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September 11, 2018

11th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (11th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 11th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina have launched 3 key projects via video conferencing. They are :
    • Rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways.
    • 500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh via Bheramara-Baharampur interconnection.
    • 15 km Akhaura–Agartala Rail Link
  • India, Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant 2018 commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area in Ulaanbaatar (capital of Mongolia). 
    • Nomadic Elephant is annual bilateral military exercise started in 2006. 
    • It is designed to strengthen partnership between Indian Army and Mongolian Armed Forces.
  • Russia today began 'Vostok-2018' at eastern Siberia.
    • This is Russia's biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving around 3 lakh troops, 36,000 vehicles and over 1,000 aircraft.
  • China and Pakistan have decided to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project towards Afghanistan.
    • The two countries will speed up the project and extend it towards western Pakistan to enable more people to benefit from it. 
    • Note : The CPEC project aims to strategically link China's Xinjiang with Pakistan's Gwadar port.
  • As a part of the Bay of Bengal initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation (Bimstec), a field training military exercise (MILEX-18) is being held at Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune, Maharashtra.
    • All member BIMSTEC countries, except Thailand and Nepal are taking active part in this exercise.
    •  Thailand and Nepal will only be sending group of observers.
    • Theme of MILEX 18 : Counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain.
National Current Affairs
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today announced implementation of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017
    • The act criminalises any kind of discrimination against people suffering from AIDS in terms of treatment, employment and workplace. 
  • The 2 day Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts was recently held in Bhopal (capital of Madhya Pradesh). 
    • This conference was organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in association with Madhya Pradesh Government. 
    • Delegates from 12 States/2 UTs had participated in  5 Technical sessions of the conference.
Awards & Honors
  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who passed away in June this year, has been honoured with 6 awards posthumously at this year's Creative Arts Emmys for his CNN show 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' and its digital spin-off. 
    • His TV series won in five out of six categories in which it was nominated. 
    • Bourdain won Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program award.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs 3 crore on 3 state-run banks (Union Bank of India, Bank of India and Bank of Maharashtra) for delay in detection and reporting of fraud in some accounts.
Science & Technology
  • The mid-air refuelling of 'wet contact' trial for Tejas aircraft was conducted successfully by Indian Air Force at an altitude of 20,000 feet. 

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out it's 1st ever mid-air refuelling of indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas MK-1 at an altitude of 20,000 feet. 
    • During the process, 1,900 kg fuel was transferred. 
    • With this, India joins in elite group of countries which have successfully developed air-to-air refuelling system for military aircraft.
  • Kolkata has topped OpenSignal's list of 4G availability across all of India's 22 telecom circles for the May-July period this year. 
    • Top 5 in the List :
      • Kolkata (90%)
      • Punjab (89.8%)
      • Bihar (89.2%)
      • Madhya Pradesh (89.1%) 
      • Odisha (89%)
    • Note : Jammu & Kashmir was placed last with just over 80% 4G availability.
  • US technology giant Google has agreed to store data from its payment service Google Pay in India as mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). 
    • Google, however, sought time till the end of December to comply with the regulation, reports said.
  • Elon Musk-led space exploration startup SpaceX launched a heavy communications satellite to the orbit today, completing its 16th Falcon 9 rocket launch this year.
  • Veteran Tamil film actor Kumarasamy (74), popularly known as Kovai Senthil, passed away.
    • He made his debut in director K Bhagyaraj's Oru Kai Osai in 1980 and acted in more than 200 films including superstar Rajinikanth's hit venture Padaiyappa (1999).
MOUs & Agreements
  • Haryana Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up Ethanol plant at Bohali village in Panipat district with an outlay of over Rs. 900 crore. 
    • This plant will motivate farmers in its 50 km radius area to manage crop residue and prevent straw burning and help to fulfill increasing demand of ethanol and also bio-fuels for consumers of petroleum product.
New Appointments
  • Ride-hailing startup Uber has appointed former Coca-Cola executive Rebecca Messina to serve as its 1st-ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
    • As a CMO of the organization, she will oversee marketing for Uber as it gets ready for an initial public offering that is expected to take place next year. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Ex-England captain Alastair Cook today slammed his 33rd Test Century in his last-ever Test innings against India. 
    • The 33-year-old, who is retiring from international cricket after the ongoing Test, had slammed hundred in his first-ever Test, against India at Nagpur in 2006. 
    • Important Note : Cook is the fifth cricketer to score a century in his first and last Tests.
  • The Indian contingent finished the Hyderabad Open 2018 with a haul of two titles :
    • Sameer Verma won the Men;s Singles title. 
    • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the Men's doubles title. 
  • Triple jumper Arpinder Singh created history by becoming the 1st Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup as he clinched the Bronze Medal.
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