Current Affairs 21st September 2018: Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current Affairs 21st September 2018: Daily GK Update

National News

1. World Bank Approves Country Partnership Framework for India

i. World Bank Board has endorsed an ambitious five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India, which aligns with New Delhi's objectives of high, sustainable and inclusive growth. The framework is expected to bring between 25 and 30 billion US Dollars in financial support to India.
ii. The move is aimed at supporting India's transition to a higher middle-income country by addressing some of its key development priorities such as resource efficient and inclusive growth, job creation and building its human capital. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RRB PO Mains Exam 2018- 
  • The President of the World Bank is Jim Yong Kim.
  • The World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., United States.

2. Health Ministry Partners With Dell And Tata Trusts

i. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, exchanged the MoUs with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform for nation wide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). 
ii. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) IT Solutions.
iii. Aimed at bringing healthcare technology transformation in Comprehensive Primary Health Care NCD program under Ayushman Bharat, the Health Ministry is working with Dell as a technology partner and the Tata Trusts as deployment partner. 

3. India Contributes 1 Million to UN's Ambitious Solar Project

i. India has contributed one million US dollars for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body's headquarters iNew York. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy.
ii. According to India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, India is the first responder to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for climate action. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RRB PO Mains Exam 2018- 
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.

4. MHA Signs MoU with ISRO To Set Up An Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response 

i. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space signed an MoU for setting up of an state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs.
ii. ISRO will render its technical expertise for setting up of proposed ICR-ER whereas the project will be executed under overall supervision of MHA. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • ISRO Chairman: Dr. K Sivan, Headquarters inBengaluru, Karnataka. 

5. DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Tactical Missile ‘Prahar’ 

i. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore, Odisha
ii. Range stations and electro-optical systems tracked the missile throughout its flight. ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • DRDO Headquarters in: New Delhi, Founded in: 1958. 
  • Dr G Satheesh Reddy is the present Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 

6. PM Modi Laid Foundation Stone For World-Class Convention Centre In Delhi 

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) in Dwarka, New Delhi. The facilities provided at the centre will be on par with the best in the world in size and quality. 
ii. It will rank among the top 10 in the world and the biggest indoor exhibition space in India. The project is planned over an area of 221.37 acres in Sector 25, Dwarka, at an estimated cost of Rs 25,703 crore. 

International News


7. Vice President 3-Nation Visit to Serbia, Malta and Romania: Complete Highlights 

i. The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu was on an official Visit to Serbia, Malta and Romania and returned after a successful official visit. The visit was characterised by extremely cordial discussions with Heads of Governments, PMs and other senior political leaders. 
ii. Some key outcomes: 
1. Support for India’s aspiration to be on UNSC and for taking forward UN reforms.
2. Endorsement of India’s stand on terror and support for early adoption of United Nation’s Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
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8. International Day of Peace: 21 September 

i. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. 
ii. The theme for International Day of Peace 2018 is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”. The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.

Awards

9. Anushka Sharma Receives Smita Patil Award

i. Union Transport Minister felicitated Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma during the 34th anniversary of Priyadarshni Academy Global Award, in Mumbai. She received the Smita Patil award for best actor.

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