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Current Affairs in Short: 10 September 2019

The Union government recently constituted a 3-member committee to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into two Union Territories.

Sep 10, 2019 17:43 IST
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3-Member Committee constituted to oversee bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir

The Union government recently constituted a 3-member committee to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into two Union Territories.

The Committee is chaired by former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra.

The other members of the Committee are Arun Goyal, retired IAS officer and Giriraj Prasad Gupta, retired Indian Civil Accounts Service officer.

The Committee will look into the distribution of assets and liabilities of J&K between two UTs.

DPIIT to launch the Plastic Waste Management Campaign

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce will launch the Plastic Waste Management Campaign on September 11, 2019.

The Campaign will be launched under the Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019.

Under the campaign, DPIIT will ensure that the recycling of plastic waste that will be collected on 2 October this year in cement kilns.

The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's urged the nation to step against Plastic Waste.

10 Sri Lankan cricket players decide to stay away from upcoming Pakistan series

A total of 10 Sri Lankan cricket players have decided to stay away from the upcoming Pakistan series due to security reasons.

The announcement regarding this was made by the Sri Lankan Cricket board.

In the Pakistan series, 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches have been planned for September 2019.

These 10 players include Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews.

Government to launch a new Power tariff policy to empower consumers

Union Power Minister RK Singh recently announced that the government will soon launch a new power tariff policy to empower the consumers.

The new power tariff policy will lay down the Bill of Rights of Consumers.

Rights include 24X7 power supply to consumers.

In case of any load shedding in power, a penalty will be levied on distribution companies (discoms) and credited into consumers account.

Special Investigation Team to reopen seven anti-Sikh riot cases

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has decided to reopen seven anti-Sikh riot cases, where the accused were acquitted.

The SIT was set up by the Union Home Ministry.

The seven anti-Sikh riot cases were registered in 1984 at various police stations of Delhi - Vasant Vihar, Sun Light Colony, Kalyanpuri, Parliament Street, Connaught Place, Patel Nagar and Shahdara.

The SIT has issued public notices to individuals and organizations, asking about information related to the seven cases.

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