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Who among the following has recently laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai (IIS-Mumbai)?
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Who: Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
What: laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai
When: published on 12th September 2019

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai. The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kanpur. These institutes would be constructed and operated on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model and in not-for-profit basis.

At the foundation stone laying ceremony, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said that the concept of the Skills Institute was envisaged by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to the Vocational Education and Training Center in Singapore. The institute will aspire to achieve a similar world-renown and will cater to the demands of the international market and modern requirements.

IIS will be set up on the lines of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) with first-hand learning facilities from internationally renowned existing skill institutions.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.ndtv.com/education/foundation-stone-for-indian-institute-of-skills-laid-in-mumbai-2099719
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Which of the following countries has recently won the maximum number of medals in Track Asia Cup 2019?
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Who: India
What: tops medal tally in Track Asia Cup cycling
When: published on 11th September 2019

Ronaldo Laitonjam won his fourth gold of the meet as India picked up three medals on the concluding day to emerge overall champions in the Track Asia Cup cycling competition here.

India topped the medal tally with 10 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals as the tournament came to an end at the IGI Sports Complex here. The home team clinched 2 gold and 1 bronze on final day.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/cycling/india-top-medal-tally-in-track-asia-cup-cycling/articleshow/71083436.cms
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PepsiCo India has recently named ______________ as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade.
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Who: PepsiCo India
What: ropes in Hima Das as brand ambassador for Gatorade
When: published on 12th September 2019

PepsiCo India has roped in star athlete Hima Das as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade. She joins ace shuttler PV Sindhu and javelin star Neeraj Chopra as the brand’s ambassadors in the country.

“Gatorade India will also work with Hima Das during the period of partnership to understand her training and race-day nutrition better,” the company said in a statement.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/pepsico-india-ropes-in-hima-das-as-brand-ambassador-for-gatorade/article29400330.ece
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Union Minister for Environment and Forest and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has recently flagged off a Jaldoot vehicle in ______________.
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Who: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar
What: flagged off Jaldoot vehicle in Pune
When: published on 14th September 2019

Union Minister for Environment and Forest and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar flagged off a Jaldoot vehicle in a function organized at Collector Office in Pune today. The van carrying the 'SAVE WATER' message will travel to different parts of the state.

Mr Javadekar also administered a pledge to SAVE WATER on this occasion. An exhibition on 100 days of Union Government has also been organized on the occasion by Regional Outreach Bureau in Pune.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=I%26B-Minister-Prakash-Javadekar-flagged-off-Jaldoot-vehicle-in-Pune&id=371538
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India has recently signed Contract for Modernization of Radar and Missile Systems with which of the following countries.
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Who: India
What: has signed Contract for Modernization of Radar and Missile Systems with Russia
When: published on 12th September 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Russian defence company JSC Rosoboronexport to modernise the radar and missile systems that would enhance the air defence capability of the P-15 ships, according to a statement. As part of the scope of work under modernisation, major overhaul and refurbishment of the systems would be undertaken in India.

In addition, manufacturing of critical hardware would also be undertaken in partnership with the Indian industry.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/mod-signs-contract-with-russian-company-to-modernise-radar-missile-systems-on-p-15-class-ships/articleshow/71102432.cms?from=mdr

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 19th September 2019

1. SBI revises service charges for deposits and withdrawals from October 1.
(19th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

The State Bank of India will revise service charges for deposits and withdrawal on October 1 which will encompass cash withdrawal, average monthly balance, deposits and withdrawals and will affect scores of customers in many ways.

On maintenance of average monthly balance (AMB), starting October 1, SBI has reduced the minimum average monthly balance requirement for urban centers from Rs 5,000 to Rs 3,000.

Under the revised rules, if someone does not maintain Rs 3,000 as average monthly balance and falls short by 50 per cent (that is Rs 1,500) the individual will be charged Rs 10 plus GST.

2. Iran inks deal to develop gas field in sensitive Gulf.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 19th September 2019)

Two Iranian companies have signed a 440-million Dollars agreement to develop a gas field in the sensitive Gulf.

Iran's Oil Ministry said it showed the United States could not stop the country with sanctions.

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said today the deal reached between two government-owned firms, Pars Oil and Gas Company and PetroPars, to develop the Balal field, would be the first of many.

3. International Day of Democracy was observed on 15th September 2019.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 19th September 2019)

The International Democracy Day is observed on 15 September every year to raise awareness among people about democracy. This day provides an opportunity to review the democracy of the state in the world. Let us read more about International Democracy Day, its theme and significance.

The theme of International Day of Democracy 2019 is 'Participation'. According to UN, democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation. It is a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development and human rights. Political participation, civic space and social dialogue make up the very foundation of good governance. It works with the impact of globalisation and technological progress. No doubt, nowadays civic space is shrinking in the whole world at an alarming rate.

4. Kapil Dev appointed Chancellor of Haryana Sports University.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 19th September 2019)

Cricket legend Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district.

"Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat," Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said in a tweet on Saturday.

The Sports University of Haryana will be the third sports university established by a state government in the country after Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) and Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Chennai).

5. Thailand first in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 19th September 2019)

Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging, the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking.

In 2012, Australia became the first country to require tobacco products to be sold without colourful brand logos.

6. India has signed Contract for Modernization of Radar and Missile Systems with Russia.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 19th September 2019)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Russian defence company JSC Rosoboronexport to modernise the radar and missile systems that would enhance the air defence capability of the P-15 ships, according to a statement. As part of the scope of work under modernisation, major overhaul and refurbishment of the systems would be undertaken in India.

In addition, manufacturing of critical hardware would also be undertaken in partnership with the Indian industry.

7. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off Jaldoot vehicle in Pune.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 19th September 2019)

Union Minister for Environment and Forest and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar flagged off a Jaldoot vehicle in a function organized at Collector Office in Pune today. The van carrying the 'SAVE WATER' message will travel to different parts of the state.

Mr Javadekar also administered a pledge to SAVE WATER on this occasion. An exhibition on 100 days of Union Government has also been organized on the occasion by Regional Outreach Bureau in Pune.

8. PepsiCo India ropes in Hima Das as brand ambassador for Gatorade.
(Latest Current Affairs in Short of 19th September 2019)

PepsiCo India has roped in star athlete Hima Das as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade. She joins ace shuttler PV Sindhu and javelin star Neeraj Chopra as the brand’s ambassadors in the country.

“Gatorade India will also work with Hima Das during the period of partnership to understand her training and race-day nutrition better,” the company said in a statement.

9. India tops medal tally in Track Asia Cup cycling.
(Current Affairs And GK Questions of 19th September 2019)

Ronaldo Laitonjam won his fourth gold of the meet as India picked up three medals on the concluding day to emerge overall champions in the Track Asia Cup cycling competition here.

India topped the medal tally with 10 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals as the tournament came to an end at the IGI Sports Complex here. The home team clinched 2 gold and 1 bronze on final day.

10. Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 19th September 2019)

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai. The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kanpur. These institutes would be constructed and operated on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model and in not-for-profit basis.

At the foundation stone laying ceremony, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said that the concept of the Skills Institute was envisaged by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to the Vocational Education and Training Center in Singapore. The institute will aspire to achieve a similar world-renown and will cater to the demands of the international market and modern requirements.

IIS will be set up on the lines of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) with first-hand learning facilities from internationally renowned existing skill institutions.