1. Sikkim’s first-ever airport
- Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sikkim’s first-ever airport on 24th September, 2018.
- The airport is located at Pakyong, around 60 KMs from the Indo-China border, which also makes it strategically relevant from the security point of view for Indian Air Force.
2. India’s Official Entry to Oscars
- ‘Village Rockstars’ is Official entry to Oscars 2019 from India.
- Village Rockstars is a 2017 Indian Assamese language coming-of-age film written, edited, co-produced, and directed by Rima Das, who is a self-taught filmmaker. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
- Director: Rima Das
- Language: Assamese language
- Producer: Rima Das
- Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das
3. Chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence
- Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.
- Parliamentary Standing Committee’s work is to ensure legislative oversight over the functioning of each ministry.
1. International Day of Sign Languages- Sept 23
- “International Day of Sign Languages” was celebrated by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre.
- This center comes under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
- Theme :- ‘With Sign Language, Everyone is Included !’
2. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
- TESS Satellite has discovered two new Earth-like planets.
- NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration || Headquarters: Washington DC.
3. Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal tourism
- Jaya Prada has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Nepal tourism.
- Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. Jaya Prada is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South.
4. Visit Nepal Year 2020
- The Nepal Government has decided to observe the year 2020 as the ‘Visit Nepal Year’.
- A target of welcoming two million tourists at home.
1. BRICS bank with Madhya Pradesh
- New Development Bank has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh.
- The loan is sanctioned for infrastructure projects.
2. Minimum Driver Insurance Cover
- IRDAI has raised bar for the minimum driver insurance cover to 15 Lakh from Rs 2 lakh for owner-driven vehicles under motor insurance policies.
- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.
3. BSNL with SoftBank and NTT
- BSNL has signed a deal with SoftBank (Japan) and NTT Communications to launch 5G internet service.
- SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational holding conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
1. Boxing World Championships
- India will host Women’s Boxing World Championships from November 15-24, 2018, in New Delhi.
- India will host the Men’s World Championship in 2021 for the first time.
2. Asian Team Snooker Championship
- India lose to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.
- Pankaj Advani and Malkeet Singh represented India.
3. Asia Cup Cycling
- 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling has started in New Delhi.
- The venue is Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and is being organised by the Cycling Federation of India.