Current Affairs

Current Affairs - October 2019-4th October 2019

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 1895 - First US Open for Golf
  • 1582 - Last day of the Julian Calendar in Catholic countries
  • 1957 - World's first artificial satellite launched

 

ECONOMY 

 

  • The onion traders of Maharashtra are threatening to boycott and keep their markets closed by October 7 due to a sudden decrease in onion prices.
  • The Reserve Bank Of India is planning to deliver a fifth straight interest rate cut, although the economists are really unsure of this due to an unconventional 35 basis point easing last time.
  • The US said that neither Indian nor American government is going to agree on a trade in five minutes but it does not see any structural reason which might stop both the nations to have a trade agreement in the near future.
  • Pakistan used the threat of nuclear weapons to deter India from punishing terrorists hiding across the border, but that changed after the surgical strikes and the Balakot airstrikes

 

DEFENSE

 

  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will fly a sortie ( a small aircraft mainly used to go over enemy lines to bomb them) on a 36 Rafale aircraft in France on October 8, defense sources said here on Thursday.
  • The locals in the Hiranagar sector of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir are really scared to lead their lives as they see bullets from Pakistan cross borders whizzing past them.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

  • Prime minister Modi said that plastic wastes are going to be a big issue in the future and because of this; agriculture farms are going to be wastelands.
  • Veterinarians have harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos and because of that, they’re able to save these animals from extinction.
  • India has installed 10 billion LED streetlights and it saved 9 billion units of power and 6 mt of CO2 emission.

 

WORLD

 

  • Pakistan's religious party announces Azadi March from October 27 to drive out the Imran Khan government.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will present his new Brexit plan which contains major changes to the proposed arrangements that would regulate trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 

  • For Buddhists, their Sacred books are called as Tripitakas.
  • The system of competitive examination for civil service was accepted in principle in the year 1853.
  • The swaraj party was formed by CR Das.
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