19th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Mr. Rajiv Gauba has launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal

  • Rajiv Gauba (Union Home Secretary) has launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance.
  • The online portal will facilitate an applicant to submit the application online and view the status of his application from time to time.

Important news by world bank , WHO related to mortality rate

  • According to the new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group, an estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017.
  • The report notes that for children everywhere, the riskiest period of life is the first month.

Kevin Mayer set a new world record in the decathlon

  • The World champion Kevin Mayer (26-year) set a new world record in the decathlon with 9,126 points at the Decastar meet at the Decastar event in Talence, France.
  • Mayer surpassed previous holder American Ashton Eaton’s 9045 points recorded at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.

 

Hangzhou will host the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games in 2022

  • Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games in 2022.
  • Hangzhou will now be represented at the Closing Ceremony of this year’s Asian Para Games, which will begin in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on October 6.

Scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed as secretary of DAE

  • Renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Vyas, who is at present Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

 

The machine Cyclone-30 is housed at the Kolkata

  • The country’s biggest cyclotron facility that will produce radioisotopes vital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer has become operational in Kolkata.
  • The machine Cyclone-30 is housed at the Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

DAC accorded a procedural approval of Akash

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded a procedural approval for the procurement of an improved variant of the indigenously developed Akash Surface to Air Missile (SAM) systems for the Army.
  • The Army has already inducted two regiments of Akash.

Dolagobinda Pradhan passed away in Bhubaneswar.

  • Veteran freedom fighter and former Odisha Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan (93-year) passed away in Bhubaneswar.
  • Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, he had left school in 1942 and joined the Quit India movement.

Uttarakhand state is on top in the terms of number of roads

  • Uttarakhand state has been ranked the best among states in the country for the construction of a maximum number of roads under the PMGSY during 2017-2018.
  • The state constructed a maximum of 1,839 km roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (target for the year 2017-18 – 1,500 km).

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’

  • The Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’, organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners, Government of India.
  • Dr Jitendra said that Pension Adalats will help in on-the-spot redressal of pensioners’ grievances.

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in signed an agreement

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed an agreement on the denuclearization.
  • Kim stated that the regime is willing to demolish the country’s largest nuclear facility in Yongbyon if the US takes corresponding measures.

IPPB and Bajaj Allianz announced a five-year partnership

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and Bajaj Allianz announced a five-year partnership to sell life insurance products on a revenue share basis.
  • Under the partnership, IPPB will facilitate customers to pay for Bajaj Allianz life insurance products through their accounts and Bajaj Allianz Life will offer life insurance solutions.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which ministry has launched ‘e-sahaj’ portal for grant of security clearance to private firms?

Correct! Wrong!

Mr. Rajiv Gauba (Union Home Secretary) has launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance.

2. According to the new mortality estimates released by UBICEF, the the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group, an estimated__________ million children under 15 years of age died in 2017.

Correct! Wrong!

According to the new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group, an estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017.

3. Which city will host the fourth edition of Asian Para Games in 2022?

Correct! Wrong!

Mayer surpassed previous holder American Ashton Eaton’s 9045 points recorded at the 2015 world championships in Beijing.

4. Who was appointed as chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)?

Correct! Wrong!

Renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

5. India’s biggest cyclotron facility ‘cyclone-30’ that will produce radioisotopes vital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer became operational at____________.

Correct! Wrong!

The country’s biggest cyclotron facility that will produce radioisotopes vital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer has become operational in Kolkata.

6. The Defence Acquistion Council (DAC) accorded a procedural approval for the procurement of an improved variant of the indigenously developed ______________ systems for the Army.

Correct! Wrong!

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded a procedural approval for the procurement of an improved variant of the indigenously developed Akash Surface to Air Missile (SAM) systems for the Army.

7. Veteran freedom fighter and former Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passed away. He was the former minister of which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Veteran freedom fighter and former Odisha Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan (93-year) passed away in Bhubaneswar.

8. Which state has been ranked the best among states in the country for the construction of a maximum number of roads under the PMGSY during 2017-2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Uttarakhand state has been ranked the best among states in the country for the construction of a maximum number of roads under the PMGSY during 2017-2018.

9. Who inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’, organized by the Department of Pension and Pensioners, Government of India?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’, organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners, Government of India.

10._______________________ and Bajaj Allianz announced a five-year partnership to sell life insurance products on a revenue share basis.

Correct! Wrong!

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) and Bajaj Allianz announced a five-year partnership to sell life insurance products on a revenue share basis.

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