05 September 2018 - Daily Current Affairs


05 September 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

05 September 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

International Appointments

1. Arif Alvi elected new Pakistan president

  • Dr. Arif Alvi (69-year) defeated Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and Maulana Fazl ur Rehman (Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee) to become the 13th president of Pakistan(take the oath of the office on September 9.)
  • Alvi received 212 votes of the 430 votes cast via a secret ballot in the National Assembly and Senate.
  • In 1981, he was Chairman of the first Pakistan International Dental Conference and was elected Chairman of the 28th Asia Pacific Dental Congress.
  • Dr Arif Alvi is a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
Note:
  • The President of Pakistan is the head of state of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the civilian Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Armed Forces, per the Constitution of Pakistan.

Important Dates

2. 5th September: National Teachers' Day

  • Teachers' Day is being celebrated throughout the country on the birthday (5th September 1888) of educationist and former President Bharat Ratna Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Dr. Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president.
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu gave away the National Awards to 45 Teachers in New Delhi, on the occasion of Teachers' day.
  • The award is given as public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools.
  • The awards which were instituted in 1958 carry a Silver medal, a certificate, and fifty thousand rupees.

National Affairs

3. Suresh Prabhu launches Technology Initiatives for Coffee Stakeholders

  • The union minister Suresh Prabhu has launched Coffee Connect - India coffee field force app and Coffee KrishiTharanga - digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders at a function.
  • The mobile app Coffee Connect has been developed to ease the work of field functionaries and to improve the work efficiency.
  • The objective of the Coffee KrishiTharanga services to provide customized information and services to increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability.

4. Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Exercise KAZIND 2018

  • Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise 'KAZIND' will be conducted between the two countries in Otar region, Kazakhstan (10 – 23rd Sep 2018)
  • This is the third joint military exercise between the two countries which have a history of extensive cooperation in the defence arena.
  • The objective of the exercise is to build and promote bilateral Army to Army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Kazakhstan Army and the Indian Army.

5. Piyush Goyal along with CM Yogi launches official website of Kumbh Mela

  • Piyush Goyal (Rail Minister) along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the official website of Kumbh Mela, 2019 in Lucknow.
  • The website kumbh.gov.in provides detail about location, trains, accessibility, weather and accommodations which will be a great help for pilgrims.
  • It will help pilgrims and tourists to attend the Kumbh mela (in January 2019), banks of Sangam Allahabad.
  • They also launched a social media App related to the Mela.
Note:
  • Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river.
  • Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha.

6. India to generate 100 GW solar energy by 2022

  • According to Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, demand for energy will increase due to rapid development taking place in India.
  • Fossil fuel is not going to last forever and therefore there is a need for renewable energy.
  • India has set a target to generate100 GW solar energy by 2022 for increasing share of carbon-free energy in the energy mix.

International Affairs

7. Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

  • In Japan the worst storm ‘Typhoon Jebi’ to hit the country in 25 years.
  • Jebi has left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka. 
  • Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 1.2 million people.

8. International Aviation Summit held in New Delhi

  • The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated the International Aviation Summit in New Delhi, India.
  • The seminar has been jointly organised by the Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • The Civil Aviation Ministry is coming up with Vision 2035 under which it plans to build 100 new airports across India in the next 10-15 years with an investment of USD 60 billion.

Obituaries

9. Noted Gujarati author, journalist & poet Bhagwati Kumar Sharma passes away

  • Noted Gujarati author, journalist and poet Bhagwati Kumar Sharma (84-year) passed away in Surat.
  • Shri Bhagwati Kumar Sharma had received Sahitya Academy award for his Gujarati novel Ashuryalok.
  • Mr Sharma received Gujarati literature awards Ranjitram suvarna chandrak and Kumar paritoshik.
  • He was also honoured by Gujarat Gaurav award, Sahitya Ratna award and Vali Gujarati Ghazal Puraskar.

Sports

10. RP Singh announces his retirement from international cricket

  • Former India fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh (32-year) has announced his retirement from International cricket.
  • He played 82 matches across all three formats and picked up over 100 wickets.
  • He was one of the heroes of India’s 2007 World T20 triumph and played a major role in India’s Test win over Australia at Perth in that year.

11. Young Indian shuttlers win titles in Ukraine

  • Young Indian shuttlers clinched the mixed doubles and men's doubles titles at the RSL Kharkiv International challenge in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • The duo of Anoushka Parikh and Saurabh Sharma defeated Poland's Pawel Smilowski and Magdalena Swierczynska, in the mixed doubles summit clash.
  • The pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila outwitted Germany's Daniel Hess and Johannes Pistorius 21-19 21-16 in Men's Doubles event.
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