Current Affairs Daily Digest – October 03 2019
1. Sachin Tendulkar gets the most effective Swachhata ambassador award
At the Safaigiri 2019 organized by the India Today group, the Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was awarded “The most effective Swachhata Ambassador”. The former Indian Cricketer was chosen as he utilized his fame and popularity to ensure India achieved its goal of Swachh Bharat.
2. New Commemorative Rs.150 coin launched on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary
On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the commemorative coins of Rs.150 denomination. PM Modi released the coins at an event held at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 2 October 2019. Sabarmati Ashram is the seat from where father of nation launched most of his freedom fight related movement.
3. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is on a 4 day official visit to India
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on her 4-day official visit to India from 3rd October to 6 October. During her visit, she would hold talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. This would be Ms.Hasina’s first visit to New Delhi since parliamentary elections were held in India and Bangladesh.
4. Single use plastics to be banned inside monuments: Govt
Single-use plastic will be banned inside and within a 100 metre periphery of all Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monuments across the country.
The announcement in this regard was made by Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel on the sidelines of the launch of the tourism ministry’s annual ‘Paryatan Parv’ in New Delhi. The Paryatan Parv showcases traditional cuisines and handicrafts from across Indian states and is an attempt by tourism ministry to promote tourism in India.
5. Odisha State launched Mo Sarkar initiative
The Odisha government has launched Mo Sarkar (or My Government) initiative on 3 October 2019. It was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He also released the official logo and charter of the programme
Mo Sarkar aimed at making governance people-centric. It is an initiative under the 5T model of governance to herald a transformation in government office
6. Bank of Baroda signs MoU with Indian Army for new, customised banking experience
Bank of Baroda, the country’s second largest public sector bank, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army. Through this MoU, the bank has assured a new and customised banking experience for both serving and retired personnel of Indian Army.
7. Cleanliness survey: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Durgapura emerge top three ranking railway stations
Three railway stations in Rajasthan bagged top honours in the railways’ cleanliness survey unveiled by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura were the top three ranking railway stations among 720 stations. Andheri, Virar and Naigaon railway stations were the top three among 109 suburban stations.
8. P K Gupta is new CMD of NBCC
The government appointed P K Gupta as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NBCC, an official order said. Gupta is currently serving as the Executive Director of engineering services company RITES Limited.
9. Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019: event that begins in Russia
The 11th edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships starts in Russia’s Ulan-Ude on 3 October. The event, a premier fixture in the boxing calendar, will draw participation from the best women boxers across the globe.
Besides the pedigree, what lends added significance to the event is the fact that it will serve as a qualification tournament for next year’s Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Wuhan, China from 3-14 February, 2020.
10. Jessye Norman, Grammy-winning star of opera, dies at 74
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world. She established herself in Europe in the 1970s and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1983. Norman died in a New York hospital of septic shock and multiple organ failure related to complications from a spinal cord injury in 2015, her family said.