20 September 2018 Current Affairs

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Nawaz Sharif & daughter released from Pakistan prison
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed shortly before July’s general election.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani visits India
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani was recently in India for visit. During a day-long visit, he reviewed and positively assessed the progress of the multi-faceted bilateral strategic partnership. Both leaders (Narendra Modi and Ashraf Ghani) expressed determination to strengthen connectivity, including through Chabahar port and Air-Freight Corridor.

Government appoints new MD & CEOs at 10 PSBs
The government of India cleared the appointment of Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors (CEOs and MDs) at 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs). They are part of the 15 names recommended by the Bank Boards Bureau for elevation. Of those named, five are currently the deputy managing directors of State Bank of India (SBI) while the other five are executive directors (EDs) at different government-owned banks.

Afghanistan Ambassador to India quits
Afghanistan government Ambassador to India Dr.Shaida Mohammad Abdali to quit on September. He presented his resignation personally to President Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Delhi. Dr.Abdali said that he wants to serve his people and country. His remarks showed that he would join politics in Afghanistan.

Tajinder Mukherjee takes over as CMD of NIC
Tajinder Mukherjee has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). Prior to joining NIC, she was posted as General Manager and Chief Underwriting Officer of New India Assurance.

INSV Tarini crew bestowed with Tenzing Norgay award
All-women crew of INSV Tarini has bagged the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award for beating the odds in water with their enduring skills and sailing across the world for eight long months. The award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea and air.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma released 2 books of National Museum
The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma Released two important publications of the National Museum in New Delhi. To the objective of generate awareness about the activities of National Museum.

Lewis Hamilton won Singapore Grand Prix 2018
Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit, in Singapore. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the 1st position. He was followed by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the 2nd spot. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished in the 3rd place. With this victory, Lewis Hamilton has increased his chances of winning this year’s Formula One World Championship.


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