Cyclone Bulbul will turn into a very severe cyclonic storm : 09 Nov 2019 National And interntional Current affaira

Cyclone Bulbul will turn into a very severe cyclonic storm

Cyclone Bulbul

  • Cyclone Bulbul is steadily gathering intensity over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm, according to fresh predictions released by the India Meteorological Department.

  • The weather office hasn’t yet said whether Cyclone Bulbul will make landfall in India but its predictions suggest that Bulbul will skirt Odisha and head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh in the upcoming days.
  • Cyclone Bulbul is expected to bring rainfall over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, north coastal Odisha and coastal West Bengal.
  • Cyclone Bulbul is the reborn form of cyclone Matmo.
Matmo was formed in the Philippine Sea on October 24.
US announces increase in H-1B work visa application fee by 10 USD

  • The US has announced the increase of H-1B work visa application fee by 10 US Dollars as part of its revised selection process.
  • The non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B cap selection process more efficient.
  • Petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, will first have to electronically register with the USCIS during a designated registration period.
  • The electronic registration system is part of an agency-wide initiative to modernise immigration system while deterring fraud.
  • The H-1B program allows US companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialised knowledge with bachelor’s or a higher degree in the specific speciality, or it’s equivalent.

Russia re-enacts historic wartime parade
  • Russian troops wearing World War II uniforms marched across Moscow’s Red Square, in memory of the historic 1941 parade, when Soviet soldiers went directly to the battlefield to fight the Nazis.
  • The annual re-enactment featuring some 4,000 troops and T-34 tanks commemorated the legendary November 7, 1941 parade whose participants marched from Red Square to the front line, becoming a symbol of courage and patriotism.
  • Nearly 7,000 guests including World War II veterans watched the parade.
  • The Red Army’s triumph in the deadliest war in history is seen as a huge point of pride in Russia.
  • In recent years, the victory in the 1941-1945 conflict known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War has acquired signs of cult status.

Iran resumes uranium enrichment, raising concern from signatories to 2015 nuclear deal
  • Iran has resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran in a new departure from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
  • The suspension of uranium enrichment at the long secret plant was one of the restrictions Iran had agreed to on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of UN sanctions.
  • Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia have been trying to salvage the hard-won deal since Washington abandoned it in May 2018 and reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions.
  • The resumption of enrichment at Fordow is Iran’s fourth move away from the deal. Uranium enrichment is the sensitive process that produces fuel for nuclear power plants but also, in highly extended form, the fissile core for a warhead. Iran has always denied any military dimension to its nuclear programme.
  • Iran’s latest move comes after the passing of a deadline it set for the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement to come up with a mechanism that would allow foreign firms to continue doing business with Iran without incurring US penalties.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern about Tehran’s announcements but said European powers should do their part. The Kremlin had previously called sanctions against Iran as unprecedented and illegal.

Bosnia outraged after Emmanuel Macron calls it a ‘ticking time bomb’
  • Officials in Bosnia expressed outrage to remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron where he described the country as a ticking time-bomb. Also the greatest concern for Europe in the Balkans as there is a possibility of returning jihadists.
  • Referring to escaped or released Islamic State fighters who could return to Europe,if you’re concerned about this region, the first question should be Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • According to Bosnian intelligence, 241 adults and 80 children left Bosnia or the Bosnian diaspora in 2012-2016 for Syria and Iraq, where 150 more children were born.
  • About 100 adults, around a half of them women, remain there, while at least 88 have been killed or died.
National Current Affairs

Ayodhya verdict: Ayodhya site belongs to the Hindu parties, 5 acres of alternate land for Muslims

Supreme Court has given its final judgment on Ayodhya dispute. Supreme Court said that five acres of alternate land will be given to the Muslim parties and Ayodhya site belongs to the Hindu parties. Nirmohi Akhara's claim to the land was dismissed but the court-mandated its representation in the trust to be set up by the centre. Apex court clearly said that the disputed land will be given to the Hindus for the construction of a Ram Temple and an alternate land of five acres will be provided to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a Mosque.

PM Modi dedicates Kartarpur corridor to the public, flags off first batch of devotees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor on November 9. He flagged off the first batch of devotees to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara situated in Pakistan. This corridor has been opened for the first time after partition of India and 575 devotees from India visited Kartarpur Sahib. The first batch includes various VVIPS including former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, besides MPs, Ministers, MLAs and one representative from each state of the country.

SPG protection withdrawn for Gandhi family

The Union Government on November 8, 2019 announced to withdrawn of the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover provided to Gandhi family. These members include Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandh. Only PM Narendra Modi will be provided with the SPG security cover. Now, Gandhi family will get Z plus security cover.

Panipat Movie controversy: Can Ahmad Shah Abdali’s portrayal impact Indo-Afghan ties?

Sanjay Dutt is playing the role of Ahmad Shah Abdali in Panipat movie. The trailer of Panipat created a controversy in Afghanistan over Sanjay Dutt’s portrayal. The movie is based on the third battle between Martha and Afghans. Former Afghan ambassador to India, Dr Shaida Abdali, tweeted to Sanjay Dutt saying that “hope Panipat kept Indo-Afghan ties in mind!”

Sahitya Academy winner Nabaneeta Dev Sen dies

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (81) was the first wife of economist Amartya Sen. She was a noted storyteller, poet and novelist. She was suffering from cancer for a long time. She had translated Bengali Ramayana of 16th century into English. She was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Sri, Kalinga Literary Award etc. Nabaneeta’s stories are known for the combination of human concern and humour.

Scientists declare a global climate emergency

A report published in BioScience journal informed that 11,258 scientists from 153 countries signed a global climate emergency. As per the report, if humanity will not take timely steps any ‘untold suffering’ will emerge across the planet. Scientists have given six points to work and suggested to work on them to deal with global climate emergency.
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