking to surrender in the money laundering case. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar junked his plea.

COP 14 of UN Convention concludes: COP 14 of UN Convention to combat desertification concludes on Friday, UNCCD Executive secreatay Ibrahim Thiaw and COP 14 president Prakash Javdekar share the outcome of the conference. Javadekar said India committed to restore more and more degraded land.

I&B Ministry issues licenses for 118 community radio stations: Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued licenses for 118 community radio stations.

Babri demolition case: Tenure of special judge extended: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has complied with its direction and extended the tenure of the special judge, who is conducting trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti.

Govt allows blacklisted foreign Sikhs to visit India: In a decision that may allow families to reconnect, government has reviewed the Adverse List containing as many as 314 blacklisted foreign nationals from the Sikh community and brought it down to just two.

PM Modi invites suggestions for ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi invites people to share their insightful ideas for this month’s ‘Maan Ki Baat’ programme on September 29.

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Odd-Even scheme back in Delhi from November 4: Arvind Kejriwal: The odd-even rationing plan will be back in Delhi from November 4-15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

SC refers to 3-judge bench Centre’s review plea of 2018 SC/ST Act judgement: The Supreme Court referred to its three-judge bench the Centre’s plea seeking review of the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act.

Train to Bangladesh from Agartala will start by 2020: Union Minister Jitendra Singh: In a major breakthrough for Northeast, a train to Bangladesh from Tripura’s capital city Agartala will start by 2020. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said the proximal part of rail track is being funded by Ministry of Northeast.

Madhya Pradesh: 12 killed after boat capsizes at Khatlapura Ghat in Bhopal: In Madhya Pradesh, a country boat carrying 19 persons capsized in Chota Talab at Khatlapura in Jahangirabad district of Bhopal; 12 bodies including that of children, have been retrieved so far while 6 persons saved themselves by swimming.

India expresses concern on cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan: India says Pakistan’s attempt to polarise and politicise Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council has been rejected; MEA spokesperson says Pakistan needs to understand that repeating a lie does not turn it into a gospel truth.

Delight for Kashmir Apple growers and traders: Good news for apple growers and traders in J&K; Governor Satyapal Malik unveils the Market Intervention Scheme in Srinagar to ensure remunerative procurement of the fruit.

Death Anniversary of legendary Baul Singer Shah Abdul Karim observed in Bangladesh: The 10th death anniversary of the legendary Baul Singer and composer Shah Abdul Karim was observed in Bangladesh on Thursday. He is also known as ‘Baul Samrat’.

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Blast kills 4 Commandos in Kabul: Atleast four commandos lost their lives in an attack, when a suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul. The bomber blew up an explosives-laden minibus near the entrance of the camp, which killed four special forces members and wounded another three.

EU to donate 30 million euros to help Colombia with migrant crisis: The European Union to endorse an aid of 30 million euros to Colombia in order to help grapple with an influx of Venezuelan migrants.

Pakistan Interior Minister admits failure on Kashmir: Pakistan Interior Minister, Brigadier Ijaz Ahmed Shah admin Islamabad failed to get support from the international community over its stand on Kashmir issue; he blames Pakistan’s “ruling elite”, including Imran Khan, for “destroying” the image of the country.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions: Mexico refuses to “accept under any circumstances” with US Supreme Court ruling that severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum; Earlier US Supreme court ruled that immigrants who want asylum will be required to first seek safe haven in a third country through which they travel.

RBI reduces risk weight for consumer credit: Banks will be able to lend more to customers for buying consumer products such as mobile phones, home appliances, two-wheelers, and three-wheelers, with the Reserve Bank of India cutting the risk weight for consumer credit, including personal loans.

Market opens on a positive note; Yes Bank cracks 4 percent: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 100 points in early session on Friday, driven by gains in IT and auto stocks, amid positive domestic and global cues.

Trump signals considering interim trade deal with China: United States President Donald Trump has signaled that he would consider an interim trade deal with China, even though he would not prefer it.

OPEC members Iraq, Nigeria agree to cut oil output: OPEC has agreed to trim oil output by asking over-producing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets.

Hockey India names Women’s Hockey Team for Tour of England: Hockey India named an 18-member women’s team to be captained by Rani Rampal for this month’s tour to England. India will play a total of five matches in the series that is scheduled to be played from 27th of September to 4th of October in Marlow, England.

Rani Rampal to lead Indian eves in England: Hockey India on Friday named the 18-member Indian women’s team for their upcoming Tour of England which is scheduled to take place from September 27 to October 4 in Marlow, England.

All eyes on Bajrang, Vinesh at World Championships: A reality check awaits India’s top wrestlers at the World Championships where they will chase not only glory but also Tokyo Olympics qualification, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from Saturday.

England vs Australia 5th Ashes Test: England 271/8 on Day 1: England’s batting frailties exposed again as they waste a solid start and laboured to 271 for eight on the first day of the 5th and final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.

Japanese centenarian population exceeds 70,000: The number of people aged 100 or older in Japan has exceeded 70,000 for the first time after marking an increase for the 49th consecutive year in the aging society whose birth rate remains low, government data showed on Friday.

25th Delhi Book Fair continues to attract book lovers: The 25th Delhi Book Fair held at Pragati Maidan continues to attract book lovers with readers flocking in at the fair. The fair boasts of a range of variety, with books of both Indian and Foreign publishers hitting the stands.

IPS officer Chhaya Sharma to be honored by Asia Society: IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation into the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape, has been chosen along with six others for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award for redefining the role of female police officers.

Updated: September 14, 2019 — 10:24 am
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