13th September 2018 Current Affairs

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President appointed Ranjan Gogoi as next chief justice

  • The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.
  • He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for amendment of NID Act, 2014.

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12, 2018 gave its approval for amendment of National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014.
  • The amendment to NID Act is to include the four new National Institutes of Design (NID) within the ambit of the NID Act, 2014.

The Union Cabinet approved a new Umbrella Scheme

  • The Union Cabinet on September 12, 2018 approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA).
  • The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.

Approval of 100 per cent electrification of Broad Gauge Routes

  • Prime Minister-led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on September 12, 2018 approved 100 per cent electrification of Broad Gauge Routes the Indian Railways.
  • When complete, this will make Indian Railways one of the largest electrified railway networks in the world after China, which at present has 87,000 km (around 68 per cent of its network) electrified.

Captain Sardar Singh decided to call time on his illustrious career

  • Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh on September 12, 2018 decided to call time on his illustrious career.
  • Sardar said he made the decision after a disappointing performance at 18th Asian Games where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal.

Manoj Jhalani conferred with UNIATF Award.

  • Manoj Jhalani, Mission Director of National Health Mission (NHM) has conferred with the prestigious UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award.
  • He was conferred the award for his outstanding contribution towards prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Professor Vijay Shankar Vyas died after a brief illness

  • Renowned agricultural economist and former PM’s Economic Advisory Committee member Professor Vijay Shankar Vyas died after a brief illness.
  • He was 87.

Tamil Nadu is banning the sale of e-cigarettes

  • The Tamil Nadu government passed an order banning the sale of e-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery system or ENDS) with immediate effect.
  • The health and family welfare department passed a government order (GO), dated September 3, banning e-cigarettes with immediate effect.

Ban on 328 fixed dose combinations

  • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 fixed dose combinations (FDCs), including Saridon, for human use with immediate effect.
  • It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs, subject to certain conditions.

The number of undernourished globally increased to 821 million in 2017

  • As per a UN report on the ‘state of food security and nutrition in the world’, the number of undernourished globally increased to 821 million in 2017, which means that one in every nine people, does not have enough to eat.
  • Regarding adult obesity, the report highlights that the situation is also getting worse.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who is the chief justice of India appointed by the President of India?

Correct! Wrong!

The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India.

2. Who give the approval for amendment of National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12, 2018 gave its approval for amendment of National Institute of Design (NID) Act, 2014.

3. Centre launched which scheme recently aiming at to boost the pro-farmer initiatives of the government?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Cabinet on September 12, 2018 approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA).

4. By which year Indian railway will be 100% electrified?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister-led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on September 12, 2018 approved 100 per cent electrification of Broad Gauge Routes the Indian Railways.

5. Sardar singh announced his retirement from sports. He was related to which sports?

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Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh on September 12, 2018 decided to call time on his illustrious career.

6. Who has been conferred with the prestigious UN interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award for his outstanding contribution towards prevention and control of non-communicable diseases?

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Manoj Jhalani, Mission Director of National Health Mission (NHM) has conferred with the prestigious UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award.

7. Professor Vijay Shankar Vyas passed away at the age 87. He was a/an-

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Renowned agricultural economist and former PM's Economic Advisory Committee member Professor Vijay Shankar Vyas died after a brief illness.

8. Which state government passed an order banning the sale of e-cigarettes with immediate effect?

Correct! Wrong!

The Tamil Nadu government passed an order banning the sale of e-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery system or ENDS) with immediate effect.

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