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Current Affairs : 14-09-2018 in English

·         Under the ‘National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014’, these four new NID to declare as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) - Amravati / Vijayawada,
Bhopal, Jorhat and Kurukshetra.
·         The new Umbrella Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce –Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA).
·         Giving approval to the proposal for electrification of BG routes of Indian Railways (IR) comprising of - 108 sections (13,675 route kilometers).
·         Immediate ban imposed on these no. of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) - 328.
·         According to the 'India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative' report, this much increase in the rate of ischemic heart attack and stroke among Indians - 50%.
·         According to the 'India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative' report, this state has highest no. of people with cancer during 1990-2016 – Kerala.
·         This state government in South India banned e-cigarette – Tamilnadu.
·         First prize winner of the 30th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2017-18 – Kendriya Vidyalay, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur.
·         According to the UN’s latest report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World in 2017, the number of undernourished globally, increased to - 821 million.
·         New MD and CEO of HDFC Life – Vibha Padalakar.
·         Former Indian captain, who lead the team during 2008 to 2016, retired from international hockey - Sardar Singh.
Person In News
·         Indian winner of prestigious UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award - Manoj Jhalani.
General Knowledge
·         Under this Act, National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad declared as Institutions of National Importance - NID Act, 2014.
·         Drugs and cosmetic Products Act was enacted in India in the year - 1940.
·         New York-based United Nations Organization (UN) established in the year - 1945 (24 October).
·         United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) established in the year - 2013.
·         There are this many Kendriya Vidyalayas in 25 divisions in India - 125.

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