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September 05, 2018

5th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (5th 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 5th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The International Day of Charity is being observed today (5th September). 
    • Aim of International Day of Charity : To recognise the role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as to recognise the efforts of charitable organisations ‎and individuals such as Mother Teresa.
  • India, Kazakhstan joint army exercise KAZIND will be conducted between Indian and Kazakhstan Army in Otar region, Kazakhstan from 10th to 23rd September 2018. 
    • This will be third joint military exercise between two countries which have history of extensive cooperation in defence arena. 
    • Note : The second edition of the exercise was held in India in 2017.
    • Aim of KAZIND : To build and promote bilateral army to army relations and exchange skills and experiences between armies of both countries.
  • Thailand's Royal Police Cadet Academy has announced it will not admit female candidates from the next academic year.
    • The academy, which began admitting female students in 2009, has produced about 700 policewomen.
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a visit to Pakistan.
    • During this visit, he will meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. 
    • This visit comes amid tense ties between the two countries and US military aid cuts over Pakistan's failure to crack down on militants. 
    • Note : The US State Secretary will head to India after his Pakistan visit.
  • Qatar today amended its residency laws to allow foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers. 
    • Earlier, foreign workers required permission from their employers before leaving the country.
  • Ukraine has launched annual joint military exercise titled Rapid Trident with United States and other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member countries. 
    • The exercise is being taken place in western Ukrainian village of Starychi from September 2 to 15, 2018. 
    • Aim of Rapid Trident 2018 : To practice countering armed aggression in conditions of the hybrid war.
  • India along with 23 other nations will be participating in major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise known as IOWave18.
    • The exercise is being organized by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. 
    • It will involve evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas in over half a dozen states.
    • Aim of IOWae18 : To increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region. 
National Current Affairs
  • Teachers Day‬ is being observed across the country today (5th September).
    • Important Points to Note :
      • 5th September is celebrated as Teachers Day as a mark of respect to teachers and their contributions to the society.
      • This day commemorates birth anniversary of former President Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system.
      • He was honored with  Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954.
      • This is his 128th Birth Day.
      • Since 1962, his birthday is celebrated in India as Teachers' Day.
  • To mark fight against malnutrition, the National Nutrition Month (Rashtriya Poshan Maah) is being observed across India in September 2018
    • Union Ministry of Women and Child Development are spearheading various programmes during this month to spread broad awareness on issues related to malnutrition like stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight in children.
    • Note : The decision to celebrate September as National Nutrition Month was taken in the 2nd meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan, which was held at New Delhi on 25th July 2018. 
  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has cleared proposal of Jharkhand Government to rename Nagar Untari town and railway station as Banshidhar Nagar, after Banshidhar Temple, which is dedicated to Krishna in Garhwa district of state. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India is going to purchase 18 bullet trains from Japan at a cost of ₹7,000 crore in a deal where the seller will also have to transfer technology for local production. 
    • Each train will have 10 coaches and have cruising speeds of 350 kmph. 
  • The International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 was concluded today at Kathmandu (Nepal's capital).
    • This summit was organised by the South Asian Women Development Forum
    • The summit was inaugurated by Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun. 
    • Theme of  International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018  : Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”.
  • The Asia Index Pvt Ltd has launched S&P BSE Private Banks Index to measure the performance of private banks. 
    • This index is designed to provide market participants with transparent and rules-based benchmark that measures performance of private banks listed in India.
    • Asia Index Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE Ltd.
Science & Technology
  • Japan is going to launch two Cube satellites next week to test the concept of space elevator in Earth's orbit. 
    • The test involves a 6-centimetre-long box which would move along a 10-metre-long cable suspended in space between the two satellites that will keep it taut.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Internet Society (ISOC) has signed an MOU with Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) to undertake activities to promote security of network infrastructure in India to make the web safe for business and consuers alike. 
    • The agreement will see the two partners undertake initiatives and activities in India to promote 'Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)' -- a programme whose objective is to improve the resilience and security of the routing infrastructure.
Awards & Honors
  • Sara Iftekhar, a Pakistani-origin student from northern England became the 1st hijab-wearing finalist of the Miss England beauty pageant today. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian Pacer RP Singh announced his retirement from cricket today, exactly 13 years after making his international debut. 
    • He was a part of India's 2007 World T20-winning team, and played 82 international matches between 2005 and 2011.
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh's capital) is going to host its 1st International match in 24 years after the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced that the Indian cricket team will face the Windies in a T20I match on November 6. 
    • Note : The Windies' tour of India, which consists of two Tests, five ODIs, and three T20Is begins on October 4.
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