01 September 2018 Current Affairs

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IWAI makes India’s 1st standardised modern ship design
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) made public 13 standardised state-of-the-art ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on river Ganga (National Waterway-1). This marks attaining a critical milestone in the growth of the country’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector.

Balesh Sharma appointed Vodafone Idea’s 1st CEO
Balesh Sharma takes over as Vodafone Idea’s first CEO. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone India and a member of its executive committee. He has previously served as the CEO of Vodafone Czech Republic and the CEO of Vodafone Malta.

8.2 percent Growth of GDP in real terms in Q1 of 2018-19
The Central Statistics Office has released the estimates of GDP for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018-19. In line with momentum built in the economy, the growth of GDP in real terms in Q1 of 2018-19 is 8.2 percent, reinforcing the high growth of 7.7 per cent recorded in last quarter of 2017-18.

7th Meeting of National Medicinal Plants Board
The Seventh meeting of National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) of Ministry of AYUSH was held under the chairpersonship of Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at New Delhi. The Board meeting considered various Agenda Items placed before it for consideration.

Mumbai airport renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport
Nearly two years after a resolution was passed in the Maharashtra Assembly, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has finally been rechristened as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport.

Mumbai neurosurgeon named for Dr B.C. Roy award
Eminent neurosurgeon Dr B.K. Misra has been named for this year’s prestigious Dr B.C. Roy National Award as an Eminent Medical Person of the Year.

Indian women’s hockey team settles for silver
India clinched three medals in sailing on Day 13 of the 18th Asian Games with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar winning silver in the 49er FX women’s event, Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 event and Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda settling for bronze the 49er men’s event.

Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed by Kapil Sibal
Congress MP Kapil Sibal will be releasing a new book titled ‘Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed’ arguing that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government “revels in the past” and debunking the claim of “Acche Din” that the BJP made in the run up to 2014 general elections.


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