Daily Current Affairs 6th October, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 6 October 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

PM Modi Inaugurates Metro Service, ENT Hospital in Mauritius Via Video Conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritian premier Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated a metro express service and a hospital in Mauritius via video conferencing and described the projects as a symbol of New Delhi’s strong commitment towards the development of the island nation.

Government constitutes working group to prepare contours of new industrial policy

The government has constituted a working group to prepare the contours of a new industrial policy to make India a manufacturing hub. The group will be headed by Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Centre cuts interest rate on house building advance for government employees

The Centre has reduced the interest on House Building Advance from 8.5% to 7.9% for its employees, a move aimed at boosting housing demand.

  • According to the the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the new interest rate has come into force from 1 October.

Inter-State portability for ration cards launched for Rajasthan and Haryana

An inter-State portability for ration cards has been launched for Rajasthan and Haryana to facilitate the distribution of foodgrains to beneficiaries of the National Food Security scheme.

  • Labourers in the unorganised sector, migrating from one State to the other in search of work, will mainly benefit from the scheme.

India’s first e-waste clinic to be set up in Bhopal

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have joined hands to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, that would enable segregation, processing and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units.

PMJAY, first year: 90,000 cancer claims, Tamil Nadu tops list

In its first year, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), the tertiary care arm of Ayushman Bharat, has funded the treatment of 90,000 cancer patients through 1.8 lakh hospital admissions.

  • This is according to data available with the Union Health Ministry, which also show that every year there are 11.57 lakh new cancer patients in India and 7.84 lakh cancer deaths. At any given point, there are 22.5 lakh Indians living with cancer.
  • Tamil Nadu, with 40,056 cases, tops the state where the most cancer patients availed treatment under PMJAY, followed by Kerala (22,000), Madhya Pradesh (19,455), Chhattisgarh (15,997) and Gujarat (14,380).

Rajasthan becomes first state to launch policy on Pneumoconiosis

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot launched the Silicosis policy under which those suffering from the disease will be treated on a par with differently abled persons and will get a pension – up to Rs 1,250 – under social justice and empowerment department, the civil liberty groups demanded that they should get a pension of Rs 5,000 per month along the lines of Haryana.

  • Rajasthan became the first state to launch such a policy.

Tripura gets in-principle nod from Centre to set up its first SEZ at Sabroom

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced the setting up of state’s first-ever Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sabroom, after it got approved by the Central government. Sabroom in South Tripura is 130 km away from Agartala.

5th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2019 held in Pune

The MIT World Peace University organized the ‘5th edition of the World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy‘ at the World’s largest dome Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prayer Hall, Loni Kalbhor, Pune, Maharashtra.

  • With the main theme of ‘Role of Science, Religion and Philosophy for World Peace and well-being of Mankind’, the event witnessed the presence of about five hundred people from across the globe, scientists, philosophers, saints, educationists, social workers, Global scientists, students among others.

Kochi to host national health informatics meet in 2020

The Health Informatics and Information Management Association (HIIMA), Kerala, and the Health Records Association of India (HERAI) are jointly organising the 20th annual national conference in Kochi, Kerala on February 7 and 8 next year.

  • The theme of the conference – Medrecon 2020 – is ‘Value of Data in Health Care Ecosystem’.
  • More than 700 delegates from the healthcare sector in India and abroad are expected to participate in the meet.

Indian Army inducts Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles

Indian infantry soldiers now finally have a new weapon to destroy advancing enemy tanks on the western front with Pakistan. The Army has begun to induct a limited number of Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to meet immediate operational requirements till the indigenous man-portable “tank killers” being developed by DRDO are ready for induction.



SPORTS

Claudio Marchisio retires from professional football

Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio (Italian) has announced his retirement from professional football.



APPOINTMENTS

Vinod Kumar Sharma takes oath as Punjab Lokpal

Justice Vinod Kumar Sharma (retired) has been appointed as the Lokpal of Punjab.

Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples.

  • Ms Aparicio is committed to the fight against racism and for the rights of women and indigenous peoples.


AWARDS

Shanti Raghavan, Dipesh Sutariya win Social Entrepreneur of the Year  Award

Shanti Raghavan and Dipesh Sutariya of EnAble India were awarded the 10th Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019, for building an ecosystem of skilling, employment and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities (PwDs).

  • EnAble India has changed the mindset of 729 business houses and built frameworks of inclusion in universities and government agencies, thus creating a robust business case for employing PwDs in formal and informal sectors across India.


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Space Week

World Space Week (WSW) is an annually observed from 4 to 10 October in various parts of the world, including Europe and Asia. World Space Week is officially defined as “an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition”.

  • The theme of World Space Week 2019 is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.

Wildlife Week

Wildlife Week is celebrated all over the country in the month of October from 2nd to 8th October every year with the view to preserve the fauna means the animal life of the India.

  • The 2019 theme is “Life below water: for people and planet”


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