Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 September 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Man Dhan Yojana (KMDY) scheme on September 12.
PM Modi Twitter: PM Modi crosses 50 million followers, becomes third most followed leader
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed the mark of 50 million followers on his twitter account, becoming the third most followed world leader after Donald Trump and Barack Obama. PM Modi is the most followed Indian on Twitter, even ahead of Bollywood superstars like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Among the world leaders, Modi is close behind US President Donald Trump, who has 64 million followers.Jack Ma retirement: Jack Ma to step down as Chairman of Alibaba
Jack Ma retirement: Jack Ma to step down as Chairman of Alibaba
Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma will step down from his position on September 10, 2019. Jack Ma’s retirement will mark the end of an era for Alibaba and mark a new beginning. Daniel Zhang, Alibaba's CEO, will replace Jack Ma as Executive Chairman of the group.
PM Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana on September 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Man Dhan Yojana (KMDY) scheme on September 12, 2019 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The scheme aims to secure the lives of 5 crore small and marginal farmers by providing a minimum pension worth Rs 3000 each month, to those who attain 60 years of age.
UNHRC urges India to end lockdown, curfew in Jammu and Kashmir
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) urged India on September 10, 2019 to end the lockdown and curfew in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that she was "deeply concerned" about the Indian government's actions in Kashmir and called for an end to the lockdown and communication blockage.
PM Modi inaugurates first cross-border pipeline in South Asia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India-Nepal cross-border petroleum pipeline along with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli through video conferencing on September 10, 2019. The India-Nepal cross-border petroleum pipeline is South Asia’s first cross-border pipeline. The PMO called the project a symbol of India's close relations with Nepal.