8 September 2016 Latest Current Affairs
ISRO satellite ready to launch: vehicle ready to complete the mission
Using the rocket GSLV-F05, the Indian Space Research Organization is ready to launch an advanced weather satellite called INSAT-3DR. The launch time scheduled to begin at 4:10 pm and live telecast of event will be available on YouTube, ISRO website and Doordarshan Channel. The weight of Satellite INSAT-3DR is 2,211 kg, will be put into a geo-transfer orbit by the rocket initially during lift off. Using its own propulsion systems the satellite will then be taken to its designated geosynchronous orbit. INSAT 3DR has a working life of eight years and is furnished with modern instruments to study weather patterns and to help in the surface-level search and rescue operations.
Presidential Nominee Hilary Clinton, US will go after Abu Baghdadi like Bin Laden
Presidential nominee Hilary Clinton said that US will go after ISIS terror group and its leader Abu Baghdadi in the same way as the America focused on defeating the Bin Laden. To defeat ISIS, Hilary Clintons highest counter terrorism goal. Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton in New York on Wednesday said that America will help for the Kurds and the Arab who will fight on the ground against ISIS. We have to compress them by continuing to support the Iraqi military.
SAI has raised important questions over poor fitness of athletes and sports federations: Rio Olympic 2016
Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Injeti Srinivas assessment report raised important question over the physical fitness of athletes and poor performance of some athletes in the Rio Olympic2016 which has been submitted to the sports ministry for further appraisal, role of foreign coaches too is under watch with their appointment procedure. He also points the figure on the respective sports federation as well as SAI for not keeping close eye on them. Sports Ministry official said that some athletes hide their injuries while others could have updated them for the about their problems before the Game starts.
BCCI shifts India versus New Zealand third ODI a day due to‘Karva Chauth’
The BCCI has decided to postpone the third ODI between India and New Zealand from October 19 to 20th due to ‘Karva Chauth’ festival. Senior DDCA and BCCI vice president CK Khanna confirmed the development that BCCI has agreed to their request. “We are grateful to BCCI for welcome our request of shifting the date by a day. I have received a letter of admission for the same from BACK office,” Khanna said to PTI.
In fact, DDCA had written a letter to BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke announce the board about the practical difficulties of organizing the match on the day of a festival prevalent in North India.
President Pranab Mukherjee has given approval to the Constituent Amendment Bill on GST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday gave accede to Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), a important step towards rolling out the new indirect tax Government which the Modi government wants to come into effect from April 1 next year. The GST is a single indirect tax which will colligate most of the central and state taxes such as Value Added Tax (VAT), excise duty, service tax, central sales tax, extra customs duty and special additional duty of customs.