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September 13, 2018

12th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Gr8Ambitionists, here are today's (12th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :) 

Download PDF Version of 12th September 2018 Current Affairs from HERE 

International Current Affairs

  • Today (12th September) is United Nation's Day of South-South Cooperation
  • India, Afghanistan and Iran today held the 1st-ever trilateral meeting at the Deputy Foreign Minister level in Kabul
    • The meeting focused on consolidating economic cooperation, including the Chabahar Port, as well as enhancing cooperation on counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and continuing support for the Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process.
  • The UN Security Council (UNSC) held its 1st-ever meeting on corruption and its linkages to global conflicts
    • UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that corruption is linked to illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and people as well as terrorism. 
    • Citing the World Economic Forum's estimates, he added that corruption costs at least $2.6 trillion or 5% of global GDP.
  • Nepal is going to take part in 'Sagarmatha Friendship-2' a 12-day-long military exercise with China later this month.
    • The exercise will take place in China's Chengdu city. 
    • This comes after Nepal withdrew from the first-ever Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) military drill in India.

National Current Affairs

  • The Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) has issued an advisory asking parents to monitor the social media activity of their children to ensure that they are not playing the "dangerous" suicide game titled 'Momo Challenge'. 
    • It has asked parents to install a cyber or mobile parenting software, and look for signs such as withdrawal from family and persistent low mood.


  • Padma Bhushan awardee and economist V S Vyas (87) passed away.
    • He was previously a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and worked with former prime ministers including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh. 
    • He also served as the senior advisor to World Bank in its agriculture and rural development department.
  • Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz (68), passed away.
    • She was elected as an MP after the seat fell vacant following her husband's disqualification as PM.

New Appointments

  • Long-term life insurance provider, HDFC Life has appointed Vibha Padalkar as its new MD & CEO for a period of 3 years effective September 12. 
    • She is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the organization. 
    • Note : Padalkar is going to replace Amitabh Chaudhry, who was recently appointed  as the next MD and CEO of Axis Bank.
  • Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the 1st Sikh to have been inducted into US President Donald Trump's security detail.  
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs

  • Ahead of US sanctions on Iranian oil, Iraq has replaced Saudi Arabia as India's largest oil supplier in August.  
  • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is going to use satellites to provide 4G services in  rural and remote areas of India. 
    • It will use capacity from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and satellite technology from Hughes Communications.  

Awards & Honors

  • The US National Cancer Institute has given the Outstanding Investigator Award to Indian-origin Professor Arul Chinnaiyan.
    • The Institute also gave Arul $6.5 million in funding over seven years, to identify cancer biomarkers. 

Sports Current Affairs

  • Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami became the 1st bowler in women's cricket to pick 300 International Wickets after reaching the landmark figure in India's nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka today.  
  • England's James Anderson bowled India's Mohammad Shami in the fifth Test  to go past former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath's tally of 563 wickets to become the highest wicket-taking pacer in Test cricket history.  

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