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Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The ordinance has similar provisions as mentioned in original the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

International Day of Democracy 2018 observed globally

Sep 15, 2018
The International Day of Democracy 2018 coincides with this year’s 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, highlighting the values of freedom and respect for human rights as essential elements of democracy.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 September 2018

Sep 14, 2018
The Supreme Court of India on September 14, 2018 modified its July 2017 order in dowry harassment case for preventing misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Section 498A (dowry harassment) of IPC protects gender justice and rights.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 September 2018

Sep 14, 2018
India’s first tribal circuit tourism project under the Swadesh Darshan scheme will be inaugurated at Gangrel in Chhattisgarh on September 14, 2018. The major components sanctioned in the tribal circuit theme include eco log huts, craft haats, souvenir shops or kiosk, tourist reception and facilitation centres.

National Hindi Divas 2018 observed across India

Sep 14, 2018
The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on September 14, 1949. As per the 2011 census, 43.63 percent of Indians speak Hindi as their mother tongue.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as 46th Chief Justice of India

Sep 14, 2018
Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India. He will assume office on October 3, a day after present CJI Dipak Misra retires from the post.

Ministry of Steel presents secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies

Sep 13, 2018
In a first, the Ministry of Steel gave away secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies at a function in New Delhi. The awards have been instituted in order to encourage the secondary steel sector, as it plays a key role as a growth engine for the national economy.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 September 2018

Sep 13, 2018
The Government on mandated that issue of further shares and transfer of all shares by unlisted public companies should be only through Demat Account with affect from October 2, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 September 2018

Sep 13, 2018
US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on September 12, 2018 imposing sanctions on any country or foreign individual found trying to interfere in the US elections.

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