Friday, 7 September 2018

8th September Current Affairs


India

Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign launch on 15 Sept
    • Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ a Jan Andolan for Swachhata to be observed in the run-up to the 4th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) from 15th September to 2nd October 2018.
    • SHS aims at accelerating the Jan-Andolan for realizing the vision of a Clean India.

    • The launch of the campaign will be done through video conference at more than 15 locations across the country.
  • India to partner in Izmir International show
    • India is the partner country in the Izmir International trade show‘ which began on September 7, 2018, in Turkey.
    • India will also launch a business pavilion ‘Source India’ to increase exports to Turkey and other neighbouring countries.
    • Source India, with 75 Indian participating companies, will be a multi-product pavilion.

Sports

  • Hriday Hazarika won gold in 10m air rifle
    • Hriday Hazarika won gold medal for India in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Junior event at the ongoing International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Championship.
    • Mohammed Amir from Iran won the silver medal and Russia’s Grigorii Shamakov won bronze medal.
    • Hriday Hazarika was the only Indian to qualify for the men’s final.

Science

  • China launched satellite to monitor sea waters
    • China launched a marine satellite to help improve the understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
    • A Long March-2C rocket carrying the ‘HY-1C satellite’ was launched from China.
    • The satellite will help monitor ocean colour and water temperatures, providing basic data for research on the global oceanic environment
  • ISRO unveils space suit for 2022 mission
    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) displayed a space suit for mission Gaganyaan’ at the 6th edition of Bengaluru Space Expo.
    • The orange-colored prototype space suit is developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.
    • ISRO also displayed the crew capsule with a thermal shield for three astronauts that will be orbiting Earth at a 400-km altitude for 5-7 days.
  • Temasek inked pact to invest $400 mn in NIIF
  • Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek has signed an agreement to invest up to $400 million in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India.
    • Temasek will join as an investor in NIIF’s Master Fund.
    • The fund invests in core infrastructure sectors in India with a focus on transportation, energy and urban infrastructure.

Appointments

  • Anshula appointed as SBI Managing Director
    • Anshula Kant is appointed as the Managing Director of State Bank of India.
    • Her name was recommended by the Bank Boards Bureau for the post.
    • The post of MD, SBI fell vacant after the resignation of B Sriram, who took over as the MD and CEO of IDBI Bank.

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