Current Affairs 1st September 2019
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- Narendra Modi launches RuPay card in UAE
–Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has launched the RuPay card,making the UAE the first country in the Middle East to initiate the Indian indigenous system of electronic payment. RuPay card scheme was launched in 2012 to fulfil the Reserve Bank of India’s vision to have a domestic, open and multilateral system of payments.
- Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology
Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural Sciences (SACON) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
- Harsh Vardhan inaugurates FSSAI’s National Food Laboratory
–Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated FSSAI’s National Food Laboratory (NFL) in Ghaziabad on the occasion of 13th anniversary of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This national lab is a result of a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), the first-of-its-kind in the food laboratory sector.
- SRK launches heritage postal stamp of Bandra station
–Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan launched heritage postal stamp of Bandra station in Mumbai, Maharashtra on the completion of 150 years of the railway station. He urged the people present at the launching event to use the postal stamps instead of online texting.
- Bandhan Bank launches a co-branded credit card with Standard Chartered
–Bandhan Bank launched a co-branded credit card in association with Standard Chartered bank. This credit card would be offered to 40 lakh savings bank account holders across the 1,000 branches of Bandhan Bank.
- IIT-Delhi establishes DESMI Centre of Excellence
–Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has partnered with Denmark-based firm to start DESMI Centre of Excellence on Waste-to-Wealth at IIT-Delhi. The centre will provide support for implementing the framework of pilot projects, which address waste collection and management with possible energy generation.
RANKS AND REPORTS
- Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list
-For the second consecutive year, Hollywood star Scarlett Johanssonhas topped the Forbes’ list of highest-paid female actors in the world. Spurred by the success of her summer Marvel film Avengers: Endgame, the 34-year-old actor’s earning reached USD 56 million.
Here’s the list of the World’s Highest-Paid Actresses Of 2019 listed by Forbes:
- Scarlett Johansson – $56 million
2.Sofia Vergara – $44.1 million
3. Reese Witherspoon – $35 million
SCHEMES AND COMMITTEE
- CVC sets up 4-member Advisory Board for Banking Frauds
The Central Vigilance Commission has constituted a 4-member Advisory Board for Banking Frauds. The ABBF will be headed byformer Vigilance Commissioner T.M. Bhasin.
- CPWD-DG Prabhakar Singh selected for ‘Eminent Engineer Award 2019’
-Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department has been chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’. This award will be given by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his distinguished and exemplary service in the field of Engineering and Technology.