Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 9th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Which of the following countries has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria?
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Who: South Africa
What: closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence
When: published on 5th September 2019

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria following reprisal attacks by Nigerians triggered by xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Between Sunday and Wednesday, mobs looted and destroyed shops, many of them foreign-owned, in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg.

Nigeria's government has been outspoken in its condemnation of the violence.

Police say the unrest has subsided and more than 420 arrests have been made.

South Africa's Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, called the violence an embarrassment for her country.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49593030
2
Which of the following airlines has recently partnered with SonyLIV to provide mobile inflight entertainment?
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Who: IndiGo
What: partners with SonyLIV to provide mobile inflight entertainment
When: published on 5th September 2019

IndiGo announced that it has entered into a partnership with video-on-demand platform SonyLIV to provide mobile entertainment services on its domestic flights.

To avail this "exclusive offer", IndiGo will provide a link to its flyers at the boarding counter through which they can avail the weekly subscription of SonyLIV for Rs 25.

A flyer has to first subscribe it in the boarding area or check-in area, then download the content on his or her mobile phone or any other personal device, and the content then can be watched onboard in offline or airplane mode.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-partners-with-sonyliv-to-provide-mobile-inflight-entertainment/articleshow/70991204.cms?from=mdr
3
India has recently offered _____________ 'Line of Credit' for the Russian Far East region.
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Who: India
What: extends $1 b line of credit to Russia’s Far East
When: published on 5th September 2019

Development of resources in the Far East region of Russia, where 98 per cent of diamond and 50 per cent of gold are mined, is one the top priorities for the Russian government and who if not India, an old friend and strategic partner, could lend a helping hand.

Speaking at plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Russia in its development of the Far East for which it would extend a $1 billion line of credit.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/to-develop-russias-far-east-india-to-give-usd-1-billion-line-of-credit-says-pm-modi/article29341541.ece
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Name the person who was recently appointed as the Chairman of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for the term 2019-21.
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Who: CEC Sh Sunil Arora
What: Assumes Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies
When: published on 3rd September 2019

Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora today assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania. India was unanimously nominated to be the Chair of AWEB at the last General Assembly held at Bucharest in 2017. The AWEB Flag was handed over to the new Chairman, Sh. Sunil Arora by the Representative of Outgoing Chair, Mr. Ion Mincu Radulescu, Advisor, Permanent Election Authority Romania. The Flag will remain with Election Commission of India for the two year term till 2021. More than 110 delegates from 45 countries attended the meeting. On this occasion, CEC Sh Sunil Arora along with the two Election Commissioners of India Sh. Ashok Lavasa and Sh. Sushil Chandra and Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Sh Umesh Sinha also launched ECI’s quarterly magazine – ‘VOICE International’ which shares best practices from more than 25 Countries..

Convening the General Assembly as the new Chairman of AWEB, Sh Sunil Arora acknowledged that it was his privilege and pleasure to welcome all delegates to Bengaluru for the AWEB meetings. Citing Mahatma Gandhi’s writings, Sh Arora said “Democracy must in essence mean the art and science of mobilizing the entire physical, economic and spiritual resources of all the various sections of the people in the service of the common good of all”. Sh Arora also noted that the very Preamble of AWEB Charter spells out the vision of AWEB  wherein it mentions the need for strengthening cooperation between and among EMBs for the purpose of ensuring a credible electoral process in the world; committing to promote conditions conducive to free, fair, transparent and participative elections and to the development of a democratic culture in the world; promoting gender equality and the inclusion of People with Disabilities and other marginalized communities in the electoral process. More than two-third of global population now lives under democratic rule, he noted.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://eci.gov.in/files/file/10537-cec-sh-sunil-arora-assumes-chairmanship-of-association-of-world-election-bodies/
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Which of the following countries has recently introduced a facial payment technology?
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Who: China
What: introduced a facial payment technology
When: published on 4th September 2019

China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.

In a country where mobile payment is already one of the most advanced in the world, customers can make a purchase simply by posing in front of point-of-sale (POS) machines equipped with cameras, after linking an image of their face to a digital payment system or bank account.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/04/smile-to-pay-chinese-shoppers-turn-to-facial-payment-technology

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 9th September 2019

1. India is among top 10 nations in gold reserves.
(9th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

India has pipped the Netherlands to move into the list of top ten countries in terms of total gold reserves.

According to the World Gold Council, India has gold reserves totalling 618.2 tonnes, which is marginally higher than the Netherlands’ reserves of 612.5 tonnes.

Interestingly, in terms of individual countries, India actually ranks ninth since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) occupies the third position after the U.S. and Germany.

According to the latest release by the World Gold Council, U.S. leads the country list with total gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes followed by Germany with 3,366.8 tonnes.

While the IMF is ranked third with a holding of 2,451.8 tonnes, it is followed by countries such as Italy (2,451.8 tonnes), France (2,436.1 tonnes), Russia (2,219.2 tonnes), China (1,936.5 tonnes), Switzerland (1,040 tonnes) and Japan (765.2 tonnes) before India at the 10th spot.

2. International Day of Charity was observed on 5th September 2019.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 9th September 2019)

International Day of Charity is celebrated on 5 September every year to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa and to make people understand about the importance of charity.

The International Day of Charity officially was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012. Also, this day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011 with the support of the Hungarian parliament and Government. 5 September is selected as the Date to celebrate the International Day of Charity because this date commemorates the anniversary of passing of Mother Teresa who worked tirelessly for the people who are in need, to overcome poverty, distress and suffering of the poorest in the world.

3. NDB to provide Rs 6,000 cr loan to Andhra for social infrastructure projects.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 9th September 2019)

The Shanghai-based New Development Bank has agreed to extend a loan of Rs 6,000 crore to Andhra Pradesh for taking up various social infrastructure projects in the state.

According to an official press release from Andhra Pradesh chief minister’s office on Thursday night, a delegation of the NDB headed by vice-president N Jong and project head Rajpurkar met chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office at Tadepalli and discussed the lending proposals.

After the discussions, the NDB representatives gave an in-principle approval for sanctioning the loan. “The delegates assured the chief minister that the project would be approved soon. The loan will be repaid in a span of 32 years,” the CMO release said.

4. Reliance Jio prices fiber-based broadband service from Rs 699 to Rs 8,499.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 9th September 2019)

Reliance Jio announced the commercial launch of fiber-based broadband services, JioFiber, offering minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps for a monthly rental of Rs 699.

JioFiber, which was free of cost for customers till now, will offer broadband internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps for Rs 8,499 per month, the company said in a statement. The broadband service will offer unlimited data, free voice calling to anywhere in India as well as TV video calling/conferencing. For those opting for annual subscription, it has offered a free set top box and unlimited voice and data. A TV set is being offered free with gold, diamond, platinum and titanium plans that come for Rs 1,299 per month and more.

5. India ranked 34th on world travel, tourism competitiveness index.
(Current Affairs PDF Of 9th September 2019)

India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, a WEF report said on Wednesday.

India's ranking improved from 40th to 34th, the greatest improvement over 2017 among the top 25 per cent of all countries ranked in the report.

6. China introduced a facial payment technology.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 9th September 2019)

China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.

In a country where mobile payment is already one of the most advanced in the world, customers can make a purchase simply by posing in front of point-of-sale (POS) machines equipped with cameras, after linking an image of their face to a digital payment system or bank account.

7. CEC Sh Sunil Arora Assumes Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies.
(Latest Current Affairs and GK Questions of 9th September 2019)

Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora today assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania. India was unanimously nominated to be the Chair of AWEB at the last General Assembly held at Bucharest in 2017. The AWEB Flag was handed over to the new Chairman, Sh. Sunil Arora by the Representative of Outgoing Chair, Mr. Ion Mincu Radulescu, Advisor, Permanent Election Authority Romania. The Flag will remain with Election Commission of India for the two year term till 2021. More than 110 delegates from 45 countries attended the meeting. On this occasion, CEC Sh Sunil Arora along with the two Election Commissioners of India Sh. Ashok Lavasa and Sh. Sushil Chandra and Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Sh Umesh Sinha also launched ECI’s quarterly magazine – ‘VOICE International’ which shares best practices from more than 25 Countries..

Convening the General Assembly as the new Chairman of AWEB, Sh Sunil Arora acknowledged that it was his privilege and pleasure to welcome all delegates to Bengaluru for the AWEB meetings. Citing Mahatma Gandhi’s writings, Sh Arora said “Democracy must in essence mean the art and science of mobilizing the entire physical, economic and spiritual resources of all the various sections of the people in the service of the common good of all”. Sh Arora also noted that the very Preamble of AWEB Charter spells out the vision of AWEB  wherein it mentions the need for strengthening cooperation between and among EMBs for the purpose of ensuring a credible electoral process in the world; committing to promote conditions conducive to free, fair, transparent and participative elections and to the development of a democratic culture in the world; promoting gender equality and the inclusion of People with Disabilities and other marginalized communities in the electoral process. More than two-third of global population now lives under democratic rule, he noted.

8. India extends $1 b line of credit to Russia’s Far East.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 9th September 2019)

Development of resources in the Far East region of Russia, where 98 per cent of diamond and 50 per cent of gold are mined, is one the top priorities for the Russian government and who if not India, an old friend and strategic partner, could lend a helping hand.

Speaking at plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Russia in its development of the Far East for which it would extend a $1 billion line of credit.

9. IndiGo partners with SonyLIV to provide mobile inflight entertainment.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 9th September 2019)

IndiGo announced that it has entered into a partnership with video-on-demand platform SonyLIV to provide mobile entertainment services on its domestic flights.

To avail this "exclusive offer", IndiGo will provide a link to its flyers at the boarding counter through which they can avail the weekly subscription of SonyLIV for Rs 25.

A flyer has to first subscribe it in the boarding area or check-in area, then download the content on his or her mobile phone or any other personal device, and the content then can be watched onboard in offline or airplane mode.

10. South Africa closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs of 9th September 2019)

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria following reprisal attacks by Nigerians triggered by xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Between Sunday and Wednesday, mobs looted and destroyed shops, many of them foreign-owned, in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg.

Nigeria's government has been outspoken in its condemnation of the violence.

Police say the unrest has subsided and more than 420 arrests have been made.

South Africa's Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, called the violence an embarrassment for her country.