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September 09, 2018

9th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th 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 9th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today is the Day of the Foundation of the Republic of North Korea.
    • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the North was established on this day (9th September) in the year 1948.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Capital : Pyongyang
      • Official language : Korean
      • Currency : North Korean won (₩)
      • Supreme Leader : Kim Jong-un
  • Today is Independence Day of Tajikistan.
    • On this day Tajikistan got Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Capital - Dushanbe
      • Official language - Tajik (Persian)
      • Currency - Somoni
      • President - Emomalii Rahmon
      • Prime Minister - Kokhir Rasulzoda
  • Nepal has refused to participate in the 1st ever joint military exercise among the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) Nations that will be hosted by India next week.
    • The Nepalese government faced criticism domestically as there were no formal agreements at diplomatic or political level over the drill.
    • Note : The proposal for the joint military drill was first forwarded by the Indian Army in June, followed by an initial meeting of Bimstec senior army officials in New Delhi.
  • China is participating in Exercise Kakadu, Australia's largest maritime drill for the first time. 
    • More than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries are taking part in the exercise, which is being held off the coast of Darwin in northern Australia. 
    • Other nations participating in the drill include India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, New Zealand and Pakistan.
    • Note : Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has been participating in the exercise. 
National Current Affairs
  • The Defence Ministry today announced that Aero India 2019 will be held in Bengaluru from February 20-24 next year.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the government will issue a policy on electric vehicles and vehicles running on alternative fuels
    • This comes a day after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said electric vehicles and vehicles based on alternate fuels will be exempted from road permits. 
    • The new policy will be aimed at strengthening e-mobility drive in the country.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the undivided area of the single largest piece of a damaged ₹2,000 note must be 88 square cm for a full refund and 44 square cm for half refund. 
    • For exchanging ₹200 notes, 78 square cm of undivided area is needed for a full refund, and 39 square cm for half refund.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a 10 million penalty on Union Bank of India for failing to detect and report fraud on time.
    • Note : RBI had issued a show cause notice to the bank on January 15, 2018 asking why a penalty not be imposed on Union Bank of India under the Act.
  • After the launch of payments bank, the Indian Postal department has announced that it is going to set up an Insurance firm as a special business unit within two years.
    • Note : At present, the postal department offers Life Insurance Schemes including Postal Life Insurance (PLI), Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI), among others.
  • India is going to supply 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka valued at around $82.64 million
    • The agreement to supply the coaches custom-made in India was signed between state-owned RITES and the Sri Lankan government. 
    • The current contract is part of a $318-million agreement for the procurement of railway rolling stock and upgradation of rail tracks in Sri Lanka.
Awards & Honors
  • The Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Assam has got 7 Awards from the Centre in implementation of Pradhan MantriAwas Yojana (PMAY)-Grameen in the state.
    • Assam is conferred the Best State Award in the category of completion of PMAY-G houses amongst the Group I states consisting of North East and Himalayan states. 
    • The state has also bagged best three awards in district and block level.
    • Kamrup, Dhemaji and Goalpara districts have received best three positions in North East while three blocks have also been selected for awards. 
Science & Technology
  • To help train medical students, US-based company Gaumard Scientific has developed a child robot called HAL.
    • The robot, which is worth around ₹35 lakh. is made of sensors which give the robot a pulse, help respond to certain questions, bleed and convulse.
    • The robot can also mimic emotions of distress, like grimacing, crying or shouting.
New Appointments
  • HDFC Life's MD and CEO Amitabh Chaudhry has received the RBI's approval to be appointed as the MD and CEO of Private Sector Lender Axis Bank
    • He is going to replace present MD & CEO Shikha Sharma, and will take over the position from January 1, 2019. 
  • Dr Arif ur Rehman Alvi was sworn in as the 13th President of Pakistan today. 
    • Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath to the 69-year-old at a ceremony in Islamabad. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • India captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach 18,000 runs in international cricket, achieving the feat in his 382nd innings during the fifth England Test on Saturday. 
    • He surpassed ex-Windies captain Brian Lara, who took 411 innings to reach the milestone. 
  • World number 19 Naomi Osaka won her maiden Grand Slam title after defeating her childhood idol and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the US Open women's singles final today. 
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