Monday, 10 September 2018

11th September Current Affairs

Science


NASA’s Dawn mission is coming to an end
  • Dawn — NASA’s space probe for the asteroid belt — is coming to an end due to lack of a key fuel.
  • It was launched to study two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt Vesta and Ceres, which when combined, make up 45% of the mass of the main asteroid belt.

  • It was launched in September 2007.
  • The spacecraft is likely to run out of a key fuel known as hydrazine.

Sports



Arpinder won medal at IAAF in Triple Jump
  • Arpinder Singh became the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup in Triple Jump event at Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Arpinder clinched a bronze when he was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the event which is held once every four years.

  • Reigning Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor of the United States took the gold with a jump of 17.59 meters.

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray won the US Open mixed doubles title.
  • For Murray, it was a second successive mixed title in New York has teamed up with Martina Hingis in 2017.
  • Murray has now won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
  • Murray and Mattek-Sands received $155,000 for winning the championship.

World


  • Russia prepares for biggest war games
    • Russia will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers.
    • The military exercise named “Vostok-2018” (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11, 2018.
    • The Russian army will roll out: Iskander missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, T-80 and T-90 tanks and its recent Su-34 and Su-35 fighter planes.

  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Russia
    • External Affairs Minister will visit Moscow on 13-14 September to hold the meeting of the ‘23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation’ (IRIGC-TEC).
    • IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation.
    • The last meeting of the commission was held in New Delhi in December 2017.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10
    • World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed annually on 10 September.
    • WSPD is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
    • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.
    • The theme for 2018 is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’.



Awards & Appointments



Aishwarya received ‘Meryl Streep Award’

  • Aishwarya Rai was felicitated with the ‘Meryl Streep Award for Excellence‘ at the first edition of Women In Film and Television (WIFT).
  • The award has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood.
  • Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar received the ‘Wyler Award for Excellence in Direction‘ at the same event.




Business & Economy



  • Axis Bank appoints Amitabh Chaudhry as MD, CEO
    • Axis Bank appointed Amitabh Chaudhry as the Managing director and Chief Executive Officer for a period of three years.
    • He will succeed current CEO Shikha Sharma.
    • Chaudhry’s term will be effective from 1 January 2019 up to 31 December 2021.
    • Amitabh Chaudhry is currently the MD & CEO of HDFC Life insurance Company Ltd.

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