11th September 2018 Current Affairs

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will implement HIV and AIDS prevention act

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced the implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Prevention and Control Act, 2017.
  • According to the law, every HIV infected or affected person below the age of 18 has the right to live in a shared household and enjoy its facilities.

Hurricane Florence threatening the southeastern coast of the United States

  • Hurricane Florence threatening the southeastern coast of the United States strengthened into a Category 3 “major” hurricane.
  • Hurricane Florence is a powerful tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean.

Om Prakash Mishra is new CJI of Nepal

  • Justice Om Prakash Mishra has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal.
  • The President Vidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Justice Mishra in Kathmandu.

An international children rights charity has been awarded the 2018 ‘Balzan Prize’

  • An international children rights charity based in Switzerland has been awarded the 2018 ‘Balzan Prize’ for humanitarian achievement.
  • The Balzan Foundation announced that ‘Terre des Hommes‘ will receive 1 million Swiss francs (USD 1 million) for a project in the African nation of Mali.

“Yudh Abhyas 2018” will be conducted in Uttarakhand

  • A joint military training exercise between India and USA named as “Yudh Abhyas 2018” will be conducted in Uttarakhand from 16 to 29 September.
  • This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both the countries.

 

Seventeen digital dispensaries are going to be established in odisha

  • Seventeen digital dispensaries are going to be established in remote and inaccessible areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district to provide primary medical support.
  • The digital dispensaries will provide outpatient department services through online video consultation with doctors.

Preeti Shenoy announced her new Book 'The Rule Breakers'.

  • Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, ‘The Rule Breakers’.
  • The book claims to explore complex themes of women’s equality, gender, and inclusion among others.

 

seven countries are at risk of exchange rate crises

  • According to a new index by Nomura, seven countries are at risk of exchange rate crises as investors re-assess their risks.
  • The name of the new index is ‘Damocles’, that assessed the risk of exchange rate crises for 30 emerging market economies.

Spicejet introduced air cargo services

  • Spicejet introduced air cargo services on local and international routes.
  • The airline will operate cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’.

The Haryana government signed a MoU with Indian Oil Corporation

  • The Haryana government on September 10, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat.
  • The plant with a proposed capacity of 100 kilolitres of ethanol per day will manage crop residue and prevent straw burning before the upcoming paddy season.

 

The Ministry of External Affairs signed an agreement with TCIL

  • The Ministry of External Affairs signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) for the implementation of e-Network Project between India and Africa.
  • The two projects namely e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) will work in the field of tele-education and tele-medicine.

Try out the quiz ?

1. The ministry of health and family welfare has announced the implementation of which disease act’2017?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced the implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Prevention and Control Act, 2017.

2. Hurricane Florence is a powerful tropical cyclone over the _______________.

Correct! Wrong!

Hurricane Florence is a powerful tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean.

3. Who is the chief Justice of Nepal?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice Om Prakash Mishra has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal.

4. An international children rights charity based in Switzerland has been awarded the 2018 ‘Balzan Prize’ for ____________.

Correct! Wrong!

An international children rights charity based in Switzerland has been awarded the 2018 ‘Balzan Prize’ for humanitarian achievement.

5. In which country India makes a joint military training exercise named as “Yudh Abhyas 2018” which will be conducted in Uttarakhand from 16 to 29 September?

Correct! Wrong!

A joint military training exercise between India and USA named as “Yudh Abhyas 2018” will be conducted in Uttarakhand from 16 to 29 September.

6. ____________ Digital dispensaries are going to be established in remote and inaccessible areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district to provide primary medical support.

Correct! Wrong!

Seventeen digital dispensaries are going to be established in remote and inaccessible areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district to provide primary medical support.

7. What is the name of new book launched of best-selling author Preeti Shenoy?

Correct! Wrong!

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, 'The Rule Breakers'.

8. According to a new index by Nomura, _____________ countries are at risk of exchange rate crises as investors re-assess their risks.

Correct! Wrong!

According to a new index by Nomura, seven countries are at risk of exchange rate crises as investors re-assess their risks.

9. ______________ introduced air cargo service on local and international routes on 10 September, 2018.

Correct! Wrong!

Spicejet introduced air cargo services on local and international routes.

10. Which state signed pact with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for ethanol plant?

Correct! Wrong!

The Haryana government on September 10, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat.

11. The ministry of external affairs signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) for the implementation of e-Network Project India and _______________.

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of External Affairs signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) for the implementation of e-Network Project between India and Africa.

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