DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Shivraj Chouhan lays foundation stone of Rs 84.66cr-worth projects On Sept. 22 During  Jan Ashirwad Yatra Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 84.66 crores in Chhindwara’s Parasia town. i. Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal also attended the yatra assured that four mines in Chhindwara and two in Betul will be opened soon. Also, he assured these six mines will make employment for thousands of youths. ii. Goyal announced that Coal India Limited (CIL) will build a stadium for the youths in Chhindwara to showcase their skills to honor the players who achieved the Indian contingent at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal terms lists September 22, 2018

Question of the day Question:  Who is the Legal Advisor to the Government of a State in India? (a)The Solicitor General (b) The State Chief Legal Officer (c) The High Court (d)The Advocate General Legal terms of the day 1. RATIO DECIDENDI –Reason for deciding the main part of judgement. 2. SINE QUA NON –“Without which nothing” 3. SINE DIE –Indefinitely 4. STARE DECISIS –The principle that courts must abide by precedents set by judgement made in higher courts. 5. ANNUL –To cancel   Today’s answer of the question: D

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

World Bank Approves Country Partnership Framework for India i. World Bank Board has endorsed an ambitious five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India, which aligns with New Delhi’s objectives of high, sustainable and inclusive growth. The framework is expected to bring between 25 and 30 billion US Dollars in financial support to India. ii. The move is aimed at supporting India’s transition to a higher middle-income country by addressing some of its key development priorities such as resource efficient and inclusive growth, job creation and building its human capital.  More Info- The President of the World Bank is Jim Yong Kim. The World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., United States. Health Ministry Partners With Dell And Tata Trusts… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

ICAP: India first country in world to develop document on cooling action plan Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on eve of World Ozone Day (16th September) released draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP). It makes India first country in world to develop such document. The draft was prepared by Ozone Cell  of MoEFC.  It aims to provide sustainable cooling while keeping in mind, at the same time, the need to protect the ozone layer from substances that can deplete it. It provides a 20-year perspective, with projections for cooling needs in 2037-38. NITI Aayog calls for clear policy on shifting cultivation NITI Aayog in its recently… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal terms lists September 21, 2018

Question of the day Question: What is the meaning of the maxim “nemo judex in sua causa”? (a) The judge needs a cause to condemn the accused. (b) No person can be a judge in his own cause. (c) The judiciary is appointed for a cause, and they shall serve the cause till their last breath. (d) None of these. Legal terms of the day 1. NON SEQUITUR –An inconsistent statement 2. PARI PASSU –On an equal footing.  3. PER CURIAM- In the opinion of the court. 4. PRO RATA –In proportion. 5. QUANTUM –An amount.   Today’s answer of the question: B  

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Question of the day | Legal terms lists September 20, 2018

Question of the day Question: Which of the following had the most profound influence in framing the Indian Constitution? (a)British Constitution (b) US Constitution (c) Irish Constitution (d) The Government of India Act, 1935 Legal terms of the day 1. MANDAMUS –We command. 2. MENS REA –Guilty state of mind. 3. NEMO DEBET ESSE JUDEX IN PROPRIA CAUSA –No one can be judge in his own case. 4. NEXUS –Connection 5. NISI –Unless   Today’s answer of the question: D

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) Sources: The Hindu. Context: DAC has approved Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores. DAC has approved procurement of- Akash Missile systems and IUWBA: Akash Missile Systems: The Missile to be procured is an upgraded version of the previously inducted Akash missiles and will include seeker technology, possess 360-degree coverage and will be of compact configuration with reduced signature. The upgraded Akash Weapon System is operationally critical equipment which will provide protection to vital assets. The DAC also accorded approval for progressing Design and Development of Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus (IUWBA) for T 90 Tanks. Developed by DRDO Lab DEBEL, the IUWBA is used by the crew of Tanks… Read More

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18 Sept 2018, CURRENT AFFAIRS

Public sector banking reforms: Unification of state-owned banks In news Public sector banking reforms The Centre proposed the unification of state-owned banks – Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank – to create India’s third largest bank. Merger to provide total business of more than ₹14.82 trillion. After getting in-principle approval, the banks will take steps in accordance with the law and SEBI requirements. The final scheme will be notified by the Central government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India. The merger will be based purely on commercial considerations. Why was the decision taken? India aspiring to be the fastest growing economy has to be supported by stronger and globally competitive… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal terms lists September 18, 2018

Question of the day Question: When the consent of a party to a contract has been obtained by Undue Influence, Fraud or Misrepresentation, the contract is- (a) Illegal (b) Voidable (c) Void (d) Enforceable Legal terms of the day 1. MANDAMUS –We command. 2. MENS REA –Guilty state of mind. 3. NEMO DEBET ESSE JUDEX IN PROPRIA CAUSA –No one can be judge in his own case. 4. NEXUS –Connection 5. NISI –Unless   Today’s answer of the question: B

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Union Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program to improve energy efficiency The Union Ministry of Power on September 14, 2018, launched the Chiller Star Labelling Program, an ambitious program to encourage the deployment of energy efficient chiller systems in the country. Initially, the program is launched on voluntary basis and will be valid up to December 31, 2020. Chillers are used extensively for space conditioning of buildings and for industrial process cooling applications. Chillers, being energy intensive system, contribute more than 40 percent of the total energy consumption in commercial buildings. ISRO launches two UK satellites aboard PSLV-C42 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on September 16, 2018, successfully… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal term lists September 17, 2018

Question of the day Question: How many States have bicameral State Legislatures in the Country? a) 4 b) 5 c) 6 d) 7 Legal terms of the day 1. REPEAL –Doing away with law so that it is no longer valid. 2. REVOKE –To cancel/withdraw 3. STAY –Temporary stopping of an order made by court. 4. TACIT –Agreed but not stated. 5. MALA IN SE- Bad in themselves.   Today’s answer of the question: D Explanation: They are Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. These States have Legislative Councils, in addition to Legislative Assemblies.

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

PM Launches Swachhata Hi Seva Movement  The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the‘Swachhata Hi Seva’Movement, to boost nationwide public participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and catalyze the fulfillment of Bapu’s dream of a Clean India. ii. The Swachhata Hi Seva movement aims at generating greater public participation towards Swachhta. It is being organized in the run-up to the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, on October 2nd, 2018, which will also mark the commencement of the 150th year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Vice President 3 Nation-Visit: India, Serbia Signed Agreements on Various Fields  India and Serbia signed agreements on cooperation in plant protection and plant quarantine and on-air services, following the talks… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal terms lists September 15, 2018

Question of the day Question:  The Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. If he’s unable to attend proceedings, who takes his place temporarily? a) The President b) Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha c) Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs d) Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Legal terms of the day 1. VETO –Right of executive head to refuse to approve any legislation. 2. VOID –Nullity in the eyes of law. 3. WAGER –A bet. 4. REMISSION –To reduce 5. REPUDIATE –To refuse to accept. Today’s answer of the question : D Explanation: The Deputy Chairman is elected amongst Rajya Sabha members and he has to resign from his… Read More

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Minister for Minority Affairs Launched ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App’    i. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the country’s first “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” (NSP Mobile App) in New Delhi. ii. This “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. Country’s 1st Tribal Tourism Circuit Launched in Chhattisgarh    i. Union minister K J Alphons, the Minister of State for Tourism, inaugurated the country’s first tribal circuit project connecting 13 tourism sites in Chhattisgarh. This project was sanctioned by the Ministry of Tourism in February 2016 for Rs. 99.21 Crores. ii. The project was implemented under the Tourism Ministry’s Swadesh Darshan scheme launched in 2014-15 for… Read More

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Question of the day | Legal term lists September 14, 2018

Question of the day Question: The Constituent Assembly Chair-person was? a) Dr. Sacchidananda Sinha b) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad d) Acharya J.B Kripalani Legal terms of the day 1. REPEAL –Doing away with law so that it is no longer valid. 2. REVOKE –To cancel/withdraw 3. STAY –Temporary stopping of an order made by court. 4. TACIT –Agreed but not stated. 5. AMNESTY- Pardon, often for political crimes.   Today’s answer of the question: A Explanation: Dr. Sacchidananda Sinha was the temporary acting Chairman during the inaugural session, after which Dr. Prasad continued as Chairman.  

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