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September 2018 Current Affairs

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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.

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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.

Delhi, Seoul sign MoU to tackle air pollution, improve infrastructure

Sep 17, 2018
The Delhi government has signed a 'Friendship and Cooperation Agreement' with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to work closely in the fields of environment, tourism, waste water and solid waste management, infrastructure and public health.

DRDO conducts first successful test of man portable-anti-tank guided missile

Sep 17, 2018
India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation has conducted the first successful flight test of its new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MP-ATGM) at Ahmednagar test range in Maharashtra.

Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2018’ begins in Uttarakhand

Sep 17, 2018
This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries. The two-week exercise will witness participation of about 350 personnel of the US Army and similar strength of Garud Division of the Indian Army.

National AIDS Control Organisation releases HIV Estimations 2017 Report

Sep 17, 2018
The HIV Estimations 2017 report is 14th in the series of HIV Estimations launched earlier under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). The first round of HIV estimation was done in 1998, while the latest round was done in 2015.

ISRO launches two UK satellites aboard PSLV-C42

Sep 17, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 carrying two earth observation satellites for the United Kingdom. The mission is a commercial arrangement between the British company and Antrix Corporation Limited, which is the commercial wing of ISRO.

Government to convert 1.5 lakh primary health centers into wellness centers

Sep 16, 2018
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres will be converted into wellness centers by 2022. The wellness centres will facilitate screening of every individual aged 30 or above for blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, breast cancer and leprosy among others.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 10 September to 16 September 2018

Sep 16, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like PM Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan, UN report on hunger and Tejas aircraft among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 10 September to 15 September 2018

Sep 15, 2018
The Union government has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI). He will assume his post on October 3. He will be succeeding incumbent CJI Dipak Misra, who is set to retire a day before his swearing in, on October 2, 2018.

PM Narendra Modi launches Swachhata hi Seva Campaign

Sep 15, 2018
The Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018, a mega countrywide campaign, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15. The movement aims to generate greater public participation towards Swachhta.

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