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Daily Current Affairs 16 September 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 16 September 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 16 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 16 September 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Nuakhai Festival

  • Festival of Nuakhai is celebrated in Odisha(western Odisha).
  • Nuakhai Juhar is a major ritual in which greetings are exchanged with friends and relatives.

2. Shilp Guru Award

  • Smriti Irani has presented ‘Shilp Guru’ and National Award to Master craft persons.
  • Eight ‘Shilp guru’ awards were presented.
  • Twenty Five ‘National awards to Master craft persons’ were presented
  • Shilp Guru’ is the highest award in the Handicraft sector in India.

3. Paryatan Parv

  • Paryatan Parv by Ministry of Tourism was inaugurated by Rajnath Singh.
  • This is the second edition of ‘Paryatan Parv’, a nation-wide celebration of Tourism, from the 16th to 27th September, 2018.

4. PSLV-C42

  • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of ISRO has launched two satellites — NovaSAR and S1-4– from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre,Sriharikota.
  • This was the 44th flight of PSLV.

International News

1. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

  • International Ozone Day is observed on Sept 16.
  • Theme : Keep Cool and Carry on: Montreal Protocol

2. International Red Panda Day

  • International Red Panda Day (IRPD) is observed on Sept 16.
  • The aim is to promote and encourage people save Red Panda as they are under endangered species.

3. International Day of Democracy

  • International Day of Democracy was observed on 15th September globally.
  • Theme : Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World.

4. Military Exercises

  • Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2018 a joint military exercise of Indian and US armies, commenced sept 16 at Chaubattia, Uttarakhand.
  • The Inaugural Edition of the BIMSTEC Nations Military Field Training Exercise MILEX – 2018 commenced on 16 Sept at Foreign Training Node, Aundh Military Station, Pune.

Business News

1. India’s Foreign Trade Report

  • RBI has released the India’s Foreign Trade Report for April-August 2018-19.
  • The overall trade deficit for April-August 2018-19 is estimated at US $ 47.72 Billion.

2. Human development index

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  • India is ranked at 130 out of 189 countries in HDI Index released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Norway has the highest ranking.
  • Burundi has the lowest ranking.

3. Gender Inequality Index

  • India ranks 127 out of 160 countries in the Gender Inequality Index.
  • It is the part of the Human development index released by UNDP.

4. Meera Puruskar

  • Sawai Singh Shekhawat of Jaipur, will be awarded the Meera Puruskar.
  • The Meera Puruskar is the highest award of the academy.

5. 2018 ACI Customer Excellence Global Summit

  • Hyderabad airport has received award in ‘Airports Council International Airport Service Quality’ as top airport in world.
  • 2018 ACI Customer Excellence Global Summit was held at Halifax in Canada.

Sports News

1. Super Over in Asia Cup

  • 2018 edition of the Asia Cup has introduced to have a Super Over in case of tied matches.
  • ACC Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International & Twenty20 International cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries.

2. 500th professional goal by Zlatan

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 500th goal of professional football career.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy.

3. Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus

  • Ronaldo has scored his first competitive goal for Juventus.
  • He scored twice in the match.

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