Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 6 OCTOBER 2019
Home ministry holds meeting to review border security
- Union Home Minister Amit Shah today chaired a High-Level Meeting
in New Delhi to review the current status of border security and measures to
be taken to strengthen it further.
- During the meeting, Mr Shah stressed upon Modi Government’s policy
of ‘Zero Tolerance’ towards terrorism, insurgency, corruption as well as
smuggling of weapons, narcotics and cattle.
- He directed the senior officers to take stringent measures against
these practices.The Home Minister also directed the DGs to identify all
issues affecting border security and submit a detailed action plan to the
Ministry in this regard.
Finance minister claims demonetisation and GST encouraged digitisation
- Finance Minister NirmalaSitaraman has said that demonetisation and
GST encouraged digitisation that will drive the country towards the open and
- Addressing the gathering during the National Tax Practitioners’
Day event in Dharwad today, the Finance Minister asked the tax Practitioners
to create awareness among the assessees to consider tax not as a burden but
as a contribution to nation-building, for reaching basic needs to the poor
and fight climate change.
NITI Aayog stresses on need to develop indigenous medical devices
- Member NITI Aayog, Vinod Paul has stressed the need for integrated
efforts to promote innovations and development of indigenous medical devices
for having a vibrant domestic medical devices industry for the society.
- He assured full support of NITI Aayog to ensure that the intent of
the domestic industry of providing access to the safe, effective and quality
medical device to the patients are kept in all government policies.
India-Bangladesh expand cooperation via agreements
- Prime Minister NarendraModi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh
Hasina held bilateral discussions in New Delhi today and reviewed all
aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues. India
and Bangladesh exchanged seven agreements in areas including water
resources, youth affairs, culture, education and coastal surveillance
following the talks.
- Both leaders inaugurated three projects through video conferencing
including one on import of bulk LPG from Bangladesh. The other projects are
the Vivekananda Bhavan at Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka and the
Bangladesh-India Professional Skill Development Institute, a facility to
benefit small and medium enterprises at the Institute of Diploma Engineers.
- In his statement, Mr Modi said the two sides launched a total of
12 projects in the last one year, which reflects the intensity in ties
between the two sides.
- Ms Hasina said ties have been on an upswing in the last few years
including in areas of maritime security, civil nuclear energy and trade.
India regretted statements made by Turkey and Malaysia on Kashmir issue
- India today regretted the statements made by Turkey and Malaysia
on Kashmir issue saying these statements are biased, factually incorrect and
- On Turkey raising the Kashmir issue at United Nations General
Assembly, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Raveesh Kumar asserted that
Kashmir is an internal matter to India.
- He called upon the Turkey Government to get a proper understanding
of the situation on the ground before they make any further statements on
this issue. The Spokesman was briefing media in New Delhi.
- On Malaysian Prime Minister's statements on Kashmir issue, Mr
Kumar said such statements are surprising and added that facts of the matter
have been articulated by Prime Minister NarendraModi and External Affairs
Minister S Jaishankar on several occasions.
- He said the Malaysian Government should bear in mind the friendly
relations between the two countries and desist from making such remarks.
::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::
Country’s first corporate train flags off
- In Uttar Pradesh, the first corporate run train of the country,
Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express was today flagged off by Chief Minister Yogi
Adityanath from Lucknow Junction.
- AIR Lucknow correspondent reports that While flagging off the
First IRCTC run Tejas express, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requested
IRCTC to run such trains on other routes like Lucknow to Varanansi and
Lucknow to Agra to boost tourism.
- He said that there was need of such train in which public
including businessman, officers can go to delhi in morning and will be able
to come back in late evening.
- Apart from offering passengers a more comfortable and fastest ride
experience between Lucknow and Delhi, IRCTC has introduced several firsts in
terms of service standards, refund of money in case of delay, travel
insurance up to 25 lakhs, full refund of wait listed tickets, tickets
booking till 2 minutes before departure, tea-coffee vending machines, call
bell and toilet indicator facilities in train.
- Talking to AIR on board the tejas train, Chief Managing Director
of IRCTC, M.P. Mall told that Tejas train is quite different from other
trains in term of infrastructure and facilities.
- He said that special focus is on cleanliness and apart from
providing automatic dustbins, toilets of the train will be cleaned in every
- The Tejas train will run 6 days in a week barring Tuesday. The
commercial run of the train will start from tomorrow. Passengers can get
ticket till 2 minutes before departure of train through IRCTC website and