Saturday, 1 September 2018

1st September Current Affairs


Sports


Vikas Krishan settles for bronze
Vikas Krishan (75kg) settled for a bronze medal in boxing at the Asian Games after he was declared medically unfit to fight his semifinal.
He won a lightweight 60kg category gold in Guangzhou 2010 and a middle-weight bronze in the 2014 edition in Incheon.

He was declared medically unfit to compete in the semifinal match against 

Seema Punia wins bronze in Discus Throw
Seema Punia wins bronze in women’s discus throw at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
The 35-year-old Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m which is her best in six years.
China’s Yang Chen (65.12m) won the gold and Bin Feng (64.25m) from China bagged the silver.

India


Mumbai Airport has been renamed
The Mumbai Airport will be known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport.
This move comes almost two years after Maharashtra Assembly passed a resolution regarding the addition of the word ‘Maharaj’ in the name.
The Mumbai Airport was first known as the Sahar International Airport.
However, the name was changed in 1999 to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Cabinet approved MoU between India and USA
The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the Federal Insurance Office, USA.
The MoU includes an exchange of information and research assistance with respect to each Authority’s overview and other lawful responsibilities.
IRDAI is a body set up under the IRDA Act, 1999.

Business


GoAir to start international operations
Budget airline GoAir will start international operations from October 11, 2018.
The inaugural flights will operate to Phuket from New Delhi and Mumbai.
The airline will also launch flights to Male in Maldives from Mumbai and Delhi on October 14.
GoAir will be the sixth domestic carrier to have international operations.

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