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The first conference on military medicine for SCO member-states is going to be held in which of the following cities?
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Who: First conference on military medicine for SCO member states
What: is going to be held in Delhi soon
When: published on 7th September 2019

Military medicine experts from Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries will meet in New Delhi for a two-day conference starting September 12, aiming to share best practices in the field and build capacities, officials said on Saturday.

This will be the first military cooperation event hosted by India under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020 after it became a SCO member country in 2017.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/first-conference-on-military-medicine-for-sco-member-states-in-delhi-soon/articleshow/71027413.cms
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Who among the following has recently been appointed as South Africa's Interim batting coach for three test matches against India?
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Who: Amol Muzumdar
What: appointed South Africa batting coach for India series
When: published on 9th September 2019

Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar was appointed as the interim batting coach of the visiting South African team for the Test series against India beginning October 2.

The 44-year-old, who made 11167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13 but never got to play for India, confirmed the appointment.

"I was approached last week and I have accepted the challenge. To be associated with an international side is a huge honour," Muzumdar, who played most of his cricket for Mumbai before moving to Assam, told PTI.

Besides a mountain of first-class runs, Muzumdar also scored 3286 runs in List A cricket. He has also been the batting coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/india-vs-south-africa-test-series-amol-muzumdar-appointed-batting-coach-for-proteas-october-2-1597239-2019-09-09
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Which of the following companies has recently been selected by Niti Aayog to set up India's first Digital Capability Centre?
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Who: McKinsey
What: roped in for first digital capability centre
When: published on 9th September 2019

India will soon set up its first digital capability centre showcase advanced technologies and provide a test bed for emerging innovations as the government looks to transform the country's manufacturing sector.

The Niti Aayog has roped in McKinsey & Company, which supports five such centres globally — in Aachen, Chicago, Singapore, Venice and Beijing — to develop it here. A senior official, aware of the deliberations, told ET that the government will act as a facilitator to bring together industry, academia, and research on one platform to help set up a digital capability centre (DCC), which has to be driven by the private sector.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/mckinsey-roped-in-for-first-digital-capability-centre/articleshow/71055551.cms?from=mdr
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Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
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Who: P K Sinha
What: was appointed as the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
When: published on 11th September 2019

Former Cabinet Secretary Pramod Kumar Sinha has been appointed the principal advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official order said on Wednesday. Sinha was last month appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of P K Sinha, currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office, as Principal Advisor to Prime Minister with effect from 11th September, 2019, according to the order.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/pramod-kumar-sinha-appointed-principal-advisor-to-prime-minister-narendra-modi-2304865.html
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Which of the following NRI industrialists has recently been nominated to the UK's House of Lords?
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Who: NRI Industrialist Rami Ranger, Who Started Business With £2
What: Nominated to Britain's House of Lords
When: published on 10th September 2019

Leading NRI entrepreneur Rami Ranger on Tuesday was nominated to Britain's House of Lords for his outstanding service to the business fraternity, the Conservative Party and the public.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May had recommended Ranger's name for the peerage in her resignation letter.

Speaking to PTI, Ranger said, "I dedicate this honour to build friendship between India, Pakistan and Britain. I will work very hard to build bridges among various communities now living in Great Britain."

Born in 1947 in Gujranwala, now in Pakistan, Ranger migrated to Patiala in Indian Punjab along his mother and seven brothers and a sister. His father was killed in Gujranwala during the partition.

After obtaining a bachelors degree from the Chandigarh Government College, Ranger studied law in the UK.

Ranger began his first cargo shipping business with just two pounds. Today, he is the chairman of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/nri-industrialist-rami-ranger-who-started-business-with-2-nominated-to-britains-house-of-lords-2304167.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 15th September 2019

1. India, Nepal inaugurate Motihari-Amlekhganj oil pipeline.
(15th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

India-Nepal relationship will continue to intensify across multiple sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday during the video-link launch of Motihari-Amlekhgunj energy pipeline during which he was invited to visit Nepal by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

“Prime Minister Modi said the 69-km Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, having a capacity of 2 million metric ton per annum, will provide cleaner petroleum products at affordable cost to the people of Nepal. He welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Oli to reduce the price of petroleum products by ?2 per litre in Nepal,” said a press release from the office of the Prime Minister of India.

2. PM Modi inaugurates multi-modal terminal at Jharkhand’s Sahibganj.
(Important Current Affairs Capsule of 15th September 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded a new era in the development journey of Jharkhand when he inaugurated the second riverine multi modal terminal at Sahibgunj. This trade point has been completed in record time.

During his day-long visit to Ranchi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several important developmental projects for the state including a Multi-Modal terminal at Sahibganj.

Built under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, at a cost of Rs. 290 crore, the project has been completed in record time of 2 years. It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had laid the foundation stone for the project in 2017.

The Sahibganj terminal will play an important role in the development journey of Jharkhand and Bihar acting as a gateway for industries in these states, and connecting them to global markets

This is the second riverine multi-modal terminal in the country, the first has been built in Varanasi and was inaugurated in November, 2018 by Prime Minister Modi.

3. PK Mishra appointed principal secretary to PM Modi.
(Current Affairs in Short of 15th September 2019)

P.K. Mishra, who is currently serving as the additional principal secretary to Narendra Modi, has been appointed as principal secretary to the Prime Minister.

An official statement issued after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet took the decisio, said Mishra’s elevation is with effect from Wednesday. The fresh appointment was necessitated after Nripendra Misra , Modi’s principal secretary since the beginning of his previous term, stepped down recently.

The committee also appointed P.K. Sinha, currently functioning as officer on special duty in the Prime Minister's office, as principal adviser to the Prime Minister from Wednesday. Both the appointments are co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever is earlier, according to the statement.

4. Dhirubhai Ambani School Ranked Among World’s Top 10 IB Schools.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 15th September 2019)

The Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) becomes the only Indian school to be placed among the Top 10 International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in the world. The ranking has been given according to an assessment by Education Advisers, the UK-based independent education consultants, said an official on Friday.

In a statement, Education Advisers said the Nita M Ambani-led DAIS, situated at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, stood at the 10th position in the 'Global Top 50 IB Schools 2019' list.

5. Samsung unveiled 'Good Vibes' and 'Relumino' app for deaf-blind and visually impaired people in India.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 15th September 2019)

Samsung, India’s biggest and most trusted consumer electronics and smartphones brand, has introduced two unique solutions—Good Vibes and Relúmino—that will help provide a strong communication tool the deafblind and enable people with low vision to see better.

Good Vibes, developed in India, enables the deafblind to have a two-way communication with their caregivers and loved ones using their smartphones. The Good Vibes app uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text or voice and vice-versa. The app has two different user interfaces (UI). One interface has an invisible UI for the deafblind, which uses vibrations, taps and gestures, while the other has a visible UI, a standard chat interface, for the caregiver. With the deafblind interface, a deafblind person uses a combination of dots and dashes to send their messages. The standard interface allows users to type or use voice to send messages to the deafblind. The text or voice is received as vibrations in Morse code that the deafblind can interpret.

6. NRI Industrialist Rami Ranger, Who Started Business With £2 Nominated to Britain's House of Lords.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 15th September 2019)

Leading NRI entrepreneur Rami Ranger on Tuesday was nominated to Britain's House of Lords for his outstanding service to the business fraternity, the Conservative Party and the public.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May had recommended Ranger's name for the peerage in her resignation letter.

Speaking to PTI, Ranger said, "I dedicate this honour to build friendship between India, Pakistan and Britain. I will work very hard to build bridges among various communities now living in Great Britain."

Born in 1947 in Gujranwala, now in Pakistan, Ranger migrated to Patiala in Indian Punjab along his mother and seven brothers and a sister. His father was killed in Gujranwala during the partition.

After obtaining a bachelors degree from the Chandigarh Government College, Ranger studied law in the UK.

Ranger began his first cargo shipping business with just two pounds. Today, he is the chairman of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd.

7. P K Sinha was appointed as the Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 15th September 2019)

Former Cabinet Secretary Pramod Kumar Sinha has been appointed the principal advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official order said on Wednesday. Sinha was last month appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of P K Sinha, currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office, as Principal Advisor to Prime Minister with effect from 11th September, 2019, according to the order.

8. McKinsey roped in for first digital capability centre.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 15th September 2019)

India will soon set up its first digital capability centre showcase advanced technologies and provide a test bed for emerging innovations as the government looks to transform the country's manufacturing sector.

The Niti Aayog has roped in McKinsey & Company, which supports five such centres globally — in Aachen, Chicago, Singapore, Venice and Beijing — to develop it here. A senior official, aware of the deliberations, told ET that the government will act as a facilitator to bring together industry, academia, and research on one platform to help set up a digital capability centre (DCC), which has to be driven by the private sector.

9. Amol Muzumdar appointed South Africa batting coach for India series.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 15th September 2019)

Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar was appointed as the interim batting coach of the visiting South African team for the Test series against India beginning October 2.

The 44-year-old, who made 11167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13 but never got to play for India, confirmed the appointment.

"I was approached last week and I have accepted the challenge. To be associated with an international side is a huge honour," Muzumdar, who played most of his cricket for Mumbai before moving to Assam, told PTI.

Besides a mountain of first-class runs, Muzumdar also scored 3286 runs in List A cricket. He has also been the batting coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.

10. First conference on military medicine for SCO member states is going to be held in Delhi soon.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 15th September 2019)

Military medicine experts from Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries will meet in New Delhi for a two-day conference starting September 12, aiming to share best practices in the field and build capacities, officials said on Saturday.

This will be the first military cooperation event hosted by India under the SCO Defence Co-operation Plan 2019-2020 after it became a SCO member country in 2017.