27th September 2018 Current Affairs

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President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to promulgate

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to promulgate an Ordinance to set up a committee to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) until Parliament passes legislation to replace the body with a new commission.
  • The notification also stated that until a new council was reconstructed board would be constituted to take over the functioning of MCI.

 

The union cabinet has approved the National Digital Communication Policy 2018

  • The union cabinet has approved the National Digital Communication Policy 2018 which aims to provide universal broadband connectivity at 50 megabit per second (MBPS) to every citizen.
  • It will also provide one Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022.

President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated ''Lok Manthan''

  • President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated a national literary and intellectual conference ‘Lok Manthan 2018’ at Khel Gaon in Ranchi.
  • This four-day event is being organized by Department of Culture of Jharkhand Government in association with an NGO to have discussions on present social and cultural issues facing the country.

The Supreme Court has struck down Section 497

  • The Supreme Court has struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code that makes adultery a punishable offence for men.
  • In four separate but concurring judgments, the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court said the 158-year-old law was unconstitutional and fell foul of Article 21 (Right to life and personal liberty) and Article 14 (Right to equality).

 

 

 

Argentina has received $57.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund

  • Argentina has received $57.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest loan package ever from the global body aimed at boosting the country’s struggling economy.
  • The loan, $15 billion of which has already been received by Argentina, will be disbursed over the next three years. Argentina had originally secured a $50-billion loan in June this year.

The Reserve Bank of India allowed banks to dip further into statutory cash reserves

  • The Reserve Bank of India allowed banks to dip further into statutory cash reserves in a bid to ease a liquidity squeeze afflicting the nation’s money markets.
  • The move by the central bank follows concerns over tight liquidity conditions and banks’ unwillingness to lend to NBFCs.

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev won clutch singles matches

  • Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev won clutch singles matches as Team Europe beat Team World by 13-8 to retain the Laver Cup 2018.
  • In the individual match, Roger Federer defeated American Jon Isner and Zverev defeated Kevin Anderson.

Narendra Modi awarded with Highest Environmental Award

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded with the prestigious UN’s (United Nations) Highest Environmental Award for championing the International Solar Alliance.
  • According to UN Environment, Mr. Modi and Emmanuel Macron (French President) have been awarded in the Policy Leadership category, for their efforts regarding their International Solar Alliance.

World Tourism Day is observed on 27th September.

  • World Tourism Day is observed every year globally on 27th September.
  • It is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the potential contribution of digital technologies to sustainable tourism development.

 

The World Maritime Day is being observed across the world on 27th September

  • The World Maritime Day is being observed across the world on 27th September (last Thursday of September) to highlight the importance of shipping safety and maritime security.
  • The theme of 2018 is ‘IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future’.

The Indian Air Force successfully test fired ''Astra ''

  • The Indian Air Force successfully test fired the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra from a Su-30 aircraft.
  • The missile, tested at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station, “successfully engaged a manoeuvring target with high precision.”

 

Sayyid Badr Saud Harib Al Busaidi met with Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • Sayyid Badr Saud Harib Al Busaidi, the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • The Omani Minister met with Raksha Mantri in South Block.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who has given assent to promulgate an Ordinance to set up a committee to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) until Parliament passes legislation to replace the body with a new commission ?

Correct! Wrong!

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to promulgate an Ordinance to set up a committee to run the Medical Council of India (MCI) until Parliament passes legislation to replace the body with a new commission.

2. How much data will be provided by union cabinet under National Digital Communication Policy 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

The union cabinet has approved the National Digital Communication Policy 2018 which aims to provide universal broadband connectivity at 50 megabit per second (MBPS) to every citizen.

3. Who has inaugurated a national literary and intellectual conference ‘Lok Manthan 2018’ at Khel Gaon in Ranchi?

Correct! Wrong!

President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated a national literary and intellectual conference ‘Lok Manthan 2018’ at Khel Gaon in Ranchi.

4. Which of the following section of the Indian Penal Code that makes adultery a punishable offence for men has been struck down by Supreme Court?

Correct! Wrong!

The Supreme Court has struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code that makes adultery a punishable offence for men.

5. Which Country has received the biggest loan package ever from the global body aimed at boosting the country's struggling economy ?

Correct! Wrong!

Argentina has received $57.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest loan package ever from the global body aimed at boosting the country's struggling economy.

6. Which of the following banks allowed to dip further into statutory cash reserves in a bid to ease a liquidity squeeze afflicting the nation’s money markets?

Correct! Wrong!

The Reserve Bank of India allowed banks to dip further into statutory cash reserves in a bid to ease a liquidity squeeze afflicting the nation’s money markets.

7. Who won clutch singles matches as Team Europe beat Team World by 13-8 to retain the Laver Cup 2018.

Correct! Wrong!

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev won clutch singles matches as Team Europe beat Team World by 13-8 to retain the Laver Cup 2018.

8. Who has been awarded with the prestigious UN's (United Nations) Highest Environmental Award for championing the International Solar Alliance?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded with the prestigious UN's (United Nations) Highest Environmental Award for championing the International Solar Alliance.

9. On which date World Tourism Day is observed every year?

Correct! Wrong!

World Tourism Day is observed every year globally on 27th September.

10. On which date The World Maritime Day is being observed across the world?

Correct! Wrong!

The World Maritime Day is being observed across the world on 27th September (last Thursday of September) to highlight the importance of shipping safety and maritime security.

11. Which of the following Air force station is responsible for Testing of Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra from a Su-30 aircraft ?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian Air Force successfully test fired the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra from a Su-30 aircraft.

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