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Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
The Election Commission of India has withdrawn the provision of NOTA (None of the above) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the state’s Legislative Council polls as per the Supreme Court directive.

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Current Affairs in Short: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
Asian Games gold medalist Amit Panghal has been nominated for this year's Arjuna awards by the Boxing Federation of India. He joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of boxing nominees for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna.

India, Sri Lanka conduct joint naval exercise 'SLINEX 2018'

Sep 12, 2018
The sixth edition of SLINEX 2018, a joint naval exercise between the naval forces of India and Sri Lanka is currently underway in Trincomalee, a major port city of Sri Lanka. Three Navy ships from each side along with around 1,000 naval personnel from both countries are participating in the joint drill.

BARC’s Apsara Reactor recommissioned after 9 years

Sep 12, 2018
Apsara, the first research reactor of Asia, became operational in Trombay campus of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in August 1956. Apsara is a light water swimming pool-type reactor with a maximum power output of one megawatt thermal (MWt).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 September 2018

Sep 11, 2018
The United States on September 10, 2018 announced the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) mission in Washington DC. Explaining the move, the US state department said that the PLO leaders had failed to engage with US efforts to bring about peace with Israel and attempted to prompt an investigation of Israel by the International Criminal Court.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 September 2018

Sep 11, 2018
Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away on September 11 after suffering from a prolonged illness. The former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017 and had been in London since.

Indian Army plans to reduce force strength, decides to cut 1.5 lakh jobs

Sep 11, 2018
Apart from reducing the force strength, the Army is also considering to do away with the rank of Brigadier and brigade headquarters as part of the officer cadre review. This move is expected to free up significant number of officers who will be available for field duties.

India’s combat aircraft Tejas successfully completes first-ever mid-air refuelling trial

Sep 11, 2018
In a first, Tejas, the advanced version of India’s indigenously produced Light Combat Aircraft was successfully refuelled mid-air by a Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tanker. The mid-air refuelling was a part of a wet contact trial for LCA Tejas MK-1.

Government sets up panel of secretaries to look into e-Commerce issues

Sep 11, 2018
The booming online shopping space has largely been functioning without government regulations until a task force led by then Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia had put together the draft policy. However, the policy faced criticism over its suggestions dealing with data localisation, curbing deep discounting and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms.

Fourth World Summit on Accreditation held

Sep 10, 2018
The 4th World Summit on Accreditation was inaugurated by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at New Delhi on September 8. The summit was aimed at facilitating the exchange of information on various challenges being faced during the transition between input-output based accreditation to outcome-based accreditation.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 September 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Russia on September 11, 2018 will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, a move US agency NATO condemned as “exercising large-scale conflict”.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 September 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced on September 10, 2018 that he will step down as the head of the company in 2019. He named the company CEO Daniel Zhang as his successor.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019, company CEO named his successor

Sep 10, 2018
Alibaba’s Jack Ma has announced that he would be stepping down as the head of the Chinese e-commerce giant in September 2019. He named the company CEO Daniel Zhang as his successor and said that he will work closely with him for the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition of the chairmanship.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 3 September to 8 September 2018

Sep 8, 2018
A Five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by partially striking down some of its provisions.

International Literacy Day 2018 observed globally

Sep 8, 2018
The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) organised a panel discussion on the occasion of International Literacy Day. The panel was headed by chief guest HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the guest of honour, Upendra Kushwaha.

Global Mobility Summit: PM Modi pitches for investments in e-vehicles manufacturing

Sep 8, 2018
The Prime Minister pitched for investment in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and the required charging infrastructure. He stated that the common public transport must be the cornerstone of mobility.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 September 2018

Sep 7, 2018
India and the United States on September 6, 2018 signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA). The agreement was signed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis.

Current Affairs in Short: 7 September 2018

Sep 7, 2018
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which provides poor and vulnerable families coverage for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation was launched in Jammu on September 6. The scheme will be launched across the country on September 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan to head panel to select new Chief Economic Advisor

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India's first Global Mobility Summit

Sep 7, 2018
India’s first-ever Global Mobility Summit - MOVE will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 7. The two-day summit, organised by Niti Aayog, will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.

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