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Important Current Affairs 25th October 2019

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

-Satya Pal Malik transferred to Goa, Girish Chandra Murmu made Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has been transferred to Goa while former IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur have been appointed Lieutenant Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh respectively.

-Radha Krishna Mathur to be LG of Ladakh: All you need to know about him

Radha Krishna Mathur is a retired 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tripura cadre. Radha Krishna Muthur retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC) in November 2018.

-IAS officer Radha Krishna Mathur has been appointed the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Ladakh, the reorganisation of which will take effect from October 31, 2019.

-PoK is terrorist controlled part of Kashmir, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

 The territory which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan is not controlled by the Pakistani establishment, it is controlled by terrorists.

-Karnataka: Fishing to commode, citizens protest in creative ways over state of roads

The state of roads in Karnataka has been playing a pivotal role in bringing out the lost creativity amongst the people of the state.Talking about the roads in Bengaluru, apart from traffic, the potholes and craters are the next major issue for the citizens.Fed up with the continuous apathy from the state authorities to deal with the problem, the people have resorted to unique ways of protesting and showing their discontentment.

-SFIO starts probe in deals between Videocon and Deepak Kochhar

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has initiated a probe in the deals between Deepak Kochchar's NuPower Renewables and Videocon Group in connection with the ICICI Bank Videocon loan default case.

-Earlier, Ministry of Corporate Affairs had asked the SFIO to initiate investigations in dealings between Nupower Renewables -- a company owned by Deepak Kochhar.

-Terrorists in Kashmir trying to radicalise children using schools of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, say intel reports

Jamaat-e-Islami has been trying to establish a parallel schooling system at a local level in Kashmir to start an anti-government narrative among children.Recently terrorists had tried to burn down a school building in Chawalgam while more terror outfits are planning to target government schools.

-IMD issues cyclone alert for Goa, south Konkan and Karnataka

IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the east-central Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra - Goa - Karnataka coasts during the next 48 hours.

-Gujarat firms gets 229.7 crore contract to redevelop Parliment Building

The contract for redevelopment of Parliment building, Rajpath and Central Vista in Delhi was Awarded to Ahemdabad- based HCP Design, Plannin and Management on Friday.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

-UK Kashmir body to launch digital campaign in London

If turned down by the court to protest outside the Indian High Commission in London, the protestors will use a bus to launch their digital campaign. Metropolitan Police under Section 12 Public Order Act 1986 imposed restrictions on the protest "in order to prevent serious disruption to the community".

-South Korea to give up developing country status in WTO talks

South Korea will no longer seek special treatment reserved for developing countries by the World Trade Organization in future negotiations given its enhanced global economic status, its finance minister said.

-Storm-hit areas in Japan brace for heavy rains, 60,000 advised to evacuate

A wide swath of eastern Japan hit by flooding and landslides from Typhoon Hagibis two weeks ago braced for more heavy rains on Friday.

-Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go dark

In Northern California wine country, authorities ordered 2,000 people to evacuate as a wildfire exploded to more than 15 square miles (39 square kilometers), whipped up by the strong winds that prompted utilities statewide to impose blackouts to prevent such fires from igniting.

-Hundreds visit to Australia’s Uluru for last ever climb atop the sacred monolith

A permanent ban on scaling Uluru -- also known as Ayers Rock -- comes into place Saturday in line with the long-held wishes of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Anangu.

-Indians will no longer require visas to visit Brazil

Bolsonaro, a far-right politician, came to power at the beginning of the year and has made it a policy to reduce visa requirements from a number of developed countries. But the announcement, made during an official visit to China, is the first he has made expanding that policy to the developing world.

Saudi Arabia names new foreign minister, hinting towards generational shift

Prince Faisal bin Farhan -- a one-time adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and currently ambassador to Germany -- will replace Ibrahim al-Assaf who was in the role for less than a year.

SPORTS AFFAIRS

-Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Abhimanyu Mithun first to pick hat-trick in summit clash

The right-arm pacer Abhimanyu Mithun on Friday also became the first Karnataka bowler to take a hat-trick in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

-R Praggnanandhaa became the world’s best Under-18 chess player

He started by observing his sister’s game. Today, 14-year-old R Praggnanandhaa from Chennai has emerged as the world’s best chess player in the Under-18 category

IMPORTANT DATES

•           2017 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him

•           1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

•           1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner•           18

54 The infamous "Charge of the Light Brigade" during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War results in over 100 killed

Awards and Honour

-Rajbhasha Awards were presented by Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati's CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati presented the Rajbhasha Awards to the winners of the Hindi Pakhwada competition.

 ♦ The theme of the competition was Plastic Free India and Cleanliness drive. 

♦ The competition was conducted in 10 categories, including essay writing, poster making, story writing, and others. 

♦ Prasar Bharati announced that from next year onwards, social media and technology would possibly be brought in to make Hindi competition more innovative

-Anup Singh was awarded the Udyog Rattan Award

Shri. Thakur Anup Singh, Marg ERP Ltd's Chairman, and Managing Director, was awarded the Udyog Rattan Award-2019 by the Institute of Economic Studies. The award recognized his exceptional work in transforming the Indian industry landscape how MSMEs can accelerate their business using technology.  Udyog Rattan Award-2019: The Udyog Rattan Award is presented every year to Indian citizens for their outstanding contributions to the economic development of the country. The award is presented by the Institute of Economic Studies, India (IES), an affiliate of the Government of India.