26 September 2018 Current Affairs

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Nelson Mandela statue to be unveiled at UN headquarters
A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the UN headquarters to honour the South African President’s 100th birth anniversary. A high-level meeting, the Mandala Peace Summit, was scheduled at the UN for world leaders to renew their commitment to global peace, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, promotion and protection of human rights and long-term development initiatives.

Nepal to become world’s first Country to double its tiger population
Nepal is set to become the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Tx2 programme which aims to double the number of tigers all over the world.

India ranks 158th among 195 countries in health care investment
India ranks 158th in the world for its investments in education and healthcare, a survey of 195 countries has revealed. It ranks below countries like Sudan, Azerbaijan, China and Bosnia Herzegovina. According to the survey, Finland tops the list of 195 countries in the two key sectors.

21st Central Zonal Council meeting held in Lucknow
The 21st Central Zonal Council meeting was held in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh. It was chaired by Union Home Minister r Rajnath Singh. It was attended by Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand while representative ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.

Google appoints Keith Enright as its Chief Privacy Officer
Technology giant Google has appointed its privacy lawyer, Keith Enright, as Chief Privacy Officer as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data. In his new role, Enright will be in charge of crafting Google’s strategy on privacy issues.

UP scored 1st place in Implementation of PMAY
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that the state has scored the first position in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by providing houses to 11 lakh poor families.

Indian economy to grow at 8%: Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the new insolvency law, indirect tax regime and demonetization will help drive India’s growth rate and sustain it at 8 per cent. He said the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetization and digital payments had enabled better assessment of financial capacity and risks.

MOM completed 4 years of its journey
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India’s maiden interplanetary mission, has completed four years orbiting around the red planet. MOM was launched on November 2013, and it placed itself into the Martian orbit on September 2014. The designed mission life of MOM was six months. But it has been sending
scientific data for four years.

Anil Khosla to be appointed as new Vice Chief of Air Force
Air Marshal Anil Khosla will be appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force. Air Marshal R Nambiar, who is currently serving as the Deputy Air Chief, is all set to be designated as the Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Air command which is headquartered at Shillong.

Hyderabad Metro becomes India’s 2nd largest metro rail network
After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan flagged off the 16-km stretch of Hyderabad Metro between Ameerpet and L B Nagar, Hyderabad Metro became the second biggest rail network in India with a total of 46 km service, next only to Delhi.


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