30 September 2018 Current Affairs
N.Ravi & Vijay Kumar Chopra elected as Chairman & Vice Chairman of Press Trust of India
The Publisher of The Hindu Group of Newspapers, N.Ravi had appointed as the chairman of Press Trust of India and simultaneously the Chief Editor of Punjab Kesari Group of Newspapers Vijay Kumar Chopra had been appointed as the Vice Chairman of Press Trust of India.
India`s forex reserves up $1.3 bn
The country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.3 billion to $401.790 billion, helped by a rise in foreign currency assets. In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, increased by $1.257 billion to $377.412 billion.
Pankaj Kapoor gets ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ award
Actor-director Pankaj Kapur is honoured with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award at the closing ceremony of the ninth edition of Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai. He is a three-time National Award winner. Pankaj Kapoor’s most acclaimed films were Raakh (1989), Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Macbeth, Maqbool (2003), all three films for which he received National Film Awards.
$57.1 Billion loan disbursed to Argentina as the Biggest Loan in IMF’s History
The International Monetary Fund staff and Argentina authorities have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) totaling to US$57.1 billion through 2021 approved.
Yuvraj Wadhwani lifts Asian Junior Squash title
Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title. Yuvraj has become the second Indian to win the Under-13 title after Veer Chotrani, who had won the title in 2014 in Iran. In the Under 15 section, Arnav Sareen settled for the runner-up spot. The Pune boy lost to Muhammad Hamza Khan of Pakistan in the final.
Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passes away
The legendary harmonium artiste Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness. He was 83. Born in Borim, Goa. Borkar was conferred the Padma Shri in 2016 for his contributions to Indian music.
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