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September 04, 2018

4th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (4th 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 4th September 2018

National Current Affairs
  • Women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in Rajasthan will soon get free mobile phones under the Bhamashah Yojana.
    • The state also announced that the government is planning to launch apps to help the poor get benefits of social schemes easily. 
    • Free WiFi facilities will also be provided to 5,000 gram panchayats.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has bought Gold for the first time in nearly 9 years in the financial year 2017-18. 
    • The central bank added 8.46 tonnes of gold last fiscal, taking the level of gold reserves to 566.23 tonnes as on June 30, 2018. 
    • RBI last purchased 200 tonnes of gold from the International Monetary Fund in November 2009.
  • Australia's Perth Mint has unveiled the most valuable coin ever made in the country to meet growing demand for high-end collectables.
    • The 2-kg coin, which is encrusted with rare pink diamonds worth ₹12 crore, depicts a sailing ship, a gold prospector and boab trees. 
    • Called 'Discovery', the coin is considered legal tender and will be sold to the highest bidder.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today became the 2nd Indian company to cross ₹8 trillion in market capitalisation after Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries
  • South Africa entered recession for the first time since 2009 in the second quarter.
    • Its economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter, led by declines in the agricultural, transport and retail sectors. 
    • The country's currency rand stretched losses against the dollar to more than 2% and government bonds fell after the data was released.
  • Amazon India today launched a Hindi version of its mobile website and app for Android smartphones. 
    • Important Note : None of India's other leading e-commerce portals like Flipkart, Snapdeal or Paytm Mall currently have a local language version of their apps or websites. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked all Scheduled Commercial Banks with more than 10 branches to appoint an Internal Ombudsman (IO).
Science & Technology
  • In a first, a lioness has given birth to a male and a female cub via Artificial Insemination in South Africa
    • Scientists said the research is a breakthrough for saving endangered species like tiger and snow leopard.
  • North Korean official Ju Kyu-chang (89) passed away.
    • He is known to have been involved in development of the country's nuclear and missile technology.
Awards & Honors
  • Union Territory of Puducherry has bagged top position in National Clean School Award  2018.
    • Note : As many as 52 schools from across India were bestowed with National Clean School Award in recognition of their efforts in carrying forward Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to set up a Satellite ground control station at the North Pole for a "14-orbit coverage" to efficiently download data from India's Earth-observing satellites.
    • The space agency already has two ground stations, IMGEOS at Telangana's Shadnagar (built in 2011) and AGEOS in Antarctica. 
New Appointments
  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was elected as the 13th President of Pakistan.
  • The UAE's PM and Vice President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced the names of two astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Nayadi for the country's first astronaut programme
    • They were selected from over 4,000 candidates and will be trained in Russia.
Sports Current Affairs
  • British racing driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has won the Italian Grand Prix 2018 held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza track, in Italy.
  • The Indian Navy has defeated teams from 22 other nations to win Kakadu Cup 2018 which was organised by the Australian Navy as part of its multi-nation maritime exercise. 
    • INS Sahyadri had participated in the Cup which involved swimming, running, crossing water and land obstacles.
  • England’s opener Alastair Cook has announced his retirement from all formats of the cricket. 
    • Cook has scored 12,254 runs and made 32 centuries in 160 Tests all England records.
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