Friday, 7 September 2018

7th September Current Affairs


India

  • Telangana recommends dissolution of Assembly
    • The Telangana State Cabinet has recommended the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly.
    • The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet that was chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.

    • Elections to the Telangana Assembly were held in April and May of 2014 as part of the polls to the Assembly of the then united Andhra Pradesh
  • Govt makes PMJDY open-ended scheme
    • The government decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme, meaning that it will continue indefinitely.
    • The PMJDY was launched in August 2014 for a period of four years as a national mission for financial inclusion.
    • The government has decided to double the overdraft facility from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000.
  • Book on Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Nai Talim’ launched
    • A book on experiential learning based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Nai Talim’ (basic education) was released by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
    • It contains basic principles of Gandhi’s ‘Nai Talim’, along with the work and education curriculum for schools.
    • It has been brought out simultaneously in 13 languages in consultation with the state councils of educational research and training.

Business

  • BEL got contract for surface-to-air missiles
    • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has bagged an order worth Rs 9,200 crore for supply of Seven Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) systems.
    • BEL has entered into a contract with Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) to supply LRSAM systems.
    • The LRSAM will be fitted onboard seven ships to be built by these two shipbuilders.
  • Govt approved continuation of IDWH scheme
    • The government has approved the continuation of the centrally-sponsored umbrella scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH) till 2019-20.
    • The main aim of this scheme is to boost tiger and elephant conservation efforts.
    • The scheme consists of centrally sponsored schemes of Project Tiger (CSS-PT), Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-DWH) and Project Elephant (CSS-PE).

Science

  • India ranks 19th in ‘Theft Ranking’
    • India stands 19th in the ‘Theft Ranking’ for countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials, according to the Nuclear Security Index.
    • The index was released by the US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), which is co-chaired by Sam Nunn and Ernest Moni.
    • Australia and Switzerland share the top spot among the 22 countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials.

Appointments

  • SBI Mutual Fund appoints Ashwani as CEO
    • SBI Mutual Fund has appointed Ashwani Bhatia as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
    • Bhatia takes over from Anuradha Rao after she returned to State Bank of India (SBI) as Deputy Managing Director.

    • SBI Mutual Fund is a joint venture between the State Bank of India and Amundi, a European asset management company

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