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Important Current Affairs 10th October 2019

NATIONAL:

Hindon to operate its first flight on 11 October.

• Hindon airport is all set for the first commercial flight from 11 October. The first flight from Hindon Airport is operated by the Heritage Aviation company. The 9-seater will take off to Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district from Hindon Civil Airport.

The company has set the price for one seat in the aircraft at Rs.2,500. The company has planned to launch flights for Dehradun, Hubli, Shimla, Faizabad, Gulbarga, Nasik and Coonoor among other popular destinations.

Hindon Airport:

Hindon Airport is an upcoming civil airport in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at Hindan Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force. The Hindon airport will serve as the second airport in Uttar Pradesh. This airport will reduce the load at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

INTERNATIONAL:

Pakistan PM Imran Khan declared as 2020 Muslim Man of the Year.

• Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) has declared the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as Muslim Man of the Year 2020. He won the title in the recent list of the most persuasive Muslims in the world issued by the Centre. His name has also been included in The Muslim 50, the Most Influential Muslims in the World published by the RISSC. Mr. Khan has also become the 6th most popular world leader on Twitter with 10.5 million followers on the social media platform.

The RISSC has also declared Rashida Tlaib as Muslim Woman of the Year 2020. She is an American Congresswoman.

RISSC:

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) is an autonomous research organization in Jordan. It is affiliated with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. It aims to protect, preserve and propagate Islam as defined by the international Islamic Consensus on the Three Points of the Amman Message arrived at over the years 2005-2006. It also aims to publicize the religious and legal positions of Islam on key issues relevant to life in the modern world.

AGREEMENTS AND MOUS:

India and France agreed to deepen defence ties.

• Defence minister Rajnath Singh visited France from 7th October to 8th October. He held discussions with the French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly.

Highlights:

♦ During his visit, he reviewed the full spectrum of the bilateral defence engagement.

♦ India and France reaffirmed their strong commitment to further deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.

♦ Both the countries discussed ways to further deepen defence-related official and operational level interactions.

♦ Both sides agreed to expand the scope and complexity of the existing regular bilateral joint exercises including SHAKTI, VARUNA, and GARUDA.

♦ He received the first of 36 Rafale combat jets during his visit.

APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:

Cultsport sportswear appointed Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador.

• Cure.fit, an integrated health and wellness start-up, appointed Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the brand ambassador for its premium sportswear brand, cultsport.

Cure.fit:

Cure.fit brand offers apparel that are made with high quality fabric blended with the latest technology to enable an athletic lifestyle. The company features the custom designed collections like Vitals, Code, Signature, the t-shirts have an easy, relaxed fit  etc. The cultsport premium sportswear is distributed through the cure.fit app, and e-commerce partnerships with the likes of Myntra and, Flipkart.

Jasprit Bumrah:

Indian Skipper Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah plays for the Indian national cricket team. He bowls at 140–145 kilometres per hour. This made him one of the fastest bowlers in India.

DAYS:

World Sight Day 2019 is observed on 10 October 2019.

• World Sight Day 2019 is observed annually on 10 October. The day aims to create awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

Report highlights:

♦ World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World report on vision on 8 October 2019.

♦ The report said that more than 1 billion people are living with vision impairment due to lack of care they need for conditions like short and far sightedness, glaucoma and cataract.

♦ Also, it said that the change in lifestyles and limited access to eye care are the major cause of visual impairment, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

♦ Other mains reasons are Myopia (near-sightedness), Diabetic retinopathy, Late detection.

♦ It said that all people living with severe vision impairment can still be treated if they access rehabilitation services.

♦ Optical magnifiers and reading use Braille, to smartphone wayfinders and orientation and mobility training with white canes will make it possible.