Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 8th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Name the international airport which has recently got India's tallest ATC tower to enhance the safety and boost the efficiency of air transport management services.
» Explain it
D
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Who: Delhi's IGI Airport
What: gets India's tallest ATC Tower
When: published on 3rd September 2019

The tallest ATC tower in the country which is expected to enhance safety and efficiency of air transport management services over the capital's skies was inaugurated at the IGI Airport.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Delhi Air Traffic Service Complex, which is the tallest Air Traffic Control tower in India with a height of 102 metres.

The Airports Authority of India said that the new complex comprises of three buildings - the Aerodrome Control Tower, Area & Approach Control Services Building and the Administrative Block - constructed at the cost of approximately ₹250 crore while the equipment cost ₹100 crore.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/delhi-s-igi-airport-gets-india-s-tallest-atc-tower-1567479471846.html
2
Which of the following states has recently won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 in disaster management?
» Explain it
C
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Who: Odisha State disaster management body
What: wins IT Excellence Award
When: published on 4th September 2019

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 for its innovative conception by using information technology in the field of disaster management, a senior official said.

Odisha, which has come a long way since the 1999 Super Cyclone, has now become a ‘model state’ in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation, OSDMA Managing Director Bishnupada Sethi said.

The ‘SATARK’ (System for Assessing, Tracking and Alerting Disaster Risk Information based on Dynamic Risk Knowledge) has been chosen for the award, he said.

Sethi said the application, both in web and mobile, has been developed in the state to provide real time watch, alert and warning information for different natural disasters and hazards such as heat wave, lightning, agriculture risk, flood, tsunami, earthquake, cyclone or storm, road accident and snakebite.

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https://www.orissapost.com/state-disaster-management-body-wins-it-excellence-award/
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Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019 has recently begun between India and _______.
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C
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Who: Armies of India and the US
What: have begun a two-week-long mega military exercise in Washington
When: published on 6th September 2019

Armies of India and the US have begun a two-week long mega military exercise in Washington, seeking to boost defence cooperation between the two countries, officials said.

The joint military exercise, Yudh Abhyas 2019, started on September 5 at the Joint Base Lewis McChord.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/yudh-abhyas-india-us-joint-military-exercise-begins-759508.html
4
Which of the following countries has recently lifted all limits on nuclear research and development programme?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Iran
What: lifted all limits on nuclear research and development programme
When: published on 6th September 2019

Iran has declared it will remove restrictions on the design and development of its uranium enrichment technology in what arms control experts describe as a relatively mild escalation of its nuclear programme.

President Hassan Rouhani declared late that Iran would give its scientists permission to speed up research on advanced centrifuges in a downgrading of its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 nuclear deal that is now under threat following US withdrawal from the agreement.

While several media reports suggested that Iran had lifted all limits on research and development, Mr Rouhani’s statement focused exclusively on centrifuge restrictions, and won’t mean Iranian technicians have free reign to research other aspects of nuclear technology.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-deal-research-rouhani-trump-us-france-macron-a9092581.html
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Which of the following banks has recently launched "DigiSmart" credit card?
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Who: Standard Chartered Bank
What: launches DigiSmart Credit Card
When: published on 3rd September 2019

Standard Chartered Bank on September 3 announced the launch of its “DigiSmart” credit card focused primarily on the ever-growing segment of millennials. This credit card will offer instant discounts and benefits across key e-commerce categories of travel, entertainment, fashion, groceries and food delivery around the year. This credit card is available for a nominal monthly fee of Rs 49. However, this fee will be waived off if the spends of the customer are Rs 5,000 or more in the previous month. In the initial phase, Standard Chartered has partnered with marquee brands Myntra, Grofers, Yatra, Zomato, Ola and INOX to provide a unique multi-brand product for its clients.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.zeebiz.com/personal-finance/news-standard-chartered-bank-launches-digismart-credit-card-get-instant-discounts-at-myntra-grofers-yatra-zomato-ola-109745

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 8th September 2019

1. Microsoft, CBSE join hands to build AI learning for schools.
(8th September 2019 Current Affairs PDF)

Microsoft India and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have partnered to conduct capacity building programmes for high school teachers with an aim to integrate cloud-powered technology in K12 teaching. Meant for teachers of grades 8-10, the programme will be conducted in 10 cities across the country, starting 11 September 2019.

This programme will provide teachers better access to the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and help them integrate technology into teaching in a safe and secure manner, thereby enhancing the learning experience and 21st century skills of all students.

The 1000 teachers nominated by CBSE will undergo a 3-day project-based training for practical, hands-on knowledge of Microsoft 365 tools such as OneNote, Flipgrid, Teams, Outlook & Minecraft and Paint3D Microsoft.

2. Eric Cantona felicitated with UEFA President’s Award 2019.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 8th September 2019)

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has paid tribute to the former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona – a man who "puts his heart and soul into supporting the causes he believes in" – after selecting the former French international to receive the 2019 UEFA President's Award.

The President's Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities, with Ceferin keen to stress that he admired Cantona's commitment to improving the lives of others following the conclusion of his footballing career.

3. Huawei accuses the US of ‘launching cyber attacks’ against the company.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 8th September 2019)

In a lengthy statement released this week, Huawei accused the United States government of attempting to infiltrate its networks and harassing its employees.

The accusations are the latest in the ongoing fight between the US and the Chinese tech giant. Officials believe Huawei could act as a tool for espionage by the Chinese government, which the company has repeatedly denied it would do.

The US, according to Huawei’s new statement, “has been using every tool at its disposal — including both judicial and administrative powers, as well as a host of other unscrupulous means — to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners.”

4. Ministry of Food is to ban the plastic usage from 15 September.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 8th September 2019)

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced a complete ban on the use of single-use plastic in his ministry and all its PSUs including Food Corporation of India (FCI) from September 15.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting with Secretaries of both the departments of Consumer Affairs and Food, top officials of FCI, Bureau of India Standards, MD of CWC along with other senior officials of the ministry.

5. Vienna topped in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s 2019 "Global Liveability Index".
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 8th September 2019)

For the second year in a row, Vienna, Austria has been ranked the most liveable city in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Austrian capital had almost perfect scores for stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure and health care.

Melbourne, Australia took the second-place spot, following close behind Vienna’s score. Vienna had taken the top spot from Melbourne last year after seven consecutive years at No. 1.

Sydney, Austraila; Osaka, Japan; and Calgary, Canada make up the remaining top five on the annual Global Liveability Index of 140 cities around the world.

6. Standard Chartered Bank launches DigiSmart Credit Card.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 8th September 2019)

Standard Chartered Bank on September 3 announced the launch of its “DigiSmart” credit card focused primarily on the ever-growing segment of millennials. This credit card will offer instant discounts and benefits across key e-commerce categories of travel, entertainment, fashion, groceries and food delivery around the year. This credit card is available for a nominal monthly fee of Rs 49. However, this fee will be waived off if the spends of the customer are Rs 5,000 or more in the previous month. In the initial phase, Standard Chartered has partnered with marquee brands Myntra, Grofers, Yatra, Zomato, Ola and INOX to provide a unique multi-brand product for its clients.

7. Iran lifted all limits on nuclear research and development programme.
(Current Affairs in Short of 8th September 2019)

Iran has declared it will remove restrictions on the design and development of its uranium enrichment technology in what arms control experts describe as a relatively mild escalation of its nuclear programme.

President Hassan Rouhani declared late that Iran would give its scientists permission to speed up research on advanced centrifuges in a downgrading of its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 nuclear deal that is now under threat following US withdrawal from the agreement.

While several media reports suggested that Iran had lifted all limits on research and development, Mr Rouhani’s statement focused exclusively on centrifuge restrictions, and won’t mean Iranian technicians have free reign to research other aspects of nuclear technology.

8. Armies of India and the US have begun a two-week-long mega military exercise in Washington.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 8th September 2019)

Armies of India and the US have begun a two-week long mega military exercise in Washington, seeking to boost defence cooperation between the two countries, officials said.

The joint military exercise, Yudh Abhyas 2019, started on September 5 at the Joint Base Lewis McChord.

9. Odisha State disaster management body wins IT Excellence Award.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 8th September 2019)

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 for its innovative conception by using information technology in the field of disaster management, a senior official said.

Odisha, which has come a long way since the 1999 Super Cyclone, has now become a ‘model state’ in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation, OSDMA Managing Director Bishnupada Sethi said.

The ‘SATARK’ (System for Assessing, Tracking and Alerting Disaster Risk Information based on Dynamic Risk Knowledge) has been chosen for the award, he said.

Sethi said the application, both in web and mobile, has been developed in the state to provide real time watch, alert and warning information for different natural disasters and hazards such as heat wave, lightning, agriculture risk, flood, tsunami, earthquake, cyclone or storm, road accident and snakebite.

10. Delhi's IGI Airport gets India's tallest ATC Tower.
(Top Current Affairs Quiz of 8th September 2019)

The tallest ATC tower in the country which is expected to enhance safety and efficiency of air transport management services over the capital's skies was inaugurated at the IGI Airport.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Delhi Air Traffic Service Complex, which is the tallest Air Traffic Control tower in India with a height of 102 metres.

The Airports Authority of India said that the new complex comprises of three buildings - the Aerodrome Control Tower, Area & Approach Control Services Building and the Administrative Block - constructed at the cost of approximately Rs 250 crore while the equipment cost Rs 100 crore.