05th September 2018 Current Affairs

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The MSME Ministry has approved a proposal by KVIC

  • The MSME Ministry has approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase the wages of Khadi spinners by over 36%.
  • With this, the wages of artisans will stand increased from Rs 5.50 per hank previously to Rs 7.50 per hank.

Dr Arif Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

  • Dr Arif Alvi, one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was on September 4, 2018 elected as 13th President of the country.
  • Alvi will take oath of the office on September 9, 2018 as incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain’s five-year tenure ends on September 8, 2018.

Suresh Prabhu launched Coffee Connect - India

  • Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched Coffee Connect – India coffee field force app and Coffee KrishiTharanga – digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders at a function in New Delhi.
  • The mobile app Coffee Connect has been developed to ease the work of field functionaries and to improve the work efficiency.

India will host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

  • India will host the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters, one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the world, in Hyderabad from September 22, 2018.
  • Hyderabad Masters is the seventh stage of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and is the first time an international 3×3 basketball tournament is being played in India.

Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal

  • Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, claiming the top honours in the 50m pistol event in Changwon on September 4, 2018.
  • The 23-year-old, a bronze-winner in the 10m air pistol and the 50m pistol events of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, shot a score of 564 to finish on top.

 

3 government schools has been selected for SVP

  • The Government of India has selected 3 government schools of Haryana for the ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar’ (SVP) for the year 2017-18.
  • The SVP was instituted in 2016-17 by the Union government to recognise, inspire and celebrate excellence in water, sanitation and hygiene practices in government elementary and secondary schools.

Arvindra Singh Butola took over as the Commandant of AFA

  • Air Marshal Arvindra Singh Butola took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad.
  • Butola was commissioned in the Helicopter stream of Indian Air Force in June 1982.

 

Arup Kumar Goswami appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati

  • Justice Arup Kumar Goswami was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
  • His appointment will come into effect from September 6, 2018, following the retirement of high court Chief Justice Ajit Singh.

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September

  • The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September.
  • It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

The wings of F-16 fighter jets will be produced in India.

  • American security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced that the wings of its F-16 fighter jets will be produced in India.
  • Lockheed Martin has entered into an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) for the project.

'KAZIND' will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army

  • Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise ‘KAZIND’ will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army from 10 to 23 September 2018 in Otar region, Kazakhstan.
  • This is the third joint military exercise between the two countries which have a history of extensive cooperation in the defence arena. The second edition of the exercise was held in India in 2017.

Nagar Untari Railway Station will be named as Banshidhar Railway Station

  • The Union Home Ministry cleared Jharkhand governments proposal to rename Nagar Untari Railway Station as Banshidhar Railway Station and Nagar Untari town as Banshidhar Nagar.
  • The proposal to rename Nagar Untari Railway Station as Banshidhar Railway Station and Nagar Untari town as Banshidhar Nagar was sent on March 22, 2018.

 

Try out the quiz ?

Q. 1. What is the wages of artisans will increase after the approval of the proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase the wages of Khadi spinners?

Correct! Wrong!

The wages of artisans will stand increased from Rs 5.50 per hank previously to Rs 7.50 per hank.

Q.2. Who was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan?

Correct! Wrong!

Dr Arif Alvi, one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was on September 4, 2018 elected as 13th President of the country.

Q.3. Which country will host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters tournaments in the world, from September 22, 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

India will host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters, one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the world, in Hyderabad from September 22, 2018.

Q.4. What did Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched?

Correct! Wrong!

Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched Coffee Connect - India coffee field force app and Coffee KrishiTharanga - digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders at a function in New Delhi.

Q.5. Which Indian shooter picked up his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships which is held in Changwon on September 4, 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, claiming the top honours in the 50m pistol event in Changwon on September 4, 2018.

Q.6. The Government of India has selected 3 government schools of which state for the ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar’ (SVP) for the year 2017-18 ?

Correct! Wrong!

The Government of India has selected 3 government schools of Haryana for the ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar’ (SVP) for the year 2017-18.

Q.7. Who was appointed as the Commandant of Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad?

Correct! Wrong!

Air Marshal Arvindra Singh Butola took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad.

Q.8. Who was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice Arup Kumar Goswami was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.

Q.9. Which day is celebrated as the International Day of Charity?

Correct! Wrong!

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September.

Q.10. American security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced that the wings of its F-16 fighter jets will be produced in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

American security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced that the wings of its F-16 fighter jets will be produced in India.

Q.11. From when and where Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise 'KAZIND' will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army?

Correct! Wrong!

Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise 'KAZIND' will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army from 10 to 23 September 2018 in Otar region, Kazakhstan.

Q.12. What is the renamed name of Nagar Untari Railway Station and Nagar Untari?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Home Ministry cleared Jharkhand governments proposal to rename Nagar Untari Railway Station as Banshidhar Railway Station and Nagar Untari town as Banshidhar Nagar.

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