Daily Current Affairs - 11 September 2018 - Latest gk

Latest Current Affairs - 11 September 2018

1. As per the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) setup in Bengaluru
> It's a collaboration of Intel, NITI aayog and TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
> This AI (airtificial intelligence) solutions will work on major areas like agriculture, smart mobility, healthcare

2. Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways and Coal) launched 'RAIL sahyog' for corporate collaborations
> Now corporate sectors and public sector undertakings can contribute in Indian rail upgradation works in technology, infrastructure, hygiene

3. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will also cover Child cancer treatment, announced by NITI Aayog
> PMJAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) was started to provide medical insurance to every poor

4. New digital network launched by India named e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati; will digitally connect India and Africa
> Objective - build and growth of health services and education sectors

5. Nagpur, Maharashtra celebrated the Marbat festival

6. Bills passed in Haryana assembly to rename universities in Haryana
> YMCA University, Faridabad to the JC Bose University
> Vishwakarma Skill University to Shri Vishwakarma Skill University

7. To provide emergency help for women in distress, GOA government launched helpline number 181

8. Haryana signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Indian Oil Corporation to build an Ethanol plant in Bohali, Panipat

9. World hindu congress, Chicago, U.S.
> Indian vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu visits U.S. to participate in World hindu congress

10. As per Reuters report, Iraq overtake Saudi Arabia in Oil supply to India (August 2018)
> Iran remains in the third rank

11. India and Bangladesh inaugurates 3 new projects
> India will supply power through Baharampur (W.B.)
> Railways construction work will start > Akhaura-Agartala rail link
> Bangladesh railways rehabilitation work in Kulaura-Shahbazpur section
> Meeting was attained by Indian PM Narendra modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh hasina, CM of West bengal Mamata Banerjee and CM of Tripura Biplab kumar deb; through video conference

12. "Nomadic Elephant 2018" > a joint military exercise began in Mongolia
> Between India and Mongolia

13. VOSTOK 2018 > the largest military exercise began in Russia

14. NTPC approved investment of Rs.9785 crore to expand it 'Talcher plant' in Odisha

15. APSARA-U (upgraded version) of APSARA reactor, starts its operations at BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
> APSARA is the 1st research reactor in Asia which started in the year 1956 at BARC
> Then it was shut down in the year 2009

16. WiFi leadership awards 2018 announced in New Delhi -
> Most promisin wifi brand - UTStarcom India Telecom
> Best home wifi product > D-link
> Best wifi service provider - BSNL
> Easter India best wifi service provider - BSNL
> Western India best wifi service provider - One OTT intertainment
> Southern India best wifi service provider - BSNL
> Northern India best wifi service provider - BSNL

17. Arpinder Singh, first Indian to win medal in IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Continental cup in Triple jump event

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