Current Affairs This Week (08-09-2019)

  • 1st World Youth Conference on Kindness held in New Delhi
    The theme of the conference was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.’ In attendance were Union Ministers, prominent artists, nobel laureates and over 1,000 youth representing 27 countries.


  • 22 August
    International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about religious intolerance, and violence and discrimination against anyone based on their religion or belief.


  • NASA1st high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock
    The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — has spent the past four years using high-resolution instruments to see what no other spacecraft can. Recently, MMS made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock.


  • Rashid Khan of Afghanistan becomes the youngest Test captain
    Rashid Khan becomes youngest ever Test captain. Chittagong, Bangladesh: Ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh which got underway here on Thursday, has became the youngest player ever to lead a Test side.


  • 5 September: International Day of Charity observed
    The International Day of Charity officially was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012. Also, this day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011 with the support of the Hungarian parliament and Government.


  • 1st ever Mobile Science Exhibition flagged off in Leh
    Originally launched as Mobile Science Museum (MSM) in 1965, with a mission ‘If the people cannot visit the museum, let the museum visit the people at their doorsteps’, is the largest and the longest running outreach programme of NCSM.


  • 1st National Conference on Cyber Crime
    The two-day conference covers one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications. In his inaugural address, Director CBI, Rishi Kumar Shukla stressed the need to create capacity building and creation of a pool of competent investigators, digital forensic analysts.


  • Ashok Leylands HD trucks: 1st to get BS-VI certification
    Ashok Leyland, the commercial vehicle behemoth, announced that the company has upgraded the entire range of heavy-duty trucks as per the BS-VI emission norms. company has become the first to meet with the BS-VI emission standard.


  • Vaishno Devi shrine: country’s Best Swachh Iconic Place
    The shrine has been adjudged on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation. Several initiatives were taken in the last few years to ensure the cleanliness of the entire Shrine area.


  • AUMX: 1st ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise begins
    Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. This is a first for the U.S. to work with ASEAN as a whole, said Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific / Task Force 73, which oversees theater security cooperation for the U.S. Navy in Southeast Asia.


  • Garvi Gujarat: 2nd state bhawan of Gujarat
    1st eco-friendly” state Bhawan in the national capital. It cost Rs 131 crore and was completed three months ahead of the deadline, he added. The Bhawan has been described as a mix of traditional and modern architecture with a rich reflection of the western state’s culture



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