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Current Affairs September 22nd 2018

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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 22nd 2018 includes News summary on current events of Days, International, National, Banking, Sports, Awards, Appointments, Science, Obituaries importance of September 22nd 2018.

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On September 22 Rose Day is observed on all over the world every year who are battling cancer. The purpose of celebrating Rose Day is to make cancer patients become strong to face the disease with spirit and will power.
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  • Healthy diet , Avoid smoking and alcohol , Regular exercise ,less sun exposure to sunlight will prevent the cancer.

  • It is observed in the memory of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada, who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour, which is a rare form of blood cancer. One way in which we can cut down on cancers such as lung cancer, is by reducing the passive smoke that we inhale.
Assam government has decided to observe September 22 as “Rhino Day”.
Key Highlights:
  • During the 10th meeting of the State Board for Wildlife Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed the idea to make people aware about the importance of Rhinos.

  • There are approximately 2600 rhinos have been found in Assam and 95 Rhino poachers were arrested followed by 117 in 2017 and 82 in 2018.

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The 3rd Edition of ‘MahaBiz 2018’ International Business Conference will be held in Dubai on 12th and 13th October 2018
Key Highlights:
  • MahaBiz acts as a bridge for business opportunities between Maharashtra and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

  • MahaBiz 2018 would act as a common platform for businesses, investors and important government decision makers to share and discuss various opportunities in more than 10 different industry sectors.

  • Over 400 delegates from India, Gulf countries and Africa will participate in MahaBiz 2018.

India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work
Key Highlights:
  • This decision was taken during the 5th meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) held in Kathmandu from 19th to 21st September 2018.

  • India and Nepal also agreed to continue mapping of No man’s land encroachment and cross-border occupation.

  • Outcome of the 4th meeting of BWG held in Dehradun in 2017 was reviewed and it was observed if the issued guidelines are followed.

  • Work schedule for the remaining field seasons was finalized. Discussion was held on various matters related to the ongoing Nepal-India boundary work.

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On September 22 During Jan Ashirwad Yatra Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 84.66 crores in Chhindwara’s Parasia town
Key Highlights:
  • Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal also attended the yatra assured that four mines in Chhindwara and two in Betul will be opened soon.Also he assured these six mines will make employment for thousands of youths.

  • Goyal announced that Coal India Limited (CIL) will build a stadium for the youths in Chhindwara to showcase their skills to honor the players who achieved the Indian contingent at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
On September 22, To mark the end of “Naropa Festival” total of 299 women dressed up in traditional Ladakhi wedding attire danced together making it to the Guinness World Records and declared the dance performance as the “Largest Ladakhi Dance”
Key Highlights:
  • Celebrated every 12th year of the Tibetan calendar, the Naropa festival, also known as the ‘Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas.’

  • The women wore Peraks, turquoise headgears and performed the Shondol to Ladakhi music at the Hemis Monastery in the Himalayas. Shondol is a traditional dance performed for the king on special occasions.

  • During the end of five-day festival Tsering Ladol being honored with the Himalayan Hero award. Ladol was the first Ladakhi girl to scale Mount Everest in 2005.

  • The festival, which started on September 16, celebrated the life and teachings of Buddhist scholar - saint Naropa with traditional dance and musical performances.

  • Tibetan Buddhist painting on a cloth depicting a deity or a mandala which the monastery touted as “The Largest Silk Embroidered Brocade of Buddha” in India.

  • The award was conferred to Master Sonam Lundup, for his dedication in the field of education.

  • Olthang Nimoo, for his contribution in the field of art.

  • Posthumously to Late Padma Shri Tsering Wangdus.
On September 21, Jharkhand government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Insurance Company Ltd to provide medical facilities to the people of the state under the Centre’s flagship health scheme”Ayushman Bharat Yojana”
Key Highlights:
  • This MoU became quality and timely medical treatment to the citizens.

  • The Scheme will benefit 57 lakh families in the state who will be provided health insurance upto Rs.5 Lakh to get best possible medical treatment.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch this scheme from Ranchi.

Arunachal introduces ‘Smart e-Public Distribution System’, developed by Madras Security Printers
Key Highlights:
  • Arunachal Pradesh becomes the first State in North East India to introduce Smart e-Public Distribution System (e-PDS) a solution developed by the Madras Security Printers, a company specializing in system integration and solutions for e-governance projects.

  • Deputy Commissioner (DC) Prince Dhawan introduced the Smart Ration Cards (SRCs)

  • It provides centralized online real-time electronic PDS to improve efficiency in supplying commodities to the beneficiaries.

  • Department of Food & Civil Supplies (DFCS) will be able to use technology to monitor and control their complete supply chain, plan operations, get analytical information and MIS reports and ensure that the citizens are benefited.

On 21st September 2018, Meghalaya cabinet approved the final draft of the State Education Policy, 2018, after 46 years of Statehood, that aims to address issues related to the Education Sector.
Key Highlights:
  • This policy has the learner as the focal point. It covers broad areas like vision, overall goal, goals for the Development of early Childhood care and Education (ECCE), Elementary, Secondary, Higher Secondary and Teacher Education.

  • The policy also addresses the problem of having different categories of schools and teachers in Meghalaya.

  • In March 2017, a 24-member Task Force was constituted to finalize the Meghalaya State Education Policy.

  • After incorporating suggestions, the task force submitted the draft to the education department on 30 July 2018.

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Yes Bank has paid fine Rs 38 Crore to GST Department
Key Highlights:
  • Midsized private sector lender Yes Bank has paid Rs 38 crore in fines to the GST department for alleged violations in domestic remittances.

  • Over Rs. 32 crore has been paid to the GST department, while Rs 6 crore has been paid in service tax which has been replaced by GST.

  • The issue relates to remittances by migrants from urban pockets to their homes in rural areas.

  • The tax department feels the bank has violated norms and underpaid the tax, while the bank feels the opposite.

IRDAI Raised Minimum Driver Insurance Cover To INR 15 Lakh
Key Highlights:
  • Insurance regulator IRDAI has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs. 15 lakh for a premium of Rs. 750 per annum, a move to provide some succour to road accident victims.

  • Currently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorised two-wheelers and private cars/commercial vehicles is Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh, respectively.

  • The owner - drivers also have the option of a cover over and above Rs. 15 lakh on payment of additional premium.

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India settles for silver in Asian Team Snooker Championship in Doha
Key Highlights:
  • India lost to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.

  • On 21st September 2018, India won silver medal in the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Doha.

  • Asian Team Snooker Championship Scores Pankaj Advani lost to Babar Masih 2-110(81), Malkeet Singh lost to Babar Masih 18-98

  • Malkeet Singh defeated Muhammad Asif 81(52)-47, Doubles: Pakistan beat India 70-72

  • Pankaj Advani beat Muhammad Asif 107(68)-5
India to Host The Women’s Boxing World Championships
Key Highlights:
  • The Women’s Boxing World Championships, to be hosted by India after more than a decade, will be held from November 15-24, 2018, in New Delhi. The teams will have to be in the national capital by November 13, with the competition starting two days later.

  • The marquee tournament was last held in India in 2006 and remains the best for the country in terms of performance. India had topped the medal tally with four gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

India Shine On Day 1 Of Track Asia Cup Cycling
Key Highlights:
  • India won 3 Gold, 3Silver and a Bronze on the opening day of the 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling in New Delhi. Mayuri Lute won the country's first Gold in the Women's Junior 500 metres race.

  • Another Gold came after the Indian men's junior team performed as expected in the team sprint event, by defeating Kazakhstan.

  • The tournament at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium is being organised by the Cycling Federation of India and has attracted participation from 12 countries.

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Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019
Key Highlights:
  • On 21st September 2018, Film Federation of India (FFI) announced that, Assamese movie “Village Rockstars” has been selected to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 91st Academy Awards 2019.

  • This announcement was made by SV Rajendra Singh Babu, Chairman, Selection Committee for Oscar Award, FFI. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on 24th February 2019.

  • “Village Rockstars” features Bhanita Das in the lead role. It was directed by Rima Da.

  • It had won the Best Feature Film trophy at the 65th National Film Awards. It had also received Best Child Artist, Best Location Sound Recordist and Best Editing awards.

  • Hindi film Newton was India’s official submission to the Oscars last year.
Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma Wins Smita Patil Memorial Award
Key Highlights:
  • The 34th Priyadarshni Academy Anniversary Global Awards.

  • The brainchild of humanitarian Nanik Rupani, Chairman Emeritus, Priyadarshni Academy, the awards event was chaired by real estate tycoon Niranjan Hiranandani, the current chairman.

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On 21st September 2018, IL&FS Financial Services Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramesh Bawa resigned from his position
Key Highlights:
  • Ramesh Bawa has resigned from the post of MD and CEO of IL&FS Financial Services following allegations on the IL&FS group regarding defaults in loan payment and corporate governance issues.

  • Four independent directors: Renu Challu, Shhubhalakshmi Panse, Uday Ved and SS Kohli, and non-executive director Vibhav Kapoor have also resigned from the board.

  • IL&FS has around Rs 35,000 crore consolidated debt and IL&FS Financial Services has Rs 17,000 crore of debt.

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ISRO setting up third launch pad at Sriharikota for Gaganyaan mission
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  • On Sept 21, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is setting up a third launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh to undertake the Gaganyaan manned space flight programme.

  • The two launch pads were already full.

  • The third launch pad is set up for human space flight.

  • ISRO is inspecting for a location on the western sea coast near Gujarat to set up another launch pad for Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLV).

  • Aim of Mission : To send a three person crew to space for a period of seven days. The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 Km.

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Has Passed Away
Key Highlights:
  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died aged 61 at a military hospital in the capital Hanoi following a period of illness.

  • Quang was appointed the president, a largely ceremonial role, in April 2016, and served alongside Vietnam's de facto leader Communist Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Before that, he served as minister of public security.