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21 September 2018 Current Events Cyclone 'DAYE' hits Odisha's coastal regions today morning, leading to landfall

The coastal places in Odisha have been hit by a cyclonic storm 'DAYE' leading to landfall today morning. As predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department, several parts of the state are experiencing heavy rainfall. As per the IMD source, this storm will continue to head towards the west-northwestward and will eventually weaken in the deep depression.


Indian Government seeks intervention of RBI to check the currency fall

With the Rupee going all time low against United States Dollars, the Indian Government officials has asked the Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank, to involve aggressively in matters of the Finance Ministry. In the month of May and June, 2018 the Reserve Bank of India had sold foreign currencies worth billions to curb the fall of Rupee.

 


3 new districts to be created by Arunachal Pradesh government.

A bill was passed in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly yesterday regarding the creation of three new districts in the state. The three districts are - Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang, and Shi Yomi. Lepa Rada would be created by dividing the Lower Siang district; Pakke-Kesang will be built out of East Kameng district; and  Shi Yomi will be formed by dividing the West Siang district.

 

 

Rajya Sabha to consider Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 today

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 is going to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha today. The Bill will be moved by the Minister of Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh to alter the Right to Information Act, 2005. 

PM Modi to meet his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay today to discuss the issues of mutual interest. Tshering Tobgay has come to India for a three-day visit and will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind this evening. This year, India and Bhutan are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.

New Wage Agreement Signed by Shipping Industry to Benefit 1.35 Lakh Port and Dock Workers

A new wage agreement has been signed by the shipping ministry with the port officials and workers federation in order to benefit 1.5 lakh port and dock workers, and the pensioners. This agreement will result in a hike of 10.6 percent in the wage of the workers and pensioners.

Indra Nooyi to bid adieu to PepsiCo in October

Indira Nooyi, Pepsico CEO, will be stepping down from the position in October this year. She is one of the female business figures leading big companies today. She was associated with PepsiCo for the last 24 years taking the company to unimaginable heights. With her exit, only 24 women CEOs will be left to run Top 500 American companies.

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India Merger gets approval from government

The government has given its consent to the merger of  Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, as confirmed by the Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today. There are still some formalities left to be completed to finalize this deal. After the merger, these two big telecom giants will become the largest telecom operator in the country with more than Rs. 1.5 lakh crore, 35% of market share, and over 430 million subscribers. 

First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to 'Gaganyaan'

Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian ventured into space, has approved Narendra Modi's 'Gaganyaan' program of having a national space mission by 2022. An Indian will be sent into space under this program. If this program becomes successful, India will be the fourth country after China, Russia, and US to send a person into space.

ISRO soon to launch TV Channel to promote scientific temperament among students

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is considering to launch its own TV channel to promote a scientific attitude among people and school students. This initiative is being planned by ISRO to augment its outreach all over India.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with sizable display and battery

Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy Note 9 at an event in Brooklyn, New York. The phone is loaded with some extraordinary features like a large display, bigger battery, 1TB internal storage, 512GB of built-in storage, and an upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth support. It is the top-end model in the galaxy Note series. 

India to take on Sri Lanka in Dhaka Today

India, the defending champion is going to take on Sri Lanka at South Asian Football Federation Cup(SAFF) in Dhaka today. India has earlier won the title of this regional title seven times out of eleven editions. Other than India Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Bangladesh are the participating countries in the tournament.

India Bagged Gold Medal in Men's Pair Bridge Event in Asian Games

India bagged a gold medal in Men’s Pair Bridge Event, in Asian Games 2018 when Pranab Bhardan and Shibhnath Sarkar after scoring 384 points in the Finals. With this India bagged their 15th Gold Medal in the Asian Games. The silver and bronze was taken by China and Indonesia.Bridge is introduced in the Asian Games this year, and it is a matter of extreme pride for the country for finishing as a topper in the Men’s Pair.

Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman wins gold, becomes first Indian heptathlete to achieve this success.

Swapna Barman made India proud by winning a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018 and becoming the first Indian heptathlete to achieve this success. Even though, she was suffering from severe tooth ache during her game, she left no stones unturned in producing the best performance of her career till now. 

Amitabh Bachchan to donate Rs. 2.5 Crore to families of farmers, martyrs

Amitabh Bachchan declared today that he would be donating Rs. 1.5 crore to the farmers to waive off their loans and Rs. 1 crore to the families of the martyrs. 



Cyclone 'DAYE' hits Odisha's coastal regions today morning, leading to landfall

The coastal places in Odisha have been hit by a cyclonic storm 'DAYE' leading to landfall today morning. As predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department, several parts of the state are experiencing heavy rainfall. As per the IMD source, this storm will continue to head towards the west-northwestward and will eventually weaken in the deep depression.

Indian Government seeks intervention of RBI to check the currency fall

With the Rupee going all time low against United States Dollars, the Indian Government officials has asked the Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank, to involve aggressively in matters of the Finance Ministry. In the month of May and June, 2018 the Reserve Bank of India had sold foreign currencies worth billions to curb the fall of Rupee.

 

15 killed in a bus accident at Telengana

In a major accident at Telangana's Jagtial district, a state transport bus fell into a valley killing 15 people and injuring 20. The bus was returning from Kondagattu to Jagtial, when it swerved off the ghat road and fell into the valley. The injured people were transferred to different hospitals.

 




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