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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 9th 2018 includes News summary on current events of National, and Banking, Sports, Awards, Appointments, Science, importance of September 9th 2018.

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1st 2-day MOVE: Global Mobility Summit 2018 organized by NITI Aayog held in New Delhi
Key Highlights:
  • On September 7, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated MOVE: India’s ever first Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

  • The summit focused on five themes: electrification, alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics through data analytics.

  • From 31 August to 6 September 2018, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr.Rajiv Kumar, and Chief Executive Officer Shri. Amitabh Kant, started the ‘Mobility Week’.
2-day 4thWorld Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) inaugurated by HRD minister Shri Prakash Javadekar
Key Highlights:
  • On September 7, 2018, Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated 2-day 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) organized by NBA in New Delhi.

  • The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Human Resource Development that assesses the programs offered by the professional and technical institutions in India through accreditation.
‘Mobilise Your City’ agreement signed by India and France for urban planning
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) to reduce their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Shri Mukund Kumar Sinha, OSD & Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, M/o Housing and Urban Affairs for India, and Shri Nicolas Fornage, Regional Director, Agence Française de Développement (AfD).

Panel of secretaries into look e-commerce issues chaired by Secretary of DIPP.
Key Highlights:
  • This would be chaired by Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Ramesh Abhishek.

  • The other members of the group include: secretaries of the ministry of electronics and information technology, department of commerce, representatives of NITI Aayog and department of economic affairs.

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RBI announced amendments to Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Rules, 2009
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  • On September 9, 2018, RBI in its official notice announced the amended Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Rules, 2009.

  • The Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Amendment Rules, 2018. It directed all branches of banks to exchange mutilated / defective notes of various denominations.

  • This decision was taken by the provision to section 28 read with sub-section (1) and clause (q) of sub-section (2) of section 58 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

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India Blue defeated India Red and won 57th Duleep Trophy
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018,India Blue defeated India Red team in the final to win the Duleep Trophy at NPR College ground in Dindigul.

  • They won by an innings and 187 runs.

  • Himachal Pradesh batsman Nikhil Gangta was named the Man of the Match.

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39th ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award to be given to Odia poet Satrughna Pandav for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, the Sarala Puraskar Committee announced that it would honor noted Odia Poet Sri Satrughna Pandav with the 39th ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award at a special function on 26th October, 2018.

  • It was instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Late Dr. Bansidhar Panda and Late Mrs. Ila Pnada in the year 1979.

  • It is awarded by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust( IMPaCT).

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HDFC Life’s MD Amitabh Chaudhry appointed the new CEO & MD of Axis Bank
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, Amitabh Chaudhry, 54, current MD of HDFC Standard Life takes charge as the new CEO and MD of Axis Bank.

  • Amitabh Chaudhry will replace Shikha Sharma the current MD & CEO who will leave office on December 31.

  • Amitabh Chaudhry will take over as MD & CEO for 3 years from January 1, 2019 till December 31, 2021.

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ISRO unveiled space suit, crew model for Gaganyaan Mission 2022
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) displayed a space suit developed by the agency at the launch of the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo.

  • It is an orange-coloured prototype space suit developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.
Eight avian species declared “extinct” in this decade: BirdLife International
Key Highlights:
  • On September 9, 2018, according to a new study by Bird Life International, 8 avian species was declared “extinct” in this decade.

  • It was carried out to analyse 51 Critically Endangered birds six statistical methods to assign to the IUCN Red List Category to determine which of them qualify as ‘potentially extinct’ and ‘extinct’.

  • The study also cites reasons for the 187 extinctions that have occurred since documentation of species began back in the 1500s.