03rd September 2019 Current Affairs

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Vice President inaugurates India’s longest electrified rail tunnel

  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the country’s longest electrified rail tunnel between Cherlopalli & Rapuru at 6.7 kms.
  • Tunnel is built at a cost of ₹437 crore, has 44 trolley refuges and 14 cross-passages in a horseshoe design.

Prakash Javadekar launched the new logo and certificate design of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

  • Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday unveiled the new logo and certificate design of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) at a function in Mumbai.
  • Introduction of a QR code in the new certificate design is in sync with the world of digital technology and will bring in greater transparency and provide information to filmmakers in a better way.

Note:

About CBFC

Founded: 1951

Headquarters: Mumbai

INS Sahyadri and Kiltan visit Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand for port call

  • On August 31, 2019, Two Indian Navy Warships- INS Sahyadri and Kiltan visited Laem Chabang, Bangkok,Thailand for a port call which is scheduled till September 3, 2019, as a part of the Navy’s Overseas Deployment to South East Asia and Western Pacific.
  • Both ships represent the ‘coming of age’ of India’s warship building capabilities.

Note:

About INS Sahyadri

Launched: 27 May 2005

Commissioned: 21 July 2012

Oleksiy Honcharuk named as a new prime minister of Ukraine

  • Ukrainian parliament of the 9th convocation appointed Oleksiy Honcharuk, a 35-year-old practicing lawyer, of the political party Servant of the People, as the 17th Prime Minister of Ukraine.
  • His nomination was presented to the Ukrainian Parliament by its President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

ECL Finance Ltd and Central Bank of India entered into an agreement to co-lend to MSMEs

  • ECL Finance, a subsidiary of Edelweiss Financial Services, and government-owned Central Bank of India have signed an agreement for priority sector lending to micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) customers.
  • This is the first such co-origination partnership of Central Bank of India with an NBFC.

Note:

About ECL Finance Ltd

Founded: 2005

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

India finish at top with 5 gold at ISSF World Cup

  • India finished at the top of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol Championship in Rio De Janeiro with 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
  • India has now finished as the leading nation in ISSF Senior World Cup events in 2019 with 16 gold, 4 silver & 2 Bronze.

Note:

About ISSF:

Headquarters: Munich, Germany

President: Vladimir Lisin

Founded: 1907

Rujuta Khade emerges as country’s fastest female swimmer in 50m freestyle

  • Asian Games bronze medallist Virdhawal Khade and Divya Satija obliterated their own national records to win gold in the men’s and women’s 50m breaststroke event respectively on the third day of the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship.
  • The five-day meet, being held at the Prakash Taran Pushkar Bhavan.

For the 1st time, Arunachal Pradesh will host 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2019

  • The 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship will be held in Arunachal Pradesh for the first time from September 10 to 24 next month.
  • The tournament will be held in the oldest town of the state Pasighat in East Siang District.

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga becomes highest T20I wicket-taker surpassing Afridi

  • Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.
  • Malinga, who retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his farewell one-day international in July, bowled Colin Munro in the first over of the New Zealand chase to equal Afridi’s record of 98 wickets.

Paytm Money promotes Pravin Jadhav as its MD and CEO

  • On September 1, 2019, Paytm Money has promoted Pravin Jadhav as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Prior to this, Jadhav was in the position of full-time director.

Italian born bodybuilder, power lifter, actor and author, Franco Columbu passes away

  • Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author, Franco Columbu (Nicknamed, “the Sardinian Strongman”) has died at the age of 78 in his native Sardinia, Italy.
  • Columbu died in a hospital in his native Sardinia on Friday afternoon after being taken ill while he was swimming in the sea.

Swedish billionaire Hans Rausing dies at the age of 93

  • On August 27, 2019 Swedish billionaire Hans Rausing who is credited for turning Pully (Switzerland) based Tetra Pak food packaging company into a global giant, passed away at the age of 93 in London, United Kingdom (UK).
  • He was the son of tetra pak founder Ruben Rausing. He was Sweden’s second richest man, with a net worth of $12 billion.

KVIC launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi to Re-use wasted pottery

  • Khadi & Village Industries Commission launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi.
  • The machine grinds the wasted pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.

Justice Harish Chandra Mishra is the new Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC

  • The Central Government appointed Justice Harish Chandra Mishra as the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court (HC) with effect from August 30, 2019.
  • He succeeded Justice Prashant Kumar who passed away on August 30, 2019.

Try out the quiz ?

1.What is the distance of India’s Longest electrified rail tunnel between Cherlopalli & Rapuru ?

Correct! Wrong!

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the country’s longest electrified rail tunnel between Cherlopalli & Rapuru at 6.7 kms.

2.Who has launched the new logo and certificate design of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)?

Correct! Wrong!

Prakash Javadekar launched the new logo and certificate design of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

3.Who among the following visit Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand for port call?

Correct! Wrong!

INS Sahyadri and Kiltan visit Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand for port call

4.Who has been appointed as a new prime minister of Ukraine?

Correct! Wrong!

Oleksiy Honcharuk named as a new prime minister of Ukraine

5._______ and Central Bank of India entered into an agreement to co-lend to MSMEs.

Correct! Wrong!

ECL Finance Ltd and Central Bank of India entered into an agreement to co-lend to MSMEs

6.What is total number of gold won by India in ISSF World Cup?

Correct! Wrong!

India has now finished as the leading nation in ISSF Senior World Cup events in 2019 with 16 gold, 4 silver & 2 Bronze.

7.Who among the following emerges as country’s fastest female swimmer in 50m freestyle?

Correct! Wrong!

Rujuta Khade emerges as country’s fastest female swimmer in 50m freestyle

8.Which state will host 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

For the 1st time, Arunachal Pradesh will host 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2019

9.Which of the following Cricketer becomes highest T20I wicket-taker surpassing Afridi?

Correct! Wrong!

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga becomes highest T20I wicket-taker surpassing Afridi

10.Who among the following promotes Pravin Jadhav as its MD and CEO?

Correct! Wrong!

Paytm Money promotes Pravin Jadhav as its MD and CEO

11.Who was Franco Columbu ,who recently passed away in Sardinia, Italy?

Correct! Wrong!

Italian born bodybuilder, power lifter, actor and author, Franco Columbu passes away

12.Swedish billionaire Hans Rausing dies at the age of _________.

Correct! Wrong!

Swedish billionaire Hans Rausing dies at the age of 93

13.Where has been a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ to Re-use wasted pottery launched?

Correct! Wrong!

Khadi & Village Industries Commission launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi.

14.Who has been appointed as the new Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC?

Correct! Wrong!

Justice Harish Chandra Mishra is the new Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC

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