07th September 2019 Current Affairs

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28th Indo-Thai CORPAT being conducted at Bangkok, Thailand

  • The 28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between India’s Indian Navy (IN) and Thailand’s Royal Thai Navy (RTN) for the year 2019 is being conducted in Bangkok, Thailand from September 05-15, 2019.
  • Indian Naval Ship(INS) Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship(HTMS) Kraburi are participating in the CORPAT along with both navies’s Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPA).

Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan becomes youngest test cricket captain

  • On September 5, 2019 Afghanistan test cricket captain Rashid Khan who led the match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong(Bangladesh) created record by becoming the youngest test cricket captain released by International Cricket Council(ICC) at the age of 20 years and 350 days.
  • Rashid was given the captaincy in absence of Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai who was diagnosed with appendicitis.

Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir passes away at the age of 63

  • Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died at the age of 63 after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore on Friday.
  • Qadir played for Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993.

Malinga takes double hat-trick, 1st bowler with 5 International hat-tricks

  • Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler to take four wickets in four successive deliveries twice in international cricket.
  • The 36-year-old took his second double hat-trick by dismissing New Zealand’s Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the third T20I.

World Wrestling Championships 2019 to be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from September 14- 22, 2019

  • The World Wrestling Championships 2019 are scheduled to be held from September 14-22, 2019 at Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
  • It will begin with the Greco-Roman wrestling competition.

Bangladesh’s Muhammad Yunus conferred ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by Vatican

  • Nobel Laureate from Bangladesh Professor Muhammad Yunus was conferred the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by the Vatican for his contribution towards establishing peace and harmony.
  • The award is recognition for distinguished work by an individual for promoting peace and dialogue among people.

Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar is the next newly appointed Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway

  • On September 6, 2019, The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India, appointed Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway.
  • He is the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 1993 batch. He succeeds Mr. Krishan Kumar.

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter intact and safe in lunar orbit: ISRO official

  • The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is intact, functioning normally and safely in the Lunar orbit, an ISRO official said after the communication with Vikram lander was lost 2.1 km from the lunar surface.
  • The orbiter has the mission life of one year and its payloads will conduct remote-sensing observations from a 100 km orbit.

WHO to eliminate measles & rubella by South-East Asia region sets targets 2023

  • Member Countries of WHO South-East Asia Region resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by 2023, to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by these highly infectious childhood killers diseases.
  • Measles elimination and rubella control has been a regional flagship priority since 2014.

“Oscars of science” awarded to Event Horizon Telescope Team who collaborated to produce the world’s first image of a black hole

  • On September 5, 2019, An Event Horizon Telescope Team consisting of 347 scientists who produced the world’s first image of a black hole were felicitated with Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
  • It is known as the “Oscars of science” which was launched by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and it is the eighth year of award.

15th Indo-US military training exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ 2019 commenced

  • A joint Indo-US military exercise kicked off at the Joint Base Lewis McChord near Washington DC.
  • The exercise will continue till September 18 and is touted as one of the biggest military exercises between the two countries.

Veteran congress leader sukhdev singh libra from Punjab passed away

  • Sukhdev Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former MP (Member of Parliament) has passed away after a prolonged illness.
  • He was 87.

An upcoming movie ‘Coolie No.1’ is the first Bollywood film which is set to go plastic-free

  • An upcoming movie featuring Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan and Paresh Rawal named Coolie No. 1 is the first Bollywood film to go plastic-free.
  • The film, directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshika Deshmukh will be released on May 1, 2020.

Book titled “Phoolpur: Indian Flowers, Their Myths, Traditions and Usage” written by Jhelum Biswas Bose set to release

  • A new book, “Phoolpur: Indian Flowers, Their Myths, Traditions and Usage” written by Jhelum Biswas Bose is set to be released on September 8, 2019.
  • It is published by Penguin India.
  • The book’s foreword is written by actor Lisa Ray.
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