Current Affairs Updates: 5 September

Current Affairs Updates: 5 September

Current Affairs 2018: Daily Current Affairs 2018 updates for IBPS, RRB, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, Railway & other Competitive Exams.

1. India to take part in tsunami mock drill

India along with 23 other nations, would be participating in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) on September 4 and 5.

  • The exercise, known as IOWave18, is being organised by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
  • The purpose of exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region.

2. Jharkhand Town And Station To Be Renamed After Lord Krishna

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has cleared the Jharkhand government’s proposal to rename a railway station in Garhwa district after Lord Krishna.

  • The state government had proposed that the railway station and Nagar Untari town should be renamed as Banshidhar Nagar.
  • The state government wants to develop the town on the lines of Mathura and Vrindavan in UP to boost tourism in the city.

3. ISPAI join hands to secure Internet infrastructure in India

US-based The Internet Society and Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) have signed MoU to make Internet safe and secure in India by securing routers which is vital for healthy internet infrastructure.

  • The MoU will also see both organizations exchanging research information and training materials related to routing security which is vital to future and stability of the Internet.

4. Alastair Cook retires from international cricket

Alastair Cook, England’s leading Test run-scorer, is to retire from international cricket after fifth Test against India, the 33-year-old has annoucned.

  • Cook, who will play his 161st test on 7 September, is the sixth highest scorer in test cricket with 12,254 runs, including 32 centuries.
  • The left-handed opening batsman captained England in 59 tests.

5. Former footballer Arthur Pereira passes away

Former Maharashtra football player Arthur Pereira died in Mumbai. He was 70.

  • Pereira toured Russia as a striker with the Indian team in 1971.
  • He also represented Maharashtra in the national championships for the Santosh Trophy from 1971 to 1976.

6. S. Badrinath Retires From All Forms Of Cricket

Former India and Tamil Nadu batsman Subramaniam Badrinath has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

  • With 7,850 runs under his belt, Badrinath finished as the sixth-highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy.
  • His career-best being the 250 that he scored against Mumbai in 2009.
  • The 38-year-old batsman scored 10,245 first-class runs from 145 games, including 32 centuries.

7. Health Ministry releases draft charter of Patients’ Rights

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released draft Charter of Patients’ Rights prepared by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

  • Ministry plans to implement the Charter of Patients’ Rights through State governments for provision of proper health care by clinical establishments.

8. Govt. plans to collect the data on OBC for first time in 2021 Census

This will be the first general census to collect data on ‘Other Backward Classes’ (OBC) since 1931.

  • The government has been collecting data on SC/ST since the first census of Independent India in 1951.
  • Notably, Mandal Commission’s recommendation for reservation for OBCs was broadly based on caste data collected in the 1931 Census.

9. India and Cyprus sign 2 MoUs on combating money laundering

India and Cyprus have signed two agreements on combating money laundering and cooperation in the field of environment.

  • These agreements were signed after wide-ranging talks between President Kovind and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades.
  • President Kovind visited Cyprus on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Europe including Bulgaria and Czech Republic.

10. Delhi to host international chess tournament for school kids

Delhi will host an international chess tournament for school students next year which will be jointly organised by the governments of Delhi and Moscow, Education Minister Manish Sisodia said.

  • Also, there would be a Moscow Festival in Delhi very soon,” he added.
  • Sisodia is in Moscow representing the Delhi government at the World Education Summit.

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