14th September 2018 Current Affairs


Cabinet approves new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA)

  • The Union Cabinet has approved a new umbrella scheme titled ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan’, or PM-AASHA.
  • The scheme aims to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.
  • The goal is to protect the farmers’ income.
  • The new umbrella scheme is comprised of Price Support Scheme (PSS), Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS), and Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS).

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice of India

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed the next Chief Justice of India by the President of India.
  • He will take office in October after current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra, retires.

Andhra Pradesh Govt launches e-Rythu to boost cashless farm ecosystem

  • The government of Andhra Pradesh has launched a mobile platform called e-Rythu (e-farmer in Telugu).
  • The platform will enable small-scale farmers to market their produce at reasonable prices.
  • The platform is developed by Mastercard.
  • The aim is to provide farmers an easy and secure way to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural products via their feature phones.

Samsung opens world’s biggest mobile store and experience center, in Bengaluru

  • Samsung has opened its biggest experience center in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • This comes soon after Samsung launched the world’s largest mobile phone-manufacturing factory in Noida.
  • The experience center will offer VR experiences to customers.

HDFC Life makes Vibha Padalkar MD and CEO

  • HDFC Life has appointed Vibha Padalkar as its new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • She will step into the roles for a period of three years.
  • The position had been vacant since Amitabh Chaudhry quit to join Axis Bank.
  • Prior to this, Padalkar was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director at the insurer.

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