Current Affairs : 12-09-2019 in English

Defence

  • The Indian government has planned to introduce a mega plan to spend this much amount for fleet modernization in the next 5-7 years across all armed forces – $130 billion.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) resurrected this Air Force Station, which will operate the first squadron of Rafale fighter jets - Ambala-based 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows'.

Economy

  • The RBI backed U.K. Sinha committee has recommended that this state's innovative model for start-ups should be assessed for possible replication in other states - Telangana.

International 

  • Winner film of the “Golden Lion” at the Venice International Film Festival 2019 – Joker (Todd Phillips).

Persons in News

  • This person will represent India for the first time at the 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) in the US - Captain Sangram Pawar.
  • New Principal Secretary to Prime Minister with effect from 11th September - Dr. P.K. Mishra.
  • New Principal Advisor to Prime Minister with effect from 11th September - P.K. Sinha.

Sports

  • Winners of the 72km Ultra Khardung La Challenge at the 8th Ladakh Marathon - Shabir Hussein (Male), Christina Walter (Female from Ireland).
  • Winners of the Italian Grand Prix 2019 Formula One motor race - Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

General Knowledge

  • World's highest Marathon at an altitude over 11,000 feet above sea level - Ladakh Marathon (Jammu and Kashmir).
  • Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) was established in the year – 1990.
  • First Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) in the US – 1972.

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