Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 September 2019

The Gujarat government has reduced the challan amounts imposed under the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) for breaking traffic rules.

Sep 11, 2019 18:13 IST
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9/11: 18 years since America’s worst terrorist attack
Today is the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre. The attacks were one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. On September 11, 2001, four-passenger airliners were hijacked by militants and two of the planes were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre.

John Bolton: Trump abruptly fires national security adviser John Bolton 
US President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton on September 10, 2019. Trump himself made the announcement through his official twitter account. The US President claimed that he strongly disagreed on many of Bolton’s suggestions. 

Gujarat Reduces Traffic Violation Fines under New Motor Vehicles Act
The Gujarat government has reduced the challan amounts imposed under the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) for breaking traffic rules. BJP-ruled Gujarat is the first state to do so. The new rules will come into effect from September 16 onwards. The Delhi government is also considering reducing certain penalties.

Jammu and Kashmir Bifurcation: Government forms 3-member panel to oversee bifurcation of J&K
A three-member panel has been formed by the Union Government to oversee the implementation of bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. The 3-member advisory committee will be headed by former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra and its members include retired IAS officer Arun Goyal and retired Indian Civil Accounts Service officer Giriraj Prasad.

UK to extend post-study work visas for foreign students to two years, Indian students to benefit
UK has re-introduced the two-year post-study work visa for international students. The return of the scheme was announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The scheme has been reportedly re-introduced as a part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit. With the introduction of the scheme, Indian students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduating.

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