Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 September 2018

Sep 5, 2018 17:24 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 September 2018

PTI's Arif Alvi wins Pakistan Presidential Election 2018

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate, Arif Alvi on September 4, 2018 won the Pakistan Presidential Election 2018, defeating his two rival candidates Fazal-ur-Rehman and Aitzaz Ahsan. Fazal-ur-Rehman is the joint candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and some other opposition groups, while, Aitzaz Ahsan belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party.

Alvi will replace incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain as the 13th President of Pakistan with a term of five years. Hussain’s five-year term will end on September 8, 2018. Before taking oath as the President of the country, Alvi will have to resign from the National Assembly, as per the Pakistan's Constitution.

International Day of Charity 2018 observed globally

The International Day of Charity was observed globally on September 5, 2018 with an aim to recognise the role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as to recognise the efforts of charitable organisations ‎and individuals such as Mother Teresa.  

The Day commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress. Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 and died on September 5, 1997 at 87 years of age.

Former Indian pacer RP Singh announces retirement from cricket

Former Indian pacer Rudra Pratap Singh on September 4, 2018 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket through his social media account. His international career spanned a period of six years and he played 82 matches across all three formats and picked up over 100 wickets.

RP Singh played 14 Tests, 58 one-day internationals and 10 T20 Internationals for India after making his international debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare exactly 13 years ago. The 32-year-old left arm bowler took 40 Test wickets at an economy rate of 3.98, averaging 42.05.

Delhi government raises prize money for Asian Games medal winners

The Delhi Government on September 4, 2018 increased the prize money for the players from the state who won medals for the nation at the recently-concluded 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

The state government has raised the prize money for gold medalists to 1 crore from previous Rs 20 lakh. The silver medalists will now be entitled to an amount of Rs 75 lakh instead of earlier Rs 14 lakh. The bronze medal winners will be getting Rs 50 lakh instead of existing Rs 10 lakh worth prize money.

Government approves proposal to increase wages of artisans by over 36 percent

The Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) on September 4, 2018 approved a proposal by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to increase the wages of artisans by over 36 percent. With this, the wages will be increased from Rs 5.50 per hank previously to Rs 7.50 per hank.

This proposal for increase in wages to Khadi spinners, along with payment of government subsidy Modified Market Development Assistance (MMDA), will be implemented with effect from August 15, 2018. The enhancement in wages is expected to draw youth towards taking up spinning as a profession.


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