1st September 2018 Daily current affair

New Appointment of the day

  • Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar was sworn in as the chief justice of Baluchistan high court.
  • She became first women chief justice of Pakistani high court.  

International current affair

  • 1st September is independence Day of Uzbekistan   
On 31st July 1991, with the dissolution of the soviet union, Uzbekistan declared independence.
1st September  was proclaimed the national independence day of Uzbekistan.

Important Points
  1. capital of Uzbekistan : Tashkent 
  2. official language : Uzbek
  3. President : Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  4. Prime minister : Abdula aripov
  5. currency : Uzbekistani som
  • AYUSH Minister Inaugurates 4th International Ayurveda Congress at Netherlands
Minsiter of state for AYUSH Sripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the Fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) at the Netherlands. 

  • 4th BIMSTEC summit has been successfully concluded in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
The prime minister of Nepal K.P Oli presented draft Kathmandu declaration which was unanimously adopted by the all member states.

  • Sri Lanka become the new chair of the BIMSTEC.
National current affairs

  • India is observing national Nutrition week from 1st September to 7th September. 

National Nutrition week celebrated each year. The main propose of this campaign is to create awareness on the on the importance of nutrition for health. 

    Banking/financial news
  • Prime minister launches India post payments bank.
Prime minister Narendra Modi launched a payments bank of the Department of posts that will take banking to the doorstep of every citizen through an unmatched network of post offices and almost 3lakh postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks.
The India post payments bank will be like any other banks but its operations will be on a smaller scale without involving any credit risk. It will carry out most banking operations like accepting deposits but won't advance loans or issue credit cards.

The payment bank will accept deposits of up to Rs 1 Lakh, offer remittance services, mobile payments/transfer/purchases and other banking services like atm/debit cards net banking.

Now IPPB available through 650 branches and 3250 access points.