September Current Affairs 2018

  1. Who won the men’s singles title at the US Open (tennis) 2018, that was held in New York City, United States, from 27th August to 9th September 2018?
    A. Novak Djokovic
    B. Juan Martín del
    C. Roger Federer
    D. Rafael Nadal
  2. A. Novak Djokovic
    US Open (tennis) 2018 winners: Novak Djokovic (Men's Singles) has leveled with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Also, this is 3rd US Open title. Naomi Osaka (Women's Singles) has become Japan’s 1st Grand Slam singles champion. Mike Bryan won record 18th Slam doubles title with Jack Sock
  3. Who won the women’s singles title at the US Open (tennis) 2018, that was held in New York City, United States, from 27th August to 9th September 2018?
    A. Sloane James
    B. Simona Halep
    C. Naomi Osaka
    D. Serena Williams
  4. C. Naomi Osaka
    US Open (tennis) 2018 winners: Novak Djokovic (Men's Singles) has leveled with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Also, this is 3rd US Open title. Naomi Osaka (Women's Singles) has become Japan’s 1st Grand Slam singles champion. Mike Bryan won record 18th Slam doubles title with Jack Sock
  5. Which author has announced the launch of her new book named “The Rule Breakers”?
    A. Rebecca Thomas
    B. Preeti Shenoy
    C. Zubi Malik
    D. Theresa John
  6. B. Preeti Shenoy
    On 7th September 2018, Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book named “The Rule Breakers”. Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book: ‘The Rule Breakers’i. This book covers complex themes of women’s equality, gender, inclusion etc. It is published by Westland Books.

  7. What was the theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, observed on 10th September 2018?
    A. Prevent Suicide through peer support
    B. Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    C. Prevent Suicide, Value Life
    D. Suicide is no solution
  8. B. Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    On 10th September 2018, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed all over the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO (World Health Organisation) is co-sponsor of the day. This day aims to create awareness that suicide can be prevented throughout the world. Theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’
  9. Where was MOVE: India’s first ever Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog, held on 7th and 8thSeptember 2018?
    A. Pune
    B. Mumbai
    C. New Delhi
    D. Chennai
  10. C. New Delhi
    On September 7, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated MOVE: India’s ever first Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The summit focused on five themes: electrification, alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics through data analytics. From 31 August to 6 September 2018, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr.Rajiv Kumar, and Chief Executive Officer Shri. Amitabh Kant, started the ‘Mobility Week’.
  11. Where was the 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) organized by NBA (National Board of Accreditation) held on 7th and 8th September 2018?
    A. New Delhi
    B. Mumbai
    C. Chennai
    D. Dehradun
  12. A. New Delhi
    On September 7, 2018, Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated 2-day 4th World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) organized by NBA (National Board of Accreditation) in New Delhi. It aims to encourage ‘Ratings and Rankings’ for educational institutions. The theme of WOSA 2018 was “CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN OUTCOME BASED ACCREDITATION”. Government will increase the strength of NBA and NAAC so that more number of institutions can be accredited.
  13. India and which country signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) to reduce their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, on 9th September 2018?
    A. Germany
    B. United States
    C. France
    D. Australia
  14. C. France
    On September 9, 2018, India and France have signed an implementation agreement on “MOBILISE YOUR CITY” (MYC) to reduce their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. It aims at implementing sustainable urban planning. It was signed between: Shri Mukund Kumar Sinha, OSD & Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, M/o Housing and Urban Affairs for India, and Shri Nicolas Fornage, Regional Director, Agence Française de Développement (AfD).
  15. Who is the chairperson of the panel of secretaries set up by government for the 2nd draft e-commerce policy?
    A. Ramesh Abhishek
    B. Subhash Chandra Garg
    C. Amritha Bhaskar
    D. Vijay Chauhan
  16. A. Ramesh Abhishek
    On September 9, 2018, government set up a panel of secretaries for the 2nd draft e-commerce policy. This would be chaired by Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP): Ramesh Abhishek. The other members of the group include: secretaries of the ministry of electronics and information technology, department of commerce, representatives of NITI Aayog and department of economic affairs.
  17. Lucknow Municipal Corporation has decided to rename Hazratganj Chauraha, the city’s biggest intersection, as _____ after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee?
    A. Atal Junction
    B. Atal Chowk
    C. Atal Bridge
    D. Atal Path
  18. B. Atal Chowk
    On September 9, 2018, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation in its meeting decided to rename the Hazratganj Chauraha-the city’s biggest intersection, as ‘Atal Chowk’ after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is also referred as ‘the heart of the city’. Along with this a memorial for the late veteran leader would also be made named: “Atal Smriti Upvan”. It will house his statue along with his 51 poems, speeches and other memorabilia.
  19. Which Indian city will host the five-day Aero India show on February 20-24, 2019?
    A. New Delhi
    B. Mumbai
    C. Bengaluru
    D. Chennai
  20. C. Bengaluru
    Central government has announced that Bengaluru will host the five-day Aero India show that will be held in February 20-24, 2019. The show is considered to the largest aerospace exhibition in Asia.
  21. As per, Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Amendment Rules, 2018, effective from 6th September 2018, value of the mutilated note greater than equals to 50 rupees denomination would have to be refunded in full if the undivided area of single largest piece is _____%
    A. 80%
    B. 50%
    C. 60%
    D. 95%
  22. A. 80%
    On September 9, 2018, RBI in its official notice announced the amended Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Rules, 2009. The amended act has been named: The Reserve Bank of India (Note Refund) Amendment Rules, 2018. It directed all branches of banks to exchange mutilated / defective notes of various denominations. This includes the denomination of Rs.10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs.200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. These changes have been made effective from September 6, 2018. According to the latest changes:
    - Value of the mutilated note of less than 50 rupees denomination will be refunded in full if the undivided area is of the range 31-47% of the note.
    Value of the mutilated note greater than equals to 50 rupees denomination would have to either be refunded in:
    - Half if the undivided area of single largest piece is 40% (round off) and,
    - Full if the undivided area of single largest piece is 80% (round off).
  23. The 39th ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award will be awarded to which Odia poet on 26th October 2018?
    A. Satrughna Pandav
    B. Govind Mishra
    C. Umesh Chandra
    D. Madhav Pandya
  24. A. Satrughna Pandav
    On September 9, 2018, the Sarala Puraskar Committee announced that it would honor noted Odia Poet Sri Satrughna Pandav with the 39th ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award at a special function on 26th October, 2018. Eminent novelist of India, Sri Govind Mishra will be the Chief Guest of the Sarala Award function.

  25. Who was appointed the new CEO and MD of Axis Bank, on 9th September 2018?
    A. Amitabh Chaudhry
    B. Manish Chaurasia
    C. Vineet Kumar
    D. Madhan Raj
  26. A. Amitabh Chaudhry
    On September 9, 2018, Amitabh Chaudhry, current MD of HDFC Standard Life was appointed the new CEO and MD of Axis Bank. He will replace Shikha Sharma the current MD & CEO who will leave office on December 31. He will take over as MD & CEO for 3 years from January 1, 2019 till December 31, 2021. He has been associated with HDFC Standard Life since January 2010 and had held senior management positions in Bank of America, Calyon Bank and Infosys BPO.
  27. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled space suit and crew model for India’s first human space mission named _____?
    A. Space Next Mission
    B. Gaganyaan Mission
    C. Akash Mission
    D. Shakthi Mission
  28. B. Gaganyaan Mission
    On September 9, 2018, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) displayed a space suit developed by the agency at the launch of the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo. ISRO unveiled space suit, crew model for Gaganyaan Mission 2022, India’s first human space mission. It is an orange-coloured prototype space suit developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. It can hold one oxygen cylinder, allowing an astronaut to breathe in space for 60 minutes. It is a part of ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission of 2022 involving 3 astronauts. Along with this, ISRO displayed the crew model and the crew escape model. It has a thermal shield and the temperature inside the capsule will be 25° Celsius.
  29. Which team won the Duleep Trophy at Dindigul, in Tamil Nadu, on 9th September 2018?
    A. India Blue
    B. India Red
    C. India Green
    D. India White
  30. A. India Blue
    On September 9, 2018, India Blue defeated India Red team in the final to win the Duleep Trophy at NPR College ground in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. India Blue defeated India Red and won 57th Duleep Trophyi. They won by an innings and 187 runs. imachal Pradesh batsman Nikhil Gangta was named the Man of the Match.
  31. Where was the 6th International Geriatric Orthopaedic Conference held which is Inaugurated on 7th September 2018?
    A. Bengaluru
    B. Chennai
    C. Mumbai
    D. New Delhi
  32. D. New Delhi
    On September 7,2018, the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 6th International Geriatric Orthopaedic Society of India Conference at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is: “Increased Longevity with Reduced Fragility and Enhanced Mobility”. This was organized by Geriatric Orthopaedic Society of India. He acknowledged Ayushman Bharat scheme and announced that the Government will establish around 1,50,000 Wellness Centres and Sub Centres across the country.
  33. Pollution by particulate emission from commuting in which city is the highest among 14 major cities of India, as per a study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)?
    A. Delhi
    B. Mumbai
    C. Bengaluru
    D. Kolkata
  34. A. Delhi
    On September 8, 2018, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its study reported that the pollution by particulate emission from commuting in Delhi is highest among 14 major cities in the country. The study was discussed on the first day of an international conclave on Towards Clean and Low Carbon Mobility. Particulate emission in Delhi is three times that of Mumbai.
  35. Name the fund which was formed to aid families of paramilitary personnel who died fighting extremists, that has now been formalised into a registered trust and has been exempted from the income tax under 80(G)?
    A. Jai Jawan
    B. Bharat Ke Veer
    C. Salute India
    D. Save Martyrs
  36. B. Bharat Ke Veer
    On September 8, 2018, Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that all contributions to home ministry’s ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ fund have been exempted from the income tax under 80(G). It has been formalised into a registered trust. It is a trust fund where people can aids families of paramilitary personnel who died fighting extremists. It was formed with film star Akshay Kumar and former national Badminton champion Pullela Gopichand in April 2017.
  37. Where will the annual combat exercise “Yudh Abhyas” between Indian and the US armies be held from September 16 to 29, 2018?
    A. Washington DC, United States
    B. Chaubatia, Uttarakhand
    C. Nagpur, Maharashtra
    D. Wisconsin, United States
  38. B. Chaubatia, Uttarakhand
    On September 8, 2018, after the 2+2 dialogue, the armies of India and the US decided to hold an annual combat exercise “Yudh Abhyas” at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand from September 16 to 29, 2018. It aims to enhance inter-operability between the two forces. Around 400 soldiers from each side are expected to participate in the exercise. This happened after the agreement of ‘The Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed between the two countries.
  39. Who will succeed Jack Ma as the executive chairman of Alibaba, on 10th September 2019?
    A. James Winfield
    B. Daniel Zhang
    C. Arthur Zac
    D. Xavier Leud
  40. B. Daniel Zhang
    Daniel Zhang will succeed co-founder Jack Ma as the executive chairman of Alibaba on 10th September 2019. Jack Ma will remain on the board till 2020.