Daily Current Affairs 1st September, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 1 September 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Central TB Division signs MoU to fight tuberculosis with help of AI

The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed an MoU with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Under the MoU, the division seeks to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against tuberculosis (TB).

  • Wadhwani AI would support the National TB programme by helping it become AI-ready. This would including developing, piloting, and deploying the AI-based solutions.

Rajasthan launches AB-MGRSBY health insurance scheme

The Rajasthan government has launched a new health insurance scheme — Ayushman Bharat-Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojna (AB-MGRSBY) — from September 1.

  • The scheme will be implemented after merging the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) and the state’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojna (BSBY).
  • With the merger of AB-PMJAY and BSBY, the number of families getting benefit will increase.

’10 hafte, 10 baje, 10 minute’: Delhi CM launches dengue, chikungunya prevention campaign

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kickstarted his government’s 10-week mass awareness campaign against dengue and chikungunya by inspecting his residence for stagnant water, which can spread such mosquito-borne diseases.

  • Under the “10 hafte, 10 baje 10 minute campaign” (10 weeks-10o’clock-10 minutes), the chief minister appealed to the people of Delhi to give 10 minutes every Sunday at 10 a.m. to check all sources of stagnant water at their homes as the dengue mosquitoes breed only in clean water.
  • The campaign will continue every Sunday till November 15.

“Special Tiger Force” for Corbett Reserve to be set up by Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve through villages located on its fringes. The STPF will serve as a second layer of protection for tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve.



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalopolis Jakarta. The proposed location — near the regional cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda — is in the geographical centre of the Southeast Asian archipelago and an area where the government already owns some 180,000 hectares (445,000 acres) of land, he added.



BANKING & FINANCE

TDS on cash withdrawal above ₹1 crore from September 1

Those who have withdrawn ₹one crore or more in cash from banks or post offices upto 31 August will be liable to a 2% tax deducted at source (TDS) on further cash withdrawals from 1 September as a new provision in tax law kicks in from next month.

RBI extends KYC deadline for mobile wallets by 6 months

The Reserve Bank of India has given mobile wallet providers time till February 29, 2020 to fully comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, in a major relief to companies such as Paytm, Amazon Pay and PhonePe just a day before the expiry of its earlier deadline.

  • These companies ran the risk of losing thousands of customers if they had failed to comply with the August 31 deadline to convert customer accounts authenticated through the minimum KYC route to full KYC wallets, ahead of the crucial festival season.


BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Digital payments growing in India at 12.7% CAGR: KPMG

Digital payments in India are witnessing thriving growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7 per cent in the number of non-cash transactions, global advisory KPMG said.

  • A KPMG report said that the mobile payment revolution in the country has led to a boom in the number of merchants adopting digital payments with close to 1.5 million digital payment acceptance locations in 2016-17.


SPORTS

India Thrash Nepal 7-0 to Win U-15 SAFF Championship

A convincing India U-15 team thrashed Nepal 7-0 to lift the SAFF U-15 title at the Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal



APPOINTMENTS

President appoints five new Governors

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for five states: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Telangana.

  • Former Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya will be the Governor of Himachal Pradesh in place of Kalraj Mishra
  • Kalraj Mishra, has been given the charge of Rajasthan, replacing incumbent Governor Kalyan Singh.
  • Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been named the Governor of Maharashtra replacing C. Vidyasagar Rao,
  • Former Union Minister, Arif Mohammed Khan was appointed Governor of Kerala replacing P. Sathasivam,
  • Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan will be the new Governor of Telangana replacing E.S.L Narshiman.

Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as VC of Army staff

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

  • Naravane, who was earlier heading the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, succeeds Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu superannuated on August 31.

Govt accepts State Bank of India MD Anshula Kant’s resignation

The government has accepted the resignation of State bank of India’s managing Director Anshula Kant, following her appointment as MD and chief financial officer of the World Bank.

  • Kant was appointed as the managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank.


BOOKS

Haryana CM releases book penned by senior IPS officer O P Singh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar released a book titled ‘Jin Dhoondha Tin Paaiyan’ penned by senior IPS officer O P Singh.

  • The 174-page book is written in Hindi and has 45 chapters. It covers a wide range of issues including crime, violence, police, sports and social media.
  • The book urges the readers to keep upgrading their worldview and avoid getting obsolete.

“A Short History of Indian Railways” book penned by Rajendra B Aklekar released 

A new book named “A Short History of Indian Railways”, has been penned by veteran journalist and author Rajendra B Aklekar. This new book on the history of Indian Railways chronicles the journey of the national transporter from the 1830s to the new high-speed Train 18 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious bullet train project.



OBITUARIES

US actress and four-time Emmy winner Valerie Harper passes away

Actress Valerie Harper, the star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and spin-off series “Rhoda”, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 80.



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