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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs 5 September 2019 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Education, Banking, Sports, Appointments Awards and Books importance of 5 September 2019.

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How Important Is Hong Kong To The Rest Of China?

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  • Concerns over Hong Kong's political and economic future are growing as pro-democracy protests drag on and turn increasingly violent, and China makes clear that forceful intervention is possible.

  • An intervention by Chinese troops could seriously damage Hong Kong's standing as a stable international financial center and a gateway for global capital flowing into the world's second-largest economy. No other Chinese city, not even Shanghai, could step into that role in the foreseeable future.
Turkey's President "Cannot Accept" Country Not Having Nuclear Weapons

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Key Highlights
  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them.

  • "Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But (they tell us) we can't have them. This, I cannot accept," he told his ruling AK Party members in the eastern city of Sivas.

  • "There is no developed nation in the world that doesn't have them," Erdogan said. In fact, many developed countries do not have nuclear weapons.

  • Turkey signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1980 and has also signed the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which bans all nuclear detonations for any purpose.
Iran Released Some Crew Members Of Tanker Held By Them, Says Sweden

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Key Highlights
  • Some of the crew of a Swedish-owned oil tanker held by Iran in the Gulf have been released, the Swedish foreign ministry said, weeks after it was taken amid heightened tensions in the region.

  • Iranian forces seized control of the British-flagged Stena Impero on July 19 as it was navigating through an international passage in the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance of the Gulf.

  • Tehran denied the seizure was a tit-for-tat move after British commandos seized an Iranian oil tanker on July 4 as it passed through Gibraltar's waters, under suspicion it was breaking EU sanctions on oil deliveries to Syria.
Brexit: Bill designed to stop no-deal 'will clear Lords'

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Key Highlights
  • The government has said a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit will complete its passage through the Lords.

  • The proposed legislation was passed by MPs on Wednesday, inflicting a defeat on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • There were fears pro-Brexit peers could deliberately hold up the bill so it could not get royal assent before Parliament is prorogued next week.

  • But the Conservative chief whip in the Lords announced a breakthrough in the early hours after talks with Labour.
Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges

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Key Highlights
  • Rescuers have begun to reach areas of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, with aerial images showing a trail of destruction.

  • PM Hubert Minnis said some areas had been "decimated" as the death toll rose to at least 20.

  • The hurricane made landfall on 1 September and battered the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, in the north of the archipelago, for two days.

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Telangana yet to implement new Motor Vehicles Act

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Key Highlights
  • Provisions of the new Motor Vehicles Act are yet to be implemented in Telangana as the state transport order has not released an order in this regard till date.

  • Speaking to ANI, Anil Kumar IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Hyderabad city said, “In Hyderabad and all across Telangana, the provisions of the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 will come under implementation, once the state transport department issue an order in this regard.”

  • He also informed that the Hyderabad traffic police had started a campaign to educate the public about the provisions of the Act soon after it was passed by Parliament in August.
Trade, Defence, 5G Tech In Focus As PM Modi, Shinzo Abe Meet In Russia

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Key Highlights
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and the two leaders pledged to deepen the robust bilateral ties between the two nations in a number of areas, including in economic and defence sectors. The two leaders met in Russia.

  • PM Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit, is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Russian far east region.

  • The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Shinzo Abe in Vladivostok comes after they met at the G-20 Summit in Osaka in Japan and on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Biarritz in France.
PM Modi Takes Up Issue Of Zakir Naik Extradition With Malaysian Premier

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi took up with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamed the issue of extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is a fugitive in India and has taken shelter in Malaysia.

  • PM Modi took up the matter with the Malaysian prime minister during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told media persons while briefing on the meeting.

  • It was decided that officials of the two countries will be in touch, he said while responding to a question on the issue in the context of India's request to Malaysia for Naik's extradition.
Indian Astronauts To Be Trained By Russia For Gaganyaan Programme

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Russia will train the Indian astronauts for the country's ambitious manned space mission the Gaganyaan.

  • The first Gaganyaan flight scheduled for 2022 will carry three astronauts, who will be picked from among the test pilots in the armed forces.

  • Russia will help train Indian astronauts for the manned space mission the Gaganyaan project, PM Modi said in a joint press meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their talks here.

  • Both PM Modi and Putin welcomed the active work carried out within the framework of the signed MoU in support of the Russian side for the "Gaganyaan".

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Multiple vacancies announced, here’s how to apply

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  • The office of the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) of India has released an official notification regarding the recruitment of eligible candidates for the Group ‘C’ posts of Auditor/Accountant/Clerk against Sports Quota for the year 2019.

  • The candidates applying for the job needs to be a sportsman/sportswoman who has represented the nation or state or universities in a sports competition. The recruitment will be made in the following games/sports:
CG Vyapam SET Admit Card 2019 released, download before September 6

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Key Highlights
  • Admit card for Chhattisgarh State Eligibility Test (SET) 2019 has been released by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CGPEB) on its official website at

  • Candidates can download their admit card by logging in using their registration ID and date of birth. The link to download CG Vyapam SET admit card will be active only till September 6, 11:59 pm.

  • The CG Vyapam SET 2019 will be conducted on September 8, 2019. The exam will be conducted in two shifts for paper 1 and 2. Paper 1 will be conducted from 10 am to 11 am. Paper 2 will be conducted from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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Nadal beats Schwartzman to reach semi

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Key Highlights
  • Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.

  • In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. In the second, Nadal went up 5-1 before Schwartzman made it 5-all.

  • It took more than two hours just for those two sets.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath presents state awards to 49 teachers

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Key Highlights
  • Teachers must instil the value of hard work in their students as a child never forgets his/her teachers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.

  • The chief minister was speaking at the state teacher award distribution ceremony here on the eve of Teacher’s Day.

  • “Teachers must instill such feeling among students that there is no alternative to hard work and effort,” he said.

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Shri Jaideep Sarkar concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho

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Key Highlights
  • According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India(GoI) Shri Jaideep Sarkar, a 1987 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho, with residence in Pretoria. He succeeds Ms. Ruchi Ghanashyam.

  • He presently served as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of South Africa. He also worked in Indian Missions in Tokyo, Seoul, and Bangladesh as well.

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Venkaiah Naidu will release books ‘Loktantra Ke Swar (Khand 2)’ & ‘The Republican Ethic (Volume 2)’ on selected speeches of President

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Key Highlights
  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will release 2nd editions of ‘Loktantra Ke Swar (Khand 2)’ and ‘The Republican Ethic (Volume 2)’ on September 6, 2019, at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.

  • It will be released with the aim to promote and diffuse selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind, President of India.

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