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Rajnikant Mishra appointed Chief of Sashastra Seema Bal

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Mishra will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on 30 September 2017. Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer. He has been posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.

Vice President releases Commemorative Coin on MS Subbulakshmi

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Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition entitled “Kurai Onrum Illai-MS: Life in Music”. The title of the exhibition is drawn from an iconic song rendered by M.S. Subbulakshmi. The exhibition looks at the life of Subbulakshmi from her early years to her songs, her contribution to the freedom movement, her magnanimous charity work, her role in films and the awards she was decorated with.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time

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The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report titled Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017, as per which governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

Jharkhand Government launches Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana

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Jharkhand Government has launched the ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ to develop villages of freedom fighters. The initiative was inaugurated by Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister at Ulihatu Village, the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand's tribal icon, Birsa Munda. Under the scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitants will be provided with basic amenities.

WHO releases Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor 2017 report

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As per Progress Monitor 2017, governments must step up efforts to control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets such as preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions.

Union Minister to inaugurate first ‘Pension Adalat’

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Union Minister Jitendra Singh would be inaugurating the first ‘Pension Adalat’ in Delhi. The Minister would also be awarding Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards ‘Anubhav’ and launching a mobile app to help retired or retiring government officials to monitor the progress of their pension settlement and self-assess their pension through the pension calculator.

Raquel Dodge became first woman General Prosecutor of Brazil

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Raquel Dodge was sworn in as the new prosecutor general in the presence of President Michel Temer and Supreme Court President Carmen Lucia. Born on 26 July 1961, she previously served as a sub-prosecutor general of the Republic and served on the 3rd Chamber of Coordination and Revision.

WCD Ministry hosts first-ever National Conference on under-nutrition

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The first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was held in New Delhi to address the issue of malnutrition in the country. Three states were also awarded on the occasion for effectively reducing the prevalence of stunting in population.

Ancient Mars supported liquid water: study

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Mars had a surface environment that supported liquid water about 3.5 billion years ago, according to a study of river deposits spread across the red planet. A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on the planet, researchers said.

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to provide Rs 2500 monthly honorarium for 'Jal Rakshaks'

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The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to provide a monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 to 'Jal Rakshaks'. The qualified Jal Rakshaks with ITI diplomas will be given quota for pump operators and fitters. Those with matric and 12 years of experience will be inducted against the post of Chowkidar and pump attendants.

Tripura becomes first state to set up district family welfare committees

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The district family welfare committees have been set to deal with the issue of fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands, in-laws and husband's relatives. The decision to set up the committees came following an order of the Supreme Court to form such committees in all states.

Fallout of North Korea’s Nuclear Test: List of countries which have expelled North Korean ambassadors

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In response to the most powerful nuclear test on 3rd September by North Korea till date, some countries have announced they have expelled the North Korean ambassador from their capitals. North Korea has been on the radar of most countries, eversince its constantly violating the international norms and sanctions. It resulted into a complete isolation at world platform. However, it still enjoys the diplomatic relation with 160 countries, as per the S South Korea's Unification Ministry.

Centre decides to form inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools

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The inter-ministerial committee will be formed in wake of brutal killing of a student, Pradyuman, in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School and rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon inside the premises of Tagore Public School in Gandhi Nagar area of the national capital. The committee was set to monitor implementation of safety measures in schools across India.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 18 September 2017 took oath as Member of the State Legislative Council, a move undertaken to meet the mandatory six-month deadline to get elected to either House of the State after assuming office. With this, Adityanath becomes the third successive Chief Minister after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP) to opt for the Upper House.

IDF and US Army inaugurate first permanent American base in Israel

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The base represents the long-standing partnership, the strategic commitment between the armies and the militaries of the United States of America and Israel. Several dozen American soldiers will be stationed at the base in Israel’s south, which America and Israel have been working on for two years

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 September 2017

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PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to win the 2017 BWF Korean Open Super Series, becoming the first Indian shuttler to win the prestigious series. The duo had previously faced each other at the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after 110 minutes.

Rajnath Singh launches intelligence wing of SSB and WARB App

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.

Google’s digital payment app 'Tez' launched

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Google’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment service called ‘Tez’.  The new digital payments app is expected to make a major change in the digital payments landscape in India. It would support several local languages including Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

Y C Modi appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency

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Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre. He had also been part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case. He has also served as the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong, and Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

India exempts import duty on goods for FIFA U17 World Cup

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The Union government has exempted import duty on a wide range of goods and sports items for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India. The goods include all sports equipment and sports requisites, fitness equipment, team uniform, spares, accessories, first aid kits, doping control equipment and broadcast equipment and supplies.

GSTN reopens window for composition scheme for small traders

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The facility for composition scheme was opened for taxpayers with a turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh. These taxpayers will be allowed to be a part of the scheme, which offers easy compliance for business as returns are to be filed only quarterly, till 30 September 2017. The scheme was reopened to facilitate about 75 lakh registered businesses who opted for the scheme but failed to be a part of the scheme till 16 August 2017.

IUCN declares Snow Leopard no longer endangered

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The IUCN moved the animal into the less urgent “vulnerable” category. Although, the species still remain at risk from a reduction in numbers of its prey and poaching for its fur and bones. It is interesting to note that the IUCN has reclassified snow leopard for the first time in 45 years.

69th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

2 days ago
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The Handmaid's Tale became the first web television series to win the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Westworld and Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs, each with 22 nominations.

Peruvian President appoints former Economy Minister, Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, as new PM

2 days ago
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Mercedes Araoz, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has earlier served the country as its economy minister between 2006 and 2011 under the administration of President Alan Garcia. The appointment came after two days of the no-confidence vote in which the entire cabinet was forced to resign.

Arjan Singh, iconic war hero of 1965 Indo-Pak, no more

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Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win 2017 Korea Open Super Series

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Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to grab the prestigious title. The duo had already fought-out the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after a 110-minute match.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2017 observed globally

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The Day commemorates the date of the signing of the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer'. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it.

NASA finds ‘Shape-shifting’ bacteria on the International Space Station

Sep 16, 2017
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Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic have been spotted changing shape to survive while aboard the International Space Station (ISS).The "clever shape-shifting" was detected in bacteria being experimented on in the near-weightlessness of space, and is believed to help the bacteria survive. The result came after a group of researchers led  by Luis Zea from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the United States sent E-Coli to ISS for experiment.

 

UNCTAD Report 2017- India, China unlikely to be growth poles for global economy

Sep 16, 2017
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The UNCTAD’s recently released Trade and Development Report (TDR) 2017, stated that India and China at their current levels of growth will not serve as “growth polls” for global economy in near future. The world economy in 2017 is picking up but not lifting off.  The global growth is expected to reach 2.6%, well below pre 2008 financial crisis average of 3.2%. The Trade & Development report is a flagship report of the UNCTAD which evaluates the global economic climate.

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