25th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU

  • Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU(Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk in Delhi.
  • WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) as a part of Technology Development Project being funded by Department of Science and Technology.

Supreme Court constituted a 3 member committee to look into the aspect of jail reforms

  • Supreme Court constituted a 3 member committee to look into the aspect of jail reforms across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.
  • The committee is headed by the former judge Justice Amitava Roy.

 

There is a quit-line number on tobacco products.

  • India has become the first and only SAARC country to have a quit-line number on tobacco products.
  • India is the fourth country in Asia after Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to have this government helpline for those looking at quitting tobacco.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced to resign

  • Instagram Co-founders ‘Kevin Systrom’ (Chief Executive Officer) and ‘Mike Krieger’ (Chief Technical Officer) announced to resign from their respective positions in the social media company.
  • They founded the photo-sharing app ‘Instagram’ in 2010 and sold it to Facebook (in 2012 for) about USD 1 billion in cash and stock.

 

India will organize 'Gandhi March' in Hague

  • According to Indian Embassy in Hague, India will organize ‘Gandhi March’ from the iconic Peace Palace at the Hague to Grote Kerk to launch the two-year long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The ‘Gandhi March’ will see the participation of people of all nationalities and around 20 ambassadors of different countries.

Jaya Prada has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal Tourism

  • Indian actress Jaya Prada (60-year) has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for four years, for the promotion of Nepal tourism
  • The Nepal government has decided to observe the year 2020 as the ‘Visit Nepal Year’ campaign.

Google has appointed its privacy lawyer

  • Technology giant Google has appointed its privacy lawyer, Keith Enright, as Chief Privacy Officer as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data.
  • In his new role, Enright will be in charge of crafting Google’s strategy on privacy issues.

 

Facebook has appointed Ajit Mohan

  • Facebook has appointed Ajit Mohan as Managing Director and Vice-President for its Indian operations.
  • Mohan, who was previously the CEO of video streaming platform Hotstar, will join Facebook early in 2019.

25th September is observed as Antyodaya Diwas

  • 25th September is observed as Antyodaya Diwas every year to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • During the Antyodaya Diwas each Swachhagrahi will be asked to create a team of his/her own Swachhagrahis.

Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued by French vessel Osiri

  • Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy who is representing India in Golden Globe Race 2018 was rescued by French vessel Osiri.
  • Tomy in his sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’, was dismasted and had suffered a back injury in extreme weather and sea condition in the Indian Ocean.

INS Kochi was affiliated to JAK LI

  • INS Kochi was affiliated to the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAK LI) on 24 September 2018.
  • An ‘affiliation‘ between units is aimed at the synergy, coordination and ‘jointness‘ between the services to ensure better coordination.

Andhra Pradesh state has topped in terms of “Ease of Living Index-2018”

  • Andhra Pradesh state has topped the charts among States in terms of “Ease of Living Index-2018” rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • It was followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which air pollution control device inaugurated by Dr. Harsh vardhan ?

Correct! Wrong!

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU(Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk in Delhi.

2. How many member of committee formed to reforms jail across the country?

Correct! Wrong!

Supreme Court constituted a 3 member committee to look into the aspect of jail reforms across the country and suggest measures to deal with them.

3. Which country has become the first and only SAARC country to have a quit-line number on tobacco products?

Correct! Wrong!

India has become the first and only SAARC country to have a quit-line number on tobacco products.

4. Which photo sharing app found by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger Who recently resign their position?

Correct! Wrong!

Instagram Co-founders ‘Kevin Systrom’ (Chief Executive Officer) and ‘Mike Krieger’ (Chief Technical Officer) announced to resign from their respective positions in the social media company.

5. Where India is going to organize 'Gandhi March’ on his 150th Anniversary?

Correct! Wrong!

According to Indian Embassy in Hague, India will organize 'Gandhi March' from the iconic Peace Palace at the Hague to Grote Kerk to launch the two-year long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

6. Who has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for four years, for the promotion of Nepal tourism?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian actress Jaya Prada (60-year) has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for four years, for the promotion of Nepal tourism

7. Who has become privacy Lawyer of google?

Correct! Wrong!

Technology giant Google has appointed its privacy lawyer, Keith Enright, as Chief Privacy Officer as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data.

8. Who has been appointed as Managing Director and Vice-President for its Indian operations?

Correct! Wrong!

Facebook has appointed Ajit Mohan as Managing Director and Vice-President for its Indian operations.

9. On which date Antyodaya Diwas has been celebrated ?

Correct! Wrong!

25th September is observed as Antyodaya Diwas every year to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

10. Which noval Commander officer has rescued by French vessel Osiri?

Correct! Wrong!

Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy who is representing India in Golden Globe Race 2018 was rescued by French vessel Osiri.

11. By which Regiment INS Kochi was Affiliated?

Correct! Wrong!

INS Kochi was affiliated to the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAK LI) on 24 September 2018.

12. Who has topped in terms of ‘’Ease of living index’’?

Correct! Wrong!

Andhra Pradesh state has topped the charts among States in terms of “Ease of Living Index-2018” rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

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