Daily Current Affairs – September 5 2018


Daily Current Affairs – September 5 2018


September 5 – National Teachers Day

  • Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in India. The birth date of the second President of India, Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 5 September 1888, has been celebrated as Teacher’s Day since 1962 in India.

September 5 – International Day of Charity

  • The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”


New Delhi

Gandhijis Nai Talim – curriculum on Experiential Learning released

  • Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar released the curriculum on Experiential Learning – Gandhijis Nai Talim in New Delhi. This curriculum was brought out simultaneously in 13 languages in consultation with the state councils of educational research and training along with the universities in the country.

An array of initiatives towards strengthening the skills ecosystem launched

  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced an array of initiatives towards strengthening the skills ecosystem in India.


Stage set for Telangana Assembly dissolution

  • The Cabinet likely to pass resolution for the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly to opt for early elections.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil version of Modi’s ‘Exam Warriors’ launched

  • Governor Banwarilal Purohit released the first copy of Paritchaikku Bhayamen, the Tamil translation of Exam Warriors, a compilation of speeches made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Qatar lifts exit permit system

  • Qatar amended its residency laws to allow most foreign workers to leave the country without exit permits from their employers.


AI predicting heart disease deaths

  • Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can better predict the risk of death in patients with heart disease than human experts.


U.S. places $500-billion target in 2+2 backdrop

  • India’s first ‘2+2 dialogue’ with the U.S. will help achieve the $500 billion bilateral trade target between the two nations by 2025 and deepen ties among the world’s largest democracies.


3rd ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons’

  • Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment is heading a 3-member Indian Delegation to attend the 3rd ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons’ in Seoul(Korea).


  • PoonamKhetrapal Singh – Re-elected as WHO South-East Asia Regional Director
  • Mary Kom – Brand ambassador of BSNL


Cabinet approves continuation of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats beyond 12th Plan

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the PM Modi has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH) beyond the 12thPlan period from 2017-18 to 2019-20.


ISSF World Championships

  • Divyansh Singh Panwar and Shreya Agarwal netted a bronze in the 10 metres air rifle mixed team junior event of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships in Changwon, South Korea.


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