Tuesday, 9 October 2018

9th October 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai launched two schemes for farmers to increase production and their income. The two schemes are Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana (CMSKY) and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana (CMKSY). The CMSKY would subsume three programmes – CM’s Employment Generation Scheme, CM’s Agri-Mechanisation Programme and CM’s Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber. The CMKSY aims at empowering farmers through cooperative approach, by providing them timely support and marketing intervention for better price realization and income
  • Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management. Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season. Now the Birmingham club reportedly want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up, with Thierry Henry in the running to take over as manager at Villa Park 
  • India captain Virat Kohli and speedster Jasprit Bumrah maintained their respective top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Monday. Kohli led the batsman’s list with 884 points while his deputy Rohit Sharma with 842 ranking points maintained the second position. The other Indian batsman in the top-10 was Shikhar Dhawan, who is placed fifth in the list with 802 points. Among the bowlers, death overs specialist Bumrah with 797 points was on top while left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav with 700 points is third in the list.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Government of India and the Election Commission in response to a petition seeking that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be implemented in Tripura.  A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph heard the petitioner Tripura People’s Front before issuing the notice to the Central government and the Election Commission. The need for preparing the NRC for Tripura was emphasized in the petition based on the fact that it was necessary to identify and deport illegal immigrants from the state. The petitioners prayed for a direction from the court asking the authorities concerned to prepare the NRC. They also sought that the Tripura-Bangladesh border be fenced to prevent influx of illegal immigrants. The matter was tagged with the ongoing case of updating of the NRC in Assam. It has been claimed that while the NRC was prepared way back in 1951, the need for implementing the NRC in Tripura is pressing.


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