Monday, 10 September 2018
11th September Current Affairs
NASA’s Dawn mission is coming to an end
NASA’s space probe for the asteroid belt
— is coming to an end due to lack of a key fuel.
It was launched to
two of the three known
of the asteroid belt
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
Arpinder won medal at IAAF in Triple Jump
became the first Indian to win a medal in the
IAAF Continental Cup
in Triple Jump event at Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Arpinder clinched a
when he was representing
the Asia-Pacific team
in the event which is held once every four years.
Reigning Olympic and world champion
of the United States took the gold with a jump of 17.59 meters.
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.
Russia prepares for biggest war games
will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers.
The military exercise named “
” (East-2018) will start in eastern
on September 11, 2018.
The Russian army will roll out:
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
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
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’
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.
received the ‘
Wyler Award for Excellence in Direction
‘ at the same event.
Business & Economy
Axis Bank appoints Amitabh Chaudhry as MD, CEO
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
HDFC Life insurance Company Ltd.
September 10, 2018
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