30th September 2018 Current Affairs

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Narendra Modi has inaugurated the state-of-the-art chocolate plant of Amul

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the state-of-the-art chocolate plant of Amul dairy set up with an investment of about 190 crore rupees at Mogar village in Anand district of Gujarat.
  • Mr Modi also inaugurated a take-home ration plant of 600 tonnes per day and a ready-to-use therapeutic food plant with monthly capacity of 600 tonnes along with the incubation center cum center of excellence in food processing for promoting entrepreneurs and startup.

Ban of election post on Fcebook, Twitter ,and Google

  • Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has said that Google, Facebook, and Twitter have committed to not allow election posts on their platforms during the last 48 hours ahead of polls.
  • The companies have also assured that political advertisements will be flagged, including the amount spent so that expenditure can also be accounted for during the campaign period, the Commissioner added.

Macedonia held a referendum to change its name

  • Macedonia held a referendum on Sunday on whether to change its name to the ‘Republic of North Macedonia’.
  • Greece and Macedonia had signed a deal in this regard in June.

 

Bill Gates reportedly spent $171 million to buy a farmland

  • World’s second richest person Bill Gates reportedly spent $171 million (₹1,240 crore) to buy 14,500 acres of farmland in the US’ Washington.
  • The Microsoft Co-founder, who is worth $98.9 billion, bought the property from John Hancock Life Insurance Company, which paid $75 million for it in 2010.

TCS, RIL, HDFC Bank and Infosys saw gains in their market capitalisation

  • Four of the ten most valued Indian companies together added nearly ₹77,000 crore in market valuation last week.
  • TCS, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC Bank and Infosys saw gains in their market capitalisation for the week ended Friday

 

The Indian government owes Air India ₹1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

  • The Indian government owes Air India ₹1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights, according to latest response from the carrier to an RTI application.
  • As per the details, the Defence Ministry has outstanding bills of ₹211.17 crore, Cabinet Secretariat and PMO ₹543.18 crore and External Affairs Ministry ₹392.33 crore.

Apple has won the appeal to reverse a ruling

  • Apple has won the appeal to reverse a ruling which ordered the company to pay a $234-million fine to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for infringing its patents.
  • The court ruling said that Apple didn’t infringe on one of the university’s patents.

Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior championship

  • Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title.
  • He defeated Anas Ali Shah of Pakistan by 13-11, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10 in the final in Chennai.

Otis Rush has passed away

  • Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, a jazz-influenced sound influenced generations of musicians, has died.
  • He was 84.

The Delhi High Court has restrained the publication and sale of 'Godman to Tycoon'

  • The Delhi High Court has restrained the publication and sale of ‘Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’ till certain portions showing the yoga guru as an “ambitious villain” are removed.
  • These portions include the death and disappearance of his close aides.

 

Try out the quiz ?

1. In which district of Gujarat Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the state-of-the-art chocolate plant of Amul dairy?

Correct! Wrong!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the state-of-the-art chocolate plant of Amul dairy set up with an investment of about 190 crore rupees at Mogar village in Anand district of Gujarat.

2. How many hours before Election Google, Facebook, and Twitter have committed to not allow election posts on their platforms?

Correct! Wrong!

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has said that Google, Facebook, and Twitter have committed to not allow election posts on their platforms during the last 48 hours ahead of polls.

3. What will be new name of Macedonia after referendum?

Correct! Wrong!

Macedonia held a referendum on Sunday on whether to change its name to the 'Republic of North Macedonia'.

4. How much money has spent by Bill Gates on buying of farmland in Washington?

Correct! Wrong!

World's second richest person Bill Gates reportedly spent $171 million (₹1,240 crore) to buy 14,500 acres of farmland in the US' Washington.

5. How many Indian companies out of ten added nearly ₹77,000 crore in market valuation last week?

Correct! Wrong!

Four of the ten most valued Indian companies together added nearly ₹77,000 crore in market valuation last week.

6. Which company has won the appeal to reverse a ruling which ordered the company to pay a $234-million fine to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for infringing its patents?

Correct! Wrong!

Apple has won the appeal to reverse a ruling which ordered the company to pay a $234-million fine to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for infringing its patents.

7. Who won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title?

Correct! Wrong!

Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title.

8. Which instrument had played by Otis Rush who recently died?

Correct! Wrong!

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, a jazz-influenced sound influenced generations of musicians, has died.

9. ‘Godman to Tycoon’ is a story of which famous person which recently restrained by Government?

Correct! Wrong!

The Delhi High Court has restrained the publication and sale of 'Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev' till certain portions showing the yoga guru as an "ambitious villain" are removed.

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