23rd September 2018 Current Affairs

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' Village Rockstars 'takes entry in Oscars 2019

  • Assamese film Village Rockstars is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019 in the Best Foreign Language film category.
  • The announcement was made by the Film Federation of India (FFI) on 22 Sept.

 

Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana from Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Under this scheme, over 10 crore families will be provided health assurance worth five lakh rupees each, every year.

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won presidential election of Maldives

  • Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen.
  • Results released by the Elections Commission showed Solih had secured 58.3% of the popular vote.

Fitch has raised India’s growth forecast to 7.8 percent

  • Global research agency Fitch has raised India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent from the earlier 7.4 per cent.
  • However, forecast for the next two fiscal, 2019-20 and 2020-21, have been shaved by 20 basis points (100 basis points means 1 per cent) to 7.3 per cent.

23 September celebrated as Haifa Day every year

  • The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments, Mysore and Jodhpur Lancers, that helped liberate the city of Haifa.
  • It was fought in 1918 and this is the 100th year of the battle.

 

Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passed away

 

  • Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passed away in Mumbai. She was 64. Lajmi, a director, producer and screenwriter, was known for working on real subjects.
  • She was known for her women-oriented films like “Rudaali”, “Daman”, “Darmiyaan”.

Maharashtra’s new energy calculator will be ready by end of September.

  • Maharashtra’s new energy calculator designed to enable better management of the State’s power requirements will be ready by end of September.
  • The MHSEC-2050, an exclusively web-enabled tool, is based on the central government’s IESS-2047, a brainchild of the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Commonwealth Office of the U.K. government.

India and Nepal have agreed on high-resolution satellite images

  • India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work.
  • During the 5th meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) in Kathmandu on 22 Sept, both sides also agreed to continue mapping of No man’s land encroachment and cross-border occupation.

BSNL will introduced 5G soon

  • State-run telecom firm BSNL has inked a pact with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet of things (IoT) technology in India.
  • BSNL will look at collaborating with Softbank for its satellite constellation which will have around 900 satellites.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which Indian film is official entry for Oscars 2019 in the Best Foreign Language film category?

Correct! Wrong!

Assamese film Village Rockstars is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019 in the Best Foreign Language film category.

2. From where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana from Ranchi, Jharkhand.

3. Who won Maldives' presidential election?

Correct! Wrong!

Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen.

4. Which agency has raised India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent from the earlier 7.4 per cent.

Correct! Wrong!

Global research agency Fitch has raised India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent from the earlier 7.4 per cent.

5. On which day Haifa day celebrated?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments, Mysore and Jodhpur Lancers, that helped liberate the city of Haifa.

6. Who Was Kalpana rani , who recently passed away in Mumbai?

Correct! Wrong!

Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passed away in Mumbai. She was 64. Lajmi, a director, producer and screenwriter, was known for working on real subjects.

7. _____________ an exclusively web-enabled tool, is based on the central government’s IESS-2047, a brainchild of the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Commonwealth Office of the U.K. government.

Correct! Wrong!

The MHSEC-2050, an exclusively web-enabled tool, is based on the central government’s IESS-2047, a brainchild of the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Commonwealth Office of the U.K. government.

8. Which two countries have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work?

Correct! Wrong!

India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work.

9. Which telecom company has pact with with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet of things (IoT) technology in India.

Correct! Wrong!

State-run telecom firm BSNL has inked a pact with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet of things (IoT) technology in India.

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