Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 6th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Name the person who was the winner of the Emmy Award, passed away recently.
» Explain it
C
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Who: Valerie Harper
What: passed away
When: published on 30th August 2019

Valerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick role as the leading lady’s unprepossessing best friend on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into a star turn of her own in the hit sitcom “Rhoda,” died on Friday. She was 80.

The death was confirmed by her daughter, Cristina Cacciotti. She did not say where Ms. Harper died.

Ms. Harper’s husband, Tony Cacciotti, announced on Facebook in July that he had decided not to move Ms. Harper into hospice care, as her doctors had recommended. She had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, in which cancer cells invade the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/obituaries/valerie-harper-dead.html
2
Which of the following state governments has recently launched “Walk to Work on Wednesdays” (WWW) campaign?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Meghalaya
What: launched “Walk to Work on Wednesdays” (WWW) campaign
When: published on 2nd September 2019

For the complete information kindly read the given lines:

Chief Minister of Meghalaya launched the ‘Walk to Work’ campaign in the state. The campaign is a part of Fit India Movement which has been launched in the country by the Prime Minister. The campaign comes with the multiple benefits like cost cutting of fuel including reduction of CO2 emission, reduction in congestion in the city and the most important “health and fitness” for the citizens.

The chief minister announced that he would be walking from his official residence to his office every Wednesday and urged one and all to follow suit.
3
The Tourism Minister Prahalad Singh Patel has recently inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at ____________, Delhi.
» Explain it
B
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Who: Tourism Minister
What: inaugurates first-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar
When: published on 31st August 2019

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at the historic Qutb Minar.

With the illumination, the architectural beauty of the 12th-century monument will display its historic majesty after sunset.

Speaking on the occasion, Patel said: "The Qutb Minar complex is a true reflection of India's culture and contains the history of several eras. The bottom to top illumination of this magnificent monument will highlight the true beauty of its elements. The systematic development of the Qutb complex will not only increase the footfall of visitors but also benefit communities around it."

The new illumination comprises lighting that accentuates the silhouette of the monument with the interplay of light and shade. The duration of illumination will be from 7 pm to 11 pm.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/tourism-minister-inaugurates-first-ever-architectural-led-illumination-at-qutb-minar-119083101211_1.html
4
As per the recent news, the Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into service at the __________________.
» Explain it
A
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Who: IAF
What: inducts eight U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters
When: published on 3rd September 2019

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into service at the Pathankot Air Force Station. Apache is the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world.

“Apache attack helicopters are being purchased to replace the Mi-35 fleet. Alongside the capability to shoot fire and forget anti-tank guided missiles, air-to-air missiles, rockets and other ammunitions, it also has modern Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities to provide versatility to helicopters in a network-centric aerial warfare,” said IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa at the induction ceremony.

He stated that these helicopters had been modified specifically to suit the exacting standards demanded by the IAF and noted that the delivery schedule is on time.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/iaf-to-induct-8-us-made-apache-helicopters/article29321610.ece
5
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has recently been appointed as the Governor of which of the following states?
» Explain it
D
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Who: BJP TN president Tamilisai Soundararajan
What: appointed Governor of Telangana
When: published on 1st September 2019

In a surprise move, the Centre has appointed Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundrarajan as the Telangana Governor. Expressing gratitude to the BJP over the appointment, Tamilisai stated that her term as the state Chief ends in December, allowing her to take up the role of Governor.

This appointment comes along with the change of Governors in three other states - Kerala, Maharashtra and Himachal.

Tamilisai has served in the Tamil Nadu BJP unit in various capacities starting from the South Chennai District Medical Wing Secretary in 1999.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/bjp-tn-president-tamilisai-soundararajan-appointed-governor-telangana-108173

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 6th September 2019

1. PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates 'Garvi Gujarat Bhawan' in Delhi.
(6th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Garvi Gujarat', the second state bhawan of the Gujarat government in the national capital.

Modi was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and former chief minister Anandiben Patel, who is currently Uttar Pradesh governor, as he inaugurated and walked through the complex built over more than 7,000 sq metres of the area at Akbar Road.

Rupani said that this is the "first eco-friendly" state Bhawan in the national capital. It cost Rs 131 crore and was completed three months ahead of the deadline, he added.

The Bhawan has been described as a mix of traditional and modern architecture with a rich reflection of the western state's culture.

2. Japan is going to launch a special police unit to patrol isles in East China Sea.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 6th September 2019)

Japan will launch a special police unit equipped with submachine guns and helicopters to patrol disputed isles in the East China Sea. The National Police Agency said it had put in a budget request for an additional 159 officers to head off illegal landings on remote islands by armed groups. The deployment near the tiny islands could take place early next year, public broadcaster NHK reported today. NHK said it was the first time police had stepped up patrols near the disputed islands.

The uninhabited islets are at the centre of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing, which is also involved in a widening dispute with several Southeast Asian countries over islands in the South China Sea. The Japanese Government has long complained about China's routine dispatch of coastguard ships to waters surrounding the islands. Relations between Japan and China deteriorated in 2012 when Tokyo nationalized some of the islets.

3. Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses 72nd Session of WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 6th September 2019)

“Universal Health for all, a disease-free India and global standards of excellence in healthcare: is our aim for a new India”, stated the Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of the ‘72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia.

Dr Harsh Vardhan further stated that under the visionary Prime Minister, India is on the brink of a healthcare sector revolution and is moving with urgency to change the health landscape of India. “The Prime Minister has spelt out his commitment, in no uncertain terms, that the health of our citizens is his government’s topmost priority. The charismatic Prime Minister has fast-tracked many policy initiatives aimed at achieving all the core tenets of Universal Health Coverage to deliver affordable and inclusive healthcare for all,” Dr Harsh Vardhan elaborated.

4. PM Sri Narendra Modi is going to be honoured with Global Goalkeeper Award.
(Daily Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 6th September 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured later this month with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his leadership and commitment to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

The Prime Minister will also address global leaders and corporate executives at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum during his visit here for the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

Sources told PTI that Modi will be presented with the 2019 ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’, which according to the Foundation is a “special recognition” that celebrates a political leader who has “demonstrated their commitment to the Global Goals through impactful work in their country and/or globally”.

5. Rajasthan to launch AB-MGRSBY health insurance scheme on Sept 1.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 6th September 2019)

The Rajasthan government will launch a new health insurance scheme -- Ayushman Bharat-Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojna (AB-MGRSBY) -- from September 1.

The scheme will be implemented after merging the Centre's Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) and the state's Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojna (BSBY), an official note said.

The decision to merge the two schemes was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, which took place on Wednesday.

With the merger of AB-PMJAY and BSBY, the number of families getting benefit will increase, the statement quoted Chief Minister Gehlot, as saying.

6. BJP TN president Tamilisai Soundararajan appointed Governor of Telangana.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 6th September 2019)

In a surprise move, the Centre has appointed Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundrarajan as the Telangana Governor. Expressing gratitude to the BJP over the appointment, Tamilisai stated that her term as the state Chief ends in December, allowing her to take up the role of Governor.

This appointment comes along with the change of Governors in three other states - Kerala, Maharashtra and Himachal.

Tamilisai has served in the Tamil Nadu BJP unit in various capacities starting from the South Chennai District Medical Wing Secretary in 1999.

7. IAF inducts eight U.S.-made Apache attack helicopters.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 6th September 2019)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into service at the Pathankot Air Force Station. Apache is the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world.

“Apache attack helicopters are being purchased to replace the Mi-35 fleet. Alongside the capability to shoot fire and forget anti-tank guided missiles, air-to-air missiles, rockets and other ammunitions, it also has modern Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities to provide versatility to helicopters in a network-centric aerial warfare,” said IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa at the induction ceremony.

He stated that these helicopters had been modified specifically to suit the exacting standards demanded by the IAF and noted that the delivery schedule is on time.

8. Tourism Minister inaugurates first-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar.
(Current Affairs in Short of 6th September 2019)

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at the historic Qutb Minar.

With the illumination, the architectural beauty of the 12th-century monument will display its historic majesty after sunset.

Speaking on the occasion, Patel said: "The Qutb Minar complex is a true reflection of India's culture and contains the history of several eras. The bottom to top illumination of this magnificent monument will highlight the true beauty of its elements. The systematic development of the Qutb complex will not only increase the footfall of visitors but also benefit communities around it."

The new illumination comprises lighting that accentuates the silhouette of the monument with the interplay of light and shade. The duration of illumination will be from 7 pm to 11 pm.


9. Meghalaya launched “Walk to Work on Wednesdays” (WWW) campaign.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions and Answers of 6th September 2019)

Chief Minister of Meghalaya launched the ‘Walk to Work’ campaign in the state. The campaign is a part of Fit India Movement which has been launched in the country by the Prime Minister. The campaign comes with the multiple benefits like cost cutting of fuel including reduction of CO2 emission, reduction in congestion in the city and the most important “health and fitness” for the citizens.

The chief minister announced that he would be walking from his official residence to his office every Wednesday and urged one and all to follow suit.

10. Valerie Harper passed away.
(Current Affairs PDF of 6th September 2019)

Valerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick role as the leading lady’s unprepossessing best friend on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into a star turn of her own in the hit sitcom “Rhoda,” died on Friday. She was 80.

The death was confirmed by her daughter, Cristina Cacciotti. She did not say where Ms. Harper died.

Ms. Harper’s husband, Tony Cacciotti, announced on Facebook in July that he had decided not to move Ms. Harper into hospice care, as her doctors had recommended. She had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, in which cancer cells invade the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain.