12th September 2018 Current Affairs

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The Ministry of WCD issued an advisory against the ‘Momo challenge’.

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) issued an advisory against the ‘Momo challenge’.
  • Momo is a social media account on WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube, which uses the image of a horror artwork to induce curiosity among children, challenging them to communicate with an unknown number.

Russia has launched its biggest military exercise

  • Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War named “Vostok-2018”, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.
  • China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in “Vostok-2018”, with many Chinese armoured vehicles and aircraft. Mongolia is also sending some units.

England defeated India by 118 runs

  • England on September 11, 2018 defeated India by 118 runs on the final day of the fifth test match played at Oval to clinch the 5-match Test series 4-1.
  • India-England test series named ‘Pataudi Trophy’ was won by England for the third time since its inception in 2007.

Justice Mukul Mudgal named as the chairman of the 11-member selection committee

  • Justice Mukul Mudgal was named the chairman of the 11-member selection committee to select Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardees for 2018.
  • The retired judge was previously appointed to probe into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

HDFC Life appointed Vibha Padalkar

  • HDFC Life appointed Vibha Padalkar as its new managing director and CEO for a period of three years.
  • The position had fallen vacant after Amitabh Chaudhry resigned to head Axis Bank.

 

‘Apsara’ has been recommissioned with a higher capacity.

  • The country’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’ has been recommissioned with a higher capacity.
  • The reactor was shut down permanently in 2009.

Udhampur declared the whole district as ODF

  • The district administration of Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) declared the whole district as Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • A total of 75000 toilets have been constructed in all 230 panchayats of the district.

Madras High Court directed the NBW to look the issue of invasive of tree

  • The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the National Board for Wildlife to look into the issue of the removal of invasive trees in the Western Ghats.
  • Invasive species like eucalyptus, wattle, pine and cypress trees, as well as Lantana camara plants, are proliferating across the Nilgiris upper slopes.

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul

  • India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul on 11th September, 2018.
  • In the meeting, implementation of Chabahar port project and a host of other issues including ways to deepen counter-terror cooperation were discussed.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Against which deadly online game the Centre issued and advisory?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) issued an advisory against the ‘Momo challenge’.

2. Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the cold war named ________________ involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.

Correct! Wrong!

Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War named "Vostok-2018", involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.

3. Who won the ‘Pataudi trophy’ in the test series?

Correct! Wrong!

India-England test series named ‘Pataudi Trophy’ was won by England for the third time since its inception in 2007.

4. Who will be the chairman of the 11-member selection committee to pick this year’s Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardess?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice Mukul Mudgal was named the chairman of the 11-member selection committee to select Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardees for 2018.

5. Who is the new managing director and CEO of HDFC Life for a period of three years?

Correct! Wrong!

HDFC Life appointed Vibha Padalkar as its new managing director and CEO for a period of three years.

6. Which nuclear research reactor was recommissioned with a higher capacity?

Correct! Wrong!

The country’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’ has been recommissioned with a higher capacity.

7. The district administration of udhampur of __________ declared the whole district as Open Defecation Free.

Correct! Wrong!

The district administration of Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) declared the whole district as Open Defecation Free (ODF).

8. The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the __________ to look into the issue of the removal of invasive trees in the Western Ghats.

Correct! Wrong!

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the National Board for Wildlife to look into the issue of the removal of invasive trees in the Western Ghats.

9. Which of the following nations held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul? a)Afghanistan b)India c)Kazakhstan

Correct! Wrong!

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul on 11th September, 2018.

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