Current Affairs – September 28, 2018

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National - Current Affairs - September 28, 2018

 

Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology launched Centre for Excellence for Data Analytics and DigiVaarta

 

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National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI) have jointly set up a Centre of Excellence for data analytics to support Government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

Launch of Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) is being held on 28th September, 2018 by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics & Information Technology. The event will be attended by several dignitaries from the Central Government.

 

India and the United Nations to sign a Five-Year Sustainable Development Framework

 

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CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, will sign the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022, at a special signing ceremony on September 28 at NITI Aayog premises.The signing ceremony would be presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Members of NITI Aayog and will be attended by the heads of UN agencies in India.

Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) 2018-2022 outlines the work of UN agencies in India, to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities.

The NITI Aayog is the national counterpart for the UN in India for the operationalization of the UNSDF. Nineteen (19) UN agencies have signed on the UNSDF 2018-2022.

 

Tribes India and TRIFED launched “Punch Tantra Collection and Ms. Mary Kom as Brand Ambassador of Tribes India”

 

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Tribes India and TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched “Punch Tantra Collection and Ms. Mary Kom as Brand Ambassador of Tribes India” at a function. Shri Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs introduced the Indian Sporting Legend and the World Boxing Champion Ms. Mary Kom as the Brand Ambassador of “Tribes India” and launched the “Punch Tantra” Diwali collection. Four promotional video spots produced by NFDC featuring Brand Ambassador Ms. Mary Com promoting Tribal products of Tribes India were also released on the occasion.

Business - Current Affairs - September 28, 2018

Axis Bank, VCAT tie up to provide banking services to start-up firms:

 

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Private sector lender Axis Bank has tied up with Venture Catalysts (VCAT) to provide corporate banking services to start-up companies.As an added benefit, Axis Bank will also waive off banking transaction fee for the first two years for start-ups at the bootstrapping stage.

As part of the tie-up, VCAT will provide mentoring to hone business ideation, apart from incubating and providing support to upcoming startups.

 

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Rajni Kant Misra appointed BSF chief, S S Deswal to head SSB

 

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Senior IPS officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal were appointed director general of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively. Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief. Deswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, will head the SSB in place of Misra.

 

Govt constitutes Lokpal search committee:

 

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The Centre constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The search committee is a major step towards setting up of the Lokpal. The committee will start its functioning soon.

 

 

Awards - Current Affairs - September 28, 2018

 

PM Modi gets UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the UN’s highest environmental honour, bestowed upon five other individuals and organisations, for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022.

Six of the world’s most outstanding environmental change makers have been recognised with the Champions of the Earth Award, the UN’s highest environmental honour.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Modi have been jointly recognised in the Policy Leadership category for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance.

Cochin International Airport has also been honoured this year with the award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.

 

AAI’s Ahmedabad and Indore Airports awarded as Best Airports under National Tourism Awards

 

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Airports Authority of India’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad were conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2016-17 at a glittering award function on World Tourism Day.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad received the Best Airport Award in Major Cities category and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore received the Best Airport Award in ‘Rest of India’ category for promotion of Tourism at these airports.

The award was presented by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Shri K.J. Alphons.

 

Sports - Current Affairs - September 28, 2018

8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship

 

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Thiruvananthapuram is all set to play host to the 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship, which will be held at the Jimmy George indoor stadium from September 27 to 30. The event will witness around 500 participants representing 14 Asian countries showcasing their yoga skills.

 

International - Current Affairs - September 28, 2018

India And Morocco Signed MoU to Enhance Cooperation in MSME Sector

 

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India and Morocco signed an MoU for deepening cooperation between MSME sectors of the two countries in Rabat, Morocco. Ms. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of MSME, held bilateral meetings with Mr. Othman El Ferdaous, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade and Digital Economy and with other related Departments for enhancing cooperation in MSME Sector.

 

India and Oman Agree to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation on Armed Forces:

 

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Sayyid Badr Saud Harib Al Busaidi, the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. The Omani Minister met with Raksha Mantri in South Block.The three wings of the Armed Forces hold staff talks and advanced joint exercises with each other. Several enabling agreements and Memoranda of Understanding have been signed between the two countries pertaining to defence related issues.

 

 

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