08th September 2019 Current Affairs

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National (02nd September – 08th September)

  • Vice President inaugurates India’s longest electrified rail tunnel
  • Prakash Javadekar launched the new logo and certificate design of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
  • New Motor Vehicles Act comes into force
  • launches campaign to promote ‘eat right movement’

International (02nd September – 08th September)

  • 28th Indo-Thai CORPAT being conducted at Bangkok, Thailand
  • Oleksiy Honcharuk named as a new prime minister of Ukraine
  • Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood declared terrorists under new UAPA law
  • Reliance Power will give electricity to Bangladesh for next 22 years

Economy and Business (02nd September – 08th September)

  • India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025
  • PNB approves merger with Oriental Bank, United Bank
  • Ashok Leyland becomes the first OEM to meet BS-VI emission norms

Sports (02nd September – 08th September)

  • Yashaswini Deswal wins gold at ISSF World Cup
  • Shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinches silver in Athletic meet
  • Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan becomes youngest test cricket captain
  • World Wrestling Championships 2019 to be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from September 14- 22, 2019
  • Anupama Swain clinched bronze in World Martial Arts Mastership Jiu-Jitsu 2019
  • Logo for 2022 FIFA World Cup launched by Qatar

Awards (02nd September – 08th September)

  • Prof Muhammad Yunus conferred ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award

Appointments (02nd September – 08th September)

  • IPS Vivek Kumar Johri takes over as Director-General of BSF
  • B. Bala Bhaskar is the next newly appointed Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway
  • Paytm Money promotes Pravin Jadhav as its MD and CEO
  • Nissan India Appoints Rakesh Srivastava As Managing Director
  • Mithali Raj announces retirement from T20 Int’nl cricket

Important Days (02nd September – 08th September)

  • September month to be celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’
  • UN observes International Day of Charity on 5th September
  • National teachers’ day celebrated on September 5, 2019

Science and Tech (02nd September – 08th September)

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

Defence (02nd September – 08th September)

  • Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as VC of Army staff
  • IAF inducts 8 Apache helicopters

Obituaries (02nd September – 08th September)

  • Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper,80 passed away
  • Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir passes away at the age of 63
  • Malinga takes double hat-trick, 1st bowler with 5 International hat-tricks
  • Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe passes away aged 95
  • LaShawn Daniels Grammy Award-winning songwriter dies at 41

States (02nd September – 08th September)

  • KVIC launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery
  • Justice Harish Chandra Mishra is the new Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus adjudged as best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’

Miscellaneous (02nd September – 08th September)

  • A new book entitled “First They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks” to be released by Penguin Random House (India)


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