Current Affairs Updates || 11 – 09 – 2018

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

1. Military Field training exercise for BIMSTEC Inaugurated
The Inaugural Military Field Training Exercise for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technological and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations named MILEX-18, started with a Grand Opening Ceremony on 10 September,18 at Aundh Military Station.
Did you Know
BIMSTEC headquarter- Dhaka, Bangladesh

2. UP, Kerala top list of gay sex cases registered under IPC Section 377
Uttar Pradesh, followed by Kerala, topped the list of states where the maximum number of cases was registered for gay sex under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to NCRB altogether, 4,690 cases were registered between 2014 & 2016.
Did you Know
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) , Founded 1986.

3. South Korea confirms first MERS case since 2015
South Korean authorities confirmed the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus since the outbreak that affected the country in 2015. A 61-year-old man, was diagnosed with the virus ,symptoms included high fever and pneumonia.
Did you Know
South Korean President- Moon Jae-in, Capital – Seoul.

4. India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate work for Agartala-Akhaura rail project
PM Narendra Modi, along with Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the commencement of works for the Agartala-Akhaura rail project. It is a major step towards PM Modi’s goal of developing North-East India into ‘Astalaxmi’ and ‘HIRA’.
Did you Know
The Agartala-Akhaura rail project was conceptualized in 2010.

5. PM Modi sets tone of Ajay Bharat Atal BJP for 2019 polls
Setting the tone for the 2019 parliamentary election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , coined a new slogan, 'Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP', highlighting BJP's commitment to its core values and the country's progress and forward march.
Did you Know
Syama Prasad Mookerjee -Founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

6. Indo-Mongolia Joint Exercise Kicks Off In Ulaanbaatar
Indo-Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018,started at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia , it is a 12 days long joint exercise. The Indian contingent is represented by a contingent of 17 PUNJAB Regiment.
Did you Know
Nomadic Elephant is an annual, bilateral exercise since 2006.

7. IPPB ties up with FSS to create payments network for unorganized retail
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has partnered with Financial Software and Systems (FSS), a payments technology company to ensure that micro-merchants are able to accept payments over any channel – online, UPI , QR codes, Aadhaar and IPPB accounts.
Did you Know
IPPB was launched on 1 Sep. by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8. SpiceJet launches air cargo arm SpiceXpress
SpiceJet introduced air cargo services namely ,SpiceXpress. The service will commence from Sep. 18 & will cover Delhi, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hong Kong, Kabul and Amritsar. SpiceJet is looking forward to add four more freighter aircraft in current fiscal.
Did you Know
The first cargo plane inducted by SpiceJet is a Boeing 737-700.

9. Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in August
Data from industry and shipping sources In August showed, Iraq replaced Saudi Arabia as the top oil supplier to India, as refiners turned to Iraqi barrels to compensate for a lower intake of Iranian oil ahead of U.S. sanctions in November.
Did you Know
India refiners shipped in 1.02 mn. bpd of Iraqi Basra oil.

10. Former secretary of J & K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages passes away
Former secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Dr Rita Jitendra ,81 passed away at Doordarshan Kendra in Srinagar while speaking during the live broadcast of DD Kashmir’s “Good Morning J&K” programme.
Did you Know
J & K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages was set up in 1958.