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Current Affairs 9 August 2019

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Current Affairs 9 August 2019

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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs 9 August 2019 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Education, Banking, Sports, Awards, and Books importance of 9 August 2019.


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Italy government – Salvini calls for snap election

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Key Highlights

  • Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s League party, has called for a snap election, saying differences with coalition partners cannot be mended.

  • A failed attempt by the Five Star Movement to derail plans for a high-speed rail link showed the coalition could no longer govern, he said.

  • Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio said his party did not fear another election.

  • Mr. Salvini’s party is well ahead in opinion polls, due mainly to his stance against illegal immigration.

China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

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Key Highlights

  • Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast.

  • Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday.

  • Emergency teams have been deployed to the region to guide relief work, China’s emergency ministry said.

Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raids

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Key Highlights

  • U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across the state in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite enforcement operation in a single state.

  • The governments of Guatemala and Mexico said on Thursday that between them, almost 300 of their citizens had been detained in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi as part of sweeping U.S. immigration operations.

Pakistan bans Indian films from being screened in country

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Key Highlights

  • Pakistan said on Thursday it would ban the screening of Indian films in the country’s cinemas, as tensions between the two countries rise over the Kashmir region.

  • “No Indian cinema will be screened in any Pakistani cinema. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned in Pakistan,” Firdous Ashiq Awan, an adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said.


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Sukhoi fighter jet crashes in Tezpur, pilots safe

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Key Highlights

  • A Sukhoi-30 (Su-30MKI) fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Tezpur on August 8. Both pilots have ejected safely.

  • “This evening a Su-30 aircraft on a routine training mission from Tezpur crashed in the local flying area,” the IAF said in a statement.

  • Both pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and have been rescued, IAF added. A Court of Inquiry will ascertain the cause of the accident.

In Jammu border villages, many dream of a future full of opportunities

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Key Highlights

  • Despite shelling from across the border, they say they will not leave Having been in the line of fire over the years, villagers along the International Border (IB) between India and Pakistan in Jammu’s R.S. Pora said on Thursday that they finally had something to look forward to.

  • While there has been no shelling from across the border in the past year, Suchetgarh village resident Lal Chand said he didn’t expect the lull to last.

  • After the Union government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and decided to bifurcate into Union Territories.

‘Use rational pathways’ – Taliban weighs in India-Pak row over Article 370

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Key Highlights

  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan government’s efforts to internationalize the revoking of Articles 370 and 35-A by India were dampened yet again with the Taliban advocating restraint to both India and Pakistan and completely rejecting any linkage between Afghanistan and Kashmir.

  • While Pakistan Army has said that it was prepared to go to any lengths to fulfill what it calls its “Kashmir obligations”, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid has urged both countries to “ refrain from taking steps that could pave a way for violence and complications in the region and usurp the rights of Kashmiris.”


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Rajasthan BSTC Counselling Result 2019 declared, here’s how to print allotment letter

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Key Highlights

  • Rajasthan BSTC first round Counselling Result 2019 was declared on Friday, August 9. After a number of delays, the result has finally been declared on bstc2019.org.

  • The allotment letters can be printed from the links on the left-hand corner of the homepage. The links have been provided separately for downloading allotment letter for General colleges, Sanskrit colleges, and LM colleges.


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RBI is likely to cut rates in October and early next year, say analysts

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Key Highlights

  • This move could make the RBI the most aggressive major central banks in easing policy.

  • The Reserve Bank of India will cut interest rates again at its October meeting, making it the fifth in a row, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who said the central bank’s decision to ease by 35 basis points was right.


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Mary Kom & Lovlina Borgohain selected for upcoming women’s world boxing championships 2019

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Key Highlights

  • Boxers MC Mary Kom, a six-time world champion, and Lovlina Borgohain, World and Asian bronze-medallist, are selected for the upcoming Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 which are scheduled to be held from October 3- 13, 2019 in Russia.

  • The 36-year-old Mary Kom has been selected in the 51kg category and Lovlina Borgohain will be competing in the 69kg category.


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Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, Nanaji Deshmukh – Know About Awardees

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Key Highlights

  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh will be awarded the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

  • Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh will be honoured posthumously. The announcement for Bharat Ratna was made on January 25 in a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


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Book ‘Oru Manidhan Oru Iyakkam Kalaignar Mu. Karunanidhi’ released

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Key Highlights

  • The book titled ‘Oru Manidhan Oru Iyakkam Kalaignar Mu. Karunanidhi’ in Tamil language which depicts the life and work of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Dravidian Progressive Conference) (DMK) leader Late M Karunanidhi , the former Tamil Nadu chief minister, was launched by K Veeramani, president of Dravidar Kazhagam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • The book, first in tamil, is published by Frontline, a publication of The Hindu group. Frontline is commemorating 35 years in journalism.



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