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♦ Pakistan denied granting India for 2nd consular access of Kulbhushan Jadhav, retired Navy officer death row conviction. On 2 Sep 2019 granted 1st consular access to the Kulbhushan Jadhav following a directive from the International Court of Justice in July
India’s High Commissioner for Pakistan: Ajay Bisaria
India’s Deputy High Commissioner for Pakistan: Gaurav Ahluwalia
Pakistan High Commissioner for India: Moin-ul-Haq
♦ Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH inaugurated Unani Medical Centre established by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine and Siddha Clinical Research Unit established by the Central Council for Research in Siddha Medicine (CCRS) at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
♦ India’s Foreign Trade for Month August 2019
Overall exports in April-August 2019-20 are estimated to be USD 227.36 billion, which is a positive growth of 3.20% over the same period last year.
Overall imports in April-August 2019-20 are estimated to be USD 268.24billion, which is the negative growth of 1.18% over the same period last year
♦ Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for IT and Law launched the maritime communication services at Mumbai which will enable high-end support to those in the sea by providing access to Voice, Data and Video services while traveling on cruise liners, sailing vessels, ships in India with using satellite technology
Note: Nelco, first Indian company going to provide broadband services to the maritime sector
♦ India successfully tested the arrested landing of LCA, Navy at INS Hansa Goa. Aircraft Carrier arrested landing demonstrated onboard of Indian Naval Aircraft Carrier Vikramaditya
Its India’s first-ever “arrested landing”, which is the capability to design a jet that can land on an aircraft carrier (ability to halt at a short distance). This technology is developed by India indigenously
Note: INS Hansa is an Indian Naval air station located at Dabolim in Goa
♦ Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat congratulated AQUA STALLIONS, 24 members white water rafting team of Army Services Corps who made a record by 10 hours and 10 mins while traversing the Zanskar river in Leh
Note: AQUA STALLIONS felicitated by India Book of Records for their achievement at Leh
♦ Indian Railways signed an MoU with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for the facilitation of green initiatives in Indian Railways on 13 Sep 2019
The objectives of the MoU
- Energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities and railway workshops
- Greening of Railway properties.
- Demonstrative pilots of ‘net-zero energy buildings/ railway stations’.
- Capacity and skill development through training programs.
- Development of waste management policy, Green procurement policy, solid waste disposal, carbon neutrality, phytoremediation
♦ Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs launched the Biggest Tribal movement to promote tribal enterprise through Bamboonomics. He launched the movement for combating desertification and the climate change at “The Indian Perspective through Bamboonomics” session at ‘COP 14 UNCCD, TRIFED-GIZ, Delhi
♦ Scientists discovered water for 1st time in the atmosphere of an Exoplanet. On K2-18b, scientists found water vapour concentrations between 0.1% and 50%.
K2-18b is 18 times to the mass of earth and twice of earth
Note: On Earth, atmosphere water vapour concentration varies between 0.2% above poles and 4% in Tropics
♦ Ferozashah Kolta Cricket stadium renamed to Arun Jaitley Stadium as a tribute of late former Financial Minister Arun Jaitley
Ferozashah Kolta cricket stadium is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It’s the second oldest international cricket stadium in India after the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
♦ Indian Cricket team announced for South Africa test Series
Oct 2-6: Vishkapatanam
Oct 10-14: Pune
Oct 19-23: Ranchi
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