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08 October, 2019 Current Affairs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in New Delhi.
The setting up of NeAC of the Income Tax Department is a momentous step towards larger objectives of better taxpayer service, reduction of grievances in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India and promotion of ease of doing business.

The 50th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2019, will be held from November 20-28 in Goa.
Over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian Panorama section will be screened at the film festival.

In its first year, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), the tertiary care arm of Ayushman Bharat, has funded the treatment of 90,000 cancer patients through 1.8 lakh hospital admissions.

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have joined hands to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal.
The clinic would enable segregation, processing and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units.
Electronic waste will be collected door-to-door or could be deposited directly at the clinic in exchange for a fee.

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched 'Mukhyamantri Suposhan Yojana' to eradicate malnutrition among children and women.
He called for community participation for the scheme to be a success.

Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
He was administered the oath of office by Governor Bandaru Dattatraya in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

Governor Kalraj Mishra administered the oath of office to newly appointed Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty
Mohanty, who is now the 37th Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court, took the oath in English.

Surender Singh of India created three world records at the ongoing World Powerlifting Championship in Berlin, Germany.
Surender bagged a gold medal in 110 kg category, Classic Raw and the Best Lifter Award in Classic Raw and Single Ply.

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma surpassed Wasim Akram to hit the most number of sixes in a Test match.
He achieved the feat on day four of the first Test match between India and South Africa.
The right-handed batsman broke the 23-year-old record previously held by Akram.
The former Pakistan cricketer had hit twelve sixes in a match against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura.
Rohit whacked 13 sixes in the first Test and smashed two centuries in both the innings.