Current Affairs of 8 September 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:08-Sep-2018
1. Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA)
· The COMCASA deal between India and USA will enable Indian military to have a good establishment in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
· The agreement is valid for 10 years.
· It will facilitate use of high-end secured communication equipment of USA by the Indian military.
· The agreement is among one of the three foundational defense agreement between India and USA. The other two are- Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geo-spatial cooperation agreement.
2. MOVE: First global mobility summit
· It aims to bring together stakeholders from across the sectors of mobility and transportation to create a public interest framework to revolutionize transport.
· It also aims to set the base for a transport system which is safe, clean, shared and connected, affordable, accessible and inclusive.
· The summit was based on five principles and those principles are- reinventing the public transport, comprehensive electrification and alternative fuels, maximizing asset utilization and services, data analytics and mobility and goods transports and logistics.
3. CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty)
· UN Chief has appealed eight nations including India and US to ratify CTBT.
· The treaty can only be in force when it will be ratified by eight countries with nuclear technology i.e. India, China, USA, Egypt, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States.
· The treaty has an essential role within the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime.
4. One liner Current Affairs
· Ankur Mittal won gold medal in double trap event at ISSF World Championship.
· India’s current account deficit (CAD) increased by $0.8 billion which is 2.4% of GDP.
· Next “Aero India” programme will be held in Bengaluru from Feb 20 to 24, 2019.
· NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a mission that will look for planets orbiting the brightest stars in Earth’s sky.
· Eight Avian Species have been declared “Extinct” in the IUCN “Red List” as now new statistical method is used.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB