Current Affairs - UPSC

Sep 18, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 18/9/18

Sep 17, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 17/9/18

  1. Vishwakarma Jayanti being celebrated
  • It is a day of celebration for Vishwakarma, who is considered the divine architect and carpenter.
  • It is believed that he constructed the holy city of Dwarka, and created weapons for the gods.
  • His mention is found in the Rig Veda, and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.
  • It is generally celebrated every year on 17 or 18 September in Indian states such as Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Tripura
  1. ISRO successfully launches PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites
  • Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 in precision at 10.08 pm from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota.
  • With the successful launch of two British satellites on Sunday, the total number of foreign satellites launched by India goes up to 239.
  1. Indigenously developed weapon system 'MPATGM' successfully flight tested for second time
  • Indigenously developed weapon system Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range
  1. Swachhata Gram Sabhas organised in villages across the country
  • Swachhata Gram Sabhas are being organised in villages across the country as part of fortnight Swachhata Hi Sewa movement.
  • The agenda of the Gram Sabhas is to monitor the status of cleanliness in their Gram Panchayats and make an Action Plan for the future.
  1. Mountaineers Satyarup & Mousumi climb Asia's highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand in Iran
  • Mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua created history by climbing Asia's highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand in Iran. 
  • Mount Damavand is the highest peak and also a potentially active volcano. 
  1. Moutaz Mousa Abdallah becomes Sudan's new PM.
Sep 17, 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 17/9/18