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Daily Current Affairs 19 September 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 September 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 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 19 September 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India International Convention and Expo Centre

  • PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for India International Convention and Expo Centre in New Delhi, on September 20.
  • The project is inducted by India International Convention and Exhibition Centre Limited.

2. ‘Strategic Base’ in Andhra Pradesh

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to have a ‘strategic base’ in Andhra Pradesh.
  • A drone manufacturing facility in Anantapur district.
  • A cyber security centre in Amaravati.
  • Rajahmundry and Vijayawada airports to as a asset positioning bases.

3. All India Pension Adalat

  • Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’.
  • There will be on-the-spot resolution will be offered to the grievance holder.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh is a Union Minister of State IC for Development of North-Eastern Region, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

4. ‘e-Sahaj’ portal

  • Government launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal to grant the Security Clearance in certain sensitive sectors before issue of licence/permit, permission, contract etc.
  • Ministry of home affairs is the nodal Ministry for security clearances.

International News

1. 62nd General Conference of the IAE

  • 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held in Vienna, Austria.
  • Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy led the Indian Delegation.

2. Emmy Awards 2018

  • 70th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ won nine awards including ‘Outstanding Drama Series award’.
  • Best Comedy :- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

3. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • ITU will establish a South Asia Area Office and Technology Innovation Centre at New Delhi.
  • ITU headquarter:- Geneva, Switzerland.
  • It is an agency of the United Nations.
  • There are 193 Member States of the ITU(including all UN member states except Palau Republic and Vatican City).

4. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

  • 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism is being held in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Theme:- ‘A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism’

Business News

1. Skill India Campaign Brand Ambassadors

  • Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign.
  • Their film ‘Sui Dhaaga – Made in India’, is encouraging India’s entrepreneurs and skilled workforce.

2. Ola in New Zealand

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  • Ola has started its operation in New Zealand(Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington).
  • Following are the countries in which Ola is operating its Business.
  • India
  • Australia
  • U.K.
  • New Zealand

3. Upcoming Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission

  • Kamlesh Nilakanth Vyas has been appointed as the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and the Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy.
  • He will replace Dr. Shekhar Basu.

4. Tenzing Norgay Award

  • INSV Tarini Crew Members has honoured the ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure’ award.
  • INSV Tarini Crew Members
  • Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi
  • Lt. P. Swathi
  • Lt. Pratibha Jamwal (Air Traffic Control specialists)
  • Lt. Vijaya Devi
  • Sub Lt. Payal Gupta
  • Lt. B Aishwarya, a naval architect

Sports News

1. German insurer Allianz as a global Olympic sponsor

  • German insurer Allianz is now Olympic sponsor for a period of 10 years(From 2021 to 2028).
  • Summer Olympics 2024 :- Paris
  • Summer Olympics 2028 :- Los Angeles
  • Winter Games 2022 :- Beijing
  • Winter Games 2026

2. Medved International Wrestling tournament

  • This tournament was held in Minsk, Belarus.
  • Sakshi Malik won Silver in the 62 kg category.
  • Pooja Dhanda won Bronze in the 57 kg category.

3. New Marathon World Record

  • Eliud Kipchoge a world record in marathon with 2hr 1min 39sec in Berlin, Germany.Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan marathon master.

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