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Current Affairs of 12 September 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:12-Sep-2018


1.     Yudh-Abhyas 2018 in Uttarakhand

·     It is a joint military exercise of India and USA which will be held in Uttarakhand from 16 to 29 September.

·     It is the 14th edition of joint military which is alternatively hosted by both the countries.

·     There will be approx 350 personnel of Garud Division of the Indian Armed Forces and the US Army and it will be a two-week long exercise.


2.       Exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018

· It is a joint military exercise between India and Magnolia commenced on 10th December in Mongolia.

· It is an annual bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the Partnership between the armies of both the countries.

·   This time Indian contingent was represented by 17 Punjab Regiment.


3.        One liner Current Affairs

· Odisha is planning to set up 17 digital dispensaries in remote and inaccessible area of Odisha’s Ganjam district which will provide primary health care.  

·     Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is planning to permit audit of food business operators by third private party private agencies.

·     There are 12 special courts across 11 States which will be exclusively for the MPs and MLAs.

 · Justice Mukul Mudgal will be the chairman of 11-member committee to select Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardees.

· Election Commission has removed the option of NOTA (None Of The Above) from the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections.

 · James Anderson became the highest wicket-taker fast bowler by surpassing Glenn McGrath’s 563 wickets in test-cricket.

· Apsara reactor has been recommissioned after 9 years which was also the oldest research reactor of the country.

· HIV and AIDS Act, 2017 came into force from 10th September 2018 which prohibits discrimination against people with HIV in terms of treatment, employment and workplace.



 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

















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