1.       President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harbouring terror groups. Mr. Trump made the message very clear that Pakistani state’s support for jihadist groups has to end. "We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting," he said an August address.

2.       The Union Home Ministry has formed study group to examine various problems faced by people residing near International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir in wake of regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan. It will be headed by Rina Mitra, Special Secretary in Home Ministry.

3.       The First India-Australia Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting was held on 7th Oct in New Delhi. During JSC meeting, both countries discussed scope for cooperation in counter-terrorism and checking extremism and radicalization, besides steps to check illegal financial transactions, counterfeiting and cybercrimes.

4.       The Karnataka Govt has launched Mathru Poorna Scheme to meet nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas of state. Under this scheme, pregnant and lactating poor women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days in a month.

5.       The Union Ministry of Water Resources has approved project to set up Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with River Biodiversity Park at Sangam in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh under Namami Gange programme. The purpose is to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures.

6.        Defence Ministry has rolled out ARPAN 3.0 (Army Record Office Process Automation 3.0), a new automation software for Defence Security Corps personnel. To ease personal documentation and all issues related to their progression. The software was jointly developed by Army Software Development Centre (ASDC) and Tech Mahindra.

7.       Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September 28, China flew 2,000 tents and 3,000 blankets as part of a 150 tonnes relief package for Rohingya refugees, fleeing the violence in Myanmar.
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