08th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 6th International GOSI Conference at the AIIMS

  • The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 6th International Geriatric Orthopaedic Society of India Conference at the AIIMS in New Delhi on 7th Sept 2018.
  • The theme of the event was “Increased Longevity with Reduced Fragility and Enhanced Mobility”.

RBI tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated notes

  • RBI tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated notes following the introduction of ₹2,000, ₹200 and other lower denomination currencies.
  • Public can exchange mutilated or defective notes at RBI offices and designated bank branches across the country for either full or half value.

India’s current account deficit (CAD) stood at $15.8 billion

  • India’s current account deficit (CAD) stood at $15.8 billion i.e 2.4% of GDP in the Q1 of 2018-19 compared with $15 billion (2.5 per cent of GDP) in the same period of last year.
  • The widening of the CAD on a y-o-y basis was primarily due to a higher trade deficit at $45.7 billion as compared with $41.9 billion in 2017

 

 

IRDAI is working on the guidelines for ‘Sandbox’.

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is working on the guidelines for ‘Sandbox’.
  • ‘Sandbox’ method which will allow insurers to test products in a particular geography or among a set of few policyholders before they are available in the market.

Hima Das will be first sports ambassador of Assam

  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 7, 2018 confirmed that Indian Athlete Hima Das will be named as the first sports ambassador of the state.
  • The announcement came after Hima Das recently became the first Indian woman to win gold in track event at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships in France. She won gold in 400-m event.

Luka Modric has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year

 

  • Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2017/18.
  • Modric beat off competition from former Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who joined him on the three-man shortlist announced on 20 August.

Satrughna Pandav will be honored with ‘Sarala Puraskar’

  • Odia poet Satrughna Pandav will be honored with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’.
  • The annual Sarala Puraskar, recognized as one of the foremost literary awards.

Amitabh Chaudhry has been appointed managing director & CEO of Axis Bank

  • Axis Bank announced that Amitabh Chaudhry has been appointed as its managing director & CEO from January 1, 2019, for a period of three years.
  • Chaudhry, the MD & CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company at present, will take the charge at India’s third largest private sector bank after incumbent Shikha Sharma steps down on December 31, 2018.

 

Bimal Jalan has been appointed as head of the panel

 

  • The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA).
  • The panel will screen the applications received and conduct interviews.

International Literacy Day was observed on September 8

  • International Literacy Day was observed across the world on September 8, 2018 with the theme ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.
  • The theme explores integrated approaches that simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s lives and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies.

Bengaluru will host AERO India from 20th to 24th Feb 2019.

  • Defence Ministry announced that Bengaluru will host AERO India from 20th to 24th Feb 2019.
  • The AERO will be hosted by strongYelahanka Air Force strong station which has hosted all 11 editions of AERO India so far.

India and France have signed an agreement on MYC

  • India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) on September 7,2018 in New Delhi.
  • MYC is part of an international initiative which is supported by the French and the German Governments. MYC was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December, 2015.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who inaugurated the 6th International Geriatric Orthopedic Society of India Conference at the AIIMS in New Delhi on 7th Sept 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 6th International Geriatric Orthopaedic Society of India Conference at the AIIMS in New Delhi on 7th Sept 2018.

2. Who tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated notes following the introduction of ₹2,000, ₹200 and other lower denomination currencies?

Correct! Wrong!

RBI tweaked norms for exchange of mutilated notes following the introduction of ₹2,000, ₹200 and other lower denomination currencies.

3. India’s current account deficit (CAD) is ?

Correct! Wrong!

India’s current account deficit (CAD) stood at $15.8 billion i.e 2.4% of GDP in the Q1 of 2018-19 compared with $15 billion (2.5 per cent of GDP) in the same period of last year.

4. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is working on the guidelines?

Correct! Wrong!

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is working on the guidelines for ‘Sandbox’.

5. Which Indian Athlete will be named as the first sports ambassador of the state Assam?

Correct! Wrong!

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 7, 2018 confirmed that Indian Athlete Hima Das will be named as the first sports ambassador of the state.

6. Which Real Madrid midfielder has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2017/2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2017/18.

7. Who will be honored with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’?

Correct! Wrong!

Odia poet Satrughna Pandav will be honored with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’.

8. Which person has been appointed as managing director & CEO of axis bank?

Correct! Wrong!

Axis Bank announced that Amitabh Chaudhry has been appointed as its managing director & CEO from January 1, 2019, for a period of three years.

9. Who is appointed as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA)?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA).

10. On which day International Literacy Day observed?

Correct! Wrong!

International Literacy Day was observed across the world on September 8, 2018 with the theme ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

11. From which date Defence Ministry announced that Bengaluru will host AERO India?

Correct! Wrong!

Defence Ministry announced that Bengaluru will host AERO India from 20th to 24th Feb 2019.

12. Which country along with India have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) on September 7, 2018 in New Delhi?

Correct! Wrong!

India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) on September 7,2018 in New Delhi.

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