Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 1st September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Which of the following companies has recently launched a program under which it will train 5000 government employees?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Microsoft
What: to train 5000 govt employees on AI, cloud
When: published on 27th August 2019

Microsoft India launched a program under which it will train 5000 government employees over the next year on AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing skills. The program, called 'Digital Governance Tech Tour', will comprise of physical and virtual workshops, said the company in a press release.

The program was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, chief executive of NITI Aayog, the government’s policy think-tank and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary, MeITY (The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).

The company said that the program will be open to technocrats and IT professionals across in the government, including employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs); government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators and is free of cost. Under the program, developers can earn the AZ-900 Certification, which demonstrates foundational level cloud computing skills on the spot at no cost, after clearing an exam.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/microsoft-to-train-5000-govt-employees-on-ai-cloud/articleshow/70855851.cms?from=mdr
2
Which of the following countries has recently urged the United Nations to call back all peacekeepers from the country by June 2020?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Sudan
What: urged the United Nations to call back all peacekeepers from the country by June 2020
When: published on 27th August 2019

Sudan urged the UN Security Council to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020, but the African Union said overall security in the vast western region "remains volatile."

Sudan's UN Ambassador Omer Mohamed Siddig told the council it's time to shift from peacekeeping to peacebuilding in Darfur, and to end restrictions on the government's movement of arms and troops in and out of the region.

In late June, the Security Council voted unanimously to put the brakes on the withdrawal of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force from Darfur as the country dealt with a political crisis. It extended the mandate of the force, known as UNAMID, until October 31, and it asked the UN and AU to make recommendations by September 30 on what the council should do about continuing the withdrawal.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sudan-urges-un-to-withdraw-all-peacekeepers-by-june-2020-119082700095_1.html
3
Which one of the following has recently partnered with Incuspaze Solutions Private Limited to open a first-of-its-kind co-working space?
» Explain it
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Who: SIDBI
What: joins hands with Incuspaze to open coworking space for MSMEs and startups
When: published on 27th August 2019

In a bid to enhance the business ecosystem for MSMEs and startups, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with Incuspaze Solutions Private Limited (Incuspaze) to open a first-of-its-kind coworking space exclusively designed for MSMEs and startups.

The coworking space, called @Workspaze is located at 1, Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The initiative that intends to be a market-maker for its segment is only 50 meters away from Barakhamba Metro Station.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/newsbuzz/sidbi-joins-hands-with-incuspaze-to-open-coworking-space-for-msmes-and-startups/articleshow/70856981.cms
4
Which of the following banks has recently tied up with Tata AIG General Insurance to offer the latter’s diverse range of general insurance policies benefiting the bank’s customers by way of protection, wealth creation and savings?
» Explain it
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Who: India Bank and TATA AIG
What: tied up
When: published on 26th August 2019

Indian Bank has joined hands with Tata AIG General Insurance to offer the latter’s diverse range of general insurance policies benefiting the bank’s customers by way of protection, wealth creation and savings. Tata AIG General Insurance will work with the bank for sales training, product support and ensuring smooth operational processes. The agreement was signed in the presence of Padmaja Chunduru, MD and CEO, Indian Bank and Saurabh Maini, senior vice president & business head – Key partnership Group, Tata AIG General Insurance, the bank said in a statement.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/business/indian-bank-tata-aig-general-insurance-tie-up/article29262567.ece
5
Which of the following companies has recently launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in partnership with DGR and AWPO?
» Explain it
A
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Who: Amazon India
What: rolls out initiative to hire former military personnel
When: published on 26th August 2019

Amazon India has rolled out a military veterans employment programme in partnership with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO), to create work opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across the company’s fulfilment, sortation, and delivery centres. The initiative reiterates the company’s commitment to diverse and inclusive hiring.

“Over the years, we have hired military veterans into various roles across the company – in transportation, customer fulfilment, facilities management and security operations, to name a few. This program formalises our efforts and will help create hundreds of career opportunities for military families who have served the country,” said Akhil Saxena, vice president – Asia operations, Amazon.

Amazon has a global commitment to the military community, with over 17,500 military veterans and spouses actively engaged in the programme worldwide. This programme in India will be part of the global objective to hire an additional 25,000 former veterans and spouses by 2021, Swati Rustagi, director of human resources, Amazon India Operations, told ET.

For the complete information kindly visit give link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/amazon-india-rolls-out-initiative-to-hire-former-military-personnel/articleshow/70840746.cms?from=mdr

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 1st September 2019
 

1. Wing Commander S Dhami becomes first female officer to become Flight Commander.
(1st September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

Indian Air Force's Wing Commander S Dhami has become the first female officer in the country to become the Flight Commander of a flying unit.
Dhami took over as Flight Commander of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon airbase, recently.
She is a permanent commission officer of the flying branch in the Air Force and has been flying choppers.
Flight Commander is the second in command of the unit meaning that she is the number two in the unit after the commanding officer.

2. Pakistan, China engage in joint aerial exercise 200 km north of Leh.
(Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 1st September 2019)

The air forces of Pakistan and China are jointly exercising ‘Shaheen-VIII’ in Chinese city of Holton,  close to the Indian border near Ladakh. The annual joint training is the eighth of its kind between the two countries since it was first launched in March 2001, according to the Chinese media.
The joint training does not target any third party and aims to improve training standards of the two air forces through mutual learning, according to reports.
News agency ANI reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is keeping a close eye on the Pakistan-China aerial exercise in which both the countries have deployed latest fighter jets.

3. Delhi hosted the 7th “Community Radio Sammelan”.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 1st September 2019)

The seventh 'Community Radio Sammelan' will be held here from August 27-29 during which representatives of community radio stations will discuss experiences and possibilities of programming for raising awareness on sustainable development goals in a better manner.
The 'Sammelan', being organised at Dr B R Ambedkar Bhawan by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, will also witness discussion on various flagship schemes of the government such as the Jal Shakti Abhiyaan and efforts for disaster risk reduction, an official statement said.
Research, production, broadcasting, dissemination of social welfare messages through social media and content management for community radio stations will also be discussed, it said.

4. Brazil Rejects $20 Million G7 Aid to Fight Amazon Fires.
(Daily Current Affairs Capsule of 1st September 2019)

Brazil rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of "his home and his colonies."
Nearly 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil since the beginning of the year -- just over half of them in the massive Amazon basin that regulates part of Earth's carbon cycle and climate.
G7 countries made the $20 million aid offer to fight the blazes at the Biarritz summit hosted by Macron, who insisted they should be discussed as a top priority.

5. Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a set against Roger Federer.
(Current Affairs in Short of 1st September 2019)

Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a set against Roger Federer.
Nagal achieved the feat during his first-round match against Federer in the ongoing US Open as he outclassed him in the first set. Nagal ended up losing the match 6-4, 1-6,2-6,4-6 against Federer.
The 22-year-old became the fourth player to take the opening set against Federer at the US Open.
Peter Wessels (Netherlands), Jose Acasuso (Argentina) and Frances Tiafoe (America) are the other three people who have previously won the first set against the Swiss tennis maestro.

6. Amazon India rolls out initiative to hire former military personnel.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 1st September 2019)

Amazon India has rolled out a military veterans employment programme in partnership with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO), to create work opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across the company’s fulfilment, sortation, and delivery centres. The initiative reiterates the company’s commitment to diverse and inclusive hiring.

“Over the years, we have hired military veterans into various roles across the company – in transportation, customer fulfilment, facilities management and security operations, to name a few. This program formalises our efforts and will help create hundreds of career opportunities for military families who have served the country,” said Akhil Saxena, vice president – Asia operations, Amazon.
Amazon has a global commitment to the military community, with over 17,500 military veterans and spouses actively engaged in the programme worldwide. This programme in India will be part of the global objective to hire an additional 25,000 former veterans and spouses by 2021, Swati Rustagi, director of human resources, Amazon India Operations, told ET.

7. India Bank and TATA AIG tied up.
(Today’s Current Affairs PDF of 1st September 2019)

Indian Bank has joined hands with Tata AIG General Insurance to offer the latter’s diverse range of general insurance policies benefiting the bank’s customers by way of protection, wealth creation and savings. Tata AIG General Insurance will work with the bank for sales training, product support and ensuring smooth operational processes. The agreement was signed in the presence of Padmaja Chunduru, MD and CEO, Indian Bank and Saurabh Maini, senior vice president & business head – Key partnership Group, Tata AIG General Insurance, the bank said in a statement.

8. SIDBI joins hands with Incuspaze to open coworking space for MSMEs and startups.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 1st September 2019)

In a bid to enhance the business ecosystem for MSMEs and startups, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with Incuspaze Solutions Private Limited (Incuspaze) to open a first-of-its-kind coworking space exclusively designed for MSMEs and startups.

The coworking space, called @Workspaze is located at 1, Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The initiative that intends to be a market-maker for its segment is only 50 meters away from Barakhamba Metro Station.

9. Sudan urged the United Nations to call back all peacekeepers from the country by June 2020.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 1st September 2019)

Sudan urged the UN Security Council to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all peacekeepers leave Darfur by June 2020, but the African Union said overall security in the vast western region "remains volatile."

Sudan's UN Ambassador Omer Mohamed Siddig told the council it's time to shift from peacekeeping to peacebuilding in Darfur, and to end restrictions on the government's movement of arms and troops in and out of the region.

In late June, the Security Council voted unanimously to put the brakes on the withdrawal of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force from Darfur as the country dealt with a political crisis. It extended the mandate of the force, known as UNAMID, until October 31, and it asked the UN and AU to make recommendations by September 30 on what the council should do about continuing the withdrawal.

10. Microsoft to train 5000 govt employees on AI, cloud.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 1st September 2019)

Microsoft India launched a program under which it will train 5000 government employees over the next year on AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing skills. The program, called 'Digital Governance Tech Tour', will comprise of physical and virtual workshops, said the company in a press release.

The program was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, chief executive of NITI Aayog, the government’s policy think-tank and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary, MeITY (The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).

The company said that the program will be open to technocrats and IT professionals across in the government, including employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs); government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators and is free of cost. Under the program, developers can earn the AZ-900 Certification, which demonstrates foundational level cloud computing skills on the spot at no cost, after clearing an exam.