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September 2018 Current Affairs

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2018

Sep 20, 2018
The National Sports Awards 2018 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on September 20, 2018. Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will jointly be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 September 2018

Sep 20, 2018
The Maharashtra government is going to come out with a scheme to protect deposits of upto Rs 1 lakh in cooperative credit societies, on the lines of similar protection offered to depositors of commercial banks.

Union Government launches India’s first National Registry of Sexual Offenders

Sep 20, 2018
India has launched a National Registry of Sexual Offenders, which will have the profiles of first time offenders as well as repeat offenders. The database would include names, photographs, residential address, DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar and PAN numbers of convicted sexual offenders.

India and Morocco sign revised Air Services Agreement enabling greater connectivity

Sep 20, 2018
Indian designated carriers can operate any number of services to/from Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Agadir, Tangier and Fez in Morocco and similarly Morocco can operate any number of services to/from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangaluru and Hyderabad.

President Ram Nath Kovind signs Ordinance banning Instant Triple Talaq practice

Sep 20, 2018
Now, the ordinance will be placed before the Parliament and the bill would still need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha as the Supreme Court had held that "re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the constitution" and hence not allowed. It cannot become a "parallel source of legislation”.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court orders resumption of filing of claims from September 25

Sep 19, 2018
A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi amd R F Nariman said the process of filing claims and objections by the people who have been left out will commence on September 25, 2018 and will remain open for the next 60 days. The apex court granted this second opportunity to the citizens keeping in mind the "magnitude" of the issue.

Union Cabinet approves benefit package for ASHAs, ASHA facilitators

Sep 19, 2018
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved ASHA Benefit Package with effect from October 2018. Under the package, the amount of routine and recurring incentives for ASHAs will be increased from Rs1000 per month to Rs 2000 per month.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 2018
Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma were signed as the ambassadors of Skill India Campaign to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 2018
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs) and performance linked incentive to AWHs under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme with a total cost of Rs 10649.41 crore for the period from October 2018 to March 2020.

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.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 September 2018

Sep 19, 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 denuclearisation of Korean peninsula, ‘e-Sahaj’ portal and Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar among others.

Two Koreas sign agreement on denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

Sep 19, 2018
In a historic move, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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.

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.

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