Presenting current affairs September 14 2017 with regular updates of today events from all over the country, world and various areas. Aim of our current affairs section is to help you to get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.
Operation Insaniyat Launched by Union Government to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Operation insaniyat was launched by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to help Bangladesh in humanitarian crisis faced by the country due to large influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
Rohingyas are the stateless ethnic minority who have been forced to leave Myanmar because of continuous operations by military and communal violence in the country. There are mostly Muslims among the Rohingyas who were from the Rakhine province of Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
Under the operation India will provide basic needs items and relief material to the affected people. India will send items like rice, sugar, salt, pulses, cooking oil, biscuits and mosquito nets. Multiple consignments will be sent by India with first one to be sent through the plane of Indian Air Force.
PM Narendra Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay foundation stone for bullet train
India’s most awaited Bullet Train project Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi and his Japnese counterpart Abe Shinzo at Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Station ground. The project will be build at an estimated cost of 1.10 lakh crore and will be completed till 2022. Read full news below:
India ranked 103rd World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Human Capital Index (GHCI)
India has been ranked at 103 in the latest survey World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Human Capital Index (GHCI) 2017. The survey was conducted on total 130 countries. India improved a little bit as in the earlier Survey India was at 105th position.
Norway toped the list followed by Finland(2nd). Third spot was occupied by Switzerland whereas USA got fourth place in the survey.
Below is the list of all top ten countries:
- United States
- New Zealand
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) wins Container Terminal of the Year Award 2017
The tenth edition of the Gateway Awards was conducted and Mumbai based Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded Container Terminal of the Year Award.
Mr.Neeraj Bansal received the award on behalf of JNPCT. Neeraj Bansal is the current Deputy Chairman of JNPCT
JNPCT was chosen as winner for the various reasons such as excellent strategies to reduce congestion, smooth delivery of containers and renovation of infrastructure to carry out a trade even in unfavourable conditions.
15 agreements for Corporation were signed between India and Japan
Total 15 agreements were signed on Thursday between India and japan, agreement in the field of aviation was the major one which will give a fillip to India’s Act East policy by enhancing connectivity and developmental projects in India’s northeast, and for more flights between the two countries.
The agreements were signed after a annual bilateral summit between Prime minister Narendra Modi and visiting prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
Here are the agreements signed:
Agreement between Union Home Ministry and the Japanese government for cooperation and collaboration was signed in the field of disaster risk management and also to share the experiences with each other regarding handling situations before and after the disaster.
In order to increase the skills development process, an agreement was signed to strengthen relations between the two countries so as to better cooperate in the field of Japanese language education in India.
Agreement inked for India Japan Act East Forum which will give a boost to connectivity and promote developmental projects in the northeastern region of India.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Japan’s Ministry of Economy also signed an agreement Trade and Industry to speed up and making things easy for japan to invest in India.
Cool EMS was another agreement which was signed between India Post and Japan Post. Under this agreement, India will recieve fresh food from Japan in cool boxes for Japanese expatriates in India.
Infrastructure development programmes in the Mandal Bechraj-Khoraj region of Gujarat with the cooperation of Japan and an agreement was also signed between two countries in this regard.
In another agreement both countries Indian and Japanese carriers mounting unlimited number of flights to some of the selected cities of each other’s countries.
Both agreed for promoting institutional cooperation between two – India’s Research and Information System (RIS) think tank and Japan’s Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO). To do so an MoU was signed to sternthen the capacity research and effectiveness.
We all know about the advancement of Japan in the field of science and technology. Now India will also get benefits from their technology as three agreements were signed between the two in the area of science and technology.
Sports was also an important matter of discussion. So two more MoUs and two letters of intent were signed in the area of sports cooperation to make the sports better in the country.