Daily Current Affairs 23 September 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23 September 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23 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 23 September 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Sikkim’s first-ever airport

  • Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sikkim’s first-ever airport on 24th September, 2018.
  • The airport is located at Pakyong, around 60 KMs from the Indo-China border, which also makes it strategically relevant from the security point of view for Indian Air Force.

2. India’s Official Entry to Oscars

  • ‘Village Rockstars’ is Official entry to Oscars 2019 from India.
  • Village Rockstars is a 2017 Indian Assamese language coming-of-age film written, edited, co-produced, and directed by Rima Das, who is a self-taught filmmaker. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Director: Rima Das
  • Language: Assamese language
  • Producer: Rima Das
  • Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das

3. Chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence

  • Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.
  • Parliamentary Standing Committee’s work is to ensure legislative oversight over the functioning of each ministry.

International News

1. International Day of Sign Languages- Sept 23

  • “International Day of Sign Languages” was celebrated by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre.
  • This center comes under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Theme :- ‘With Sign Language, Everyone is Included !’

2. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  • TESS Satellite has discovered two new Earth-like planets.
  • NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration || Headquarters: Washington DC.

3. Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal tourism

  • Jaya Prada has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Nepal tourism.
  • Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. Jaya Prada is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South.

4. Visit Nepal Year 2020

  • The Nepal Government has decided to observe the year 2020 as the ‘Visit Nepal Year’.
  • A target of welcoming two million tourists at home.

Business News

1. BRICS bank with Madhya Pradesh

  • New Development Bank has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh.
  • The loan is sanctioned for infrastructure projects.

2. Minimum Driver Insurance Cover

  • IRDAI has raised bar for the minimum driver insurance cover to 15 Lakh from Rs 2 lakh for owner-driven vehicles under motor insurance policies.
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.

3. BSNL with SoftBank and NTT

  • BSNL has signed a deal with SoftBank (Japan) and NTT Communications to launch 5G internet service.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational holding conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Sports News

1. Boxing World Championships

  • India will host Women’s Boxing World Championships from November 15-24, 2018, in New Delhi.
  • India will host the Men’s World Championship in 2021 for the first time.

2. Asian Team Snooker Championship

  • India lose to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.
  • Pankaj Advani and Malkeet Singh represented India.

3. Asia Cup Cycling

  • 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling has started in New Delhi.
  • The venue is Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and is being organised by the Cycling Federation of India.

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