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Current Affairs-11 September 2018

 

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Headlines of Current Affairs are:-

01. Government panel to look into e-com issues

02. Arpinder won medal at IAAF in Triple Jump

03. Naomi lifted Women’s singles title of US Open

04. Djokovic wins men’s title in US open Tennis

05. Child cancer to be covered under PMJAY

06. Delhi government launched ‘Dial 1076’ service

07. Axis Bank appoints Amitabh Chaudhry as MD, CEO

08. Bengaluru to host ‘Aero India 2019’

09. Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019

10. Nepal won’t join 1st BIMSTEC Military Exercise

11. ‘Startup India Telangana Yatra’ from Sept 15

12. Aishwarya received ‘Meryl Streep Award’

13. Ocean Cleanup aims to clear Pacific Garbage

14. World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10

15. J&K 3rd state to adopt RADMS

16. Sushma Swaraj to visit Russia

17. Russia prepares for biggest war games

18. Murray, Mattek won US mixed doubles title

19. NASA’s Dawn mission is coming to an end

20. ICICI Bank launches overdraft facility

 

Description of the Current Affairs:-

01. Government panel to look into e-com issues

  • The Government of India has set up a ‘group of secretaries’ to look into the issues of e-commerce sector.
  • The group will be chaired by the Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
  • The other members of the group include Secretaries of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Department of Commerce.

02. Arpinder won medal at IAAF in Triple Jump

  • Arpinder Singh became the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup in Triple Jump event at Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Arpinder clinched a bronze when he was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the event which is held once every four years.
  • Reigning Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor of the United States took the gold with a jump of 17.59 meters.

 

03. Naomi lifted Women’s singles title of US Open

  • In tennis, Naomi Osaka of Japan has won the Women’s singles title of US Open 2018.
  • She won the Grand Slam by defeating Serena Williams of US.
  • Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam.

 

04. Djokovic wins men’s title in US open Tennis

  • In the US Open Tennis, Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Men’s singles final.
  • He defeated Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.
  • It was Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam title and the third US Open title.
  • With this win, he has equalled Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams.​

 

05. Child cancer to be covered under PMJAY

  • The government of India has said that the treatment of childhood cancer will be covered under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).
  • The scheme will provide health insurance cover of five lakh rupees to poor families.
  • Below the Poverty line (BPL) and lower-middle-class families will benefit from the scheme.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will be launched on September 25, 2018.

 

06. Delhi government launched ‘Dial 1076’ service

  • Delhi government launched helpline number ‘1076’  that will allow people to reach various government facilities at their door-steps.
  • Delhi government will provide 100 services from 40 departments such as driving license, ration card, new water connection, domicile etc at home with an extra charge of Rs. 50.
  • For this scheme, 11 call centers have been set up in 11 districts of the city.

 

07. Axis Bank appoints Amitabh Chaudhry as MD, CEO

  • Axis Bank appointed Amitabh Chaudhry as the Managing director and Chief Executive Officer for a period of three years.
  • He will succeed current CEO Shikha Sharma.
  • Chaudhry’s term will be effective from 1 January 2019 up to 31 December 2021.
  • Amitabh Chaudhry is currently the MD & CEO of HDFC Life insurance Company Ltd.

 

08. Bengaluru to host ‘Aero India 2019’

  • The defence ministry announced that Bengaluru will host the five-day show ‘Aero India 2019’ from 20-24 February 2019.
  • The event will comprise a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries and public air shows.
  • The show is considered to the largest aerospace exhibition in Asia organised at Indian Air Force’s Yelahanka air base since 1996.

 

09. Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019

  • Alibaba founder and billionaire Jack Ma would step down as the Chinese e-commerce giant’s Executive Chairman in 2019.
  • Jack Ma will hand over the reins to Daniel Zhang who is at present the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alibaba.
  • Mr Zhang will be promoted to the executive chairman on September 10, 2019, while Mr Ma will remain a director on Alibaba’s board.

 

10. Nepal won’t join 1st BIMSTEC Military Exercise

  • The Nepal Government has confirmed that they will not join the first ever BIMSTEC military exercise in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • The field training exercise will be conducted between September 10 and 16 at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune.
  • The BIMSTEC is a regional group comprising of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal.

 

11. ‘Startup India Telangana Yatra’ from Sept 15

  • The Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) is launching ‘Startup India Telangana Yatra’ from September 15, 2018.
  • Startup Yatra will promote entrepreneurship in Tier II and III cities of Telangana.
  • The ‘Startup Yatra’ will spread awareness about the State Innovation Policy and the initiatives taken by the Telangana government.

 

12. Aishwarya received ‘Meryl Streep Award’

  • Aishwarya Rai was felicitated with the ‘Meryl Streep Award for Excellence’ at the first edition of Women In Film and Television (WIFT).
  • The award has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood.
  • Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar received the ‘Wyler Award for Excellence in Direction’ at the same event.

 

13. Ocean Cleanup aims to clear Pacific Garbage

  • A system launched by ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ organization send a trash collecting device to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
  • The 2,000-foot long floating boom ‘System 001’ has been towed from San Francisco to clean the patch.
  • The system has been created by Boyan Slat, from the Netherlands
  • The device has a 10-foot skirt below the floating part which is supposed to gather the garbage.

 

14. World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10

  • World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed annually on 10 September.
  • WSPD is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
  • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.
  • The theme for 2018 is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’.

 

15. J&K 3rd state to adopt RADMS

  • Jammu and Kashmir became the third state in the country to use the ‘Road Accident Data Management System’ (RADMS) for standard and accurate data on road accidents.
  • RADMS is a geographical information system (GIS) solution for identification of black spots, wrong driving practices, road infrastructure.
  • In 2015, the ‘Supreme Court committee on road safety’ had mandated all states to use RADMS.

 

16. Sushma Swaraj to visit Russia

  • External Affairs Minister will visit Moscow on 13-14 September to hold the meeting of the ’23rd India-Russia
  • Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation’ (IRIGC-TEC).
  • IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation.
  • The last meeting of the commission was held in New Delhi in December 2017.

 

17. Russia prepares for biggest war games

  • Russia will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers.
  • The military exercise named “Vostok-2018” (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11, 2018.
  • The Russian army will roll out: Iskander missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, T-80 and T-90 tanks and its recent Su-34 and Su-35 fighter planes.

 

18. Murray, Mattek won US mixed doubles title

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray won the US Open mixed doubles title.
  • For Murray, it was a second successive mixed title in New York has teamed up with Martina Hingis in 2017.
  • Murray has now won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
  • Murray and Mattek-Sands received $155,000 for winning the championship.

 

19. NASA’s Dawn mission is coming to an end

  • Dawn — NASA’s space probe for the asteroid belt — is coming to an end due to lack of a key fuel.
  • It was launched to study two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt Vesta and Ceres, which when combined, make up 45% of the mass of the main asteroid belt.
  • It was launched in September 2007.
  • The spacecraft is likely to run out of a key fuel known as hydrazine.

 

20. ICICI Bank launches overdraft facility

  • ICICI Bank announced a new overdraft facility for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) based on their GST returns.
  • The facility is known as ‘GST Business Loan’ and it would be available to any such business, including non-customers of the bank.
  • The overdraft amount could range between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore and would be up to 20% of the turnover reported in the GST return.

 

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