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· The government has said, the fundamentals of Indian Economy is strong and the GDP growth rate is expected to pick up from the third quarter of Financial Year 2019-20.
· While interacting with media in New Delhi on GDP numbers released today, Chief Economic Adviser K Subramanian said, IMF has projected India’s GDP growth at 6.1 per cent in 2019-20 and 7 per cent in Financial Year 2020-21 in it’s recently released report on World Economic Outlook.
· Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty said, mega steps of reducing government stake in PSUs below 51 per cent has not happened anywhere.
· He further said, Globally India is the fastest growing economy and expects an increase in investment, consumption and sentiment.
· According to official data released today, India’s economic growth slipped to 4.5 per cent in the July-September period of this fiscal.
· The previous low was recorded at 4.3 per cent in the January to March period of 2012-13. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018-19.
· Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has not fulfilled 70 commitments made to the public during previous Assembly elections, Union Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar alleged on Friday.
· He said, through huge publicity, Delhi Government is taking the credit for developmental works done by MCDs and has spent crores of money on advertisement.
· Briefing media after releasing an analytical report by Public Policy Research Centre named – Empty Vessel Make More Noise- on Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party’s governance, Mr Javadekar said, previous and present governments failed to take concrete measures on regularization of unauthorized colonies, but in the time span of 100 days, Modi Government has taken the decision to regularize the unauthorized colonies aiming at giving relief to nearly 40 lakh people living there.
· Directors of Public Policy Research Centre, Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Dr Sumeet Bhasin along with BJP Vice President Shyam Jaju were present during the occasion.
· Mr Javadekar said, 75 per cent of RTI applications filed by this Policy Centre were not answered by the Delhi Government. He said, Kejriwal Government is taking credit for pollution mitigation and prevention of dengue without doing anything on it.
· His Excellency Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha; Prof. Deepak Behera, Vice Chancellor; members of the Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council; members of faculty and staff; distinguished guests, parents and my dear students.
विद्या बन्धुजनो विदेशगमने विद्या परं दैवतम्
विद्या राजसु पूज्यते न हि धनं विद्याविहीनः पशुः ॥
· People across the country are following traditional Indian medical systems of AYUSH. According to the data available, 17,73,75,226 Patients visited Government Health Care Facilities under AYUSH in OPD and 19,57,921 were admitted as inpatients in 2017-18.
The measures taken by the Ministry of AYUSH for further propagating the natural medical systems are: –
Ministry of AYUSH has already established advanced research institutes in Indian medical systems through Research Councils.
· The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology has invited views and suggestions on the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 from public and stakeholders.
· Those who want to submit written memoranda or suggestions may send two copies either in English or Hindi to Director (C & IT) in Lok Sabha Secretariat.
· They could also email their suggestions to email@example.com within 15 days of publication of the communication. Text of The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is available on the Lok Sabha website.
· Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned today at Naval Air Enclave- Porbandar on Gujarat coast.
· Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M S Pawar was the chief guest on this occasion.
· Speaking on this occasion, Vice Admiral Pawar said that commissioning of Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314 – marks yet another milestone in country’s efforts towards enhancing maritime security and surveillance footprint in the North Arabian Sea.
· He said that the squadron owing to its strategic location will act as the first to respond in this crucial region.
According to Defense Sources, the INAS 314 derives its name Raptors from the Bird of Prey family.
· The insignia of the squadron depicts a Raptor bird searching over the vast blue expanse of the sea. Raptors are large birds of prey known for excellent sensory capabilities, powerful and sharp talons and strong wings symbolizing the capabilities of the aircraft and envisaged roles of the squadron.
· AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that this squadron will operate the Dornier aircraft, a multi-role SRMR aircraft, with twin turboprop engine manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, Kanpur. The aircraft can be used for electronic warfare missions, maritime surveillance, search and rescue and to provide targeting data to weapon platform.
· Contributing towards indigenous development and self-reliance through Make in India, Navy is procuring 12 new Dornier aircraft from HAL with state-of-the-art sensors and equipment including glass cockpit, advanced surveillance radar, optical sensors and networking features.
· Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 400 million dollar Line of Credit of to Sri Lanka to boost the island nation’s development.
· In a joint press statement after meeting visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Delhi this afternoon, Mr Modi said that India will also extend a 50 million dollars Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to fight terrorism.
· He said, strengthening mutual cooperation in dealing with terrorism was discussed in detail. He assured the Sri Lankan President of India’s full assistance in taking his country on the path of rapid development.
· Describing the meeting with Mr Rajapaksa as fruitful, the Prime Minister said, a strong and prosperous Sri Lanka is not only in the interest of India but also in the interest of the entire Indian Ocean region.
· Mr Modi said, India gives priority to its relations with Sri Lanka under its Neighbourhood First’ Policy. He expressed confidence that the Sri Lankan Government will carry forward the process of reconciliation to fulfil the aspirations of the Tamils for equality, justice, peace and respect.
· The Sri Lankan President said in his statement that the discussions were cordial and reassuring and a major focus area of the deliberations was on security cooperation. He said, they discussed the fishermen’s issue in length.
· This is Mr Gotabaya’s first overseas visit since assuming office.
· India will set up 12 hi-tech parks in Bangladesh at a cost of $193 million.
· Speaking at a business meeting in Rangpur organised by the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das said that these hi-tech parks will provide training to 30,000 youth of Bangladesh as skilled IT professionals.
· Responding to the issue of the trade imbalance between the two countries, Riva Ganguly Das said that diversification of the product basket of Bangladesh will help reduce the gap by increasing exports to India.
· She also inaugurated Swami Vivekananda Bhawan at Rangpur which houses a Computer Center, Charitable Medical Centre, Coaching centre and student’s home.
· In Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the longest-reigning Prime Ministers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan died at the age of 101. He passed away at a Tokyo hospital.
· Nakasone, Prime Minister from 1982 to 1987, shared the world stage with Reagan and Margaret Thatcher while battling with bureaucrats over domestic reforms.
· He himself said, he failed to achieve a dream of revising the country’s pacifist, post-war constitution to clarify the ambiguous status of the military.
· Nakasone also broke an unwritten rule on limiting the annual defence budget to 1% of Gross National Product Nakasone also broke an unwritten rule on limiting the annual defence budget to 1% of Gross National Product
· In 1983, he became the first Japanese Premier to officially visit South Korea, mending fences with a country that Japan had brutally colonized from 1910 to 1945.
· Prime Minister Narendra Moid has condoled his demise.
· Mr Modi said, his path-breaking visit to India, which was the first by a Japanese Prime Minister after a gap of 23 years will always be remembered.
· A Sri Lankan Army contingent left for India today to participate in the annual joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army.
· The Exercise Mitra Shakthi – VII will commence on Sunday at Kumaon Regiment camp premises in Pune and aims to bolster existing bonds of understanding and close working relationship between the two forces.
· The Sri Lankan contingent consists of 11 officers and 109 other rankers of Gemunu Watch troops with equal participation of Indian Army Jawans from Kumaon Regiment.
· The two-week-long military exercise to be held for the seventh time is designed to enhance capacity among participants and promote interoperability, military cooperation, the conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of experiences and explore possibilities for any potential security threats in future.
· It is an annual training programme that has been conducted between both organizations since the year 2012. It has so far occurred thrice in India and thrice in Sri Lanka with the objective of promoting bilateral military understanding and bonds of goodwill.
· Defending champions Karnataka romped into the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy after thrashing Haryana by eight wickets in the first semi-final in Surat .
· The highlight of the match was Abhimanyu Mithun taking five wickets in an over and became the first bowler in the domestic circuit to claim a hat-trick in all the formats.
· He had snared a hat-trick in the Vijay Hazare National ODI Championship final against Tamil Nadu earlier this year.
· Asked to bat first, Haryana piled up 194 for eight wickets on the board but Karnataka chased it in 15 overs with half-centuries by openers Devdutt Padikkal putting up 87 and K L Rahul scoring 66 runs.
· In shooting, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa unofficially hit a world record score in the men’s skeet final at the 63rd National Shooting Championships for Shotgun events in New Delhi .
· Angad defeated his senior and fellow Tokyo 2020 quota winner Mairaj Ahmad Khan of Uttar Pradesh, shooting a clean 60. Mairaj scored 58.
· Angad also equalled a record he jointly holds with skeet legend Vincent Hancock and two others.
· Mairaj also had a splendid day, shooting a world record himself, a perfect 125 in qualifying to breeze into the final. However, both Angad and Mairaj will be credited with National records.
· Saniya Sheikh bagged her third national title-winning the women’s skeet event defeating state-mate Areeba Khan 10-8.
· Abhay Singh Sekhon and Parnaaz Dhaliwal of Punjab also won the junior men’s and women’s skeet golds.