Dear Aspirants , In this article we are providing a summary of current affairs of the day . This will help you for preparation of general awareness sections of competitive (ssc /banking) exams. The questions of general awareness section are mostly from current affairs. So, Find the important events of the day described below.
Online RTI Portal launched by Election Commission :
The Election Commission has launched it’s online RTI Portal. The portal- rti.eci.nic.in will facilitate applicants seeking information under the Right to Information Act. The portal also facilitates the online reply to applications and also for making first appeal and reply thereto.
Former oil secretary Vivek Rae quits IOC board :
Former oil secretary Vivek Rae has resigned as independent director from the board of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) owing to differences with the company management.
NTPC Adopted Charminar Under Swachh Iconic Places Project :
NTPC Limited adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India. NTPC Ltd and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have signed a MoU for implementation of development and beautification works under the Charminar Pedestrianization Project in Hyderabad. NTPC, in partnership with the GHMC, will take up development and beautification works at Charminar.
India recorded 22 per cent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio :
India recorded 22 per cent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin that was released by the Office of the Registrar General of India on June 6, 2018. According to the bulletin, the Maternal Mortality Ratio in India declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016. The MMR is defined as the proportion of maternal deaths per 1, 00,000 live births.
Cornelis Vrieswijk appointed CEO of GoAir :
GoAir announced the appointment of former EasyJet executive Cornelis Vrieswijk as its new CEO. He will be reporting to the Chairman Nusli Wadia Managing Director Jeh Wadia and the Board of Directors of GoAir.