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May 10, 2019

9th May 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th May 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 9th May 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu left for Vietnam  today  on a  4-day official visit. 
    • During this visit, Mr. Naidu will address Indian Community, interact with Vice President of Vietnam and hold delegation level talks.
    • Apart from holding one-on-one talks with leaders of Vietnam, the Vice President will participate in the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Vietnam's northern Ha Nam province, on Sunday and deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session of the event.
  • A bill was introduced in New Zealand's Parliament that aims to reduce greenhouse gases, except biogenic methane, to net zero by 2050
    • It aims for 10% reduction of biogenic methane till 2030 from 2017 levels and 24%-47% provisional reduction by 2050.
  • The 5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week, under the theme “Leadership for road safety”, is taking place from 6th to 12th May 6 to 12.
    • This major worldwide campaign was requested by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018 in resolution A/72/271 on improving global road safety.
  • Trade-related talks are underway in New Delhi between senior officials of India and China
    • The Chinese side is being headed by Li Guo, Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC).
    • From the Indian side, officials from different departments including commerce, agriculture, animal husbandry and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) are participating.
    • The meeting assumes significance as India is seeking greater access for its manufactured and agricultural products in the Chinese market to bridge the widening trade deficit.
  • The Maldives today announced that it will strengthen defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and other countries in the region to tackle global terrorism.
    • This was stated by Maldivian foreign minister Abdulla Shaheed when he met Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last evening during his two-day visit to Colombo.
  • An Italian journalist has reported that up to 170 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed at Balakot in Pakistan in the airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force on February 26, days after the Pulwama terror attack.
    • According to a report by Francesca Marino, the airstrike on the JeM training camp led to the killing of 130 to 170 JeM recruits.
  • India and Turkey vowed to strengthen economic relations with the aim of reaching 10 billion US dollars bilateral trade by 2020.
    • Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, who is on a 3-day visit to India since May 7, held talks with Gitesh A Sarma, Secretary (West) under the institutional mechanism of foreign office consultations today.
  • Singapore today passed laws to combat fake news that will allow authorities to order the removal of content despite fierce criticism from tech giants, the media and rights groups.
    • The new laws give government powers to order social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to put warnings next to posts that authorities deem to be false and in extreme cases get them taken down.
  • Pope Francis issued a law today requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clerical sexual abuse and cover-up, to church authorities. 
    • The new law will come into force on June 1 and will be re-evaluated after a 3-year trial period. 
    • It also provides whistleblower protections for anyone making a report.
  • India, Japan, the US and the Philippines held naval drills in the South China Sea, nearly 90% of which is claimed by China. 
    • India deployed a destroyer, the INS Kolkata, and a tanker, the INS Shakti, in the nearly week-long multilateral drill, the US Navy said. 
    • Southeast Asian nations including Vietnam and Malaysia also lay claims over the sea.
National Current Affairs
  • Nation Pays Tributes to the great social reformer and freedom fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale on his 153rd Birth Anniversary.
    • Born on May 9, 1866, he is known to be a mentor to Mahatma Gandhi
    • Gopal Krishna Gokhale was also a social reformer whose goals were to promote non-violence and reform within existing government institutions.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it has put an end to the local adverse lists commonly known as ‘Black Lists’ of Indian-origin people (mostly Sikhs), who have taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India.
    • All such people will also be given regular visa as well as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. 
    • The Indian-origin asylees, were denied visa services by Indian missions and posts since they took asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today withdrew its April 24 circular which mandated banks to disclose their exposure to IL&FS and its group entities in their notes to financial statements. 
    • RBI had also directed lenders to reveal provisions required to be made against it. 
    • This comes after the NCLAT last week allowed banks to declare defaulting loans of IL&FS as bad loans.
  • Around 46 million of Australia's new $50 notes have been printed with a spelling mistake, the country's central bank confirmed. 
    • The word 'responsibility' has been misspelt as 'responsibilty' several times in the first speech of Australia's first female member of parliament that features on the note. 
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under Ministry of Finance is organising a meeting of Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Kochi (in Kerela) from 8th to 10th May, 2019.
    • As India currently holds seat of Vice Chairperson of Asia Pacific region (assumed on 1 July 2018) for a two-year period, it is hosting this meeting in this capacity.
  • Father of modern legal education in India, Dr. NR Madhava Menon has passed away. 
    • He is known for changing the face of Indian legal education by pioneering the establishment of National Law Schools. 
    • He is credited with the conceptualization of five year integrated LLB course, in place of the earlier 3-year course.
    • He was the founder Director of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal and the founder Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS).
Awards & Honors
  • Noted writer Sanjib Chattopadhyay, Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and Tabla Maestro Pt. Swapan Chowdhury were conferred with honorary D.Litt degrees by the Rabindra Bharati University(RBU) in Kolkata today.
    • The Chancellor of the University and West Bengal Governor Mr. Keshari Nath Tripathi presented the degrees at the Annual Convocation today.

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