16th September 2018 Current Affairs

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United Nations member states have agreed on a global plan

  • United Nations member states have agreed on a global plan to step up fight against tuberculosis, the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases.
  • The text of a final declaration will be formally adopted at the first- ever TB summit on 26th September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

Maldives have lifted the 2018 SAFF Cup.

  • Maldives have lifted the 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup.
  • In the final at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, they defeated defending champions India 2-1. At half-time, the winners led One-nil.

The Tata Mumbai Marathon will be held on January 20

  • The Tata Mumbai Marathon, to be held on January 20, 2019, has been accorded the gold label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
  • The 16th edition of the race became the only gold label marathon in the country and joined the elite list of marathons in Asia.

Prashant Kumar has taken charge as CFO of SBI

  • State Bank of India announced that Prashant Kumar has taken charge as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Bank.
  • Before Kumar, Anshula Kant, who has been promoted as Managing Director of SBI, was the CFO.

World Ozone Day has been celebrated on 16 September

  • World Ozone Day has been celebrated since 1994 on 16 September and was established by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • The day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.

 

The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi

  • The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) from January 21 to January 23, 2019.
  • Its theme will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India”.

ISRO launched its polar satellite launch vehicle PSLV

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 from Sriharikota on 16 September.
  • It will carry two earth observing satellites – NovaSAR and S1-4 of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, UK.

 

NASA introduced a satellite that will measure the changes of earth

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 from Sriharikota on 16 September.
  • It will carry two earth observing satellites – NovaSAR and S1-4 of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, UK.

Former Minister Satya Prakash Malaviya passed away

  • Former Union petroleum minister Satya Prakash Malaviya passed away in Delhi.
  • He was 84. Mr. Malaviya was suffering from prostate cancer.

Rajdeep Sardesai has launched a new book

  • Rajdeep Sardesai has launched a new book named ‘Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era’.
  • He is consulting editor of Indian Today Television.

Two agreements between India and Serbia has been signed

  • Two agreements between India and Serbia has been signed in the area of 1. Co-operation in plant health and plant quarantine 2. Strengthening air services between the two countries.
  • Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is currently on a three Central European countries visit – Serbia, Malta and Romania.

Try out the quiz ?

1. United Nations members’ state have agreed on a global plan to step up fight against __________________, the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases.

Correct! Wrong!

United Nations member states have agreed on a global plan to step up fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases.

2. Who won the 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup?

Correct! Wrong!

Maldives have lifted the 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup.

3. When will be the Tata Mumbai Marathon, to be held by the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF)

Correct! Wrong!

The Tata Mumbai Marathon, to be held on January 20, 2019, has been accorded the gold label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

4. In which bank Prashant Kumar has taken charge as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Bank?

Correct! Wrong!

State Bank of India announced that Prashant Kumar has taken charge as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Bank.

5. When did we celebrate the Ozone Day?

Correct! Wrong!

World Ozone Day has been celebrated since 1994 on 16 September and was established by the United Nations General Assembly.

6. When will be the 15TH Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi?

Correct! Wrong!

The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) from January 21 to January 23, 2019.

7. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 from ________________________ on 16 September.

Correct! Wrong!

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 from Sriharikota on 16 September.

8. A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from __________________.

Correct! Wrong!

A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California.

9. Recently Mr. Satya Prakash Malaviya passed away in Delhi. He was a __________________.

Correct! Wrong!

Former Union petroleum minister Satya Prakash Malaviya passed away in Delhi.

10. Who is the author of ‘Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era’?

Correct! Wrong!

Rajdeep Sardesai has launched a new book named ‘Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era’.

11. Which country has been signed in the area of 1. Co-operation in plant health and plant quarantine 2. Strengthening air services between the two countries?

Correct! Wrong!

Two agreements between India and Serbia has been signed in the area of 1. Co-operation in plant health and plant quarantine 2. Strengthening air services between the two countries.

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