Daily Current Affairs 8 September 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8 September 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8 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 8 September 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Aero India 2019

  • Government will organise the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from 20-24 February 2019.
  • This five-day event will combine a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with public air shows.

2. Kumbh Mela 2019

  • Piyush Goyal and Yogi Adityanath launched the official website of Kumbh Mela, 2019 in Lucknow.
  • www.kumbh.gov.in . This will provide details about location, trains, accessibility, weather and accommodations.

3. ‘AAPOORTI’ App

  • Piyush Goyal has launched a new app – ‘AAPOORTI’ mobile App of ‘Indian Railways e-procurement system’ (IREPS).
  • This app will ease e-tendering and e-auction related activities of Indian Railways.

4. Ambassador of Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation

  • Akshay Kumar has become first Honorary Ambassador of Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation is the social organisation founded by the family of Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji.

International News

1. 87th Izmir International tradeshow

  • 87th Izmir International Tradeshow has begun in Izmir,Turkey.
  • India is the Partner Country in the tradeshow.

2. PISA 2021

  • HRD Ministry will participate in Programme for International Student Assessment after 9 years.
  • It is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15-year-old school pupils’ scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading.

3. Mission Gaganyaan

  • India and France will form a working group for ISRO’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan.
  • Till now Russia, China, and USA has launched a manned space flight.

4. Human Rights award

  • Anne Hathaway will be awarded with Human Rights Campaign National Equality Award on September 15.
  • She is an American actress and singer. One of the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a British Academy Film Award, and an Emmy.

Business News

1. Alibaba’s Co-founder to stepdown

  • Jack Ma will step down from the post of Executive Chairman on September 10 and will pursue philanthropy in education.
  • Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate.

2. SBI Mutual Fund’s New CEO

  • SBI Mutual Fund has appointed Ashwani Bhatia as CEO.
  • He will take over from Anuradha Rao after she returned to SBI as Deputy Managing Director.

3. BrandZ 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands’ ranking

  • HDFC Bank is India’s most valued brand for 5th consecutive year with net improvement of 21 % in its brand value to USD 21.7 billion.
  • 1 – HDFC Bank
  • 2 – Life Insurance Corporation of India
  • 3 – Tata Consultancy Services

4. Facebook’s Asian Data Center

  • Facebook will open its first ever data centre in Asia in Singapore which will be operational by 2022.
  • The new site is at Tanjong Kling, located in the western part of Singapore.

Sports News

1. US Open 2018

  • Rafael Nadal pulls out from US Open after Knee Injury.
  • Juan Martin del Potro to compete US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic.

2. EA Sports’ popular FIFA series

  • The latest edition of EA Sports’ FIFA series will be release soon.
  • EA Sports is a division of Electronic Arts that develops and publishes sports video games. Formerly a marketing gimmick of Electronic Arts.

3. Ronaldo’s (Brazil) new club

  • Ronaldo has become the majority owner of Real Valladolid with £27million for a share of the club.
  • He purchased a 51 per cent stake in the Real Valladolid(La Liga).

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