Daily Current Affairs 10th September, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 10 September 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines arrives in New Delhi

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves arrived in New Delhi on a five-day official visit to India. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar.

India to build multidisciplinary super specialty hospital in Bhutan

Seeking to build stronger bilateral ties with its neighbours, India is planning to build up a multidisciplinary super speciality hospital in Bhutan.

  • The initiative has been taken up by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs.

Centre set up 3-member panel to oversee bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories

Centre has set up a three-member panel to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

  • The committee headed by Former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will look into the distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which will come into existence on 31st of October this year.

Multilingual Mobile App launched for farmers

Farmers can now get affordable access to cutting-edge technology at their doorsteps. Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala launched a multilingual Mobile App “CHC Farm Machinery”.

  • It will allow farmers to avail custom hiring services of CHCs located in a radius of 50 km. The App connects the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centers in their area.

Over 6,000 participate in world’s highest marathon in Ladakh

The eighth edition of Ladakh Marathon with more than 6,000 participants from different parts of India and 25 foreign countries was held today in Leh.

  • It is known as the highest marathon in the world as all four categories of marathon are held at over 11, 000 feet above the mean-sea level.

Intl conference ANGAN being organized in New Delhi

A three-day long International conference ANGAN for Energy Efficiency in Building Sector is being organized by Bureau of Energy Efficiency in New Delhi. Experts and policy makers from sixteen countries participated in this event to discuss various alternative options and technologies in the field of design and construction of energy efficient commercial as well as residential buildings.

68th Plenary session of NEC begins in Guwahati

The 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) held in Guwahati, Assam. Governors and Chief Ministers of North Eastern states attended the event. During the two-day session, there were presentations from various ministries and state governments on various developmental issues which are critical to the North East.

Mini Conclave of First Investor Summit-2019 is held in Leh

After abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, the Mini Conclave of First Jammu and Kashmir Investor Summit-2019 is held in Leh.



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

24th World Energy Congress held in Abu Dhabi

The 24th World Energy Congress held in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

  • The four-day World Energy Congress aimed to bring together international energy stakeholders, including governments, private and state corporations, academia and media. With over 15,000 participants, the Congress welcomed over 250 high-level speakers, 72 Ministers, 500 CEOs, 1000 media persons with 40,000 square-metre exhibition space that covered the entire energy spectrum.
  • The theme of this World Energy Congress is Energy for Prosperity.


BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Centre to infuse ₹12,000 crore in state general insurance firms

Following the recapitalisation of public sector banks (PSBs), now public sector insurance companies — National Insurance, Oriental Insurance and United India Insurance — are going to be infused with funds worth ₹12,000 crore to boost their capital base and meet regulatory norms.

  • The Budget had provisioned ₹70,000 crore for PSB recapitalisation and last week a ₹55,250-crore infusion was announced in several PSBs for regulatory and growth requirements.


SPORTS

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports derecognises Paralympic Committee of India

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports derecognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for violating the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011.

  • The government has suspended PCI in accordance with provisions under clause I (ix) and (x) of Annexure-III of National Sports Development Code of India 2011.

India Red beat India Green to clinch Duleep Trophy title

India Red beat India Green by an innings and 38 runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy title on the fourth day at Bengaluru. India Red had scored 388 in their first innings.

139th edition of tennis US Open 2019 

  • Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeats Daniil Medvedev (Russia) to win US Open 2019 (men’s singles)
  • Bianca Andreescu (Canada) defeats Serena Williams (USA) to win US Open 2019 (women’s singles)

Selekhmeteva, Bartone pair win Junior US Open Doubles trophy

Russian tennis player Oksana Selekhmeteva paired with Latvian player Kamilla Bartone won junior doubles trophy at US Open.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei runs fastest-ever women’s half-marathon

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei ran the fastest half-marathon ever by a woman, winning the Great North Run in a time of one hour, four minutes and 28 seconds.

  • Her time was 23 seconds quicker than the world record set in 2017 by fellow Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei but the course in the northeast of England is not eligible for records.


OBITUARIES

A book titled ‘Fortune Turners: The Quartet That Spun India To Glory’ launched

‘Fortune Turners: The Quartet That Spun India To Glory’, book on India’s spin quartet has been launched. The book on India’s 4 spin legends: Bishan Singh Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrashekhar and S. Venkataraghavan has been written by Aditya Bhushan and Sachin Bajaj.



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