Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ to open at 50th IFFI this year- 08 nov 2019- Daily National & International current affairs

Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’
Government of Bangladesh has banned the Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’ saying that it poses a threat to public safety and security.

The government would ban eight outfits based on inputs from the intelligence agencies.
Allah’r Dol was formed in 1995 with the aim to establish Caliphate through armed struggle.
In 2004 it merged with banned militant organisation Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Allahr Dol is the ninth Islamist group to be banned for extremism and militancy in Bangladesh.

V Muraleedharan reaches Abu Dhabi to attend IORA meeting

Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry V Muraleedharan reached Abu Dhabi to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meeting.

  • He looks forward to fruitful deliberations to strengthen regional cooperation with fellow Indian Ocean states.
  • The Minister of State for External Affairs is leading the Indian delegation to attend the 19th IORA Council of Ministers meeting.
  • The theme is “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean.”
  • During this week’s ministerial meeting, the United Arab Emirates will take over from South Africa as IORA Chairman, for a two year period running to 2021.
Points to remember

  • The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international organisation consisting of 22 coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.
  • Headquarter: Mauritius

Iran begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at Fordow



  • Iran stepped up activity at its underground Fordow nuclear plant early today (07th November, 2019) – a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to quit a historic deal with world powers that curbed its disputed nuclear work.
  • With the presence of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran started injecting uranium gas into centrifuges in Fordow. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also confirmed the operation, which it said started at 00:00 local time today.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron called Iran’s latest move ‘grave’, saying it explicitly signalled Iran’s intent for the first time to leave the deal – formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
  • Iran insists that the latest move is not a violation of the nuclear deal, but is based on the Articles 26 and 36 of the agreement.
Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ to open at 50th IFFI this year
Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ will be the opening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year.

  • The film is directed by Europe’s noted filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic.
  • The 50th edition of IFFI, beginning 20th of this month in GOA, will witness the screening of over 200 best films from 76 countries.


National Current Affairs

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra Chief Minister
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has submitted his resignation from his post to Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari. The resignation came just a day before the term of the state assembly was supposed to come to an end. The BJP along with Shiv Sena had won a majority in the Maharashtra assembly elections 2019 but the alliance has failed to come to an agreement on the CM post.

Gandhi family stripped off SPG cover: Know who gets SPG protection
The Gandhi family has been stripped off their SPG protection. PM Narendra Modi will now be the only one to receive the highest-security cover. The Gandhi family members including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi will now receive Z plus security cover.

What is OCI Card: Eligibility criteria, exemption, disqualification
Indian-origin journalist Aatish Taseer has been stripped off his Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status after he failed to disclose the citizenship of his late father, who was a Governor in Punjab, Pakistan. The OCI status is not provided to those whose parents have been citizens of either Pakistan or Bangladesh.

Panipat Movie controversy: Can Ahmad Shah Abdali’s portrayal impact Indo-Afghan ties?
Panipat trailer raised concerns of impacting India’s relations with Afghanistan after a top Afghan official expressed concern over the portrayal of Afghan king Ahmad Shah Abdali in the movie. Ahmad Shah Abdali’s character is played by Sanjay Dutt in the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial and he has been portrayed as a ruthless king.

Ayodhya Verdict Date: Check here when the SC judgment is coming
The Ayodhya verdict will be out soon as Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is scheduled to retire on November 17 and the verdict is expected to be announced before his retirement. An advisory has been issued in all states and UTs to maintain the law and order situation and be prepared for any untoward incidents. The landmark judgment is expected to be out after November 12.
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