Daily Current Affairs 30 September 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet
The Home Ministry is examining a report submitted by a high-level committee formed to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet, said informed sources. The committee, headed by T.K. Viswanathan submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry recently.
- Considering the growing menace of hate speech and abuse on internet in the absence of the provision, the committee was reportedly set up to propose new laws/amendments in existing laws and is understood to have suggested that section 78 of the IT Act needs to be substituted and Section 153 and 505A of the Indian Penal Code need to be amended.
- The committee has also suggested that each district to have a District Cyber Crime Cell headed by an officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector of Police.
Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Pratham-Shyok bridge in Leh
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Pratham-Shyok bridge that will link Leh to Karakoram, providing connectivity on the strategically important Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Olde axis for military transport.
China operationalises stealth fighter J-20
China has announced commissioning its first radar-evading J-20 stealth fighter jets into military service, giving its air force an edge in the region.
- The Chengdu J-20 is China’s fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet.
Saudi Arabia allows women to issue fatwas
Saudi Arabia has voted to allow women to issue fatwas, following a vote in Saudi’s advisory council. The move was approved by 107 votes, ending 45 years of only men being allowed to issue the legal pronouncements in the kingdom.
Govt keeps interest rate unchanged on small savings schemes for Q3
The government has kept unchanged the interest rates on small savings schemes like PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi for October-December quarter. Since April last year, interest rates of all small saving schemes have been recalibrated on a quarterly basis. Annual rates are as:
- Public provident fund (PPF) scheme – 7.8 per cent
- Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) – 7.5 per cent and mature in 115 months.
- Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme – 8.3 per cent
- 5-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme – 8.3 per cent
Deadline to sell pre-GST goods extended by 3 months to Dec 31
The government has extended the deadline for sale of pre-GST goods with stickers of revised rates by three months to December 31.
- After implementing GST from July 1, the government had allowed use of stickers with revised rates, alongside the printed MRP for pre-packaged items to reflect changes in selling price for three months till September 30.
President Kovind appoints five new Governors for states and Lieutenant Governor for Andaman
President Ram Nath Kovind, has appointed five new Governors. The appointments are as:
- B. D. Mishra (Retd.) as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Took over from Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.
- Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Took over from C. Vidyasagar Rao.
- Satya Pal Malik as the Governor of Bihar. Took over from Keshari Nath Tripathi.
- Professor Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Assam. Took over from Banwarilal Purohit.
- Ganga Prasad as the Governor of Meghalaya. Took over from Banwarilal Purohit.
- Devendra Kumar Joshi as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Took over from Jagdish Mukhi.
Padma Shri actor, writer Tom Alter passes away
Padma Shri awardee and veteran film, television and theatre actor, director and writer Tom Alter has passed away
International Translation Day: 30 September
The observance of this day seeks to recognize contribution of unsung heroes behind international diplomacy who work as language professionals to facilitate dialogue and contribute to development and strengthens world peace and security.
- International Translation Day 2017 theme is Translation and Diversity