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Anshula Kant, New SBI Director
Anshula Kant was appointed the new Managing Director of State Bank of India on September 7, 2018. Before this, she has been the Deputy Managing Director since May 2014 and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since June 2015, at SBI. The post became vacant as B. Sriram resigned on June 30, 2018. He went on to become the MD and CEO of IDBI Bank.
Tata Power Signs MoU with Afghan Power Distribution Company
Tata Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Afghanistan Government-owned power distribution company. The agreement was signed with the Afghan company, Da Afghanistan Bresha Sherkat (DABS). This is for production, distribution and transmission of power in Afghanistan. The MoU was signed during the Second India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show held in Mumbai from September 12 to September 15.
Measures to Control the Fall in Rupee
The Union Government announced the measures to be taken to check the rising Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the fall in rupee. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 14, 2018. The meeting was primarily held to review the current state of the economy.
The New CEO & MD of Axis Bank
Amitabh Chaudhry will be taking over as MD & CEO of Axis Bank from January 1, 2019 till December 31, 2021. He will be replacing the outgoing MD & CEO, Shikha Sharma whose term ends on December 31, 2018. He has been with HDFC Life since January 2010.
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254 Copper Coins Discovered at Khirki Mosque
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a collection of 254 Copper Coins in the premises of Khirki Mosque. The discovery was made during the course of conservation of the monument on September 10, 2018. Some of the coins are believed to be from the reign of Sher Shah Suri and his successors.
The Day Hinduism was Introduced to the West
September 11 marks the anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's address to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. It was in 1893, that he introduced Hinduism to the West through his powerful speech.
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Sardar Singh Retires from International Hockey
Former India hockey skipper Sardar Singh formally announced his retirement from international hockey at a press conference in Chandigarh on September 13, 2018. He has represented India twice at the Olympics and is also a recipient of the awards, Arjuna in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015.
Jhulan Goswami Creates History in Women's Cricket
The Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami became the 1st player in women's cricket to take 300 international wickets. She reached this figure after India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets on September 11, 2018.
2018 ISSF World Championships in Korea
The 52nd International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships were held in Changwon, South Korea from September 2 to 14, 2018. Elia Sdruccioli of Italy was the Junior World Champion in the Skeet Men event. The bronze medal went to 19-year-old Indian Gurnihal Singh Garcha, who closed his match with 46 hits out of 50 on September 11, 2018.
102 year old Indian Woman Wins Gold at Seniors Olympics
Man Kaur, a 102-year-old Chandigarh based athlete, won the 200m race in the 100-104 age group category in Spain. This was at the World Masters Athletics Championships which is considered the Olympics for senior citizens. Kaur finished with a time of 3 minutes and 14 seconds on September 9, 2018.
Selection Committee for Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand 2018 Awards
Justice Mukul Mudgal is known for his investigation into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. He has now been named the chairman of an 11-member selection committee which will pick the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees of this year. The Dronacharya award is presented to coaches for their constant work over a period of four years. The Dhyan Chand award is given to sportspersons for their contribution to sports and life-time achievements. The National Sports Awards ceremony will be held on September 25, 2018.
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The pattern for creating merit lists for admission to Engineering colleges through the JEE Mains is now changed. The merit lists were based on the raw marks obtained by the candidates, it is now updated to percentile score of the candidates. A two-cycle computer based examination system shall be introduced from 2019.
According to the updated exam format for engineering and architecture courses, the tests will be conducted in January and April. This National Testing Agency(NTA) has announced this new procedure of examination. This will further be the basis of the final merit list for the admission of IITs.
According to this format, the test will be conducted over a period of 14 days in every cycle. The exam will consist of multiple sessions each day. According to the officials, a core group of IITs, UGC, IASRI, NITs, AIIMS will finalize the process of NTA score.
Here is the new way of ranking:
- The highest scorer of each session will be quoted as 100 percentile.
- All the scores for each session together will be the master NTA score.
- The highest marks obtained in various subjects will be considered if there is a tie between 100 percentile candidates.
- In case of a tie even after these scores, the older person will be ranked higher.
- Merit list announcement after Main 2.
- For candidates taking both the cycles exam, the better percentile shall be counted.
On the basis of the entire mentioned procedure, the overall merit list shall be created.