Complete Reference To Current Affairs- 18-September-2014

National:

  • Men’s Hockey team captain Sardar Singh is the Flag Bearer in opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm signed a Mater Services Agreement(MSA) with GTL Infrastructure for setting up towers in the country.
  • RBL Bank and Thomas Cook partners for providing travel card in 8 currencies{US Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Swiss franc, Singaporean Dollar and Australian Dollar.}
    RBL Bank (The Ratnakar Bank Limited) is a scheduled commercial bank in India with a presence across 12 states. Ratnakar Bank rebranded itself to RBL Bank in January 2014 and is a private bank.Vishwavir Ahuja CEO and MD. Founded in 1943.
    Thomas Cook, a travel agency at Melbourne, England.
  • Mahendra & Mahendra ties up with Snap Deal for pre-booking of Mahindra Scorpio.
  • Tata Capital Housing Finance offered 9.75% interest rate on home loans from previous 10%. MD is R. Vaithianathan
  • Indian Tea Association chairman- A.N. Singh.
  • HCL Technologies announced to invest 9M $ in North Carolina, U.S.
  • Ericsson announced to exit its modem Business.
  • 61 AGM meeting of bharat petroleum- Chairman S.Varadarajan.
  • Health Ministry launched a program to bring down Infant Mortality Rate to single digit by 2030 from current rate of 29 deaths per 1000 live births- Indian New Born Action Plan[INAP].
  • WPI Inflation rate is 3.7% in August and Retail Price infaltion is 7.8%.
  • Government launches Electronic Toll Collection Program under FASTag service using Radio Frequency Identification(RFID) by ICICI and Axis Bank. Amount will automatically deducted from the account using RFID tags.
  • PM appointed Adil Zainulbhai former chairman of Mckinsey India as chairman of Quality Counncil Of India.
    QCI formed in 1997 and works under DIPP.
  • PM lauched Make In India Compaign.
  • GOI targetting 80 lakh subcribers under its Swavalamban Pension Scheme.
    PFRDA Chairman- R.V. Verma.
  • BISAG- Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo Informatics, formerly known as Remote Sensing and communication Center.
  • SC cleared 3% reservation for disabled in all government jobs under Person with Disabilities Act 1995.

International:

  1. Pradab Mukherjee visited Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam on his visit to country.
  2. UAE signed 3 agreements with United Nations World Food Program, offering 31M$ aid for Syrian refugees.
  3. Le Yucheng appointed as new China’s ambassador to India succeeding Wei Wei, prior this he was ambassador to Kazaksatan.
  4. Richard Rahul Verma to be new US Envoy to India, will succeed Nancy Powel 

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