Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 11 September 2018
Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 11 September 2018
NAMSTP documentation training programme held
Two-day Training Programme on Documentation of Information into National
AYUSH Morbidity and Standardized Terminologies Portal (NAMSTP) organised by
the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Ministry of
AYUSH commenced here today.
The Secretary AYUSH, during his address, emphasized on taking forward
the documentation of Morbidity Statistics across all healthcare setups in
the country in a sustainable manner. He further stressed upon the mandatory
requirements of AYUSH colleges and institutions funded by the Ministry of
AYUSH under various schemes such as Centre of Excellence, Extra Mural
Research, and Public Health Institutes etc.
The key features of the portal includes the Morbidity Codes and
Standardized Terminologies of all the AYUSH systems for unambiguous
reporting, electronic data submission through individual institution login
IDs and also an integrated Electronic Health Records (E.H.R.) system for
detailed data collection for individual institutions.
Postal department says Aadhar not mandatory for overseas parcels
The Department of Posts clarified that it is mandatory to produce an
Identity Proof acceptable for important transactions like booking an
International Parcel or International EMS (Merchandise) for safety and
security reasons. One of the accepted Identity Proof is Aadhaar, along with
others like driving license, Passport, Voter ID etc which are also
The Department of Posts said that a copy of any ID proof including
Aadhaar is required for booking of International Parcel and International
EMS (Merchandise) for security purpose based on requests received from
organizations like Narcotics Control Bureau and Wild Life Crime Control
Bureau. India Post is committed to ensuring safety and security in its
Google seeks more time to meet data storage norms
Technology giant Google has sought two more months from the Indian
government to comply with RBI guidelines mandating storing of data by
digital payment services providers locally.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in April this year, had directed
payment system operators to store all data, including full end-to-end
transaction details and information collected, within India. The service
providers were given six months till October 15 to comply.
“Google CEO SundarPichai in a recent meeting, informed Electronics and
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that their digital payments platform Google
Pay, will comply with all Indian regulations,” a senior IT Ministry official
Soaring data flows generate more economic value and hence the
socio-economic impact of restricting data flows must be thoroughly
considered while framing any policy. There is a need to find practical and
contemporary solutions to policy issues in line with global best practices.
we have nothing to add at this point of time,” the spokesperson added.
Prime Minister of india ShriNarendraModi, the Prime Minister of
Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, Chief Minister of West Bengal - Ms.Mamata
Banerjee, and the Chief Minister of Tripura - ShriBiplab Kumar Deb, today
jointly inaugurated three projects in Bangladesh, via video
conference.External Affairs Minister of India, Ms.SushmaSwaraj, and the
Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, also joined the video conference from Delhi
and Dhaka respectively.
These include: (a) 500 MW additional power supply from India to
Bangladesh, through the existing Bheramara (Bangladesh) - Baharampur (India)
interconnection. (b) Akhaura – Agartala Rail Link (c) Rehabilitation of the
Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways.
He reiterated his view that leaders of neighbouring countries should
have a relationship like neighbours, talking and visiting frequently,
without getting bogged down by protocol. He said this closeness is evident
in the frequent interactions between him and the Bangladesh Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s
development goals of transforming Bangladesh into a middle income country by
2021, and a developed country by 2041. He said that closer relations and
people to people links between the two countries would take our development
and prosperity to new heights.
::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::
LCA Tejas completes successful air-air refuelling
In a significant achievement and a major step towards Final Operational
Clearance (FOC) of LCA Tejas, the mid-air refuelling of ‘wet contact’ trial
for LCA Tejas MK-1 was successfully carried out today from an Indian Air
Force base. The trial was a part of the Air-to-Air refuelling flight tests
conducted by IAF.
Before this ‘wet contact’ trial, the ‘dry contact trials’ were
successfully conducted on September 04 & 06, 2018 where the Drogue (basket)
extended from the IAF tanker aircraft by a fuel hose, was tracked and
plugged into using the aircraft refuelling probe without taking fuel. IAF
provided all required support to DRDO including the tanker aircraft for the
successful test flight.
The Air-to-Air refuelling capability for LCA is a ‘force multiplier’ for
the IAF, giving the aircraft the potential to stay airborne for much longer
periods of time.
The enhanced range and endurance in air is expected to provide IAF a
host of options in exploiting the operational potential of the LCA as well
as to participate in international exercises without having to stage through
several locations enroute.
Djokovic retains U.S open title
Novak Djokovic has been nicknamed the ‘Djoker’: he’s funny, he’s a
prankster with a wicked, malevolent smile. But this year, he played like a
King. On Sunday, he reclaimed his place on a throne weighted by his recent
past and all the chances that slipped away.