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. Prithvi Defence Vehicle

  • India has tested ‘Prithvi Defence Vehicle’ successfully from Abdul Kalam Island of the Integrated Test Range,Odisha.
  • DRDO Chairman :- Dr G Satheesh Reddy

2. Cyclone-30

  • It is India’s biggest cyclotron facility
  • It has made operational at Kolkata-based Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), which comes under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

3. Parakram Parva

  • A three-day event ‘Parakram Parva’ from 28th to 30th September 2018 to mark the second anniversary of Surgical Strike
  • On September 28-29, 2016 Special Forces of Indian Army destroyed terror launch pads across the Line of Control inflicting maximum damage to terrorists.

4. Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana

  • Narendra Modi has inaugurated Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana from Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Over 10 crore families will be provided health assurance worth five lakh rupees each, every year.

International News

1. General Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)

  • Inaugural General Assembly of International Solar Alliance will be held on 2nd October 2018 in New Delhi.
  • ISA was started by Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande at the UN Climate Change Conference, Paris on November 30, 2015.

2. 5th meeting of Boundary Working Group

  • The 5th meeting of Boundary Working Group between India and Nepal held in Kathmandu.
  • The use of high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work.

3. National Stock Exchange of India and London Stock Exchange

  • Both have signed MoU to collaborate on creating dual listing route for masala bonds and foreign currency bonds of Indian issuers.
  • About NSE :- Market cap: US$2.27 trillion (April 2018) || No. of listings: 1,952 || Headquarters: Mumbai || Currency: Indian rupee (₹) || CEO: Vikram Limaye

Business News

1. India Post Payments Bank with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co Ltd

  • Both have signed a bancassurance pact.
  • About IPPB Founded: 1 September 2018 || Parent organization: India Post || Area served: India || Key people: : Anant Narayan Nanda; (Secretary, Department of Post); Suresh Sethi; (MD & CEO)

3. Centralised Information and Management System (CIMS)

  • RBI has shortlisted 5 IT firms to implement the ‘Centralised Information and Management System’.
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Capgemini Technology Services India
  • IBM India
  • Larsen and Toubro Infotech

3. New Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd

  • Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as new Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi || CEO: Prakash Kumar Singh

4. India’s first Coal-gasification based fertilizer plant

  • The coal gasification based fertilizer plant has started working in Talcher (Odisha).
  • It is developed by Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL).

Sports News

1. Fifa’s The Best Awards – 2018

  • Puskas Award for Best Goal :- Mohamed Salah(Liverpool) vs Everton
  • Men’s Coach of the Year :- Didier Deschamps – France
  • Women’s Coach of the Year :- Reynald Pedros – Lyon

2. FifPro Best XI – 2018

  • FIFPro invited all professional men’s footballers in the world to compose the best men’s team of the year, named the FIFPro World XI.
  • David De Gea; Dani Alves, Raphaël Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Luka Modrić, N’Golo Kanté, Eden Hazard; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo.

3. Fifa’s Player of the Year – 2018

  • Women’s Player of the Year :- Marta – Brazil and Orlando Pride
  • Men’s Player of the Year :- Luka Modrić – Croatia and Real Madrid
  • Goalkeeper of the Year :- Thibaut Courtois – Belgium and Real Madrid

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