Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 September 2019

Israel election results: Benny Gantz is ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu

As per the official results released by the Central Elections Committee of Israel, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is a little ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party. As of now, 90 per cent of votes has been counted. Benjamin Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister of Israel and is seeking another term.

E-cigarettes banned, Nirmala Sitharaman announces in Cabinet Briefing

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced during a cabinet briefing that E-cigarettes have been banned across the country. Under this complete ban, no company would be allowed to produce, sell, manufacture or advertise the e-cigarettes across India. Soon, an ordinance will be issued in this regard.

Top US lawmakers urge President Trump to reinstate India's preferred trade status

A total of 40 US lawmakers have urged the US President Donald Trump to reinstate the preferential trade status of India. The group of lawmakers led by Congressmen Jim Himes and Ron Estes submitted a letter signed by 26 Democrats and 18 Republicans in this regard to Robert Lighthizer, Trump’s trade representative.

Moti Bagh: Documentary on Indian farmer’s life nominated for Oscars

A documentary based on Uttarakhand farmer’s life “Moti Bagh” has been recently nominated for the Oscars. Moti Bagh has been directed by Nirmal Chander and is based on the life of Vidyadutt, a farmer who belongs to a remote village of Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

SC sets October 18 as deadline to conclude Ayodhya hearing

Supreme Court recently fixed October 18, 2019, as the deadline for concluding the hearings of the Ram janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The motive behind this deadline is to deliver the verdict in Ayodhya case before the retirement of CJI Ranjan Gogoi in November 2019.

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