Current Affairs Today October 19 2017

Current affairs today October 19 2017 presenting all updates. Aim of our current affairs section is to help you to get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.


Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu lays foundation stone of TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone of TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam along with H.C.S.Bisht, Eastern naval command Chief Vice Admiral. The aircraft museum is built on a beach road.

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Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as Forex crunch deepens

With an immediate effect Zimbabwe has banned fruits and vegetables imports to preserve scarce foreign exchange. The announcement in this regard was made by Joseph Made – agriculture minister of the country.

The nation which dumped its currency for the U.S. dollar in 2009 in light of the fact that it was wrecked by hyperinflation is presently running short of dollars and also semi money “bond note” acquainted a year ago with ease money deficiencies.

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Online chat service Launched by Income Tax Department to answer Taxpayer’s Queries

An online chat service for answering general queries and doubts raised by tax payers related to direct tax issues has been launched by Income tax department.

How to Use Online Chat Service of Income Tax Department?

Users need to logon to www.incometaxindia.gov.in and on main page a window will be available displaying an icon stating ‘Live Chat Online- ask your query’. User can ask their queries as guest through this window by entering the e-mail Id. Users will also be having facility to email the entire chat to his/her own ids for future reference.

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Hyderabad airport Ranked No. 1 in 5 to 15 million category by ACI

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) of Hyderabad was ranked number one in the Airports Council International’s service quality in the category of 5 to 15 million passengers per annum.

The Ranking was prepared on a scale ranging from 1 to 5. As per the survey conducted by ASQ, Hyderabad airport shown significant improvements from its score 4.4 in 2009 to 4.9 in 2016.


USA to Provide EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers

The United States has agreed to provide crucuial EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) technology to Indian navy. EMALS technology will be used by Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier as informed by Trump administration to India.

India had requested to US for the Electromagnetic Launch System (EMLAS) during the time when Obama was the president of USA by sending a request letter. EMALS technology is built by General Atomics for aircraft carrier planned by the Indian Navy.

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Maharashtra Government Announced release of Rs. 4000 Crore Under farm loan weaving scheme

Maharashtra government has announced the release of Rs. 4000 Crore for farm loan weaving scheme. This amount has been released under the first phase of the total Rs. 34,000 to be released. The Disbursal of first phase will be covering total 8 lakh of farmer of the state as the initiatives of the state government taken to invest in the agriculture sector.


IIT Bombay top ranked Indian institute in QS Asia University Rankings 2018

In most recent Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2018, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has emerged as the only Indian institute to better its performance among the best 100 universities.

The top positioned Indian institute in the QS Asia University Rankings, IIT Bombay saw its best position at 34th rank over the last three years since its 46th rank in 2016. IIT Bombay was positioned 179th in the QS World University Rankings earlier this year, demonstrating a great change in its 2017 performance by 40 places.

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