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PM launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana /Ayushman Bharat from Ranchi,
Jharkhand
➢ It aims to provide free secondary and tertiary care to cover 10 crore families
➢ It will provide an annual coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family
➢ Beneficiaries can avail benefits in govt and pvt listed hospitals and there is no cap on family size and age
Supreme court declared Aadhar scheme as constitutionally valid
➢ The apex court struck down section 57 of the Aadhar Act that permit private entities to use Aadhar data and the National Security exception under the Aadhar Act
➢ Aadhar is mandatory for filing IT returns and allotment of PAN
➢ Aadhar is necessary for availing benefits under welfare schemes and subsidies given by Govt

India and US signed COMCASA – Communications Compatibility and Security
Agreement at the end of 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi
➢ 2+2 ministerial dialogue was attended by US Secretary Of State Michael R.pompeo & Secretary of Defence James N.Mattis & their Indian counterparts Sushma Swaraj & Nirmala Sitharaman
➢ COMCASA is one of the three foundational defence pacts need to be signed by a country in order to obtain high-tech military hardware from the US
➢ India had already signed LEMOA –logistics exchange memorandum of agreement in 2016 and india ,US are yet to begin talks on 3 rd agreement BECA – Basic exchange & cooperation agreement for geospatial cooperation

Indian govt has decided the amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Dena bank and
Vijaya bank
➢ The merger leads to the formation of India’s third largest bank
➢ It reduces 21 public sector banks to 19 public sector banks
➢ The reason for the merger is said to be ‘ to raise resources without depending on government‘.

The govt launched an online National database on sexual offenders
➢ It will have names, addresses, photographs & fingerprint details of convicts of offences related to The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012
➢ The database will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau

Govt has hiked interest rates of small savings schemes for the 3rd quarter (Oct-
Dec) by 40 basis points      
Senior citizens savings scheme  –   8.7% quarterly

Sukanya Samriddhi Account – 8.5%annually
Public provident fund   –      8% annually
National Savings Certificate – 8% annually
Kisan vikas patra      –    7.7% annually

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NEW APPOINTMENTS OF THE MONTH:

POST PERSON
Chairman of the Indian Banks Association Sunil mehta
MD & CEO of the Axis bank Amitabh Chaudhary
13th president of pakistan Arif Alvi
president of maldives Ibrahim mohammad solih
vice president & MD of Facebook India Ajit Mohan
 chair of parliamentary standing committee on defence  kalraj mishra
MD of SBI Anshula kant
MD & CEO of SBI mutual fund Ashwani Bhatia
chair& MD of HAL R Madhavan
chief justice in Balochistan high court Tahira safdar
regional director for SEA region of WHO Dr.poonam singh
Executive chair of Alibaba Daniel zhang
Sports ambassador of Assam Hima Das
MD& CEO of HDFC life Vibha padalkar
CFO of SBI Prashant Kumar
New PM of Sudan Mautaz Mousa Abdulla

DAY & ITS IMPORTANCE:

National Teachers day &  International day of charity sept 5
International literacy day

Theme: “Literacy & skill development”

sept 8
World Suicide Prevention day

Theme:’Working together to prevent suicide’

sept 10
International Day for South – South Cooperation sept 12
Hindi diwas sept 14
1.International day of democracy

Theme: “democracy under strain: solutions for a changing world”

2.51st engineers day

sept 15
International day for preservation of ozone layer

Theme: ” keep cool & carry on : the montreal protocol”

sept 16
1.world Alzheimer’s day

2.International day of peace : ‘The right to peace – the universal declaration of human rights at 70’

sept 21
 rhino day declared by Assam govt

world rose day or cancer free day

 sept 22
 International day for sign languages

theme: ‘ with sign languages everyone is included’

 sept 23
 Antyodaya diwas  sept 25
1.International day for total elimination of nuclear weapons

2.world contraception day

sept 26
World tourism day

Theme: ” Tourism & digital transformation”

sept 27
1.Rabies day

Theme: ” Rabies : share the message save a life”

2.International day for universal access to information

sept28
 world heart day

Theme: ‘my heart your heart’

 sept 29
Nelson mandela decade of peace 2019-28

 

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Awards :

person award & title
B.k.misra B.C.Roy National Award – eminent medical person of the year
satrugna pandav sarala puraskar
Rikako Ikee most valuable player at the Asian games 2018
 Anushka sharma  smita patil award
 Luka Modric ( croatia)  Best FIFA men’s player
Marta (Brazil) Best FIFA women’s player
Mohammad salah ( Egypt) FIFA PUSKAS Award
Thomas pucaidyil Shanti swarup Bhatnagar prize for S&T
Aditi sen Shanti swarup Bhatnagar prize for PHYSICS
Terre des Hommes Balzan prize for humanity ,peace & fraternity 2018
Aishwarya Rai Meryl streep Award for excellence at the WIFT Awards

 

Military exercises:

Exercise countries place
KAZIND Kazakhastan & India otar region, kazakhastan
Rapid trident Ukraine & NATO countries ukraine
SLINEX Sri lanka & India Trincomalee, srilanka
 Vostok Russia, turkey , china & Mongolia  siberia & the far east
BIMSTEC MILEX BIMSTEC countries except Nepal pune
Avia indra india & Russia Lipetsk, Russia
Yudh Abhyas India& US Chaubatia,Uttarakhand
Nomadic Elephant India& Mongolia Ulan baatar, Mongolia

 

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS:

1.18th Asian games concluded in Jakarta, Indonesia

India has won 69 medals, the highest ever in Asian games  – 15 gold( matching gold medal tally at 1951 Asian games ) , 24 silver & 30 bronze . China topped the medal tally followed by Japan & South Korea while India finished at the 8th position.Neeraj chopra was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony and Rani rampal at the closing ceremony.

2.FIFA ranking: France & belgium combinedly occupied the top position while Brazil stood at third position in the latest FIFA rankings.

3.Arpinder Singh became the 1st Indian to win a medal at IAAF Continental Cup. He won bronze at IAAF Continental Cup, Czech Republic.

4.Sardar Singh former Indian hockey captain announced retirement.

5.India ranked no.1 in the ICC Test rankings.

6.Maldives won SouthAsia Football Federation Cup at Dhaka defeating India.

7.china has topped the medal tally at ISSF Championship , South Korea while India settled at the 3rd position in the medal tally.

8.Host of Asian para games of 2022 is Hangzhou, china.

9.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award , the highest sports honour in the country was received by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli & world champion weightlifter Mirabai chanu.
Javelin thrower Neeraj chopra,sprinter Hima das were among the 20 Arjuna awardees.

Winners & Tournaments:

winner tournament
Lewis Hamilton Italian grand prix
Anthony Ginty china open men’s badminton
carolina marin china open women’s badminton
 Novak Djokovic  US open Men’s tennis
Naomi Osaka US open Women’s tennis
India Blue Duleep Trophy – Cricket
 Kento Momoto  Japan open men’s badminton
carolina marin Japan open Women’s badminton
Lewis Hamilton Singapore grand prix
India Asia Cup – cricket

 

National Current Affairs:

1.Ease of living index  is released by MOHUA under AMRUT scheme .Andhra Pradesh topped the index followed by Odisha.

2.India has opened 2nd immigration check post in Zokhawathar, Mizoram.The first immigration check post post is at Zurinpuri,Mizoram.

3.’KRISHNA KUTIR’, which offers shelter protection for widows was set up at Vrindavan, Uttar pradesh.

4.The 115th meeting of India -pakistan permanent Indus commission meeting was held  at Lahore, Pakistan.

5.First Indian poet to be invited to record poems at the library of congress in Washington DC is Abhay.K

6.Pindara Thakur village in U.P. is the first digital village in India.

7.As per UN World Trade Organisation, India leads the growth in international tourism in South Asia region.

8.Haryana is the 1st state in the country to settle claim under Ayushman Bharat, a public health insurance scheme.

9.10Kw transmitter of All India Radio is launched at Patnipot, J&K.

10.Jharkhand renamed railway station & town after Lord Krishna Bansidhari temple.

11.Singhpan wildlife sanctuary is declared as an elephant reserve in Nagaland.

12.Centre decided to collect data on OBC during Census 2021.

13.National Nutrition Week with the theme “Go further with food” is celebrated from 1st – 7th september, 2018.

14.Mary Kom is the new brand ambassador of BSNL for 2 years.

15.Akshay Kumar is made the first honorary ambassador of Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation.

16.Telangana cabinet passed a resolution to dissolve the 1st legislative assembly.

17.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the PM approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored scheme – Integrated Development Of Wildlife Habitat beyond the 12th Five year Plan from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

18.Supreme Court has approved a scheme that grants a compensation of minimum 4lakh & maximum 7 lakh to survivors of rape & sexual assault that will be launched on 2nd oct, 2018.

19.Bimal Jalan committee is formed to select Chief Economic Adviser.

20.India decide to participate in the PISA (Programme For International Student Assessment) conducted by the OECD this year after its first participation in the PISA in 2009.

21.Sikkim launched the first data sharing accessibility portal named SDSAP i.e, Sikkim data sharing accessibility portal.

22.Lucknow Municipal Corporation is renamed as the Hazratganj Chauraha as Atal Chowk.

23.Ramesh Abishek , Secretary of DIPP , chaired panel was formed for formulating of 2nd draft of e-commerce policy.

24.National Rail & Transportation Institute was inauguarated in Vadodara, Gujarat.

25.Delhi government launched a new scheme to deliver doors step delivery of 40 services.

26.Sadarmatt Anicutt & Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank secured places in the list of World Heritage Irrigation Structures. They are the first from the India to secure a place in the list.

27.Railway Sahyog, a web portal is launched by the Railways to enable Corporates & PSUSs to contribute to the upgradation of railways through CSR.

28.150 year old Marbat Festival was celebrated in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

29.Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the increase in price of ethanol to Rs.59.13 per litre.

30. Iraq occupied the top place in the list of oil suppliers to India followed by Saudi Arabia & Iran.

31.L.K.Advani is made the chairman of Ethics Committee of LokSabha.

32.Tamil nadu banned the sale, distribution, manufacturing, use of e- cigarattes under ENDS.

33.Punjab govt increased the exemption limit of e-way bill from Rs.50,000 to 1 lakh

34.Bihar govt announced Rs.1 lakh to the people affected by mob-violence & ensured speedy trial in the case.

35.India’s first tribal tourism circuit is announced to be in the Dhamtari district of Chattisgarh.

36.Ministry of Health & Family welfare prohibited 328 fixed dose combinations for human use.

37.Maharashtra topped the list of people living with HIV in India.

38.Website for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas that’ll be held in Varanasi, U.P. is launched which is pbdindia.gov.in.

39.Uttarakhand is the best among states for the construction of maximum number of roads under PM Gram Sadak Yojana.

40.Odisha renamed the Jharsaguda airport after Veer Sundar SAI.

41.Naropa festival celebrated in Ladakh, J&K.

42.Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu & Karnataka accounted for 40% of retail loans in the country.

43.Sikkim 1st airport & India’s 100th airport opened at Pakyong, Sikkim.

44.Jail reforms panel is headed by the Justice Amitava Roy.

Banking current affairs:

1.Bhilwara mahila urban cooperative bank license has been cancelled by RBI.The reason cited is lack of adequate capital & earning prospects.

2.SBI increased its Marginal Costs of Funds based Lending Rate by 0.2% upto 3 years.

3.India posts payment bank was launched at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi.Tagline of India posts payment bank is Apke Bank Apke Dwar.

4.India’s GDP for the 1st quarter of FY 2018-19 is 8.2%.

5.ICICI increased the Marginal Costs of Funds based Lending Rate by 0.15%.

6.RBI directed the banks with more than 10 branchesv to implement the Internal Ombudsman Scheme , 2018 .

7.HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched ‘E@Secure ‘, a  Cyber Insurance Policy.

8.Canara bank opened a portal to claim educational loan interest subsidy FY 2017 – 18, under the central sector interest subsidy scheme of MHRD.Tamil Nadu is the top state availing this loan.

9.Asia index pvt ltd launched S&P BSE Pvt banks index to measure performance of private banks.

10.Asian Development Bank has launched its  first trade finance score card to prevent money laundering & terrorism.

11.PM Jan Dhan Yojana is made an open ended scheme with an overdraft limit of Rs.10,000 & a free insurance cover of 2 lakh.

12.Airtel Payments Bank announced users can wthdraw cash from ATMs without the need for a physical debit card.

13.Vijaya bank has increased the MCLR by 0.05% on selective maturities.

14.Indian Overseas Bank has been approved by the RBI for call option on bonds totalling 655 cr.

15.HDFC retained the top spot for 5th consecutive year in ‘WPP & Kantar milward brown’s 75 most valuable Indian brands followed by LIC, TCS.

16.RBI levied a penalty of 1crore on Union Bank of India, Bank Of India & Bank of Maharashtra for delay in detection & reporting of fraud in some accounts.

17.Govt doubled the monetary limit to 20 lakh for filing loan recovery application in the Debt Recovery Tribunal by the banks & financial institutions.

18.RBI ammended the RBI Rules(note refund),2018 :

a]Value of not < 50 – refund full if area mutilated is 31 – 47 %

b]Value of  > 50    –  refund half if area mutilated is 40%

refund full if area mutilated is  80%

19.ICRA downgraded the ratings of IL&FS for short term loans to ‘A4’ while for long term to ‘BB’.

20.H.R.Khan panel recommended SEBI to relax foreign fund rules.

21.LIC & Central Depository Services collaborated to provide insurance to demat account holders between 18 – 59 years.

22.Election Commission declared that NOTA option is not available to the Rajya Sabha & Legislative Councils elections & NOTA is only available for the direct elections.

23.HIV AIDS Act, 2017 kicked into force from september, 2018 .HIV AIDS Act, 2017 legalised the Right to ART for HIV/AIDS patients.

24.Govt has set target of 3.3% fiscal deficit for FY 2018 – 19.

25.A High level Committee chaired by Rajnath Singh approved additional central assistance to U.P, M.P for NDRF.

26.’National Scholarship Portal’ was launched by the Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Naqvi.

27.PM Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan was launched by the PM which ensures remunerative price for the farmers.

28.GST announced 22.48 crore e-way bills since april,2018.

29.RBI purchased 10,000cr worth Government securities.

30.Punjab National Bank bagged the ” Rajbhasa Kirti Award ” .

31.IRDAI increased minimum cover for owner- driver to 15 lakh for 750Rs/annum.

32.Ramesh Bawa, MD & CEO OF IL&FS  resigned from the post.

33.Jan Dhan Dharshak app launched by the Finance Ministry to guide local people to find finacial service touchpoint.

34.Section 497 of IPC was quashed by the supreme court decriminalising adultery

35.Parakram Parv is inaugurated by Modi at Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

36.RBI withdrew permission of Bandhan Bank to open new branches & put a freeze on remuneration of MD & CEO CS Gosh.

37.RBI fined Karur Vysya bank Rs.5crore for non – compliance with IRAC norms, delay in reporting of frauds.

International Current Affairs:

1.World’s tallest timber tower named Mjos tower was inaugurated in Norway.

2.Indian Navy won Kakadu Cup 2018 in Australia which was conducted as a part of the KAKADU maritime exercise.

3.The first bus service between Bihar & Nepal flagged off.

4.Japan was hit by the strongest storm of 25 years named Jebi.

5.India,Afghanistan & Iran first tripartite meeting was held in Kabul, Afghanistan.

6.Instragam cofounders Kevin systrom, Mike kreiger who are the Instragam CEO & CTO respectively resigned from the posts.

7.Children’s writer Ramendra Kumar honoured at the 36th International Board On Books For Young People In Athens.

8.According to Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Tata Steel was named ‘Steel Industry Leader’ globally.

9.GMR Hyderabad Internatiopnal Airport received Airport Council ( ACI ASQ ) World no.1 Airport award in Canada for 2nd consecutive year.

10.According to UN’s annual multiagency flagship report on the ‘State Of Foodsecurity & Nutrition in the world’, hunger remains the same it was 10 years ago in 2017.

11.Jaipur literature Festival 2018 is celebrated in Houston, USA.

12.India was placed at the 3rd position in the “Credit Suisse Family 1000” for 2018 while china topped the list.

13.Satyarup siddhanta & Mousami Khatua climbed Asia’s highest volcanic peak Mt.Damavand, Iran.

14.Vietnam’s president Tran Dai Quang died.

15.World bank launched 5 year Country Partnership Framework for India.

16.’Village Rockstars’ India’s official entry to Oscars.

17.Indra Jatra festival is celebrated in Nepal.

S&T Current Affairs:

1.Japan conducted first trial of its mini space elevator.

2.India & France formed a working group for the Gaganyan mission of ISRO , which aims to send 3 humans into the space by 2022.

3.Facebook is planning to build its first data centre in Asia at Singapore that will be operational by 2022.

4.Google launched ‘ Dataset search’ , a new search engine for scientific community to help them find the data.

5.UAE announced first ‘Hope Mission’ or ‘Amal’ to be launched in 2020 & orbit Mars in 2021.

6.China launched a new marine satellite HY-1C aboard March – 2C rocket.

7.Bengaluru International Airport is set to launch facial recognition facility for some select airlines from 2019.

8.Apsara – U reactor is operationalised at BARC. Apsara reactor is the first research reactor at BARC.

9.BEML launched India’s first 205T electric drive rear dump truck for coal fields in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.

10.Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Science prepared a kit that offer protection to the radioactive leakage.

11.Icesat – 2 satellite was launched by the NASA which will measure the annual height of icecaps in Greenland, Antarctica & Arctic Circles.

12.DRDO tested Man- Portable Anti – Tank Guided Missile at  Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

13.Isro inaugurated an S- band doppler weather radar at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Environment:

1.NGT formed a monitoring committee headed by Justice .S.P.Garg to formulate a plan on groundwater recharge in New Delhi.

2.According to a Centre for Science & Enviroment study, pollution by Particulate Matter is highest in New Delhi.

3.India & France made an agreement named ‘ Mobilize your City ‘ to reduce green house gases.

4.Justice D.K.Jain headed Apex monitoring Committee formed by the NGT to look over implementation of directions of NGT.

5.1st ever dedicated dog park was opened in Hyderabad.

6.Rajasthan’s first lion Safari is opened at Nahargarh Biological Park.

7.’Daye’ named cyclone hit Odisha, Chattisgarh

Indices:

1.India ranked 19th in the biennial nuclear security index while Australia topped the index.

2.India ranked 130th in 189 countries with a score of 0.640 in the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index.Norway topped the index .

3.India secured 127th position among 160 countries in Global Inequality Index .

4.India ranked 158th in the 195 countries in education & health investments.

5.India was placed at the 96th position in Economic Freedom Index & UN e- govt index.

6.India secured 57th position in Global Innovation Index

SUMMITS:

4TH BIMSTEC summit

Theme: Towards a peaceful, prosperous & sustainable Bay of Bengal region

Kathmandu,Nepal
6th RCEP trade ministers meeting singapore
6th East Asia summit economic ministers meeting singapore
Indian Ocean Conference Hanoi, vietnam
Vibrant Gujarat Industry Summit -2019 Gandhinagar,Gujarat
International Aviation Summit New Delhi
4th International Ayurveda congress Leiden, Netherlands
International women entrepreneurs summit 2018 kathmandu,Nepal
India idea summit Mumbai
Defence & homeland security expo New Delhi
3rd Asia Europe meeting conference on ” Global ageing & human rights of older persons “ Seoul, South Korea
8th Izmir International trade show Izmir, Turkey
Global mobility summit New Delhi
World summit on Accreditation

Theme: challenges &opportunities in outcome based accreditation

New Delhi
11th Global insurance summit Mumbai
2nd World Hindu Congress

Theme: ‘sumantrite suvikranthe’

Illinois, Chicago, US
ASEAN World Economic Reform Hanoi, Vietnam
ICT & IOT Startup Tech Expo Bengaluru
 4th Annual Sustainable Smart Cities India Conference  Bengaluru
 4th Eastern Economic Forum

Theme: ‘Far east expanding: the range of possibilities ‘

 Vladivostok, Russia
G20 Trade & Investment Ministerial Meeting Mar del plata, Argentina

 

BOOKS & AUTHORS:

Shades of truth: a journey derailed Kapil sibal
Moving on , moving forward a year in office venkaiah naidu
The Rule breakers Preeti Shenoy
 Constitutionalizing India: An ideational project Bidyut Chakrabarthy
 Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple  Vineet Bajpai
Narendra Modi : A charismatic Visionary Statesman Amit Shah

 

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