CURRENT AFFAIRS WEEKLY ONE LINERS: SEPTEMBER 1 – 8, 2018 & ASIAN GAMES 2018 WITH PDF

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Here aspirants are provided with October 1-8 Weekly oneliners.Collect the points in cripy manner and gather all the important current affairs in the first week of june.You can also download this as a pdf in the link provided below.


NATIONAL

  • The national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation  (REDD+) strategy for India  prepared by Indian Council of Forestry and Education, Dehradun for the Government was released in New Delhi by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan.
  • The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has finally been rechristened as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport.
  • The Government think tank Niti Aayog will hold the India’s first ‘Global Mobility Summit’, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ will be organised in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners.
  • The Union government has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARRIA). It was announced by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
  • The President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in Cyprus on the first leg of his three-nation tour to continue India’s high-level engagements with European countries.He was received by Cyprus’ Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Georgios Lakkotrypis at the Larnaca International Airport.
  • The Gujarat Government has partnered with a top India-centric American advocacy group for the Vibrant Gujarat summit.
  • Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s GAIL (India) Limited, to provide infrastructure facilities for supply of Natural Gas to Indian Railways Workshops, Production Units and Depots.
  • The Minister for Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, alongwith Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Adityanath Yogi has inaugurated the widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  • India and Cyprus have signed two agreements on combating money laundering and cooperation in the field of environment.
  • The Uttarakhand Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that actor Sanjay Dutt will be the brand ambassador for anti-drug campaign for five states, including Uttarakhand, and two Union Territories.
  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR has organized a two-day conference on Motivating & Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA).
  • India will shortly unveil a ‘One Nation-One Card Policy’ for public transport that will entail connectivity between various modes of transport. It was announced by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to set up its first overseas ground station at the North Pole. This would bolster the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) operations which are critically important in times like disaster management.
  • India and Pakistan have agreed to undertake the Indus Waters Treaty mandated tours by their Commissioners in the Indus basin on both sides to resolve issues on the various hydroelectric projects, including the Pakal Dul and Lower Kalnai in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju flagged off Delhi Movelo Cyclothon in the national capital, New Delhi.
  • Japan and Gujarat has signed agreements to promote bilateral cooperation in culture, business and interaction between the academia. These agreements were signed during the ongoing visit of a delegation from Gujarat led by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel to Japan.
  • The International Aviation Summit was held in New Delhi and it was organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), the Airports Authority India (AAI) and International Air Transport Association.
  • In a bid to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Digital India’ campaign, Rajasthan government will soon distribute mobile phones to women under the Bhamashah Yojana.
  • The Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu has launched Coffee Connect – India coffee field force app and Coffee Krishi Tharanga – digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders.
  • The Former President Pranab Mukherjee and  Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates projects under the Smartgram Yojna.
  • The Government has approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase wages of artisans by over 36 percent, from five rupees 50 paisa per hank to seven rupees 50 paisa.
  • India and Bulgaria has signed MoUs, including one on civil nuclear cooperation, as President Ram Nath Kovind held talks with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev.
  • A Conference on “E-Mobility in Indian Railways”was organized by Ministry of Railways through Institution of Railways Electrical Engineers  in association with NITI Aayog concluded in Delhi.
  • The Software major Adobe has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to launch an “Adobe Digital Disha” programme across vocational institutes in India.
  • The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme for development of a rural circuit in Kerala.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the first Global Mobility Summit called MOVE, which will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.
  • The Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Joy arrived Visakhapatnam on a four day visit to the Eastern Naval Command.
  • The national human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will get French support in the form of life support and medicine for the Indian crew.
  • Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has launched the Aapoorti mobile app of Indian Railways e-procurement system (IREPS).

INTERNATIONAL

  • Minister of State, (IC), for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the Fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) at Netherlands.
  • India and Nepal has exchanged an MoU to build a strategic railway line connecting Bihar’s Raxual city to Kathmandu after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks on all aspects of the bilateral ties with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli.
  • According to data from the UN’s tourism organisation, a total of 1,323 million international tourist arrivals recorded in destinations around the world. The figure represents an 84 million increase over 2016, and a new record.
  • China has pledged a $60 billion fund to bolster industry, counter hunger, and enhance security in Africa.China would also support Africa to achieve “general food security by 2030.”
  • The Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju flagged off Delhi Movelo Cyclothon in the national capital, New Delhi.
  • The International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 is being held in Kathmandu, Nepal.The Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the summit.The theme of 3-day event is “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”.
  • A powerful typhoon “Jebi” slammed into western Japan. Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993.
  • The Facebook will invest more than $1 billion to build its first data centre in Asia in Singapore and it is planned to open in 2022. Facebook’s facility will be located in the west of the island.
  • A Japanese team working to develop a “space elevator” will conduct a first trial this month, blasting off a miniature version of the apparatus and monitoring equipment on satellites to test the technology.
  • The World Hindu Congress is set to hold its second conference in Chicago, U.S. It is to to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893.
  • India and Sri Lanka began their bilateral naval exercise in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.The 2018 Sri Lanka-India Exercise (SLINEX) is the 4th edition.
  • India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “Mobilise Your City” (MYC) in the presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Hardeep Singh Puri and Alexander Ziegler, Ambassador of France in India.
  • India is the Partner Country in the 87th Izmir International trade show which begins in Turkey.

BANKING AND ECONOMY

  • The RBI has cancelled the licence of Rajasthan-based Bhilwara Mahila City Co-operative Financial institution because it doesn’t have enough capital and incomes prospects.
  • Mauritius remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18 followed by Singapore.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has tightened the banking ombudsman scheme with the objective to strengthen the grievance redressal mechanism for customers.
  • The ITI Ltd has partnered with 58 start-ups and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) covering the manufacturing of a wide range of ICT and IoT-based solutions.
  • The Paytm Money Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of One97 Communications Ltd targets to sell mutual fund to around 25 million people in the next three to five years. The company launched its app “Paytm Money app” for mutual fund investments.
  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has sanctioned an amount of Rs 335 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to West Bengal.
  • The Amazon.com became the second U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in stock market value, just weeks after Apple hit the same milestone on August 2.
  • Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE Ltd, has announced the launch of an index designed to measure the performance of private banks.
  • The US Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo, and US Defence Secretary, James N Mattis, met their Indian counterparts Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the first ‘2+2’ dialogue in New Delhi.
  • The Supreme Court decriminalised a portion of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial era provision that criminalises private consensual sexual acts between same sex adults.
  • India will purchase 18 bullet train sets from Japan at a total cost of about Rs 7,000 crore in a deal that includes a pledge to transfer technology for local production.
  • The government decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme and added more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts.
  • Airtel Payment Bank’s savings account holders will now be able to withdraw cash from ATMs with their mobile phones instead of using debit or credit cards.
  • The Union Cabinet has decided to indefinitely extend the Atal Pension Scheme, which lapsed in August, and doubled the accident insurance and relaxed the age criteria by five years to further incentivise the scheme.

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Two Indians, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among six individuals who received the Ramon Magsaysay award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize.
  • The eminent neurosurgeon Dr B.K. Misra has been named for this year’s prestigious as an Eminent Medical Person of the Year.
  • The Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is set to be honoured with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Equality Award.

SUMMITS

  • The Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) in Singapore. Singapore is currently holding the Chair of ASEAN.
  • The Indian Ocean Wave Exercise 2018 (IOWave18) begins in the Indian Ocean. India along with 23 other nations is participating in this major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock drill.
  • The Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise ‘KAZIND’ will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army in Otar region, Kazakhstan.
  • Ukraine has launched joint military exercises with the U.S. and a string of other NATO countries.

APPOINTMENTS

NAME OF THE PERSON APPOINTED AS
Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has taken the charge as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta Resources Plc with effect
The Indian Banks Association (IBA) has elected Punjab National Bank’s managing director and chief executive, Sunil Mehta, as the new chairman for 2018-19.
Justice Tahira Safdar has been sworn as the first woman chief justice of a Pakistani high court.
At the 19th annual general meeting(AGM) of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Sony Pictures Networks India CEO and MD NP Singh was elected as the new president of the foundation.
Arif Alvi was elected as President of Pakistan.
The Chief Justice Dipak Misra has recommended the Justice Ranjan Gogoi as 46th Chief Justice of India.
Indian boxer MC Mary Kom BSNL has roped as its brand ambassador for two years.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been nominated for a second five-year term as regional director of The World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asian Region.
The Actor Akshay Kumar has been selected as an honorary ambassador for Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation.
Ashwani Bhatia has been as SBI managing director and chief executive officer. appointed
Anshula Kant as Managing Director of the State Bank of India

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has released the book “Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office” to mark one year in office of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched a book titled ‘Experiential Learning — Gandhiji’s Nai Talim’ to mark the Teachers Day.
  • The congress leader Kapil Sibal has launched his new book, “Shades of Truth – A Journey Derailed”, that aims to highlight the failures of the Narendra Modi government.

RANKINGS

  • According to latest data collated by UK mobile analytics company and speeds tester, OpenSigna Kolkata has the highest 4G services availability across India’s 22 telecom circles.
  • According to the Nuclear Security Index, India has improved its ranking by one spot from 2016 and now stands 19th in the ‘Theft Ranking’ for countries with weapons usable nuclear materials.
  • HDFC Bank retained its top spot in the BrandZ India Top 50 for the fifth year in a row, growing its brand value by 21 percent to $21.7 billion in 2018.

SPORTS

  • The former India and Tamil Nadu batsman S. Badrinath announced his retirement from all formats of the game.
  • In boxing, former junior world champion boxer Sakshi Choudhary claimed the gold in the 57-kilogram category at the World Youth Boxing in Budapest, Hungary.
  • India ended their Asian Games 2018 campaign with the highest medal tally at the tournament ever, with a total of 69 medals which includes 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals.
  • Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela became the first set of Indian shooters to secure quota places for the 2020 Olympics by winning a silver and finishing fourth respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Championship at Changwon, South Korea.
  • The Mercedes player Lewis Hamilton won Italian grand prix 2018. It is his fifth Italian Grand Prix. The Briton’s(British player) 68th career victory and sixth this year stretched his championship lead from 17 points to 30 ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
  • England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after this week’s final Test against India.
  • The Former Indian pacer RP Singh has announced his retirement from the game.
  • The Paris Sain-Germain striker Neymar has been appointed as the permanent captain of Brazil’s national team.

OBITUARY

  • The Jain monk Tarun Sagar has passed away in East Delhi.He took ‘Jain Sanyas’ at the age of 13 and later emerged as a prominent spiritual personality.
  • The Former Maharashtra football player Arthur Pereira has passed away. Pereira played for several clubs in the city, including the well-known Orkay Mills.
  • Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal clinched his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, claiming the top honours in the 50m pistol event.
  • Bhagwati Kumar Sharma, a Gujarati language author, and journalist has passed away. He was rewarded with Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak award in 1984 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 for his distinguished work in literature.
  • Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in Deliverance and Boogie Nights, commercial hits has passed away.

IMPORTANT DAYS

SEPTEMBER IMPORTANT DAY THEME
1st to 7th Week
The National Nutrition Week “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health”.
2 World Coconut  Day _________
5 Teacher’s Day _________
5 The International Day of Charity _________
8 International Literacy Day _________

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