22nd September 2018 Current Affairs

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Prime Minister has launched an airport at Jharsuguda

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an airport at Jharsuguda (Odisha) and unveils a plaque marking the revival of Fertilizer Plant at Talcher, Odisha.
  • The airport will bring western Odisha on the country’s aviation map and facilitate regional air connectivity through the government’s UDAN scheme.

Biplab Kumar Deb has inaugurated ISRO’s first Space Technology Incubation Centre

  • Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura Chief Minister) has inaugurated ISRO’s first Space Technology Incubation Centre (STIC) at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala via video conferencing from Bengaluru.
  • The Centre was launched at the first edition of ‘Spacetronics’ organized by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).

'MahaBiz 2018’ will be held in Dubai

  • The 3rd edition of acclaimed International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’ will be held in Dubai (on 12th- 13th October 2018).
  • MahaBiz is considered a bridge for business opportunities between Maharashtra state and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

NDB of the BRICS countries has approved a USD 525-million loan

  • The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved a USD 525-million loan (350+175) to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects.
  • The Board of Directors of the NDB approved a USD 350-million loan for the Major District Roads Project II of Madhya Pradesh and USD 175 million for building and upgrading 350 bridges.

Yes Bank has paid ₹38 crore in fines to the GST department

  • Private sector lender Yes Bank has paid ₹38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances.
  • A bank official said the money has been paid “in protest” and the lender believes that it has not violated any norms.

 

Women's World Boxing Championships will be held in New Delhi

  • According to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held in New Delhi (from 13-25th November).
  • M C Mary Kom will be gunning for a sixth world title at the event.

India won Silver medal in Asian Team Snooker Championship.

  • India settled for the silver medal after losing to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.
  • Pankaj Advani and Malkeet Singh represented India while Babar Masih and Mohammad Asif were from the Pakistani side.

Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new chairman of SAIL

  • Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL).
  • Chaudhary, at present, has been serving as the Director (Finance) in the country’s largest steel making company.

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang passed away

  • Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (61-year) passed away after battling a ‘serious illness’ in Hanoi.
  • In 2011, he was appointed Minister of Public Security, serving as Vietnam’s de-facto top law enforcement officer.

The Gujarat government has doubled the monetary assistance to farmers

  • The Gujarat government has doubled the monetary assistance to farmers under the state-run Farmers’ Accident Insurance Scheme.
  • If a farmer dies or suffers a permanent disability in an accident, he or his kins would get Rs 2 lakh (Earlier 1 lakh).

Tamil Nadu government has announced a novel scheme for the protection of Neela kurinji

  • Tamil Nadu government has announced a novel scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants that flower only once in 12 years.
  • Earlier, the state govt. following complaints that these rare and ecologically unique flowers are being packaged and sold on the commercial basis.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which district of odisha get a new Airport?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an airport at Jharsuguda (Odisha) and unveils a plaque marking the revival of Fertilizer Plant at Talcher, Odisha.

2. At which place Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura Chief Minister) has inaugurated ISRO’s first Space Technology Incubation Centre (STIC)?

Correct! Wrong!

Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura Chief Minister) has inaugurated ISRO’s first Space Technology Incubation Centre (STIC) at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala via video conferencing from Bengaluru.

3. Where has been the 3rd edition of acclaimed International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’ will be took place?

Correct! Wrong!

The 3rd edition of acclaimed International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’ will be held in Dubai (on 12th- 13th October 2018).

4. Which state has get a loan approval of USD 525-million loan (350+175) from the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries?

Correct! Wrong!

The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved a USD 525-million loan (350+175) to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects.

5. Which Private sector lender bank has paid ₹38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances?

Correct! Wrong!

Private sector lender Yes Bank has paid ₹38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances.

6. Where has been Women's World Boxing Championships will be held?

Correct! Wrong!

According to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Women's World Boxing Championships will be held in New Delhi (from 13-25th November).

7. Which medal has won by India in Asian Team Snooker Championship?

Correct! Wrong!

India settled for the silver medal after losing to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.

8. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL)?

Correct! Wrong!

Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL).

9. Vietnam President ------------ (61-year) passed away after battling a ‘serious illness’ in Hanoi.

Correct! Wrong!

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (61-year) passed away after battling a ‘serious illness’ in Hanoi.

10. Which state has doubled the monetary assistance to farmers under the state-run Farmers' Accident Insurance Scheme?

Correct! Wrong!

The Gujarat government has doubled the monetary assistance to farmers under the state-run Farmers' Accident Insurance Scheme.

11. Which Flower has been going to protect by Tamil nadu government?

Correct! Wrong!

Tamil Nadu government has announced a novel scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants that flower only once in 12 years.

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