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Current Affairs for 30th Sep to 6th Oct 2017
Current Affairs for 30th Sep to 6th Oct 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat on 17th September. Addressing a public meeting at Dabhoi in Vadodara district, the Prime Minister said, lack of water resources has been a major factor in slowing the pace of development. Over 18 lakh hectares of land in Gujarat will come under irrigation through the dam as Narmada water will start flowing to more than 9,000 villages of the state through a network of canals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his government is taking decisions at a rapid pace to fast track development in the interests of the poor. After inauguration and laying foundation stone of 25 projects at Varanasi on 22nd September.
India has said, reforms in the United Nations should include expansion of the world body’s permanent and non-permanent members to keep pace with the changing times. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson told this to reporters in New York referring to the high-level meeting on UN reforms which was chaired by US President Donald Trump and attended by External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session. During the meeting, which was the first bilateral engagement of the two leaders, Mrs Swaraj raised the issues of terrorism and H-1B visa.
India has said, it will not sit idle till Masood Azhar, the Chief of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, is brought to justice. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said this at a press conference in New York in response to a question on India’s effort towards terrorist designation of Azhar, which has repeatedly been blocked by China.
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned all human rights violations in the country saying that the government is committed to a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis. In her first address to the nation on the violence in the Rakhine state, the State Counsellor said in Nay Pyi Taw that Myanmar did not fear international scrutiny and is making ever effort to restore peace and stability. She said, anyone responsible for abuses in Rakhine would face the law. Ms Suu Kyi appealed to the global community to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines.
Russia and Iraq restored scheduled commercial airline services for the fist time after thirteen years.
China has announced that it will limit oil exports to North Korea under UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile development.
Union France Minister Arun Jaitley has said the implementation of Goods and Services Tax, GST regime is going smoother than expected. Addressing the 70th Annual General Meeting of Indian Bank Association in Mumbai.
World Bank President Jim Kim has said India has been growing pretty robustly. Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum meeting in New York, Kim said Japan, Europe and the US along with India were growing and there was a levelling-out in developing countries.
Central government has exempted import duty on sports items and a wide range of goods for the upcoming under-17 Football World Cup to be held in India from October 6 to 28. The first FIFA event to be held in India will have 52 matches spread over six cities. The final will be played at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium match on October 28.
In Badminton, PV Sindhu has become the first Indian shuttler to lift the Korea Open Super Series title. In the summit clash played in Seoul, the Rio Olympics Silver medalist, seeded 5th, recorded a sensational victory over Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, 22-20, 11-21, 21-18.
In Tennis, India has lost the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs tie against Canada at Edmonton. India had secured a win in one of the two Singles matches through Ramkumar Ramanathan, but lost the Doubles rubber featuring Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja that gave Canada a 2-1 lead. The visitors needed to win both Reverse Singles matches to qualify. However, Ramanathan lost to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets as Canada got an unassailable lead and progressed to the elite 16-nation World Group stage. Yuki Bhambri, later, won the other Singles match, a dead rubber, as the tie ended 3-2 in Canada’s favour. This was the fourth consecutive time India failed to make it to the World Group stage.
In Cricket, India defeated Australia by 26 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-hit first One Day International of the 5-match series at Chennai. In second ODI in Kolkata, the sensational hat-trick from Kuldeep Yadav helped the hosts to complete a 50- run win over the visitors.