02nd September 2018 Current Affairs

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The DelhiMovelo Cyclothon organised by NITI Aayog was flagged off

  • The DelhiMovelo Cyclothon organised by NITI Aayog was flagged off by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at the India gate on 2nd September.
  • The nine-km Cyclothon aimsto create awareness about future of transportation and evolving technologies in the sector.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law

  • Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls.
  • The state’s Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5

EAS-EMM and AEM meeting held in Singapore

  • 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) was held in Singapore on 1st September.
  • Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu participated in both the events representing India.

The 18th Asian Games is going to end on 2 September

  • The 18th Asian Games is going to end on 2 September.
  • India has achieved its best ever tally of 69 medals and equalling its best gold medal haul of 15 after a gap of 67 years.

 

Sakshi Choudhary has won the gold

  • Former junior world champion boxer Sakshi Choudhary has won the gold in the 57-kilogram category at the World Youth Boxing.
  • The World Youth Boxing championship was held in Budapest.

Rani Rampal has been named India's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony

  • Women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal has been named India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.
  • Rani Rampal led India to a successful Asian Games campaign as they came agonizingly close to winning an Asiad hockey gold after 36 years.

Sunil Mehta elected as new chairman of Indian Banks Association

  • Punjab National Bank (PNB’s) managing director and chief executive, Sunil Mehta was elected as new chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) for year 2018-19.
  • Bank of India’s managing director and chief executive Dina Bandhu Mohapatra was elected as the deputy chairman.

Great Red Spot found above the planet’s deepest clouds.

  • Scientists at NASA have revealed that Great Red Spot which is a giant spinning storm may have signs of water just above the planet’s deepest clouds.
  • Researchers say that the pressure of the water mixed with its measurement of another oxygen-carrying gas, carbon monoxide, imply that Jupiter contains two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun.

SEBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 16 lakh

  • Markets regulator SEBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 16 lakh on two individuals for indulging in fraudulent trading activities.
  • In three separate but similarly worded orders, the regulator imposed a total fine of Rs 10 lakh on Sunil Purohit and Rs 6 lakh on Haresh Posnak for violation of PFUTP (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices).

India and Nepal have signed an MoU

  • India and Nepal have signed an MoU on Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey on Broad Gauge Rail Line between Raxaul (Bihar) and Kathmandu.
  • Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Nepal’s Secretary of Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Madhusudan Adhikari signed the MoU in Kathmandu.

Try out the quiz ?

1. DelhiMovelo Cyclothon organized by:-

Correct! Wrong!

The DelhiMovelo Cyclothon organised by NITI Aayog was flagged off by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at the India gate on 2nd September.

2. Which of the following countries has recently ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users?

Correct! Wrong!

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls.

3. Where was the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) held on September 1, 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) was held in Singapore on 1st September.

4. How many medals India has achieved in 18th Asian game?

Correct! Wrong!

India has achieved its best ever tally of 69 medals and equaling its best gold medal haul of 15 after a gap of 67 years.

5. Who won the gold in the 57-kilogram category at the world youth Boxing?

Correct! Wrong!

Former junior world champion boxer Sakshi Choudhary has won the gold in the 57-kilogram category at the World Youth Boxing.

6. What is the name of India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal has been named India's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.

7. Who was elected as new chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) for year 2018-2019?

Correct! Wrong!

Punjab National Bank (PNB’s) managing director and chief executive, Sunil Mehta was elected as new chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) for year 2018-19.

8. Where did the scientists revealed that that great red spot?

Correct! Wrong!

Scientists at NASA have revealed that Great Red Spot which is a giant spinning storm may have signs of water just above the planet’s deepest clouds.

9. How much penalty has imposed by markets regulator SEBI on two individuals for indulging in fraudulent trading activities?

Correct! Wrong!

Markets regulator SEBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 16 lakh on two individuals for indulging in fraudulent trading activities.

10. India and Nepal have signed a MoU on preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey on broad gauge rail line between Raxaul and Kathmandu. Raxaul is in _______.

Correct! Wrong!

India and Nepal have signed an MoU on Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey on Broad Gauge Rail Line between Raxaul (Bihar) and Kathmandu.

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