19 September 2018 Current Affairs

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India Signs Financing Loan Agreement with World Bank for UKWDP
A Loan Agreement for IBRD Credit of US$74 million equivalent for the Uttrakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP) was signed between India and the World Bank. The Project objective is to improve the quality and relevance of training at priority Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and to increase the number of labor-market-relevant workers through short-term training in Uttrakhand.

India committed to become $5 tn economy by 2025
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India is committed to be a five trillion dollar economy by 2025 while addressing at the India-Malta Business Forum in Floriana, Malta.

Varun & Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Varun and Anushka will dedicate time to promote India’s skilled talent and their fine work by engaging with them across different parts of the country.

Maharashtra Government to set up new Cyber University
Maharashtra Government is setting up new Cyber University dedicated to mitigating cyber threats. It will train 3,000 professionals to fight online space cyber-attacks, internet crimes and conduct cyber forensics.

Sundeep Misra to write a book on sprinter Dutee Chand, Story So Far
The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of India’s biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book titled as, “Story so far”. The announcement was made by publisher Westland, which was acquired by Amazon in 2017. The book is written by journalist, author and filmmaker Sundeep Misra, who has previously authored a biography of hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay.

Dr. Raghupati Singhania conferred with highest civilian honour of Mexico
Dr. Raghupati Singhania was awarded the ‘Mexican order of the Aztec Eagle’ by Her Excellency Ms. Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India on the eve of 128th National Day of Mexico. It is the highest honour given to non-nationals by the Government of Mexico

Satyarup Siddhanta, Mousumi Khatua scaled Asia’s highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand
Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and also a potentially active volcano. At an elevation of 5609 metres, Mt Damavand is known for its Sulphur discharge near its peak which can cause irreparable damage if exposed for a longer duration. This is the fourth volcanic summit for Siddhanta.

India’s first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra dies
India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri. She was 91. Malhotra joined the civil services in 1951 and opted for the Madras cadre. She married R N Malhotra, who served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1985 to 1990.


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