07th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Prime Minister Modi inaugurated 'MOVE'

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated India’s first Global Mobility summit ‘MOVE’ in New Delhi.
  • Comprehensive discussions along 5 themes took place ranging from electrification and alternative fuels and reinventing public transport.

CRIS organised a seminar on “Leveraging IT for Mobility” in New Delhi.

  • Ministry of Railways & Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) organised a seminar on “Leveraging IT for Mobility” in New Delhi.
  • Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Shri Goyal also launched a new app – “AAPOORTI’ mobile App of ‘Indian Railways e-procurement system’ (IREPS).

SHS aims at accelerating the Jan-Andolan

  • ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a Jan Andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) from 15th September to 2nd October 2018.
  • SHS aims at accelerating the Jan-Andolan for realizing the vision of a Clean India.

India is the Partner Country in the 87th Izmir International tradeshow

  • India is the Partner Country in the 87th Izmir International tradeshow which begins in Turkey.
  • In this tradeshow India will also be launching a mega business pavilion ‘Source India’ hosting 75 Indian companies with the aim of tie-ups in order to increase India’s exports to Turkey and other neighbouring countries.

Anshula Kant is appointed as the Managing Director of SBI

  • Anshula Kant is appointed as the Managing Director of State Bank of India.
  • Her name was recommended by the Bank Boards Bureau for the post.

 

Dr.K Sivan has inaugurated Space Expo

  • The 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr.K Sivan in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • The three-day event showcased industry participation in Indian space programme

China launched a marine satellite

  • China launched a marine satellite to help improve the understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
  • A Long March-2C rocket carrying the ‘HY-1C satellite’ was launched from China.

ONGC has made oil and gas discoveries in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has made oil and gas discoveries in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal that may potentially open up two new sedimentary basins in the country.
  • ONGC has found gas deposits in a block in Vindhyan basin in Madhya Pradesh.

 

The government has granted the status of a ‘trust’ to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’

  • The government has granted the status of a ‘trust’ to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’, a private initiative promoted by actor Akshay Kumar.
  • The trust will help families of paramilitary personnel killed in action.

Temasek has signed an agreement to invest up to $400 million

  • Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek has signed an agreement to invest up to $400 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India.
  • Temasek will join as an investor in NIIF’s Master Fund.

India and the United States signed COMCASA

  • India and the United States signed Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA).
  • The agreement is on military and security cooperation.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who inaugurated India's first Global Mobility summit 'MOVE' in New Delhi ?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated India's first Global Mobility summit 'MOVE' in New Delhi.

2. Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal launched a new app – What is its name?

Correct! Wrong!

Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Shri Goyal also launched a new app – “AAPOORTI’ mobile App of ‘Indian Railways e-procurement system’ (IREPS).

3. Read the sentence carefully 1. ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a Jan Andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission from 15th September to 2nd October 2018. 2. S.H.S aims at accelerating the Jan-Andolan for realizing the vision of a Clean India. 3. ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a Jan Andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission from 20th September to 2nd October 2018.Which of the above sentence is/are correct?

Correct! Wrong!

‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a Jan Andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) from 15th September to 2nd October 2018.

4. India will be launching a mega business platform, in which 75 Indian companies with the aim of tie-ups in order to increase India’s exports to Turkey and other neighboring countries? What is its name?

Correct! Wrong!

In this tradeshow India will also be launching a mega business pavilion ‘Source India’ hosting 75 Indian companies with the aim of tie-ups in order to increase India’s exports to Turkey and other neighbouring countries.

5. Who is appointed as the Managing Director of State Bank of India ?

Correct! Wrong!

Anshula Kant is appointed as the Managing Director of State Bank of India.

6. Who inaugurated the 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo?

Correct! Wrong!

The 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr.K Sivan in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

7. Which country launched a marine satellite to help improve the understanding of maritime waters and climate change?

Correct! Wrong!

China launched a marine satellite to help improve the understanding of maritime waters and climate change.

8. Who found gas deposits in a block in Vindhyan basin in Madhya Pradesh?

Correct! Wrong!

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has made oil and gas discoveries in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal that may potentially open up two new sedimentary basins in the country.

9. The government has granted the status of a ‘trust’ to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’, an initiative promoted by ___________.

Correct! Wrong!

The government has granted the status of a ‘trust’ to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’, a private initiative promoted by actor Akshay Kumar.

10. India and the United States signed Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) which is based upon ?

Correct! Wrong!

India and the United States signed Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA). The agreement is on military and security cooperation.

11. Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek has signed an agreement with which of the country?

Correct! Wrong!

Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek has signed an agreement to invest up to $400 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India.

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