News for 11-Oct (FRIDAY)
NATIONAL NEWS • Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station. The first commercial run of the train will start from 5th October.
• The Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2019 was inaugurated by the National Security Advisor, Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, at Goa.  
INTERNATIONAL NEWS • China unveiled the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental-range ballistic missile which has a range of up to 9,320 miles (15,000km) more than any missile on earth and is touted to be the most powerful missile on the planet at the National Day parade, as China observed its 70th anniversary of Communist rule.
• Palestine has released a commemorative postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi, honouring his legacy and values, to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the world leader.  
DEFENCE NEWS • India’s DRDO successfully test-fired a land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile from Chandipur coast in Odisha’s Balasore district on 30th Sept,2019. The missile, with a strike range of 290km, can be fired from land as well as sea based platforms, DRDO conducted the test-fire successfully.
• South Korea displayed some of its newly purchased U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter jets for the first time. The jets were displayed on the ground at the start of the ceremony during its Armed Forces Day ceremony on 1st October,2019 at an airbase in southeastern South Korea. The development introduced by the country will likely infuriate rival North Korea.  
SPORTS NEWS • India’s N. Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prahapati won the gold medal in the 10m platform synchronised diving event at the Asian Age Group Championships held in Bengaluru.
• Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won gold medal in 100m race of 2019 IAAF World Championships held in Doha.
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