Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 11 September 2018

SSC CGL Current Affairs


Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 11 September 2018


::NATIONAL::

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.

::ECONOMY::

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 acceptable.
  • 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 operations.

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 said.
  • 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.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

India and Bangladesh extend energy cooperation

  • 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.

::SPORTS::

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.

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