20th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq.

  • According to Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification, President Ram Nath Kovind has Promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq.
  • Earlier, Union Cabinet had approved an Ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offense with a three-year jail term.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of IICC

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) at Dwarka (Sector 25) in New Delhi.
  • The Centre would be a world-class state-of-the-art Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, with facilities like financial, hospitality and retail services.

IIT-Madras collaborated with ONGC

  • IIT-Madras collaborated with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited to develop a software, for monitoring its over 280 fixed offshore platforms.
  • The project is named as ‘Development of Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) For Offshore Platforms of ONGC’.

Dr. Raghupati Singhania has been conferred with the 'Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle'

  • Raghupati Singhania has been conferred with the ‘Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle’, the highest honor accorded to non-nationals by the Government of Mexico (on 128th National day of Mexico).
  • Singhania is the Chairman and MD of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

IGIA has won the title of Best Airport in terms of handling passengers

  • Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has won the title of Best Airport to handle over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017.
  • The award was given by the Airports Council International (ACI).

The Reserve Bank has curtailed the term of Yes Bank’s founding CEO Rana Kapoor

  • The Reserve Bank has curtailed the term of Yes Bank’s founding CEO Rana Kapoor and asked the bank to look for his replacement by January 2019.
  • Kapoor, who has been managing director and CEO since the bank’s inception in 2004, had sought a three-year extension till August 31, 2021.

K Sanath Kumar took over as CMD of National Insurance Company .

  • K Sanath Kumar, Director and General Manager of General Insurance Corporation, took over as CMD of National Insurance Company (NIC).
  • NIC’s top post fell vacant after then-incumbent N.S.R Chandraprasad retired in February 2014.

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has been appointed as the president of LKA

 

  • Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has been appointed as the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA).
  • Sudarshan’s name was selected by the Chief Minister of Odisha.

‘Aviaindra-18’will be held in Lipetsk, Russia

  • India and Russia joint Air Force level exercise ‘Aviaindra-18’ held in Lipetsk, Russia (17-28th Sep 2018).
  • It will be conducted in Jodhpur (India) from 10 – 22 December 2018.

Air Marshal Randhir Singh has passed away

  • Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd.), a highly decorated Indian Air Force veteran, passed away at the age of 97 after a brief illness on 18 September 2018.
  • He was a contemporary of IAF’s late Marshal Arjan Singh.

India and Morocco signed the revised Air Services Agreement

  • India and Morocco signed the revised Air Services Agreement between the two countries enabling greater connectivity through a modernized agreement.
  • It will enable for greater air connectivity between India and Morocco and will enable the airlines of each side to enter into code share with airlines of other party, as well as provide greater freedom in mounting direct flights.

Try out the quiz ?

1. According to Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification, President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of _____________.

Correct! Wrong!

According to Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification, President Ram Nath Kovind has Promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq.

2. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay foundation stone of India international convention and Expo Centre (IICC)?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) at Dwarka (Sector 25) in New Delhi.

3. Which of these institutions have collaborated with oil and natural gas Corporation limited to develop a software, for monitoring its over 280 fixed offshore platforms?

Correct! Wrong!

IIT-Madras collaborated with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited to develop a software, for monitoring its over 280 fixed offshore platforms.

4. Who has been recently conferred with ‘Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle’, the highest honour accorded to non-nationals by the government of Mexico?

Correct! Wrong!

Dr. Raghupati Singhania has been conferred with the 'Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle', the highest honor accorded to non-nationals by the Government of Mexico (on 128th National day of Mexico).

5. Who won the title of Best Airport to handle million passengers per annum?

Correct! Wrong!

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has won the title of Best Airport to handle over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017.

6. Who amongst these has been appointed as the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA)?

Correct! Wrong!

Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has been appointed as the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA).

7. India and __________ joint air force level exercise ‘Aviaindra-18’ held in Lipetsk.

Correct! Wrong!

India and Russia joint Air Force level exercise ‘Aviaindra-18’ held in Lipetsk, Russia (17-28th Sep 2018).

8. Randhir singh, passed away recently. He belonged to which field?

Correct! Wrong!

Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd.), a highly decorated Indian Air Force veteran, passed away at the age of 97 after a brief illness on 18 September 2018.

9. India and ________ signed the revised air service agreement between the two countries enabling greater connectivity through a modernized agreement.

Correct! Wrong!

India and Morocco signed the revised Air Services Agreement between the two countries enabling greater connectivity through a modernized agreement.

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