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1. PM Modi 2-Day Visit to Varanasi
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i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi. In the Visit, he flagged off remotely Varanasi-Vadodara country’s third Mahamana Express.

ii. The Projects worth over Rs. 1000 crore are being inaugurated. PM also inaugurated Jal Shavbahan and Jal Ambulance. He has also inaugurated Utkarsh Bank, it specialises in micro-finance to extend assistance to self-help groups.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Yogi Adityanath is the present CM of UP.
  • Ram Naik is the present Governor of UP.
2. First Scorpene Submarine INS Kalvari Delivered to Navy
i. The first of the Scorpene class submarines, INS Kalvari, was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy.

ii. The delivery of a submarine means that its trials are over and the Navy has accepted the boat. Commissioning is a ceremony that officially makes it part of the Navy’s fleet.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Sunil Lanba is the Present CNS of Indian Navy.
3. Himachal Pradesh, First State to Launch Electric Bus Service in India
i. The Himachal Pradesh government on launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the 51km-long stretch road between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The bus service was flagged off by State Transport Minister GS Bali.

ii. With this initiative, the state has become the first in the world to ply electric buses at an altitude of 13 thousand feet.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The main objective behind the initiative is to curb carbon emission which is resulting in melting of glaciers in the Himalayas.
4. ‘Newton’ India’s Official Entry For Oscars 2018
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i. ‘Newton’ will be India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars 2018, according to the Film Federation of India.

ii. The movie directed by Amit Masurkar, starring Rajkummar Rao, tells the story of a polling officer Newton Kumar who is bent on conducting free and fair elections in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • This year’s Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles.
5. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani Inaugurates ‘VASTRA’ Fair
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i. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the 6th edition of the four-day international textile and apparel fair, ‘VASTRA’ in Jaipur. 
ii. FDI in textiles industry has tripled in 2016-17. Mudra Yojna has benefited the weaver’s community and their incomes have shown a tremendous increase within 60 days from the date of loan availed. Skill development has also enhanced the quality of placements in the textile industry.

6. Britain and Saudi Arabia Sign Military Cooperation Deal
i. Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation. The agreement came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed security ties with visiting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.

ii. The agreement comes as Britain seeks to explore lucrative trade deals outside Europe, including energy-rich Gulf monarchies, after voting to leave the European Union.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Riyadh is the Capital of Saudi Arabia.
7. Uber Stripped of its Licence to Operate in London
i. London’s transport regulator stripped Uber of its licence to operate, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.

ii. The final day of Uber’s licence will be on September 30. In London, Uber has faced criticism from unions, lawmakers and traditional black cab drivers over working conditions.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Dara Khosrowshahi is the present CEO of UBER.
8. Yesteryear actor Shakila Passes Away
i. Yesteryear Bollywood actor Shakila, known for her work in movies like Aar Paar and CID, died after a heart attack.

ii. She was 82. She was famous after the song “Baabuji dheere chalna…”.

9. Legendary Boxer, Jake LaMotta Passes Away
i. Jake LaMotta, former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie “Raging Bull,” passed away.

ii. He was in his 90s and died of complications of pneumonia. Fighting mostly as a middleweight and known as the “Raging Bull” and “Bronx Bull”

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