Current Affairs This Week (09-09-2018)

  • Oskar Schlemmer (4 Sept 1888 – 13 April 1943)
    Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working at the workshop of sculpture


  • Indian Men’s Pair Win Historic Gold Medal in Bridge
    Pranab Bardhan (60) and Shibnath Sarkar (56) clinched the gold medal in the Bridge men’s pair event. India scored 384 points in the finalsThis is the first time Bridge has been included at the Asiad Earlier, India had won two bronze medals in the men’s and mixed team events of Bridge.


  • Ballet Dance
    Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology.


  • Oskar Schlemmer (4 September 1888 – 13 April 1943)
    In 1923, he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop. His most famous work is Triadisches Ballett, which saw costumed actors transformed into geometrical representations of the human body “party of form and colour”.


  • What is Section 377, and why does it matter?
    Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1861, introduced during the British rule of India criminalised sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual activities. This verdict recognised transgender people as ‘third gender,’ possessing rights, including marriage, adoption, divorce, succession and inheritance.


  • First round of the India-US ‘two-plus-two dialogue’
    Issues like enhancing trade, ways to counter terrorism and India’s concerns over the Trump administration’s decision to make changes in the H1B visa programme are expected to figure during the event. On US sanctions on the import of Iranian oil, India will explain to the US its position on the issue.


  • Mars Mission “HOPE” by 2020
    It will become the 1st mission to Mars by any Arab or Muslim country. The mission was announced by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, in July 2014, and is aimed at enriching the capabilities of Emirati engineers and increasing human knowledge about the Martian atmosphere.


  • September 6: Rising Day if Delta Force
    A wreath laying ceremony was organised at the Delta Force headquaters, on the occasion, in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, a defence spokesman said.Raised on September 6, 1994, the force has been instrumental in eliminating terrorism from the Chenab Valley and ushering peace in the region.


  • ‘Gold’ first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia
    “The story of India’s first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Happy to share, #Gold is the first ever Bollywood movie to release in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, in cinemas


  • India, France to collaborate on human space mission
    ISRO’s first manned mission announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. The announcement was made at the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo by French space agency President Jean-Yves Le Gall.


  • 5 September: International Day of Charity
    The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.


  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan About this sound listen (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) 1st Vice President of India (1952–1962) &the; 2nd President of India from 1962 to 1967.He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in the country in 1954. Nominated 16 times for the Nobel Prize in literature, & 11 times for the Nobel Peace prize.


  • Mammoth mysteries unveiled
    They found mutations in a particular gene (TRPV3) that is associated with sensing temperature, itch, and pain. They also observed that this mutation affected the associated channels that open and close to allow ion flow into skin cells, thus making the mammoth insensitive to temperature change and helping it rule the ice age.


  • France’s ban on bee-killing pesticides
    A ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides enters into force in France on September 1, placing the country at the forefront of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating critical populations of crop-pollinating bees.


  • Ankur Mittal wins double trap gold in World Championship
    Ankur Mittal claimed the men’s double trap gold medal in the ISSF World Championship for his career’s biggest triumph, as the Indian shooting team continued its dominance in the premier tournament here Saturday.


  • India is the world’s leading ‘banana’ republic
    The advent of steam engine made possible the transfer of this perishable fruit to the American market. The commercial popularity of banana resulted in the formation of United Fruit Company in 1899. Banana constitutes more than a third of all fruits grown in India.



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