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September 20, 2018

20th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th 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 20th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is going to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations meet in New York. 
    • India has clarified that the meeting does not imply a resumption of dialogue. 
    • Note : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had earlier requested the meeting in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is in India for a day-long visit.
    • This visit comes ahead of next month’s parliamentary polls in the landlocked country.
    • During this visit, he held closed door discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    • The two sides discussed security situation in Afghanistan and future Indian development projects.
National Current Affairs
  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal has announced that the government would celebrate 2nd  anniversary of the Surgical Strikes on September 29
    • Goyal said the surgical strikes in 2016, wherein Indian Army troops entered the Pakistani-occupied territory to destroy terrorists' bunkers, showed the world that "we mean business".
  • Uttarakhand today passed a resolution to declare Cow the 'Rashtra Mata' (Mother of the Nation)
    • The resolution will now be forwarded to the Centre for approval.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government has hiked Interest rate on small savings schemes including Public Provident Fund (PPF), which will now fetch 8% interest rate for the October-December quarter, up from existing 7.6%. 
    • The 5-year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme will fetch 8.7%, while Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.5%
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked Yes Bank's Managing Director and CEO Rana Kapoor to step down after a term extension up to January 31, 2019. 
    • Note : Kapoor, whose current term ended on August 31, was given a 3-year extension in June, subject to RBI's approval. 
Awards & Honors
  • Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour.
    • With this, Kohli became the 3rd Indian cricketer to be given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna after former captains Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni
    • Note : Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be honored with the Arjuna award.
New Appointments
  • The government today appointed new Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers (MD &CEO) for 10 state-owned banks.  They are :
    • Mrutyunjay Mahapatra - Syndicate Bank
    • Padmaja Chundru - Indian Bank
    • Pallav Mohapatra - Central Bank of India
    • J Packirisamy - Andhra Bank.
    • Karnam Shekhar - Dena Bank
    • SS Mallikarjuna Rao - Allahabad Bank
    • AS Rajeev - Bank of Maharashtra 
    • Atul Kumar Goel - UCO Bank
    •  S Harisnakar - Punjab & Sind Bank 
    • Ashok Kumar Pradhan - United Bank of India
Sports Current Affairs
  • For the first time in the history of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) international football team rankings, 2 teams are sharing the top spot.
    • They are France & Belgium.

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