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September 03, 2018

3rd September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (3rd 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 3rd September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The bi-annual talks between India and Bangladesh border forces began in New Delhi today.
    • The meeting is aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in checking trans-border crimes such as smuggling of drugs and narcotics, cattle lifting and gun running across the international border between the two countries.
  • The 4th International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) was recentlhy held at Leiden, Netherlands.
    • The Congress was jointly organized by International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi and International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune in association with Indian Embassy in Netherlands.
  • The 3rd Summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened today in Beijing.
    • During the summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $60 billion (over ₹4 lakh crore) in financial support to Africa. 
    • The support will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies.
  • The 6th East Asia Summit – Economic Ministers meeting EAS-EMM) & 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM) was held in Singapore. 
    • Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu participated in both the events representing India.
  • The US military has decided to cancel 300 million dollars aid to Pakistan over its failure to take decisive actions against terror groups.
    • The move, which needs to be approved by the US Congress, is part of a broader suspension of aid announced in January.
National Current Affairs
  • The Union Health Ministry has released Draft Rules on sale of Drugs by e-pharmacies in order to regulate online sale of medicines. 
    • The draft rules state that all the e-pharmacies will have to be registered compulsorily with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization. 
    • The e-pharmacies will not be allowed to sell tranquiliser, psychotropic drugs, narcotics and habit-forming drugs.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the Balbir forward post in Jammu and Kashmir.
    • With this, she became the first in her office to visit the post
    • Note : The Balbir post is located in Keran sector which has seen numerous action against infiltrators.
Awards & Honors
  • Indian poet-diplomat Mr. Abhay K became the 1st Indian poet invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. 
    • The prestigious reading series is called ‘The Poet and the poem’. 
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Cyprus have signed two MoUs in the field of sharing of financial intelligence and environment.
    • The MoUs were signed between the two countries after delegation-level talks between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia today.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to conduct 19 missions, including 10 satellites and nine launch vehicles, in the next seven months between September and March.
    • It will include the launch of India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2.
    • Chairman of ISRO : K Sivan
New Appointments
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be taking over as the new Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, according to reports. His name has been recommended for the post by current CJI Dipak Misra, who retires on October 2, 2018.
  • US Army General Austin Miller has assumed command of the 41-nation NATO mission in Afghanistan following a handover ceremony.
    • Miller took over from General John Nicholson, who held the post for more than two years.
  • R Madhavan has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
    • He will replace T Suvarna Raju.
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