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Current Affairs in Short: 25 October 2019

Gandhinagar has become Gujarat’s first Kerosene-free district.  Amit Shah allotted 1,000 LPG connections to the people in Gandhinagar.

Oct 25, 2019 16:37 IST
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Gandhinagar becomes first kerosene-free district of Gujarat
• Gandhinagar has become Gujarat’s first Kerosene-free district. Home Minister Amit Shah announced this and allotted 1,000 LPG connections to the people in Gandhinagar.
• Amit Shah said on this occasion that rural women have been allotted LPG connections under the Ujjwala Yojana. 
• It was also announced that ONGC completed this scheme with a cost of Rs. 6.13 core. This scheme is covering more than 75,000 rural women.

National Unity Day will be celebrated on October 31
• To mark the birth anniversary of Ironman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, National Unity Day will be celebrated on October 31.
• Union Government will organise Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat program in 600 districts of the country to celebrate this day.
• Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also flag off the commemorative ‘Run For Unity’ from Major Dhyanchand National Stadium, New Delhi.

Rohit Sharma becomes 3rd Indian batsman to reach top 10 in ICC rankings
• Rohit Sharma has played a memorable inning in a series against South Africa and became third Indian batsman to reach at the top 10 in all three formats.
• He came into the same row after Virat Kohli and retired opener Gautam Gambhir because of his 212 runs.
• In terms of Test rankings, he remains the third-best Indian batsman, after Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Vigilance Awareness Week to be observed
• Vigilance Awareness Week from October 28 to November 2, 2019, will be observed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
• This year’s theme of the vigilance awareness is “Integrity- a way of life” with the administration of ‘Integrity Pledge’.
• Various activities will be carried out during the week-long campaign like public interaction, surprise inspections, poster competitions etc.

ITBP’s 58th Raising Day observed
• A full cadre review for Indo-Tibetan Border Police has approved in a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
• More than 3000 new posts will be created for raising of two operational commands of ITBP at Guwahati and Chandigarh.
•  Cabinet approved two commands for 3488 km long LAC with China.

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