Current Affairs 5th September 2017
- Nirmala Sitharaman: India’s first full-time lady Defense Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman (58) turned out to be first full-time lady Defense Minister of India after she was promoted to the Union Cabinet. She assumes the responsibility of the essential ministry from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Ms. Sitharaman is the second lady to become Defense Minister of India. Earlier it was former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was holding additional portfolio as Defense Minister from 1980-82. Before her rise to Union Cabinet in NDA Government which is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she was Minister of State (MoS) for Finance and Corporate Affairs and Minister of Commerce and Industry with independent charge.
- Five banks of BRICS countries sign pact for credit lines
Five banks of BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (ICM) have agreed to set up local money credit lines and create cooperation using credit ratings. In such manner, they have signed to the arrangement in front of 9th BRICS summit to be held in Xiamen, China. These five banks are Brazilian Development Bank, Russia’s Vnesheconom Bank, Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM), China Development Bank and Development Bank of South Africa.
- Tajikistan bans ladies from wearing veils
Tajikistan govt has restricted its ladies from wearing veils, and the govt has presented a legislation, wherein it has requested that the women “stick to traditional national clothes and culture.” The new legislation does not present a punishment for breaking the rule, but some have claimed that fines could be presented at a later date. Under existing laws, ladies wearing hijabs are now banned from entering the nation’s government offices.
- NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to come home after 288 days in space on 2nd Sep 2017
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is come back to Earth from the International Space Station on second September 2017, after finishing its 288 days mission. Whitson comes back with her Expedition 52 crewmates, Nasa’s Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space office Roscosmos. They arrived in Kazakhstan.
- TRAPPIST-1 planets liable to have water
As indicated by an international team of astronomers, Earth-sized planets orbiting ultra cool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star may have significant measures of water and could be livable. They had utilized Hubble Space Telescope (HST), a joint task of European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA to estimate whether there is water on seven planets orbiting in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.
- SAAB, Adani Group report cooperation for barrier fabricating
Swedish defense and security organization SAAB and Indian conglomerate Adani Group have reported joint effort in defense fabricating involving billions of dollars of investments. The partnership was declared predominantly for design, development, and production of single engine Gripen fighter jets under ‘Make in India’ if they win a government contract to prepare Indian Air Force (IAF) with new jets. They will rival coordinated effort of US aircraft major Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) which are intending to make F-16 fighter aircraft in India.
- MS Dhoni turns out to be the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumping in ODI Cricket
Previous Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns into the first wicketkeeper in the world of cricket to claim 100 stumpings in the One Day International (ODI). To accomplish the fete, Dhoni surpassed the previous Sri Lankan team captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings in 404 ODI matches.
To accomplish the fete, Dhoni whipped off the bails to evacuate the Sri Lankan batsman Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s blowing.
- Chhattisgarh: ‘Ye India ka time hai’ occasion organized at NIT Raipur
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, on 3 September 2017 composed an occasion named ‘Ye India ka time hai.’ The occasion was held according to the orders of HRD ministry to mark India’s 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India movement. On the event of ‘Ye India ka time hai event, students of NIT Raipur took an interest in a meeting to generate new ideas on ‘New India Manthan’ and talked about their views on ‘what kind of India do they envision for the year 2022’.
- India wins five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, 5-0
India on 3 September 2017 whitewashed host Sri Lanka 5-nil in the One Day International cricket series. In the fifth and the last match at Colombo, the Indian team defeated the host by six-wickets. By winning all ODI, India turned into the first visiting nation to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Sri Lanka. Captain Virat Kohli made unbeaten 110. The stage was all set by Kohli and Manish Pandey who scored 36 with a 99-run partnership for the third wicket. Kohli got capable help from Kedar Jadhav who made 63. Their stand included 109 runs for the fourth wicket.