24th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong

  • Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’ has inaugurated the Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong (about 30 km from Gangtok).
  • It will improve connectivity and benefit the people of Sikkim.

 

Arjun Ram Meghwal has inaugurated NeVA

 

  • The Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal has inaugurated the two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).
  • Meghwal has also launched the new website of the NeVA and administered the Swachhata Pledge to over 200 delegates.

Nepal become first country to double the tiger population

  • Nepal is likely to be the first country in the world to double its tiger population.
  • Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009.

Anthony Sinisuka won Men's singles China Open title in Changzhou.

  • In Badminton, Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting beat Japan’s Kento Momota to take the Men’s singles China Open title in Changzhou.
  • Spain’s Carolina Marin beat China’s Chen Yufei to take the women’s singles title.

Deepak Punia won silver medal in Slovakia.

  • India’s Deepak Punia won a silver medal at the junior world wrestling championship in Slovakia.
  • He was defeated by Turkey’s Arif Ozen.

 

 

 

New appointment of J Packirisamy in Andhra Pradesh

  • J Packirisamy has assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Andhra Bank.
  • He has been elevated from deputy managing director, mid corporate group, State Bank of India (SBI).

“International Day of Sign Languages” has celebrated by ISLRTC

  • “International Day of Sign Languages” was celebrated by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 23 September 2018.
  • International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year.

MINERVA-II1 landed on the asteroid Ryugu.

  • Japanese space agency’s MINERVA-II1 (Micro-Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid, the second generation) is the world’s first rover to land on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.​​
  • The MINERVA-II1 consisted of two rovers, Rover-1A and Rover-1B.

Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt passed away

  • Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt, best known in the Indian cricket fraternity as Jagmohan Dalmiya’s mentor, passed away aged 92 after suffering from acute lung infection.
  • Dutt was the BCCI president in 1989 after a six-year stint as the vice-president of the parent body from 1982-88.

Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.

  • The World Bank, in its preliminary report, has estimated that an amount of Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.
  • The report was prepared after the visits of World Bank and Asian Development Bank teams to several flood-hit areas of Kerala.

 

The Mysuru city police have launched ‘Mysuraksha‘ app

  • The Mysuru city police have launched ‘Mysuraksha‘ app to ensure the safety and security of auto and cab passengers.
  • The passengers can scan the QR (Quick Response) code printed on autos and cabs that will have the details of the vehicle and the driver.

IRDAI has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs 15 lakh for a premium of Rs 750 per annum.
  • Currently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorised two-wheelers and private cars/commercial vehicles is Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Where has Prime Minister inaugurated the first airport in Sikkim?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’ has inaugurated the Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong (about 30 km from Gangtok).

2. Which of the following has inaugurated the two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA)?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal has inaugurated the two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).

3. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the ------- presidential election on 24th September 2018.

Correct! Wrong!

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives‘ presidential election on 24th September 2018.

4. Which country is likely to be the first country in the world to double its tiger population?

Correct! Wrong!

Nepal is likely to be the first country in the world to double its tiger population.

5. In which game Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting beat Japan's Kento Momota?

Correct! Wrong!

In Badminton, Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting beat Japan's Kento Momota to take the Men's singles China Open title in Changzhou.

6. Which medal has been won by Deepak Punia?

Correct! Wrong!

India’s Deepak Punia won a silver medal at the junior world wrestling championship in Slovakia.

7. Which of the following has assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Andhra Bank?

Correct! Wrong!

J Packirisamy has assumed charge as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Andhra Bank.

8. International Day of Sign Languages is observed on which of these days every year?

Correct! Wrong!

“International Day of Sign Languages” was celebrated by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 23 September 2018.

9. Which of these countries has become the first in the world to land its rover MINERVA-II1 on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu?

Correct! Wrong!

Japanese space agency’s MINERVA-II1 (Micro-Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid, the second generation) is the world’s first rover to land on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.

10. Former BCCI president ________ passed away on 24 September 2018.

Correct! Wrong!

Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt, best known in the Indian cricket fraternity as Jagmohan Dalmiya’s mentor, passed away aged 92 after suffering from acute lung infection.

11. According to World bank record how much amount is necessary for rebuilding Kerala?

Correct! Wrong!

The World Bank, in its preliminary report, has estimated that an amount of Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.

12. Which app has launched by Mysuru city police?

Correct! Wrong!

The Mysuru city police have launched ‘Mysuraksha‘ app to ensure the safety and security of auto and cab passengers.

13. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to ----------------lakh for a premium of Rs 750 per annum.

Correct! Wrong!

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs 15 lakh for a premium of Rs 750 per annum.

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