01st September 2018 current Affairs

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Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.
  • IPPB is the largest payments bank in the country by network size.

 

IWAI made public 13 standardised state-of-the-art ship designs

  • Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) made public 13 standardised state-of-the-art ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on river Ganga (National Waterway-1).
  • This marks attaining a critical milestone in the growth of the country’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector.

Law Commission has rejected the Uniform Civil Code

  • Law Commission has rejected the Uniform Civil Code for all communities in the paper submiited to Central government.
  • The Commission said law should focus on laws that are discriminatory rather than providing a uniform civil code which is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage.

Indian economy grew by 8.2% in the first quarter of the current fiscal

  • Indian economy grew by 8.2% in the first quarter (April-June) of the current fiscal, the highest in over two years.
  • This announcement was made by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.

Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar won the men's pair bridge event

  • India’s 60-year-old Pranab Bardhan and 56-year-old Shibnath Sarkar won the men’s pair bridge event to bag the country’s first-ever gold in bridge at the Asian Games.
  • The card game has been featured as a sport at the Asian Games for the first time, in the 2018 edition.

Amit Panghal won Gold medal in Asian games

  • India’s 22-year-old boxer Amit Panghal defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the men’s 49kg final to bag gold at the Asian Games 2018.
  • Amit was the only Indian boxer who made it to a final at the quadrennial event

Binoy Kumar appointed as secretary in steel ministry department

  • Binoy Kumar has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Government of India.
  • He had been posted as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry.

Jain Muni Tarun Sagar passed away

  • Jain Muni Tarun Sagar passed away at the age of 51 in Delhi’s Radhapuri Jain temple due to prolonged illness.
  • The monk, who was known for his lecture series ‘Kadve Pravachan’, was suffering from jaundice and other ailments.

Delhi High Court has suspended the ban of hormone drug oxytocin

  • Delhi High Court has suspended for a month the ban imposed by Central government on private companies from manufacturing and selling of hormone drug oxytocin.
  • The high court has stayed the ban till October.

GoAir will start international operations

  • Budget airline GoAir will start international operations from October 11, 2018.
  • The inaugural flights will operate to Phuket from New Delhi and Mumbai.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at which stadium?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

2. Inland waterways Authority of India (IWAI) made public how many standardized state-of-the-art ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on river Ganga (national waterway-1)?

Correct! Wrong!

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) made public 13 standardised state-of-the-art ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on river Ganga (National Waterway-1).

3. Which code the Law of commission has rejected for all communities in the paper submitted to central government?

Correct! Wrong!

Law Commission has rejected the Uniform Civil Code for all communities in the paper submitted to Central government.

4. Indian economy grew by what percent in the first quarter (April-June) of the current fiscal, the highest in over two years as per the Finance Ministry?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian economy grew by 8.2% in the first quarter (April-June) of the current fiscal, the highest in over two years.

5. India's 60-year-old Pranab Bardhan and 56-year-old Shibnath Sarkar won the men's pair bridge event to bag the country's first-ever gold in bridge at the Asian Games. The card game has been featured as a sport at the Asian Games for the first time in the __________ edition.

Correct! Wrong!

The card game has been featured as a sport at the Asian Games for the first time, in the 2018 edition.

6. Name the India's 22-year-old boxer who defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the men's 49kg final to bag gold at the Asian Games 2018.

Correct! Wrong!

India's 22-year-old boxer Amit Panghal defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the men's 49kg final to bag gold at the Asian Games 2018.

7. Name the person who has recently taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, and Government of India.

Correct! Wrong!

Binoy Kumar has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, and Government of India.

8. Tarun Sagar passed away recently at the age of 51. He was ______________.

Correct! Wrong!

Jain Muni Tarun Sagar passed away at the age of 51 in Delhi's Radhapuri Jain temple due to prolonged illness.

9. Which of the following will starts an international operation?

Correct! Wrong!

Budget airline GoAir will start international operations from October 11, 2018.

10. Which hormone drug is banned by Delhi high court on private companies from manufacturing and selling?

Correct! Wrong!

Delhi High Court has suspended for a month the ban imposed by Central government on private companies from manufacturing and selling of hormone drug oxytocin.

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