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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs September 10th 2018 includes News summary on current events of Days, International, National, and Banking, Sports, Awards, Appointments, Books, importance of September 10th 2018.

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World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) – September 10
Key Highlights:
  • World Suicide Prevention Day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO (World Health Organisation) is co-sponsor of the day.

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President Kovind’s maiden 8-day 3-nation visit to Cyprus, Bulgaria & Czech Republic
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind returned from his 8 day 3 nation tour to Cyprus, Bulgaria and Czech Republic that commenced from 2nd of September.

  • On September 2, 2018, President Kovind reached Cyprus and started his 2 day tour till September 4, 2018 at the invitation of the President of Cyprus, His Excellency Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.

  • President Kovind was received by Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ivo Hristov and met the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev and the First Lady at Sofia, Bulgaria. The visit to Bulgaria is taking place after a gap of 15 years.

  • Signed 2 agreements on money laundering and on cooperation in the field of environment

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First Regional Workshop on RERA in Pune inaugurated by Shri Hardeep Puri
Key Highlights:
  • On September 10, 2018, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated first regional workshop on RERA in Pune .

  • It was launched in 2016 is aimed at consumer protection, by creating an online system for information sharing in the real estate sector.It has been established under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

  • It has also established the Real Estate Regulatory Authority of Maharashtra, which is popularly known as MahaRERA.

National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI): India’s first railway varsity starts operations in Vadodara
Key Highlights:
  • National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), the first of its kind university on the transport sector in India, started has started functioning.

  • At present it is functioning at the National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.

  • It is funded by Ministry of Railways. University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University are its international partners.

  • It offers two undergraduate courses: BSc Transportation Technology and BBA Transportation Managements.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Launches Doorstep Delivery Service of 40 services in Delhi
Key Highlights:
  • On 10th September 2018, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the doorstep delivery of 40 services in Delhi.

  • To avail the services, citizens have to dial 1076 and place a request. They will be informed of the documents required.

  • They can specify a time for a “Mobile Sahayak” to come and collect them. The services will be offered for an extra fee of Rs. 50.

  • The services include: Passport help, caste certificates, income certificates, driving licence, ration card, marriage certificates, domicile and duplicate registration papers, water connection documents, etc.
Sadarmatt anicut, Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank of Telangana: first from India to get Heritage Irrigation Structure status
Key Highlights:
  • Sadarmatt Anicut and Pedda Cheruvu Irrigation Tank of Telangana are the first from India to secure a place in the register of World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS).

  • International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) . These 2 were among the 14 irrigation structures added to the list at the 69th International Executive Council (IEC) of ICID, held in Saskatoon, Canada, in August 2018.

  • Sadarmatt Anicut was constructed across the Godavari River by French engineer JJ Ottley in 1891-92. It is located in the downstream of the Sriram Sagar irrigation project in Nirmal district.

  • Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank was built four centuries ago by rulers of Domakonda Samsthanam. It still supplies drinking water to Kamareddy town.
Ayushman Bharat Call Centre was inaugurated In Bengaluru by CEO of Ayuyshman Bharat
Key Highlights:
  • On September 10, 2018, CEO of Ayushman Bharat Dr. Indu Bhushan inaugurated Ayushman Bharat call centre in Bengaluru.

  • It is the second one in the country as one more such call centre is functioning in Hyderabad.

  • It has been operational since August 25.

  • It is a 24×7 functioning national call centre working in collaboration with Medi assistant.

  • It presently gives information in English and Hindi and 9 more regional languages will be added later.
Bengaluru International Airport first in country to roll out facial recognition facility from 2019
Key Highlights:
  • On September 10, 2018, Bengaluru International Airport announced that roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from 2019.

  • It has inked a pact with the Lisbon-based digital and biometric solutions services provider Vision-Box to implement the technology.

  • This is a part of the DIgiYatra project to make boarding process paperless.

  • Under this, for airport entry and boarding flights the passenger’s Aadhaar number and mobile phone will be used.
National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed three committees to monitor disposal of garbage
Key Highlights:
  • National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed 3 committees: apex monitoring Committee, Regional Monitoring Committees and state level committees to look over implementation of directions given by NGT and other rules.

  • Apex monitoring committee: will be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice D K Jain. Other members: Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Joint Secretary & Mission Director of Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • It will formulate guidelines for Regional Monitoring Committees and the States/Union Territories.
  • Regional Monitoring Committee: will look over effective implementation of the rules. It will prevent mixing of bio-medical waste with municipal solid waste and ensure that bio- medical waste are processed as per The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.

  • State level committees: will be headed by Secretary of the Urban Development Department with Secretary of the Environment Department as members.

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‘Sandbox’ method to be implemented for untested insurance products: IRDAI
Key Highlights:
  • On September 10, 2018, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) announced the guidelines for ‘Sandbox’ method to enable testing of new innovative insurance products.

  • The sandbox method would allow insurers or a set of few policyholders to test products in a particular geography before they are available in the market.

  • It also directed insurance firms to come out with long-term health insurance policies which are already implemented only in the two wheeler and four wheeler insurance segments.

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US Open (tennis) 2018 was held at outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, United States
Key Highlights:
  • This was the 138th edition of tennis’ US Open and the 4th and final Grand Slam event of 2018.

  • Novak Djokovic has leveled with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Also, this is 3rd US Open title

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Bibek Debroy conferred “Honoris Causa” by UEM in Kolkata
Key Highlights:
  • On 7th September 2018, Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, was conferred ‘Honoris Causa’ by the University of Engineering & Management (UEM) in Kolkata.

  • Bibek Debroy is also the Member of NITI Aayog. Apart from Bibek Debroy two other corporate leaders were also conferred Honoris Causa.

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Aegon Life Insurance appoints Ahmed Zackaria as Chief Distribution Officer
Key Highlights:
  • On 10th September 2018, Aegon Life Insurance appointed Ahmed Zackaria as the Chief Distribution Officer.

  • As the Chief Distribution Officer, he will manage all the sales channels for the company. Earlier, he has worked with IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank.

  • Vineet Arora is the MD and CEO Aegon Life Insurance.
Alok Amitabh Dimri : the next Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic
Key Highlights:
  • On September 10, 2018, Alok Amitabh Dimri was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • He is presently the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Hima Das named as the Sports Ambassador of Assam
Key Highlights:
  • Hima Das has been made the sports ambassador of Assam, with a two-year contract of Rs 16 lakh per annum. This announcement was made at a function held to felicitate her recent achievements.

  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also offered her a position of officer-level in the Sports and Youth Welfare directorate.

  • Hima Das is 18 years old and hails from Assam. She is the only Indian athlete to win a gold at any track event in the international level.

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Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book: ‘The Rule Breakers’
Key Highlights:
  • On 7th September 2018, Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book named “The Rule Breakers”.

  • This book covers complex themes of women’s equality, gender, inclusion etc. It is published by Westland Books.