Current Affairs 7th Sep. 2018

Current Affairs 7th Sep. 2018

India, France sign implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’

India and France have signed an implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’ (MYC) in New Delhi to support three Indian cities in their efforts to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport. The initiative is a part of an international initiative and was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December 2015.

What is COMCASA Agreement?

COMCASA becomes particularly important as India is set to buy the combat version of Sea Guardian drones from the United States. The US would not have provided India with the weapon systems on the drone without COMCASA.

India, France sign MoU to form the working group for Gaganyaan Mission

The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech. It is India’s first manned space mission that will be launched by ISRO by 2022.

Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan to head a panel to select new Chief Economic Advisor

The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s first Global Mobility Summit

India’s first-ever Global Mobility Summit – MOVE will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 7. The two-day summit, organised by Niti Aayog, will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.

Ranjan Gogoi will become 46th Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi will become the 46th Chief Justice of India succeeding incumbent Dipak Misra.

Japan to conduct the world’s first test of a space elevator

Japanese researchers from Shizuoka University will conduct the world’s first experiment to test a small prototype of a space elevator in space by using two mini satellites.

International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 held in Kathmandu

International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 was held in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal from September 3 to 5, 2018.

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