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September 13, 2018

13th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Gr8Ambitionists, here are today's (13th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :) 

International Current Affairs
  • US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order enabling sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the US political process
    • The order has been criticised by both his party lawmakers and Democratic lawmakers as too little, too late.
  • Stating that India meets all the qualifications to be in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the United States' diplomat Alice Wells said, "India hasn't been able to secure membership as a result of opposition from China." 
    • "We have deemed that we're not going to limit our own cooperation with India based on a Chinese veto," she added.

National Current Affairs
  • Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of the elephant headed God of Wisdom and remover of obstacles, is being celebrated with religious fervour and the usual enthusiasm all over India today. 
  • The Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) to protect income of farmers growing pulses, oilseeds and copra. 
    • It will be a mix of sub-schemes involving direct procurement from farmers, involvement of private players for procurement on a pilot basis, and paying farmers the difference between the MSP and the selling price.
  • The government has banned manufacturing, sale or distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs including Saridon with immediate effect citing safety concerns. 
    • The Health Ministry said there was no therapeutic justification for the ingredients in these drugs and these combinations may be risky for patients. 
    • Note : FDC drugs are two or more medicines contained in a single dosage form.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government today launched an app titled e-Rythu, to digitise agricultural marketplaces and payments.
    • This app will help farmers buy, sell and receive payments for their products through phones in an easy and secure way. 
    • The app, developed by Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya, has been customised for India through its team in Pune.

Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Retail inflation for the month of August dropped to a 10-month-low of 3.69%, government data showed today. 
    • In July, inflation eased to a nine-month low of 4.17%. 
    • It is for the first time in ten months that the retail inflation met the Reserve Bank of India's medium-term target of 4%.

Science & Technology
  • China successfully launched a new marine satellite called HY-1C aboard a Long March-2C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province. 
    • Objectives : Oetter monitor China's maritime waters and study the impact of climate change.

New Appointments
  • The Executive Committee of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the Indian automotive industry, elected Rajan Wadhera as its new President
    • He is also the President – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra.

Books & Authors
  • Watergate reporter Bob Woodward's new book titled 'Fear: Trump in the White House' is recently in news due to it's controversial claim saying that the US President Donald Trump mocked Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Awards & Honors
  • Indian banking and financial services company HDFC Bank retained its top spot in the Brand India Top 50 for the fifth year in a row. 
    • Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) stood at the second spot due to the key role played by its pension plan business, followed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
  • Noted Odia poet Satrughna Pandav is going to be honoured with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’. 
    • Note : The ‘Sarala Puraskar’, instituted by eminent Odia industrialist late Dr Bansidhar Panda and late Ila Panda in 1979 and awarded by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust(IMPaCT) will be presented to Pandav.

Sports Current Affairs
  • Former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh announced his retirement from international hockey.
    • He represented India in over 350 international matches over the course of his 12-year-long career. 
    • He also captained the national team from 2008 to 2016.
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