Current Affairs of 14 September 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:14-Sep-2018
1. Hindi Divas: 14 September
· India is celebrating “Hindi Divas” as on 14th September 1949, Hindi written in Devnagri script became the official language of India.
· Hindi became official language under article 343 of the Indian Constitution.
· On this day “Rajbhasa Awards” are presented to the chiefs of various departments, Ministries and offices by the President of India for outstanding performances by the officials.
2. Complete Electrification of Broad Gauge route
· Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given nod for the 100% electrification of Broad Gauge routes of Indian Railway.
· The project will save Rs. 13510 crore per annum in the fuel bill of Indian Railway.
· Approximately 2.83 billion liters of diesel oil consumption per annum will be reduced by the project which will also significantly reduce Green House Gas emission significantly.
3. One liner Current Affairs
· Tamil Nadu banned manufacturing, sale, distribution, trade, display, marketing, and import and possession of e-cigarettes.
· Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong are on high alert as super typhoon “Mangkhut” is moving towards them.
· Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed as 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by the President Ramnath Kovind.
· United Bank of India (UBI) has increased Marginal Cost Lending Rate (MCLR) by five basis points.
· Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee Sardar Singh has announced retirement from International Hockey.
· Nanded Court of Maharashtra has issued non-bailable warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
· SpaceX is Planning to send tourist around the moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle.
· Samsung opened world’s biggest mobile experience center at Opera House in Bengaluru.
· Cabinet gave approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Brunei Darussalam for cooperation in the operation of Telemetry Tracking and Telecommand station for satellite and launch vehicle.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB