Daily Current Affairs 1 September 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1 September 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1 September 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 1 September 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Arunachal Pradesh to get 3 new districts

  • The State Assembly has passed Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
  • The 3 new districts will be created in the state.
  • Pakke-Kesang
  • Lepa Rada
  • Shi Yomi

2. Andhra CM to address UN

  • As invited by the United Nations,CM Chandrababu Naidu to deliver a keynote address at UN Forum
  • The name of event is ‘Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities’.

3. Indian Railways with GAIL India

  • Both have signed MOU for use of Natural Gas in railway workshops and production units.
  • Gail Limited is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi.

International News

1. List of Loans approved by ADB

  • 1. $245 million loan for safe, sustainable drinking water service in West Bengal.
  • 2. $375 million loan for Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project.
  • $346 million loan for road improvement in Karnataka.

2. Exercise KAKADU 2018

  • INS Sahyadri to participate in Exercise KAKADU 2018 Port of Darwin,Australia.
  • Exercise KAKADU is a joint-enabled, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.

3. Exercise Vostok-2018

  • Vostok 2018 is a large-scale Russian military exercise, to be held from 11 to 15 September 2018.
  • Vostok-2018 will involve participation of units from Russian Army, Air Force and Navy.

Business News

1. Coca-Cola with Costa Coffee chain

  • Coca-Cola Company will acquire British coffee chain Costa Coffee.
  • Costa Coffee is a British multinational coffeehouse company headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitbread. It is the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world, and the largest in the UK.

2. Vodafone-Idea merger

  • National Company Law Tribunal has given the final clearance for the merger, Now Vodafone-Idea merger is completed.
  • The combined entity is now has around 408 million active subscribers.

3. IBM to build global solutions for disaster management

  • The ‘Call for Code’ initiative started by IBM for the same.
  • Indian IT companies(Persistent Systems, Invest India, Wipro, Cape Gemini and NASSCOM) will partner with IBM for this initiative.

Sports News

1. Asian Games

  • Amit Panghal clinched gold in the men’s Boxing 49kg final. He defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov.
  • Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar bagged first-ever gold in men’s pair bridge event.

2. Asian Games

  • Indian women’s hockey team lose to Japan 1-2 in the final and settled for the silver.
  • India women’s squash team settled for silver after losing to Hong Kong 2-0 in the final.

3. Usain Bolt’s New Debut

  • Usain Bolt made his football debut for Central Coast Mariners(Australian football club).
  • He is a Jamaican retired sprinter and world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics.

4. Indian Kho Kho team to get financial support

  • Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the participation of Kho Kho team at the First International Kho Kho Championship.
  • International Kho Kho Championship will be held in England in September.

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