Tuesday, 4 September 2018

4th September Current Affairs


Sports


Anjum Moudgil won silver medal in shooting
India’s Anjum Moudgil won silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Championships in Changwon, South Korea on September 3, 2018.
Apurvi Chandela finished fourth in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event of the ISSF World Championship.

Anjum and Apurvi became the first Indian shooters to win a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Indian men’s hockey team won bronze

The Indian men’s hockey team beat Pakistan by 2-1 to clinch a bronze medal on the 14th day of Asian Games 2018.
Akashdeep Singh (3rd minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (50th minute) scored two goals for India in the match.
It was India’s 69th medal at the Asian Games 2018.

Ikee Rikako named as MVP of Asian Games
Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 18th edition of Asian Games.
She became the first female athlete to win the MVP title.
Rikako bagged six gold and two silver medals in the tournament. She received $50,000 as prize money.


India


ITI inked pacts with start-ups
ITI Ltd signed agreements with start-ups and original equipment manufacturers for manufacturing of a wide range of ICT-IOT based solutions.
ITI Ltd has also entered into an agreement with Telecommunication Engineering Center, New Delhi, for the establishment of telecom testing labs at its Bengaluru plant.
The agreements signed will help ITI diversify its manufacturing capabilities.

Digital Village’ inaugurated in Amethi
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani on September 1, 2018 inaugurated a ‘digital village‘ in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
Under the digital village project, there would be 206 programmes available for the people.
This includes a Wi-Fi Chaupal, LED bulb manufacturing, a unit to make sanitary pads and PM digital literacy initiative.

Science


ISRO to make history by launching 19 missions
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to carry out 19 missions in a span of just seven months.
The 19 missions include 10 satellite and nine launch vehicles scheduled to take off between September 2018 and March 2019.
ISRO will begin its series of launches from September 15 with the PSLV C42 mission which will have the Novasar and S1-4- UK satellites as the main payload.

Appointments


HAL gets a new chairman
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) appointed R Madhavan as its Chairman and Managing Director for five years.
Madhavan was heading the Accessories Division of HAL at Lucknow as an Executive Director.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India.


World


6th East Asia Summit held in Singapore
Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended the 6th East Asia Summit- Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) and 15th India-ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM) in Singapore.
Singapore is currently holding the Chair of ASEAN.
It was also announced in the Singapore meeting that the 2019 ASEAN-India Business Summit will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Business & Economy


Mauritius tops India’s FDI charts again’
According to RBI data, Mauritius remained the top source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18 followed by Singapore.
While FDI from Mauritius totalled $13.41 billion as against $13.38 billion in 2017, inflows from Singapore rose to $9.27 billion from $6.52 billion.
FDI from the Netherlands declined marginally to $2.67 billion as against $3.23 billion.

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