Daily Current Affairs – September 22 2018


Daily Current Affairs – September 22 2018


September 22 – World Rhino Day

  • World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species. It celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.


New Delhi

‘Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha’ inaugurated

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in New Delhi.


Assamese movie is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019

  • Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019. The film is directed by Rima Das.


Start-up yatra to be launched

  • The Maharashtra government will tap into the vibrancy of the start-up ecosystem by launching a yatra to search for future entrepreneurs and unicorns in rural areas.


Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Syrian

  • Russia and Turkey have agreed on the borders of a demilitarised zone in northern Syria.

India, Nepal agree to use satellite images in boundary survey work

  • India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work.

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

  • Hong Kong opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.


ISRO setting up launch pad for Gaganyaan mission

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is setting up a third launch pad at Sriharikota to undertake the Gaganyaan manned space flight programme.


SEBI relaxes KYC norms for foreign investors

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI has issued revised Know Your client (KYC) norms, providing relief to foreign portfolio investors, FPI.
  • Under new norms residents as well as non-resident Indians have been permitted to hold a non-controlling stake in such entities.


Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s India Region-IV conference

  • In Himachal Pradesh, two day Commonwealth ParliamentaryAssociation Indian Region-IV, Conference and Workshop is being organised in Shimla.


Jharkhand government inks MoU with NICL

  • The Jharkhand government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Insurance Company Ltd to provide medical facilities to the people of the state under the Centre’s flagship health scheme – Ayushman Bharat Yojana.


Asian Team Snooker Championship

  • India won silver medal after losing to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Track Asia Cup

  • India won 3 Gold, 3Silver and a Bronze on the opening day of the 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling in New Delhi. Mayuri Lute won the country’s first Gold in the Women’s Junior 500 metres race.


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