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News in Short - 05-September-2019

Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim and Hafeez Saeed declared terrorists under new law

Date: 05 September 2019 Tags:
  • Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), his deputy Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim have been designated as “terrorists” under the anti-terror law passed by Parliament.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a gazette notification declaring the four as 'terrorists' under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.
  • The designations were in alignment with laws in the European Union (EU) countries, the U.S.A., China and Israel and even in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Misbah Ul Haq appointed Pakistan men’s cricket team head coach

Date: 05 September 2019 Tags:
  • Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been named Pakistan's head coach as well as the chief selector on a three-year contract .
  • Former Pakistani captain and pace great Waqar Younis will be joining him as the team's new bowling coach.
  • Misbah has scored over 10,300 international runs in 75 Tests and 162 one-dayers.

Mysuru and Hampi to get double decker bus for sightseeing

Date: 05 September 2019 Tags: Historical Places
  • The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided to operate double-decker bus services in the historical cities of Mysuru and Hampi on the lines of London’s Big Bus model.
  • The services are expected to commence from December this year on a pilot basis.
  • The service model is targeted at city residents, tourists and newbies to the city to help them explore popular locations.

UK PM loses parliament majority

Date: 05 September 2019 Tags: India & World
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working parliamentary majority ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on September 3 after one of the Conservative MP defected to the pro-EU Liberal Democrats.
  • Members of Mr. Johnson's own Tory party, have worked with opposition lawmakers to draft a bill to force him to delay Brexit if he cannot agree divorce terms with the EU in time.
  • This move has large consequences on Britain’s aim of leaving EU before deadline.

Maharashtra approves eco-tourism circuit

Date: 05 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Maharashtra is in the process of developing an eco-tourism circuit connecting nearly 350 locations to a common grid for providing better facilities and development of popular destinations in the State.
  • Under the first phase, 43 destinations under the grid will be taken up and the remaining ones in the second and third. The government has set aside ?351 crore for the development of the circuit.