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October 02, 2019

2nd October 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (2nd October 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 2nd October 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (2nd October) is International Day of Non-Violence, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence.
    • On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2nd October as the International Day of Non-Violence.
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India during 3rd to 6th October 2019.
    • During the visit, she will call upon the President Ram Nath Kovind and hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5.
    • The two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate three bilateral projects via video link. 
    • She will also participate as Chief Guest at the India Economic Summit organized by the World Economic Forum during 3rd & 4th October 2019. 
    • A number of agreements are also likely to be signed during the visit. 
    • Note : This will be her 1st visit to India since she came to power in Bangladesh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected for the second time.
  • To mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Palestine has released a commemorative postage stamp honouring his legacy and values.
  • National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
    • During this visit, he met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed bilateral and regional issues, including Jammu and Kashmir.

National Current Affairs
  • The Nation pays homage to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth anniversary today.
  • Nation pays homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 115th Birth anniversary today.
    • Shastri served as prime minister from June 9, 1964, until his sudden death in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on January 11, 1966.
    • He successfully led the nation during the 22-day war with Pakistan in 1965. 
    • He gave the slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', which led to a rare display of unity in the country during India-Pakistan war.
  • NITI Aayog's School Education Quality Index (SEQI) has placed Kerala at the top of 20 large states in terms of quality of education.
    • Kerala was followed by Rajasthan and Karnataka for the 2016-17 academic year. 
    • Uttar Pradesh was ranked at the last position in the report. 
  • In a first of its kind offer from any national carrier, the IRCTC will compensate passengers of new Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express in case of delay in train schedule.
    • An amount of Rs.100 will be paid in case the delay is for more than an hour and Rs.250 for delay of more than 2 hours.
    • This compensation is in addition to the Rs.25-lakh free insurance that will be given to passengers of the train.
    • Note :  The train is schedules to be flagged off on 4 October 2019.
  • The 11th DefExpo is scheduled to be held for the first time in Lucknow between 5th and 8th February 2020. 
    • It is an exhibition where the Indian Defense industry showcase its capabilities and promotes its export potential. It is a biennial exhibition. 
    • Note : The last DefExpo was held in Chennai in 2018.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has given assent to the Jammu and Kashmir National Law University Bill thereby paving way for the establishment of a National Law University in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Telangana has become one the fully electrified states in the country after providing electricity to over 5 lakh 15 thousand households under the Soubhagya Yojana introduced by the Centre in October 2017.

Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • To ensure greater transparency and accountability in tax administration, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched a computer-generated Document Identification Number (DIN)
    • From now onwards, every CBDT communication will have to have a documentation identification number. 
    • The path-breaking DIN system became operative from 1 October 2019 and will apply to all kind of communications from Income Tax (IT) Department, whether it is related to investigation, assessment, rectification, appeals and penalty among other things.

Science & Technology
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a new planet-hunting telescope using a giant balloon, about the size of an entire football field. 
    • The telescope, built by US' University of Massachusetts Lowell, will help seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 38 kilometres above Earth's surface.

New Appointments
  • CH SS Mallikarjuna Rao has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank (PNB).
    • He will be in the post up to September 18, 2021. 
    • Rao has previously served as the MD of Allahabad Bank and Executive Director of Syndicate Bank.
    • Note : In August, the Indian government has announced the merger of United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce with Punjab National Bank.
  • Lieutenant General Iqroop Singh Ghuman took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Central Command in Lucknow. 
    • He has replaced Lieutenant General A Krishna who retired on September 30. 
  • Economist Surjit Bhalla has been appointed as the new Executive Director (India) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a period of 3 years. 
    • The post was lying vacant after the death of Subir Gokarn in July. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has superseded the Board of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai and appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the bank's Administrator with all powers of the board.
Sports Current Affairs

  • Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara took charge as the President of England's 232 years old Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
  • With this, he became the 1st non-British to hold the post

  • India's javelin thrower Annu Rani broke her own national record by registering a career-best 62.43m in the qualification round at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar's Doha. 

    • Rani's was the 3rd best throw in Group A of women's javelin throw. 

  • With the win, the 27-year-old also became the 1st Indian woman to reach javelin throw final at the Championship.

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