02nd September 2019 Current Affairs

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New Motor Vehicles Act comes into force

  • Under new rules, Driving under the influence of alcohol, will attract a penalty of Rs 10,000/imprisonment.
  • Fine for jumping red-light has been revised to Rs 5000, while driving without wearing seat belt will attract Rs 1000 fine.

Hindustan Zinc receives its first European patent

  • Hindustan Zinc received its first European patent. The patent was developed by ZnTech + , formerly Central Research and Development Laboratory(CRDL), Hindustan Zinc.
  • Hindustan Zinc has filed 4 national and 2 international patents.

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About Hindustan Zinc

Headquarters: Udaipur

CEO: Sunil Duggal

India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025

  • According to the report of Fitch Solutions Macro Research, India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025.
  • It has been estimated that India’s coking coal consumption will grow at an annual average rate of 5.4% between 2019 and 2028, driven by an equally robust expansion in steel production.

Yashaswini Deswal wins gold at ISSF World Cup

  • Young shooter Yashaswini Deswal has won gold medal in women’s 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The 22-year-old has also become the 9th Indian shooter to secure a Tokyo 2020 Olympics quota.

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About ISSF

President: Vladimir Lisin

Founded: 1907

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc wins Belgian Grand Prix for first race victory

  • Charles Leclerc just held off Lewis Hamilton to win the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position, securing the 1st victory of his Formula One career.
  • Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third, finishing ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinches silver in Athletic meet

  • Shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinched a silver medal during an athletic meet at Decin in the Czech Republic.
  • The Asian Games gold medallist came up with the best throw of 20.09m.

Govt accepts the resignation of SBI’s MD Anshula Kant, following her appointment as MD and CFO of the World Bank

  • On September 1, 2019, The Central Government has accepted the resignation of Anshula Kant, Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India(SBI).
  • This comes after her appointment as the MD and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of World Bank Group.

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About World Bank

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

Founders: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White

IPS Vivek Kumar Johri takes over as Director-General of BSF

  • On August 31, 2019, Vivek Kumar(V.K) Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre took charge as the 25th Director General (DG) of the country’s primary border defence organization, BSF(Border Security Force).
  • He succeeds Rajni Kant Misra, who retired on August 31, 2019.

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About BSF

Founder: Shri K F Rustamji

Founded: 1 December 1965

Motto: जीवन पर्यन्त कर्तव्य (Duty Unto Death)

Lt Gen Anil Chauhan assumes charge as Eastern Army Commander

  • Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan on Sunday assumed charge as Eastern Army Commander.
  • He succeeds Lt Gen MM Naravane who took over as Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) on 1st Septemeber.

September month to be celebrated as 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'

  • Entire month of September is to be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah.
  • 2019 theme is Complementary Feeding.
  • PM’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment – POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence addressing malnutrition.

Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as VC of Army staff

  • Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff.
  • Naravane, who was earlier heading the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, succeeds Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu whose term ended recently.

Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper,80 passed away

  • Actress Valerie Harper, the star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and spin-off series “Rhoda” passed away.
  • She was 80.
  • She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical “Take Me Along” in 1959.

Try out the quiz ?

1.Under new Driving Act, What will be penalty for Driving under the influence of alcohol?

Correct! Wrong!

Under new rules, Driving under the influence of alcohol, will attract a penalty of Rs 10,000/imprisonment.

2.How many international patents for Hindustan Zinc?

Correct! Wrong!

Hindustan Zinc has filed 4 national and 2 international patents.

3.Which of the following country will be overtake by China in 2025 in terms of largest importer of coking coal?

Correct! Wrong!

India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025

4.Who among the following has won gold at ISSF World Cup?

Correct! Wrong!

Young shooter Yashaswini Deswal has won gold medal in women’s 10m Air Pistol at the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

5.Who has won Belgian Grand Prix from pole position securing the 1st victory of his Formula One career?

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Charles Leclerc just held off Lewis Hamilton to win the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position, securing the 1st victory of his Formula One career.

6.Which game is related with Tejinderpal Singh Toor, who has won a silver medal during an athletic meet at Decin in the Czech Republic?

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Shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinched a silver medal during an athletic meet at Decin in the Czech Republic.

7.On which date government has accept the resignation of SBI’s MD Anshula Kant?

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On September 1, 2019, The Central Government has accepted the resignation of Anshula Kant, Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India(SBI).

8.Who has appointed Director-General of BSF?

Correct! Wrong!

IPS Vivek Kumar Johri takes over as Director-General of BSF

9.Who among the following is assumed charge as Eastern Army Commander?

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Lt Gen Anil Chauhan assumes charge as Eastern Army Commander

10.Which month to be celebrated as month of 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'?

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September month to be celebrated as 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah'

11.Who has taken charge as VC of Army staff?

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Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as VC of Army staff

12.Name the award from which the star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show’’ Valerie Harper had awarded, who recently died?

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Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper,80 passed away

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