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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 2nd 2018 includes News summary on current events of Days, International, National, Banking, Sports, Appointments and Books importance of September 2nd 2018.

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World coconut day – September 2
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  • World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September. It was established in 2009 to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC).

  • This day highlights the importance and uses of coconuts. In India, World Coconut Day is celebrated with the guidance of Coconut Development Board in several coconut growing states.

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EAM Sushma Swaraj’s 4-day two-nation visit to Vietnam and Cambodia
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  • External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj went on a 2 nation ministerial visit to Vietnam and Cambodia.

  • On August 27, 2018, MEA Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 16th meeting of the Joint Commission along with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh.

  • On August 28, 2018, MEA Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 3rd edition of the Indian Ocean Conference.
Overview of Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu’s Singapore Visit
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  • The 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting was held in Singapore. From the Indian side Union Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu took part in the meeting.

  • On September 2, 2018, 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) was held in Singapore.
India leads growth in international tourism from South Asian region: UN World Tourism Organisation 2017 report
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  • According to a report by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), international tourism hits a record high of 1,323 million international tourist arrivals across the globe in 2017.

  • Tourism is the world’s third largest export category, earning USD 1.3 trillion in receipts in 2017: an increase of five per cent.

  • Total exports from international tourism was USD 1.6 trillion, or an average of USD 4 billion a day.

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3 state bills of Maharashtra and Gujarat get President’s nod
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  • The Maharashtra Apartment Ownership (Amendment) Bill will facilitate reconstruction of old buildings, especially in Mumbai.

  • They would seek to amend the Agricultural Land Ceiling Act, enacted in 1960.

  • According to this land unsuitable for farming and lying unused can be given to the industries for expansion.
Gujarat government partners with US advocacy group for ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ summit
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  • Gujarat Government has partnered with a top India-centric American advocacy group for the 9th edition of ‘Vibrant Gujarat’, the annual industry summit, which will be held from 18th to 20th January 2019.

  • USISPF has planned cross-sectoral discussions for the delegation with US-based companies in Delhi and Mumbai.

  • Vibrant Gujarat summit was conceptualized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2003 to develop Gujarat as a preferred investment destination in India.

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ICICI banks hiked MCLR after SBI by 15 basis points
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  • This changes are effective from September 1, 2018.

  • This made home, auto and other loans would become costlier.

  • It comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked benchmark lending rate called repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent.

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18th Asian Games concluded on September 2; India finishes with biggest ever medal tally of 69
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  • On 2ndSeptember 2018, Asian Games 2018 concluded. India achieved its highest ever medal tally at the Asian Games.

  • India won a total of 69 medals which comprises: 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals, and ranked 8th in the medals tally. China finished on top of the medal tally with 289 medals.

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Justice Tahira Safdar : first woman Chief Justice of Balochistan high court of Pakistan
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  • Justice Tahira Safdar was sworn in as the first woman chief justice in Pakistan‘s Balochistan High Court.

  • She is currently a member of the three-judge special court conducting the trial of former President Pervez Musharraf.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book “Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office”
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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book “Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office” written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

  • Narendra Modi presented the first copy of the book to Venkaiah Naidu. The book was written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to mark his one year in office.