Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 18th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Name the missile which was recently tested by the DRDO in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
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Who: DRDO
What: successfully test fires indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system
When: published on 11th September 2019

In a major boost for the Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested indigenously-developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system. The test fire was conducted in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

It is a low weight, fire-and-forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

This is the third successful test firing of the missile system which is being developed for Indian Army's need for 3rd generation ATGMs.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/drdo-testfires-man-portable-anti-tank-guided-missile-system-1598150-2019-09-11
2
Who among the following has recently become first female sportsperson to be recommended for Padma Vibhushan?
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Who: Mary Kom
What: is first woman athlete recommended for Padma Vibhushan
When: published on 13th September 2019

The Indian Sports Ministry sent the list of recommendations for this year’s Padma Awards, naming six-time world champion MC Mary Kom for Padma Vibhushan and ace shuttler PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan.

The Manipur boxer, who is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, becomes the first woman athlete to be recommended by the Sports Ministry for Padma Vibhushan, the country’s highest civilian honour after Bharat Ratna.

36-year old Mary Kom will become the fourth sports personality to receive the Padma Vibhushan after chess great Vishwanathan Anand in 2007, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in 2008 and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in 2008. Mary Kom won the Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Padma Shri in 2006.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/mc-mary-kom-pv-sindhu-padma-awards-sports-ministry-recommendations-5988292/
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Who: IFC
What: collaborates with FIDC for training NBFCs
When: published on 11th September 2019

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), a representative body of asset and loan Financing NBFCs, to collaborate on training of NBFCs in the country.

As per the agreed terms, training programs for NBFCs would be conducted on “Commercial Credit Reporting” aimed at building capacity of NBFCs to enhanced reporting and enquiring on Commercial Credit Information Data from the Credit Bureaus.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/ifc-collaborates-with-fidc-for-training-nbfcs/article29390880.ece
4
The 6 member committee has submitted its report to the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shaktikanta Das regarding development of housing finance securitisation market. Who among the following is the head of the committee?
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Who: RBI panel
What: suggests new intermediary under NHB
When: published on 10th September 2019

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel, which was tasked with reviewing the existing state of housing finance securitization, and suggest measures to make the market more attractive, has recommended that an intermediary be set up under the National Housing Bank (NHB), wherein the government will have a 51% ownership.

The six-member committee, which was set up on 29 May under the chairmanship of Harsh Vardhan, senior advisor, Bain and Co., has submitted its report to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, the central bank said on Monday.

Mortgage securitization involves pooling of loans and selling them to a special purpose vehicle (SPV), which then issues securities, called pass-through certificates (PTCs). The PTCs will be backed by the loan pool.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/industry/banking/rbi-panel-suggests-setting-up-of-new-entity-to-deepen-securitisation-market-1568033502511.html
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Which of the following states has recently announced to launch an online portal to offer cows for adoption?
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Who: Madhya Pradesh
What: announced to launch an online portal to offer cows for adoption
When: published on 10th September 2019

The Madhya Pradesh government is going to launch an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State.

While paying for a cow’s feed for 15 days would cost ₹1,100, one could take care of its diet for 10 years for ₹3 lakh. Feeding a cow for six months would cost ₹11,100.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/madhya-pradesh-government-to-offer-cows-for-adoption-online/article29385754.ece

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 18th September 2019

1. ISRO, Israel’s SpaceIL may exchange notes on each other's lander ‘crashes’ on moon.
(18th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is likely to exchange notes with Israel’s SpaceIL, which lost its robotic lunar lander on April 11, 2019, in a manner similar to Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram, just five months earlier.

At least two ISRO scientists familiar with the space agency’s plans told The New Indian Express that after ISRO’s failure analysis committee concludes its inquiry into how and why lander Vikram lost the communication link with the master control room, ISRO and SpaceIL plan to put their heads together and exchange notes to pinpoint common factors in the powered descent of both the landers which caused them to lose communication links in the last few moments of the landing process.

2. Vietnam opens Southeast Asia's largest solar power farm.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September 2019)

Vietnam has inaugurated Southeast Asia's largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually.

The Dau Tieng Solar Power Complex, a joint venture with the Thai industrial group B.Grimm Power Public Company, occupies 540 hectares in Tay Ninh province, some 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City, and has an investment of more than $391 million, developer Xuan Cau said on Wednesday.

The complex, which was officially inaugurated on Saturday, was constructed on the Dau Tieng Reservoir - the largest artificial lake in Vietnam - and is expected to generate 10 per cent of the country''s solar energy to guarantee supply to 320,000 homes.

The company said it will also prevent the emission of 595,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.

3. India joins global research hub on antimicrobial resistance.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September 2019)

India, which is among countries with the highest bacterial disease burden in the world, has become a part of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub on September 12, 2019. 

The hub, which was launched during the 71st session of the World Health Assembly in 2018, is aimed at helping countries decide the allocation of resources for research and development (R&D) on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by identifying gaps and overlaps. It will also promote coordination among governments in the fight against AMR.

The global partnership now includes 16 countries, the European Commission, two philanthropic foundations and four international organisations (as observers). With India as a member, the Hub now represents more than half the world's population.

4. Charles Leclerc won the 2019 Italian Grand Prix Formula 1(F1) race at Monza, Italy.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 18th September 2019)

A battling performance from Charles Leclerc saw the Monegasque claim his second win in as many weekends, taking a brilliant Italian Grand Prix victory for Ferrari, the Scuderia’s first at Monza since 2010, as he saw off a late-race push from Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas.

Leclerc became a first-time Grand Prix winner last weekend in Belgium. But while that victory would undoubtedly have been special, winning at Monza in his first race here as a Ferrari driver – claiming the Scuderia’s first Italian Grand Prix win since Fernando Alonso’s victory nine years ago – will doubtless have turned the 21-year-old Leclerc into a national hero in Italy.

5. India, ADB sign 200-million dollar loan agreement for upgrading roads in Maharashtra.
(Top Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September 2019)

India and Asian Development Bank, ADB, today signed 200-million dollar loan agreement for upgrading rural roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety.

The agreement was signed between Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance and Sabyasachi Mitra, Deputy Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission.

The Finance Ministry, in a release, said the project will improve the condition of about two thousand 100 kilometres of rural roads to all-weather standards.

6. Madhya Pradesh announced to launch an online portal to offer cows for adoption.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 18th September 2019)

The Madhya Pradesh government is going to launch an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State.

While paying for a cow’s feed for 15 days would cost ?1,100, one could take care of its diet for 10 years for ?3 lakh. Feeding a cow for six months would cost ?11,100.

7. RBI panel suggests new intermediary under NHB.
(Latest Current Affairs Capsule of 18th September 2019)

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel, which was tasked with reviewing the existing state of housing finance securitization, and suggest measures to make the market more attractive, has recommended that an intermediary be set up under the National Housing Bank (NHB), wherein the government will have a 51% ownership.

The six-member committee, which was set up on 29 May under the chairmanship of Harsh Vardhan, senior advisor, Bain and Co., has submitted its report to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, the central bank said on Monday.

Mortgage securitization involves pooling of loans and selling them to a special purpose vehicle (SPV), which then issues securities, called pass-through certificates (PTCs). The PTCs will be backed by the loan pool.

8. IFC collaborates with FIDC for training NBFCs.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 18th September 2019)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), a representative body of asset and loan Financing NBFCs, to collaborate on training of NBFCs in the country.

As per the agreed terms, training programs for NBFCs would be conducted on “Commercial Credit Reporting” aimed at building capacity of NBFCs to enhanced reporting and enquiring on Commercial Credit Information Data from the Credit Bureaus.

9. Mary Kom is first woman athlete recommended for Padma Vibhushan.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 18th September 2019)

The Indian Sports Ministry sent the list of recommendations for this year’s Padma Awards, naming six-time world champion MC Mary Kom for Padma Vibhushan and ace shuttler PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan.

The Manipur boxer, who is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, becomes the first woman athlete to be recommended by the Sports Ministry for Padma Vibhushan, the country’s highest civilian honour after Bharat Ratna.

36-year old Mary Kom will become the fourth sports personality to receive the Padma Vibhushan after chess great Vishwanathan Anand in 2007, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in 2008 and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in 2008. Mary Kom won the Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Padma Shri in 2006.

10. DRDO successfully test fires indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system.
(Today’s Current Affairs PDF of 18th September 2019)

In a major boost for the Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight-tested indigenously-developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) system. The test fire was conducted in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

It is a low weight, fire-and-forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

This is the third successful test firing of the missile system which is being developed for Indian Army's need for 3rd generation ATGMs.