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September 2018 Current Affairs

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Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Sep 19, 2018
The State Governments will now have to pay 12 percent interest for the delay in release of State share of subsidy beyond three months of prescribed cut-off date submission by insurance companies.

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Home Ministry launches ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of security clearance to private firms

Sep 19, 2018
The introduction of ‘e-Sahaj’ portal is expected to make the process of security clearance much faster, transparent and easy to monitor. The various functionaries would be able to access the application and documents online and take timely decisions.

Union HRD Ministry presents Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

Sep 19, 2018
The award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014. Under Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative, a record number of 417796 toilets were constructed in 261400 schools, including 190887 girls’ toilets in one year up to August 15, 2015.

PM Modi, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina jointly launch construction of Indo-Bangla Pipeline Project

Sep 19, 2018
The two leaders also inaugurated the construction of the third and fourth dual gauge rail lines of Dhaka-Tongi section and Double Line on Dhaka-Joydevpur section of Bangladesh Railway. This railway project would not only help carry passengers but also transport goods.

President launches logo, web portal for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Sep 19, 2018
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed in the form of two year long celebrations from October 2, 2018 to October 2, 2020 across the country and all over the globe.

Government organises All India Pension Adalat for pensioners’ welfare

Sep 18, 2018
The All India Pension Adalat is one of the largest exercises for pensioners’ welfare ever undertaken by the Government as part of good governance dedicated to central government pensioners. On the occasion, all the central government ministries would be conducting their respective pension adalats.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 September 2018

Sep 18, 2018
18 September 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank; under-five mortality rate and 70th Primetime Emmy Awards among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 September 2018

Sep 18, 2018
The Union Finance Ministry on September 17, 2018 announced the proposal to merge three public sector lenders - Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. The combined lending entity will create India’s third largest bank with a total business of more than Rs 14.82 lakh crore.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 September 2018

Sep 18, 2018
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have been jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honour. If approved by Sports Minister, Kohli will become the third cricketer to get the Khel Ratna after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.

Despite progress, estimated 6.3 million children died in 2017: UN report

Sep 18, 2018
Despite substantial progress in reducing mortality among children, in 2017 alone, an estimated 6.3 million children and young adolescents died, mostly from preventable causes. The children under the age of 5 years accounted for 5.4 million of these deaths.

Vodafone Idea Board approves merger with Aditya Birla Telecom

Sep 18, 2018
The amalgamation will give management control to Vodafone Idea to run businesses of the subsidiaries, strengthen its financial position and raise resources against the assets owned by ABTL such as investments in mutual funds, Indus Towers stake including monetisation of such assets.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to be first private passenger on SpaceX’s Lunar BFR Mission

Sep 18, 2018
The successful landing of Yusaku Maezawa on the Moon will enable access for commoners who dream of traveling to space. Till now, only two dozen people have been to the Moon, with the final Apollo Mission of 1972, marking the last time a human visited the moon.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama

Sep 18, 2018
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on September 18, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States. For the first time in almost 20 years, HBO didn’t dominate the Emmy Awards. The channel had to settle for a tie with Netflix with 23 awards each.

Government proposes merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank under Alternative Mechanism

Sep 18, 2018
The state-owned Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be merged to create the country's third largest lender after the SBI and ICICI Banks, as part of efforts to revive credit and economic growth. The scheme of amalgamation, which will now be formed, will be laid before Parliament. However, it would require no change in the banking law.

Supreme Court lifts ban on Saridon, 3 other FDCs

Sep 18, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the sale of popular painkiller Saridon and three other banned fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) in medical stores across the country. The Fixed Dose Combination drugs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio into a single dosage form.

India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project inaugurated

Sep 17, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the country's first ‘smart fence’ pilot project along the India-Pakistan International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. The smart fence pilot project is expected to be a massive boon for monitoring security situations in border areas.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 September 2018

Sep 17, 2018
The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from January 21 to January 23, 2019. The theme of the 2019 will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India”.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 September 2018

Sep 17, 2018
The Union Ministry of Power has launched the Chiller Star Labelling Program, an ambitious program to encourage the deployment of energy efficient chiller systems in the country. The program has been launched on a voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31, 2020.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 September 2018

Sep 17, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as International Day of Democracy, Chiller Star Labelling Program and 'smart fence' pilot project among others.

Union Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program to improve energy efficiency

Sep 17, 2018
Through the chiller star labelling Program, it is estimated that more than 500 million units of electricity would be saved in 2019 along with Green House Gases (GHG) reduction of 0.5 million-ton equivalent of CO2.

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