17th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Union Home Minister will inaugurate pilot project

  • Union Home Minister will inaugurate pilot project of smart fencing along the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu.
  • Smart fencing has been installed at two places along the International Border in Jammu.

Kevin Mayer set a new decathlon world record

  • France’s Kevin Mayer set a new decathlon world record on 16 September when he finished with 9126 points at the Decastar event in Talence, France.
  • He surpassed previous holder American Ashton Eaton’s 9045 points recorded at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.

Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has become the Sudan's new Prime Minister.

  • Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has become the Sudan’s new Prime Minister.
  • A 21-member cabinet was sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum on 15 September.

Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp

  • Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce.
  • Time magazine is sold to $190 million in cash to Benioff.

PayU India has received RBI approval

  • PayU India has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval to operate its own non-banking financial company (NBFC).
  • The move will help PayU promote inclusive growth in the country by catering to the diverse financial needs of various segments of the society.

MC Mary Kom won gold medal in boxing

  • MC Mary Kom won gold medal in boxing at Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.
  • Jyoti Gulia won the gold medal in the youth category of the Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.

PNB bagged the "Rajbhasha Kirti" award

  • State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) bagged the “Rajbhasha Kirti” award for outstanding performance in implementing the Official Language Policy during 2017-18.
  • The award was given on the occasion of Hindi Diwas (15th September).

Nepal-China joint military exercise commenced in China

  • The second edition of Nepal-China joint military exercise (JME) named Mt Everest Friendship Exercise-2018 (Sagarmatha Friendship-2018) commenced in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
  • The 12 day long joint exercise will focus on combating terror and disaster management trainings.

Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away

  • Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away in Kochi he was 68.
  • Some of his popular movies include Nadodikattu, Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha and Pavam Krooran.

dog owners will have a dedicated dog park to visit

  • For the first time in India, dog owners will have a dedicated dog park to visit.
  • Set up in Hyderabad, the park is spread across an area of 1.3 acres.

'Green Book’ won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize.

  • Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy buddy movie ‘Green Book’, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize.
  • The film follows a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes a job chauffeuring an African-American through the US South in the1960.

The Jaipur Literature Festival has begun in Houston

  • The Jaipur Literature Festival (the world’s largest free literary gathering) has begun in Houston at the Asia Society of Texas.
  • The festival started with a soulful music performance by Indian Sufi singer ‘Zila Khan’.

First gender-neutral hostel intoduced by TISS

  • The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai has become the first campus in India to have a gender-neutral hostel.
  • This comes after the efforts by ‘Queer Collective’, an informal student body advocating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Where did India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project was inaugurated?

Correct! Wrong!

Union Home Minister will inaugurate pilot project of smart fencing along the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu.

2. France’s Kevin Mayer set a new decathlon world record on 16th September when he finished with ________________ points at the Decastar event in Talence, France.

Correct! Wrong!

France’s Kevin Mayer set a new decathlon world record on 16 September when he finished with 9126 points at the Decastar event in Talence, France.

3. Who is the Prime Minister of Sudan?

Correct! Wrong!

Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has become the Sudan's new Prime Minister.

4. Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Crop. To Marc Benioff, a co-founder of ___________.

Correct! Wrong!

Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce.

5. Which company has got Reserve NBank of india’s approval to operate its own Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC)?

Correct! Wrong!

PayU India has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval to operate its own non-banking financial company (NBFC).

6. Who won the gold medal in boxing at Silesian open boxing tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland?

Correct! Wrong!

MC Mary Kom won gold medal in boxing at Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.

7. Which of the following bank won the “Rajbhasha Kirti” award for outstanding performance in implementing the official Language Policy during 2017-18?

Correct! Wrong!

State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) bagged the "Rajbhasha Kirti" award for outstanding performance in implementing the Official Language Policy during 2017-18.

8. Recently, Nepal-China Joint Military Exercise (JME) named Mt Everest Friendship Exercise-2018 (sagarmatha friendship-2018) commenced in China. It was ____________ edition of the exercise.

Correct! Wrong!

The second edition of Nepal-China joint military exercise (JME) named Mt Everest Friendship Exercise-2018 (Sagarmatha Friendship-2018) commenced in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.

9. Recently captain Raju passed away in Kochi. He was noted Malayalam____________________

Correct! Wrong!

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away in Kochi he was 68.

10. For the first time in India, dog owners will have a dedicated dog park to visit. In which state this dog park has been set up?

Correct! Wrong!

Set up in Hyderabad, the park is spread across an area of 1.3 acres.

11. Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy buddy movie “______ Book” starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize, making it a surprise Oscar contender.

Correct! Wrong!

Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy buddy movie ‘Green Book’, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize.

12. The much awaited ‘Jaipur Literature Festival’ has begun recently in ________________.

Correct! Wrong!

The Jaipur Literature Festival (the world’s largest free literary gathering) has begun in Houston at the Asia Society of Texas.

13. Where did India gets first ever gender-neutral hostel?

Correct! Wrong!

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai has become the first campus in India to have a gender-neutral hostel.

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