NATIONAL AFFAIRS

1)  Two Day Regional Conference on Good Governance

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Government of India in association with Government of Madhya Pradesh is organizing a Regional Conference on Good Governance
with Focus on Aspirational Districts, in Bhopal

  •   Delegates from 12 States and 2 UTs will participate in the Conference. There will be 5 Technical sessions in the 2-day conference.

  •   The DAR&PG has organized 28 Regional Conferences till date.

2)  Home ministry sanctions Rs 3,000 cr for special women safety programme

Public panic buttons and all-women police patrol teams will soon be launched in eight major cities, including Delhi, under a special women safety programme for which the home ministry has approved nearly Rs 3,000

  • Transit dormitories for women and children, smart LED streetlights, one-stop crisis centres, and forensic and cyber crime cells will be part of the Women Safe City Project.

  •   It will implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

  •   Safe city proposals amounting to Rs 2,919.55 crore were approved under the ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ recently

3) Alibaba's Jack Ma to hand chairman's role to CEO Daniel Zhang next year

Jack Ma will step down as executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in exactly 12 months time with Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang to succeed him at Asia’s most valuable company

  •  Jack will remain on the board until Alibaba’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2020

 A former English teacher, Jack Ma started Alibaba.com in 1999 as a business-to-business marketplace with 17 co-founders

4) 'Sarala Puraskar' for poet Satrughna Pandav

Noted Odia poet Satrughna Pandav will be honoured with the prestigious 'Sarala Puraskar' for his poetry collection 'Misra Dhrupad'

  • The 'Sarala Puraskar' was instituted by eminent Odia industrialist late Dr Bansidhar Panda and late Ila Panda in 1979 and awarded by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust(IMPaCT).

  • The 39th edition of the award was announced by the Sarala Puraskar Committee at its meeting

5)  Osaka claims US Open title after beating Serena

Naomi Osaka became Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion by thumping Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final.

  • Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which followed racquet smashing and another code violation as Osaka won 6-2 6-4 in New York.

  • Osaka, 20, kept her focus to become the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam

6)  NIIF inks $400 mn agreement with Singapore's Temasek

Singapore government’s Temasek Holdings has agreed to invest $400 million in the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) in another bet on India’s infrastructure asset management space.

  • NIIF, touted as India’s first sovereign investment vehicle anchored by the government, already has investors such as Abu Dhabi Investment Authority along with several large domestic financial institutions.

  •  With the entry of Temasek, NIIF’s Master Fund is now one of the largest infrastructure funds in India, after IDFC Alternatives and ICICI Infrastructure Fund.
DAILY SERIES ON CURRENT AFFAIRS CAPSULE 10/09/18 DAILY SERIES ON CURRENT AFFAIRS CAPSULE  10/09/18 Reviewed by Unknown on September 10, 2018 Rating: 5

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