Important Current Affairs for CLAT 2022 (14th September 2021)

14TH SEPTEMBER


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INDIA & UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LAUNCHED CAFMD

CHHATTISGARH GOVT. LAUNCHED ‘MILLET MISSION’

VENUGOPAL NAMED AS ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF NCLAT

1ST SPACETECH START-UP TO TIE UP WITH ISRO

AZIZ AKHANNOUCH APPOINTED AS PM OF MOROCCO

MS DHONI AS MENTOR OF INDIAN TEAM FOR T20 WORLDCUP

HINDI DIWAS OR HINDI DAY OBSERVED ON 14TH SEPTEMBER

 

INDIA & UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LAUNCHED CAFMD


 

  • India and the United States of America (USA) have launched the “Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)”.

 

  • It will strengthen India-US bilateral cooperation on climate and environment. The dialogue was launched by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Bhupender Yadav and Mr John Kerry,S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) in New Delhi.

 

  • About the CAFMD: “Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)” is one of the two tracks of the India-U.S. Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership launched at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate in April 2021. The other track is Strategic Clean Energy Partnership.

 

  • CAFMD will demonstrate how the world can align swift climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development, taking into account national circumstances and sustainable development priorities.

 

(SOURCE: THE WIRE)

 

CHHATTISGARH GOVT. LAUNCHED ‘MILLET MISSION’

 

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced the launch of ‘Millet Mission’, which aims to provide proper price rates to farmers for minor cereal crops.

 

  • The initiative is also a step towards the Chief Minister’s vision for the state to become India’s millet hub.

 

  • To implement the mission, the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR), Hyderabad and the collectors of 14 districts of the state.

 

  • Other important benefits under the Millet Mission to farmers will include input assistance for millet, procurement arrangements, aid farmers in the processing of crops and ensure that the farmers get the benefit of the expertise of experts.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

VENUGOPAL NAMED AS ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF NCLAT


 

  • Justice M. Venugopal has been named as the new Acting Chairperson of the appellate tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).

 

  • This is the third time in a row that an Acting Chairperson is at the helm of the NCLAT, after the retirement of permanent Chairperson Justice S J . Mukhopadhaya on March 14, 2020.

 

  • Justice Bansi Lal Bhat was the first Acting Chairperson from March 15, 2020, followed by Justice A I S Cheema from April 19, 2021, and subsequently Justice M. Venugopal from September 11, 2021.

 

  • Who is Justice M. Venugopal?

 

  • He is a former judge of the High Court of Madras. He had joined as a Sub-Judge in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service on June 5, 1997, and later was elevated to Madras High Court in November 2007, where he had served for eleven-and-a-half years.

 

  • About the NCLAT: The NCLAT was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

 

  • It is also an appellate tribunal for hearing appeals against the orders passed by NCLT under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), and by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

 

  • It is also the appellate tribunal to hear and dispose of appeals against any direction issued or decision made or order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

 

(SOURCE: LIVE LAW)

 

1ST SPACETECH START-UP TO TIE UP WITH ISRO


 

  • A Hyderabad-based Space technology startup, Skyroot Aerospace has become the first private company to formally enter into an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

 

  • The Framework MoU will allow the company to undertake multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO centres and avail the technical expertise of ISRO for testing and qualifying their space launch vehicle systems and subsystems.

 

  • The agreement was signed by R Umamaheswaran, scientific secretary at ISRO and chairman at Interim IN-SPACe Committee, and Pawan Chandana, who is the CEO of Skyroot Aerospace.

 

  • About the Skyroot Aerospace: Skyroot, founded by former ISRO scientists, is building the Vikram series of rockets to carry small satellites into space.

 

  • The startup has already test fired its solid propulsion rocket engine named Kalam-5, whose bigger version will power its rockets.

 

  • Skyroot Aerospace is building the Vikram series of rockets to carry small satellites into space. The first launch vehicle in the series, Vikram-1 is scheduled to be launch in 2022.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

AZIZ AKHANNOUCH APPOINTED AS PM OF MOROCCO


 

  • Aziz Akhannouch has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Morocco by the country’s King Mohammed VI.

 

  • Akhannouch’s National Rally of Independents (RNI) party secured 102 out of the 395 seats in the parliament election, held on September 10, 2021. Prior to this appointment, the 60-year-old was the Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to 2021.

 

  • The announcement came after Akhannouch’s National Rally of Independents (RNI) party triumphed in Wednesday’s parliamentary polls.

 

  • The pro-business RNI managed to secure 102 out of the 395 seats in parliament, toppling the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which won a paltry 13 seats.

 

  • Morocco Capital: Rabat.
  • Morocco Currency: Moroccan dirham.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

MS DHONI AS MENTOR OF INDIAN TEAM FOR T20 WORLDCUP


 

  • BCCI announced that the former India captain MS Dhoni will mentor the team for the tournament, which will be played in UAE and Oman in October and November.

 

  • He announced his retirement from international limited-overs cricket on August 15, 2020.

 

  • Dhoni had last played for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

 

  • Dhoni, who leads Chennai Super Kings, is a three-time IPL-winning captain and has brought home three major ICC trophies — World T20, Champions Trophy and World Cup.

 

  • Secretary of BCCI: Jay Shah.
  • President of BCCI: Sourav Ganguly.
  • Headquarters of BCCI: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Founded: December 1928.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

HINDI DIWAS OR HINDI DAY OBSERVED ON 14TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is observed every year on 14 September to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India.

 

  • The language was adopted under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution. The first Hindi day was celebrated on 14th September 1953.

 

  • History of Hindi Diwas: Later, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru announced this day to be celebrated as Hindi Diwas in the country.

 

  • There are 22 Scheduled languages of India, of which, two are officially used at the Union government of India level: Hindi and English. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world.

 

  • Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September because, on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (12TH & 13TH SEPTEMBER)

12TH & 13TH SEPTEMBER


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1ST EVER 2+2 DIALOGUE B/W INDIA & AUSTRALIA

BHUPENDRA PATEL ELECTED AS NEW CM OF GUJARAT

UAE INTRODUCED NEW GREEN VISA

CAIRN ENERGY ENDS TAX DISPUTE WITH INDIA

CREATING METHANOL FROM COAL

NPCI & FISERV LAUNCHED ‘nFINI PROGRAMME’

INDIA’S LARGEST OPEN-AIR FERNERY IN UTTARAKHAND

CAG GC MURMU ELECTED AS ASOSAI CHAIRMAN

WORLD FIRST AID DAY OBSERVED ON 11TH SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

 

1ST EVER 2+2 DIALOGUE B/W INDIA & AUSTRALIA


 

  • India and Australia are undertaking their first-ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

 

  • The high-level foreign and defence ministerial-level dialogue will further ramp up the overall defence and strategic cooperation between the two countries, including in the Indo-Pacific cooperation amid China’s increasing military assertiveness in the region.

 

  • The Indian delegation at inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ talks is being led by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with their Australian counterparts Marise Payne and Peter Dutton, respectively.

 

  • In

    dia has a 2-2 Ministerial-level meetings framework with very few countries, including the USA and Japan.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

BHUPENDRA PATEL ELECTED AS NEW CM OF GUJARAT


 

  • Bhupendra Patel has been chosen as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat at the BJP legislature meeting. He is a BJP MLA from the Ghatlodia assembly seat in Ahmedabad.

 

  • This comes after the resignation of Vijay Rupani from the post of CM of Gujarat.

 

  • About the Bhupendra Patel: Bhupendra Patel holds a diploma in Civil Engineering and has held positions in Patidar trusts and organisations, including Sardar Dham and World Umiya Foundation, among others.

 

  • He has been a standing committee chairman in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).

 

  • Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

UAE INTRODUCED NEW GREEN VISA


 

  • The United Arab Emirates has introduced a new classification of visas supposed to ease the restrictions faced by foreigners in pursuing employment opportunities in the country, referred to as “green visa”.

 

  • According to the green visa, foreigners can work in the UAE without an employer’s guarantee. This green visa will allow visa holders to sponsor their parents.

 

  • It will raise the upper limit of the child’s age that the holder can guarantee from 18 to 25.

 

  • The program will additionally enable the holder a grace duration of up to three months to look for a new job if they lose their old one.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

CAIRN ENERGY ENDS TAX DISPUTE WITH INDIA


 

  • Cairn Energy, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is working with the Indian government to speed up the “documentation and refund payment” of the $1.06 billion retrospective tax.

 

  • In its half-yearly report, Cairn stated it plans to return $700 million to the shareholders through unique dividends and buybacks, out of the expected tax refund from the Indian government.

 

  • The government recently amended the Income Tax Law to abolish the retrospective tax regulations introduced in 2012-13, according to which Cairn was taxed in 2014 due to the company’s restructuring in 2006-07.

 

  • As part of the proceedings, the tax department subsequently frozen the company’s shares and sold them to recover the tax claims.

 

  • The modifications are to refund the taxes levied retrospectively if the affected taxpayers drop all pending litigation and forego any interest and damages claims.

 

  • Tribunal verdict: An worldwide arbitration tribunal, scrutinising the tax dispute, last 12 months dominated in Cairn’s favour and awarded $1.2 billion in damages to the company.

 

  • While the government has filed an appeal in opposition to the verdict, Cairn has filed court cases in numerous overseas jurisdictions to implement the tribunal’s award.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

CREATING METHANOL FROM COAL


 

  • India’s first indigenously Designed High Ash Coal Gasification Based Methanol Production Plant at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Research and Development Centre, Hyderabad was inaugurated.

 

  • The project was funded by the Department of Science and Technology, which provided a Rs 10 crore grant, at the initiative of NITI Aayog, PMO-India and the Ministry of Coal.

 

  • About the plant: The facility can create 0.25 ton per day (TPD) Methanol from high ash Indian coal using a 1.2 TPD Fluidized bed gasifier.

 

  • The purity of the crude methanol produced is between 98 and 99.5 per cent.

 

  • Methanol is utilized as a motor fuel, to power ship engines, and to generate clean power all over the world. Methanol is also used to generate di-methyl ether (DME), a liquid fuel that is very similar to diesel — existing diesel engines simply need to be minimally changed to use DME instead of diesel.

 

(SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

 

NPCI & FISERV LAUNCHED ‘nFINI PROGRAMME’


 

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in partnership with Fiserv Inc. to launch the plug-and-play RuPay credit card stack, ‘nFiNi’.

 

  • nFiNi is a ready stack of services required for fintechs and banks to issue RuPay credit cards and will enable fintech to co-create bank-sponsored credit cards. It is a BaaS (banking-as-a-service) programme.

 

  • About the platform: The nFiNi platform will power RuPay cards (including National Common Mobility Card) by offering access to needed services through the NPCI network combined with FirstVisionTM cloud-based open API integrations from Fiserv.

 

  • This will bring significant efficiencies for banking and fintech institutions at various levels in terms of operations and customer management.

 

  • The programme will further enable these institutions to expand their market base to new-to-credit customers.

 

  • National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe.
  • National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters:
  • National Payments Corporation of India Founded: 2008.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

INDIA’S LARGEST OPEN-AIR FERNERY IN UTTARAKHAND


 

  • India’s largest open-air fernery has been inaugurated in Ranikhet of Uttarakhand. The new centre will serve the dual objective of ‘conservation of fern species as well as ‘create awareness about their ecological role and promote further research.

 

  • The fernery is home to a large number of fern species, some of which are endemic to the state, some hold medicinal value while some are threatened species that demand care and conservation.

 

  • About the centre: The fernery has the largest collection of fern species, second to only Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI),

 

  • However, it is the country’s first open-air fernery in natural surroundings which is not under any poly-house/ shade house.

 

  • The Ranikhet fernery has around 120 different types of fern, spreads over four acres of land at an altitude of 1,800 metres.

 

  • The facility has been developed under Central Government’s Compensatory Afforestation Management Funds Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme, by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department over a period of three years.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

CAG GC MURMU ELECTED AS ASOSAI CHAIRMAN


 

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, GC Murmu was elected as the chairman of the assembly of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for a period of three years from 2024 to 2027.

 

  • Murmu was elected by the 56th governing board of ASOSAI and approval for the same was conveyed by the 15th assembly of ASOSAI. India will host the 16th assembly of ASOSAI in 2024.

 

  • The CAG, as the chairman, will be the chief executive of ASOSAI and represent ASOSAI in its dealings with national and international organisations.

 

  • After the election, the CAG assured the members that during SAI India’s three-year term as chair of the ASOSAI, they will focus on the areas of environmental audit and leveraging emerging technologies for audit.

 

  • About the ASOSAI: The ASOSAI is one of the regional groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) which aims to promote understanding and cooperation among member institutions through the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of public audit.

 

  • Established in 1979 with 11 members, the membership of the ASOSAI consists of charter members, members and associate members.

 

  • The membership has since grown to 47 SAIs. The assembly consists of all members of the organisation and meets once in three years.

 

(SOURCE: BUSINESS STANDARD)

 

WORLD FIRST AID DAY OBSERVED ON 11TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • World First Aid Day is observed on the second Saturday of September every year. In 2021 the day is being observed on September 11, 2021.

 

  • The day is an annual campaign aimed at promoting the importance of first aid training and increasing its accessibility to save more lives in a crisis.

 

  • When a person suffers from minor or serious injury or illness, the first and immediate assistance given to the patient is termed as ‘First Aid’.

 

  • The theme for World First Aid Day 2021 is ‘First aid and road safety’, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

 

  • World First Aid Day: In 2000, World First Aid Day was established by the IFRC and for more than 100 years, this organisation has been providing first aid services to people.

 

  • The history of this day dates back to 1859 when a young businessman, Henry Dunant, saw the carnage at the battle of Solfrino.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION


 

  • International Day for South-South Cooperation is observed globally on 12th September every year.

 

  • The day celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the south.

 

  • It also highlights the UN’s efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries.

 

  • Background of International Day for South-South Cooperation:

 

  • The history of the South-South cooperation begins in 1949 with the establishment of the UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1969.

 

  • In the year 1978, the conference of the Global South on TCDC adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) for promoting and implementing technical cooperation among developing countries. This was one of the main pillars for South-South cooperation.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (11TH SEPTEMBER)

11TH SEPTEMBER


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PM NARENDRA MODI CHAIRED 13TH BRICS SUMMIT

VIJAY RUPANI RESIGNED AS GUJARAT CM

CHINA’S EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE ‘GAOFEN-5’

WORLD’S LARGEST PLANT TO CAPTURE Co2 FROM AIR

ADB USD 300 MN LOAN FOR RURAL ECONOMY IN MAHARASHTRA

ADB USD 112 MN LOAN FOR WATER SUPPLY IN JHARKHAND

NMCG ORGANISED HIMALAYAN DIWAS ON SEPTEMBER 9

 

PM NARENDRA MODI CHAIRED 13TH BRICS SUMMIT


 

  • Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has chaired the 13th BRICS Summit, through video conferencing.

 

  • The theme of the India-led Summit was “BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus.”

 

  • The theme chosen by India reflects the fifteenth anniversary of BRICS, being observed in 2021. PM Modi called for enhanced BRICS cooperation under the motto of ‘Build-back Resiliently, Innovatively, Credibly and Sustainably’.

 

  • The Summit concluded with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’. This was the third time that India hosted the BRICS Summit.

 

  • Prior to this India held the Presidency of the BRICS in 2012 and 2016. Also, this is the second time that Prime Minister Modi has chaired the BRICS Summit. He had previously chaired the Goa Summit in 2016.

 

  • Apart from this, as the President of BRICS in 2021, India has highlighted four priority areas for this year’s BRICS Summit, which were:

 

  • reform of the multilateral system,
  • counter-terrorism cooperation,
  • using digital and technological tools to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),
  • enhancing people-to-people exchanges

 

  • All BRICS Leaders took part virtually in the Summit, including Brazil President-Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping of China, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

 

  • BRICS is an association of five major emerging economies comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

VIJAY RUPANI RESIGNED AS GUJARAT CM


 

  • Vijay Rupani has resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He submitted his resignation to governor Acharya Devvrat.

 

  • The resignation comes following a flurry of developments in Gujarat following a meeting in Gandhinagar.

 

  • He reached the Raj Bhavan shortly after PM Modi inaugurated Sardardham Bhavan in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad and performed ‘bhoomi pujan’ of Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya (girls’ hostel) through video conferencing.

 

  • Mr Rupani is the fourth BJP chief minister to step down in recent months; in July BS Yediyurappa resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka in July and the double whammy in Uttarakhand, where Tirath Singh Rawat quit barely four months after replacing Trivendra Rawat.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

CHINA’S EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE ‘GAOFEN-5’


 

  • China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-5 02, into space, aboard a Long March-4C rocket, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province.

 

  • The Gaofen-5 02 satellite is the 24th in the series of Gaofen Earth-observation satellites of China, to monitor environmental protection efforts and boost its natural resources surveillance.

 

  • About the Gaofen-5 02: Gaofen-5 02 is a hyperspectral satellite that will be used for comprehensive environmental monitoring, to improve the country’s hyperspectral observation capacity of the atmosphere, water and land.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

WORLD’S LARGEST PLANT TO CAPTURE Co2 FROM AIR


 

  • The world’s largest plant designed to capture carbon dioxide out of the air began its operations in Iceland.

 

  • The plant is named Orca, which means ‘Energy’ in Icelandic word. It will suck out up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year.

 

  • About the plant: The carbon dioxide captured directly from the air will be deposited underground at a depth of 1,000 metres, where it would be turned into rock.

 

  • The facility has been developed by Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix, in partnership with Swiss start-up Climeworks AG, which specialises in capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air.

 

  • The technology launched may become a major tool in the fight against climate change.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

ADB USD 300 MN LOAN FOR RURAL ECONOMY IN MAHARASHTRA


 

  • The government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 300 million loan as additional financing to scale up the improvement of rural connectivity to help boost the rural economy in the state of Maharashtra.

 

  • This is in addition to USD 200 million financings, approved by ADB in August 2019.

 

  • The additional financing for the ongoing Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project will help improve an additional 1,100 rural roads and 230 bridges for a total length of 2,900 kilometres (km) in 34 districts.

 

  • The ongoing project with $200 million financings, approved in August 2019, is already improving and maintaining the condition and safety of 2,100 km of rural roads across Maharashtra.

 

  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray.

 

(SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

 

ADB USD 112 MN LOAN FOR WATER SUPPLY IN JHARKHAND


 

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a USD 112 million loan to develop water supply infrastructure and strengthen capacities of urban local bodies (ULBs) for improved service delivery in four towns in the state of Jharkhand.

 

  • This is the first project of ADB in the state of Jharkhand.

 

  • The project will be ADB’s first urban project in the state and help establish a model for continuous water supply combined with policy reforms for the sustainable operation which can be replicated by other low-income states for providing safe drinking water to urban households as envisaged under national Jal Jeevan Mission.

 

  • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa.
  • Headquarters: Manila, Philippines.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

NMCG ORGANISED HIMALAYAN DIWAS ON SEPTEMBER 9


 

  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga organized Himalayan Diwas on September 09, 2021, in association with Naula Foundation.

 

  • This year’s theme is ‘Contribution of Himalayas and our responsibilities’. The event was part of the ongoing celebration of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

 

  • Himalaya Diwas is celebrated every year on 9th September in the state of Uttarakhand. It is celebrated with the aim to conserve the Himalayan ecosystem and region.

 

  • It was officially declared as Himalaya Day in 2015 by the then Chief Minister.

 

  • Uttarakhand Founded: 9 November 2000.
  • Uttarakhand Governor: Lt Gen Gurmit Singh.
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami.
  • Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer).

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

 

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (10TH SEPTEMBER)

10TH SEPTEMBER


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UTTARAKHAND, PUNJAB & TN GET NEW GOVERNORS

CUBA 1ST NATION TO BEGIN VACCINATION OF TODDLERS

INDIA’S 1ST EMERGENCY LANDING FACILITY IN NH RAJASTHAN

IIT MADRAS REGAINS TOP POSITION IN NIRF INDIA RANKINGS

BANK OF BARODA LAUNCHED ‘BOB WORLD’

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: 10TH SEPTEMBER

WORLD EV DAY OBSERVED ON 9TH SEPTEMBER

 

UTTARAKHAND, PUNJAB & TN GET NEW GOVERNORS


 

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army, governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya tendered her resignation.

 

  • According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Maurya and appointed Singh as the governor of the state.

 

  • Shuffling of governors:

 

  • The President also appointed Banwarilal Purohit, currently the Governor of Tamil Nadu, as the Governor of Punjab.
  • N.Ravi, presently the Governor of Nagaland, has been made the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
  • Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam is appointed to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his own duties until regular arrangements are made.
  • The President’s office, in an official release, mentioned that the new appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

CUBA 1ST NATION TO BEGIN VACCINATION OF TODDLERS


 

  • Cuba became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against COVID-19, using home-grown jabs not recognised by the World Health Organisation.

 

  • The communist island of 11.2 million people aims to inoculate all its children before reopening schools that have been closed for the most part since March 2020.

 

  • Countries such as China, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela have announced they plan to vaccinate younger children, but Cuba is the first to do so.

 

  • The Cuban vaccines, the first developed in Latin America, have not undergone international, scientific peer review.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

INDIA’S 1ST EMERGENCY LANDING FACILITY IN NH RAJASTHAN


 

  • Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and Union Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Emergency Landing Facility on a National Highway in Rajasthan.

 

  • This emergency landing facility has been constructed on the Satta-Gandhav stretch of National Highway (NH) 925A in Barmer, Rajasthan.

 

  • This is the first time that a national highway (NH-925) will be used for the emergency landing of IAF aircraft. The project will cost ₹765.52 crores under the Bharatmala Pariyojana.

 

  • About the highway: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a 3-km section of the Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A, as an emergency landing facility (ELF) for the IAF.

 

  • It is part of a newly developed two-lane paved shoulder of the Gagariya-Bakhasar and Satta-Gandhav section having a total length of 196.97 km.

 

  • Apart from the Emergency Landing Strip, 3 helipads (size 100 x 30 metres each) have been constructed in Kundanpura, Singhania and Bakhasar villages in this project, according to the requirements of the Air Force/Indian Army, which will be the basis for strengthening the Indian Army and security network on the western international border of the country.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

IIT MADRAS REGAINS TOP POSITION IN NIRF INDIA RANKINGS


 

  • The Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan released the NIRF India Rankings 2021, on September 09, 2021, through video conferencing.

 

  • The NIRF India Rankings 2021 is the sixth edition of the annual list which ranks higher educational institutions in the country based on objective criteria to promote competitive excellence.

 

  • In Overall Winner: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has retained the top spot in the overall category.

 

  • List of Winners:

 

  • Overall: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)
  • University: Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangaluru
  • Management: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad
  • College: Miranda House, Delhi
  • Pharmacy: Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Medical: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi
  • Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
  • Architecture: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Dental: Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi
  • Law: National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bengaluru
  • Research Institutions: Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

BANK OF BARODA LAUNCHED ‘BOB WORLD’


 

  • Bank of Baroda has announced the launch of its digital banking platform named ‘bob World’.

 

  • The aim of the platform is to provide all banking services under one roof. The pilot test of the platform began on August 23, 2021.

 

  • Over 220 services will be converged into one single app, covering nearly 95 per cent of all retail banking services, which can be accessed by customers domestically and globally.

 

  • About the app: Bob World’ will offer a wide gamut of banking products and services, to be rolled out in phases, under four key pillars — Save, Invest, Borrow and Shop.

 

  • It has also integrated e-commerce to provide a wholesome and rewarding experience of banking and beyond, under one roof to the customers.

 

  • Bank of Baroda Headquarters: Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • Bank of Baroda Chairman: Hasmukh Adhia.
  • Bank of Baroda MD & CEO: Sanjiv Chadha.

 

(SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

 

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: 10TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) observes World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10 September every year.

 

  • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

 

  • The theme for the 2021 World Suicide Prevention Day is “Creating hope through action”.

 

  • History of World Suicide Prevention Day: The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to host World Suicide Prevention Day with various activities around the world since 2003.

 

  • IASP Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr Norman Farberow in 1960.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

WORLD EV DAY OBSERVED ON 9TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • World EV Day is observed on September 9 every year.

 

  • The day marks the celebration of e-mobility. Special awareness campaigns are organised globally to educate people about the benefits of electric vehicles. World EV Day was an initiative created by the sustainability media company GreenTV.

 

  • The first World EV day was observed in 2020. China is the largest EV market in the world.

 

  • It was largely a social media campaign that encouraged drivers to recognise the benefits of electric vehicles and make a commitment that the next car they drive will be electric and not run on conventional fuels.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

 

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (9TH SEPTEMBER)

9TH SEPTEMBER


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INDIA TO HOST G20 LEADERS’ SUMMIT IN 2023

GUJARAT GOVT. ANNOUNCED ‘VATAN PREM YOJANA’

BHUPENDRA YADAV LAUNCHED PRANA PORTAL

INDIA’S TALLEST AIR PURIFICATION TOWER IN CHANDIGARH

CRISTIANO RONALDO RECOGNIZED IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

TATA AIA LIFE NAMES NEERAJ CHOPRA AS AMBASSADOR

INT. DAY TO PROTECT EDUCATION FROM ATTACK

 

INDIA TO HOST G20 LEADERS’ SUMMIT IN 2023


 

  • India will hold the G20 presidency from December 1, 2022, and will convene the G20 leaders’ summit in 2023 for the first time.

 

  • Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister has been appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 in 2023 (18th edition).

 

  • A sherpa is a diplomat who undertakes preparatory work prior to a summit conference.

 

  • The 2021 edition of the G20 meet will be held in Rome, Italy. The 2022 G20 meet will be held in Bali, Indonesia.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

GUJARAT GOVT. ANNOUNCED ‘VATAN PREM YOJANA’


 

  • The Government of Gujarat announced, that it plans on undertaking public welfare projects worth Rs. 1,000 crores jointly with non-resident Gujaratis by December 2022.

 

  • The projects will be under the state government’s ‘Vatan Prem Yojana’. The Yojana was launched in Gujarat focusing on rural development through public and state contributions.

 

  • Under this scheme: The state government will undertake various rural development projects and activities.

 

  • This scheme will be undertaken with 40% state government’s contribution and 60% contribution from the general public.

 

  • The state government has invited Non-Resident Gujaratis and NRIs are also invited to contribute. This scheme aims to provide them with an opportunity to change their love for the nation into service for the nation.

 

  • This scheme aims at making the rural areas self-reliant. It is an important step in the holistic development of villages.

 

Projects covered under the Vatan prem yojana will cover village-level projects such as:

 

  • Smart classes in schools and Library
  • Community hall, Primary health centre and Anganwadi
  • CCTV surveillance system,
  • Water recycling, drainage, sewage treatment and beautification of ponds.
  • Bus-stand
  • Solar energy powered streetlights, etc.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

BHUPENDRA YADAV LAUNCHED PRANA PORTAL


 

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav launched a portal named PRANA, for the regulation of air pollution in 132 cities across the country.

 

  • PRANA stands for Portal for Regulation of Air pollution in Non-Attainment cities.

 

  • The portal (prana.cpcb.gov.in) will support tracking of physical as well as the financial status of city air action plan implementation and disseminate information on air quality to the public.

 

  • The cities which come under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) will be covered.

 

  • Apart from this, the Union Minister also dedicated the first functional smog tower of India, installed in Anand Vihar in New Delhi to the country.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

INDIA’S TALLEST AIR PURIFICATION TOWER IN CHANDIGARH


 

  • India’s tallest air purification tower has been inaugurated in the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

 

  • The tower has been installed at the initiative of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) at Transport Chowk, Sector 26, by Pious Air Pvt Limited.

 

  • This is the highest air purifier tower of the country and covers an area of around a 500-metre radius and is 24-metre-high.

 

  • The purification tower will clean 3.88 crore cubic ft of air from the surrounding environment.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

CRISTIANO RONALDO RECOGNIZED IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS


 

  • Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the world record for most goals scored in men’s international football.

 

  • Ronaldo surpassed Iranian striker Ali Daei’s long-held record of 109 international goals by scoring a brace against Ireland in a World Cup Qualifier.

 

  • Ronaldo at 36 years of age is now a Guinness world record holder of most international goals of all time with 111 goals.

 

  • The Guinness world book of records has recognised Cristiano Ronaldo as a world record breaker for the most goals scored in international football (soccer) matches scored by an individual (male).

 

  • Ronaldo achieved the feat scoring goals for his native Portugal between 2003 and 2021 proactively over a span of 18 years with a career still going strong as he looks to overcome yet another new challenge after his move away from Turin with a year left on his contract with the Bianconeri.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

TATA AIA LIFE NAMES NEERAJ CHOPRA AS AMBASSADOR


 

  • Tata AIA Life Insurance has announced the signing of a multi-year brand partnership with Indian athlete and Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, as its brand ambassador.

 

  • This association also marks the very first brand partnership to be signed with the champion javelin thrower, post his historic win at the recent Tokyo Olympics.

 

  • Neeraj Chopra closely embodies Tata AIA’s vision of enabling dreams and inspiring healthier and happier lives and its core value of passion for excellence.

 

  • He has consistently set high benchmarks and pioneered change through dedication to his sport. Over the next few years, Neeraj will support Tata AIA’s efforts in offering solutions to its consumers across the country.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

INT. DAY TO PROTECT EDUCATION FROM ATTACK


 

  • International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed globally on 9th September.

 

  • In proclaiming the International Day to Protect Education from Attack to be celebrated for the first time in 2020.

 

  • The purpose of the day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for students and educators and the need to keep education at the top of the public agenda.

 

  • Background of the day: The day was established by a unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly, calling on UNESCO and UNICEF to raise awareness of the plight of millions of children living in countries affected by conflict.

 

  • The resolution proclaiming the Day was presented by the State of Qatar and co-sponsored by 62 countries.

 

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.
  • UNICEF Executive Director: Henrietta H. Fore.
  • UNICEF Founded: 11 December 1946.
  • UNICEF Headquarters: New York, United States.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (8TH SEPTEMBER)

8TH SEPTEMBER


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PM MODI INAUGURATED ‘SHIKSHAK PARV-2021’

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SUGA TO STEP DOWN

TRIFED & MEA TO SET UP ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT CORNERS

7TH YAMIN HAZARIKA WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE AWARD

CHANDIGARH STATION CERTIFIED 5-STAR EAT RIGHT STATION

BEHLER TURTLE CONSERVATION AWARD 2021

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: 8TH SEPTEMBER

 

PM MODI INAUGURATED ‘SHIKSHAK PARV-2021’


 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the “Shikshak Parv-2021” and addressed the inaugural conclave through a video conference.

 

  • The theme of ‘Shikshak Parv-2021’ is “Quality and Sustainable Schools: Learnings from Schools in India”.

 

  • The event was organised by the Ministry of Education, will continue to be celebrated from September 07 to 17, 2021.

 

  • The objective of the Shikshak Parv-2021 is to encourage innovative practices to ensure not only continuity of education at all levels but to improve quality, inclusive practices and sustainability in the schools across the country as well.

 

  • As a part of the event, PM launched five key schemes under the National Education Policy, NEP 2020. These included:

 

  • Indian Sign Language Dictionary (audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired, in conformity with Universal Design of Learning)
  • Talking Books (audiobooks for the visually impaired)
  • School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of CBSE
  • NISHTHA teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat
  • Vidyanjali 2.0 portal (platform for non-teaching professionals to contribute to increasing the quality of education in government schools.)

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SUGA TO STEP DOWN


 

  • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga would step down, setting the stage for a new premier after a one-year tenure marred by an unpopular COVID-19 response and rapidly dwindling public support.

 

  • Suga, who took over after Shinzo Abe resigned last September, citing ill health, has seen his support ratings sink to below 30% as the nation struggles with its worst wave of COVID-19 infections ahead of a general election this year.

 

  • Suga’s decision to not run in a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election in September means the party will choose a new leader, who will become prime minister.

 

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  • Japan Currency: Japanese yen.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

TRIFED & MEA TO SET UP ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT CORNERS


 

  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, is setting up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in 75 Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world in the next 3 months.

 

  • The first such Atma Nirbhar Bharat corner was successfully inaugurated at the Indian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand on August 15, 2021.

 

  • Apart from this, TRIFED will also be establishing Atmanirbhar corners in 75 embassies of foreign countries set up in India.

 

  • As India moves ahead with its strategy for India@75 and focuses on converting development into a mass movement, TRIFED is working with its roots in ground realities and emphasizing the welfare both in design and implementation.

 

  • With the focus on “Vocal for Local” and building an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, TRIFED is undertaking several activities, while re-dedicating its efforts towards tribal empowerment.

 

  • The 75 countries include Jamaica, Ireland, Turkey, Kenya, Mongolia, Israel, Finland, France, and Canada, Singapore, Russia, the US, Indonesia, Greece and Cyprus among others.

 

  • The corner will be an exclusive space to promote GI tagged tribal art and craft products besides natural and organic products.

 

  • TRIFED will also be establishing Atmanirbhar corners in 75 embassies of foreign countries in India.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

7TH YAMIN HAZARIKA WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE AWARD


 

  • Writer Namita Gokhale has been chosen as the recipient of the seventh Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award.

 

  • She was conferred upon the honour recently in a virtual ceremony.

 

  • She is a co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Gokhale also mentors Himalayan Echoes and the Kumaon Festival of Literature and the Arts.

 

  • About the award: The award was organised by a collective of women professionals from the year 2015, the annual award honours Yamin Hazarika, the first woman from Northeast India to be selected for DANIPS, a federal police service that administered Delhi and the Union Territories in 1977.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

CHANDIGARH STATION CERTIFIED 5-STAR EAT RIGHT STATION


 

  • The Chandigarh Railway Station(CRS) was awarded a 5 star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers.

 

  • The certification was awarded by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) upon the conclusion of the FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency.

 

  • CRS was selected to upgrade on the pattern of the World Class Railway Station.

 

  • About the certification: The certification is part of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement- a large-scale effort by FSSAI to transform the country’s food system to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians.

 

  • According to IRSDC, Eat Right India adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative, and empowerment approaches to ensure that our food is suitable both for the people and the planet.

 

  • Governors & Administrators of Chandigarh: Banwarilal Purohit.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

BEHLER TURTLE CONSERVATION AWARD 2021


 

  • Indian biologist Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction.

 

  • Shailendra Singh was named to lead the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)/ Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India turtle programme.

 

  • About the award: The award has been bestowed by several global bodies involved in turtle conservation such as Turtle Survival Alliance, IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Turtle Conservancy, and Turtle Conservation Fund.

 

  • The Behler Turtle Conservation Award was established in 2006 to recognise outstanding achievements, contributions and leadership excellence in international turtle conservation and biology.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: 8TH SEPTEMBER

 

  • International Literacy Day is observed globally on 8th September every year.

 

  • The day spread awareness about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

 

  • The theme of 55th International Literacy Day is Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide.

 

  • History of International Literacy Day: The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967.

 

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

 

 

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (7TH SEPTEMBER)

7TH SEPTEMBER


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INDIA: 1ST ASIAN NATION TO LAUNCH PLASTICS PACT

SITHARAMAN CHAIRED 24TH MEETING OF FSDC

IMF’S SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS

COMMITTEE TO REVIEW JOURNALIST WELFARE SCHEME

130TH EDITION OF DURAND CUP KICKS OFF IN KOLKATA

INDIA FINISHED 24TH WITH 19 MEDALS AT PARALYMPICS

 

INDIA: 1ST ASIAN NATION TO LAUNCH PLASTICS PACT


 

  • India has become the first country in Asia to launch a Plastics Pact, a new platform to promote a circular system for plastics.

 

  • The India Plastic Pact platform was launched by the British High Commissioner to India, Alexander Ellis, at the 16th Sustainability Summit hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

 

  • About the ‘India Plastic Pact’: The new platform ‘India Plastic Pact’ is a joint effort of the World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and envisions to create a world where plastic is valued and does not pollute the environment.

 

  • The Pact targets the businesses to transition towards a circular economy for plastics by 2030.

 

  • The initiative is supported by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP, a global NGO based in the UK, and endorsed by the British High Commission in India.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU, JAGRAN JOSH)

 

SITHARAMAN CHAIRED 24TH MEETING OF FSDC


 

  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC).

 

  • Finance Minister is the chairperson of FSDC. It must be noted that the FSDC Sub-Committee is chaired by the Governor, RBI.

 

  • About the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC):

 

  • Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is the apex level forum set up by the Government of India for strengthening and institutionalizing the mechanism for maintaining financial stability, enhancing inter-regulatory coordination and promoting financial sector development.

 

  • The Council also, inter alia, discussed issues relating to the management of stressed assets, strengthening institutional mechanism for financial stability analysis, financial inclusion, the framework for resolution of financial institutions and issues related to IBC processes, banks’ exposure to various sectors and Government, data sharing mechanisms of government authorities, internationalisation of Indian Rupee and pension sector related issues.

 

(SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

 

IMF’S SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS


 

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made an allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR)57 billion to India. (approx USD 17.86 billion).

 

  • With this, the total SDR holding of India has gone upto SDR 13.66 billion (equivalent to around USD 19.41 billion).

 

  • SDR is one of the components of the Foreign Exchange Reserves (FER) of India.

 

  • Hence the Foreign Exchange Reserves (FER) has also increased now. IMF has allocated a total of SDR 456 billion to all its member countries out of which India has got SDR 12.57.

 

  • IMF Headquarters: Washington, D.C. U.S.
  • IMF Managing Director and Chairman: Kristalina Georgieva.
  • IMF Chief Economist: Gita Gopinath.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

COMMITTEE TO REVIEW JOURNALIST WELFARE SCHEME


 

  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to form a committee to review the existing guidelines of the Journalist Welfare Scheme (JWS).

 

  • The 12-member committee, with Ashok Kumar Tandon, Member, Prasar Bharati Board, as its chairperson, will revise the quantum of ex-gratia payment in case of death as well as in other cases under the scheme.

 

  • The terms of reference (ToR) of the committee include examining the need for such a revision of the quantum of ex-gratia payment.

 

  • About the committee: The committee will look into the aspect of differentiation or parity between accredited and non-accredited journalists for availing benefits under the scheme.

 

  • The committee shall give its recommendations within two months and all secretarial assistance for convening its meetings will be provided by the Press Information Bureau (PIB).

 

  • Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Anurag Singh Thakur.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

130TH EDITION OF DURAND CUP KICKS OFF IN KOLKATA


 

  • The 130th edition of the Durand Cup kicked off at the Vivekananda Yubabharati Krirangan in Kolkata. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee kicked the ball and inaugurated the tournament.

 

  • 16 teams are playing in this edition of the oldest club football tournament in Asia while two clubs East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are not participating. The final match will be held on 3rd October.

 

  • About Durand Cup: The Durand Cup is a prestigious football tournament. It was first held in 1888, at Dagshai in Himachal Pradesh.

 

  • This tournament has been named after Mortimer Durand. He was the then Foreign Secretary in charge of India.

 

  • (SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

INDIA FINISHED 24TH WITH 19 MEDALS AT PARALYMPICS


 

  • India finished their campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 with an all-time high of 19 medals which includes five gold, eight silver, and six bronze.

 

  • This is the best medal tally for India a single edition of the Paralympic Games. India is placed at 24th position in the overall medal tally out of a total of 162 nations.

 

  • Indian Flag Bearers: Javelin thrower Tek Chand was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

  • Shooter Avani Lekhara was India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony.

 

  • India at Paralympics 2020: India sent its biggest ever contingent of 54 para-athletes at Tokyo Paralympics to compete across as many as 9 sporting disciplines at the Games.

 

  • Prior to this, India had won a total of 12 Paralympics medals, since making its first appearance at the Paralympics in 1968, till the 2016 Rio.

 

  • The Indian theme song of Paralympics 2020 “Kar de kamaal tu”. The composer and singer of the song is Sanjeev Singh, a Divyang cricket player from Lucknow.

 

  • List of Indian medallists winners of Tokyo Paralympics 2020:

 

Gold Medal Winners

 

  • Athletics: Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Pramod Bhagat (Men’s Singles)
  • Badminton: Krishna Nagar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Manish Narwal (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing)

 

Silver Medal Winners

 

  • Athletics: Yogesh Kathuniya (Men’s Discus Throw)
  • Athletics: Nishad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Mariyappan Thangavelu (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Devendra Jhajharia (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Suhas Yathiraj (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Table Tennis: Bhavina Patel (Women’s Singles)

 

Bronze Medal Winners

 

  • Archery: Harvinder Singh (Men’s Individual Recurve)
  • Athletics: Sharad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Sundar Singh Gurjar (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Manoj Sarkar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Men’s 10m Air Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions)

 

  • Tokyo Paralympics was the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, held in Tokyo, Japan from August 24, to September 05, 2021.

 

  • Badminton and Taekwondo were inducted for the first time in the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

  • Team China topped the final medal tally at Tokyo Paralympic Games. The country won a total of 207 medals (96 golds, 60 silvers and 51 bronzes). United Kingdom (124) gets the second position followed by the USA(104).

 

  • This is the fifth consecutive time China dominated Paralympic Games in both gold medal tally and overall medal tally.

 

  • The closing ceremony was entitled ‘Harmonious Cacophony’ and involved both able-bodied actors and others with disabilities. The theme was described by organizers as a ‘world inspired by the Paralympics, one where differences shine’.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (5TH & 6TH SEPTEMBER)

5TH & 6TH SEPTEMBER


Contents


DTTI AGREEMENT SIGNED B/W INDIA & USA

PACIFIC AIR CHIEFS SYMPOSIUM 2021 IN HAWAII

28TH EDITION OF SIMBEX BILATERAL EXERCISE

INDIA & AUSTRALIA NAVAL EXERCISE – AUSINDEX

INDIA’S FIRST DUGONG SANCTUARY IN TAMIL NADU

GOI LAUNCHED ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY: 5TH SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES

FOOD PROCESSING WEEK: 6TH TO 12TH SEPTEMBER 

 

DTTI AGREEMENT SIGNED B/W INDIA & USA


 

  • The Ministry of Defence, the Government of India and US Department of Defence have signed a Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV).

 

  • This agreement is signed under the Joint Working Group Air Systems in the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).

 

  • The PA for ALUAV is part of the Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) Memorandum of Agreement, which was first signed between the Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defence, in January 2006 and renewed in January 2015.

 

  • The RDT&E aims at deepening defence technology collaboration between the two nations through the co-development of defence equipment.

 

  • About the agreement: Under the collaboration, the two countries will work towards the design, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of systems to co-develop an ALUAV Prototype.

 

  • The DTTI aims to bring sustained leadership focus to promote collaborative technology exchange and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of future technologies for Indian and US military forces.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

PACIFIC AIR CHIEFS SYMPOSIUM 2021 IN HAWAII


 

  • Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended a three-day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

 

  • The event themed ”Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability” was attended by air chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region. Bhadauria was nominated as the Dean for the symposium.

 

  • India, the US, Australia, Japan and many other like-minded countries are working towards ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

 

  • The symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, tabletop exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of regional security to cooperation amongst air forces for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

28TH EDITION OF SIMBEX BILATERAL EXERCISE


 

  • The 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) took place from September 02 to 04, 2021.

 

  • The SIMBEX-2021 annual bilateral maritime exercise was hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in the southern fringes of the South China Sea.

 

  • About the SIMBEX-2021: The Indian Navy was represented by Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay with a shipborne helicopter, ASW Corvette INS Kiltan and Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and one P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

 

  • The exercise aimed to strengthen the bilateral defence ties between both countries. This year’s edition of SIMBEX is also a special occasion as it takes place during the ongoing celebrations of the 75th year of India’s independence.

 

  • The success of SIMBEX-2021 is yet another demonstration of the mutual resolve on both sides to strengthen the bilateral partnership further in the years ahead.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

INDIA & AUSTRALIA NAVAL EXERCISE – AUSINDEX


 

  • The 4th edition of AUSINDEX, a bilateral navy exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy has begun from September 06, 2021, and will continue up to September 10, 2021.

 

  • Indian Navy Task Group comprises INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt.

 

  • This edition of AUSINDEX includes complex surface, sub-surface and air operations between ships, submarines, helicopters and Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the participating Navies.

 

  • About the exercise: Commenced in 2015 as a bilateral IN-RAN maritime exercise, AUSINDEX has grown in complexity over the years and the 3rd edition of the exercise, held in 2019 in the Bay of Bengal, included anti-submarine drills for the first time.

 

  • Australia Prime minister: Scott Morrison.
  • Australia Capital: Canberra.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

INDIA’S FIRST DUGONG SANCTUARY IN TAMIL NADU


 

  • Tamil Nadu state government has announced to set up India’s first dugong conservation reserve at the northern part of the Palk Bay.

 

  • Dugong are commonly known as sea cows. According to Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimates, only 200-250 Dugongs are left in the wild, of which 150 are found in the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu.

 

  • About the reserve: The reserve will span the northern part of the Palk Bay from Adiramapattinam to Amapattinam. The reserve will cover an area of more than 500 sq km.

 

  • Marine biologists and conservationists have long demanded a reserve as the population of dugongs, as known as sea cows, in Indian waters has been dropping to dangerous levels.

 

  • According to Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimates, only 200-250 Dugongs are left in the wild, of which 150 are found in the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu, among the last surviving natural habitats for dugongs in the world.

 

  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister: MK Stalin.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

GOI LAUNCHED ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ CAMPAIGN


 

  • As a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, the Ministry of AYUSH has launched a campaign titled ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’, which aims to distribute medicinal plant saplings to 75 lakh households in one year.

 

  • The campaign was inaugurated by the Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal from Mumbai, during which he distributed medicinal plant saplings to citizens.

 

  • Subsequently, the campaign was launched from more than 45 locations across the country.

 

  • The medicinal plants being distributed include Tejpatta, Stevia, Ashoka, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass, Tulsi, Sarpagandha and Amla.

 

  • Under this campaign, it is proposed to undertake the cultivation of medicinal plants across 75,000 hectares in one year.

 

  • (SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY: 5TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • The 5th of September is celebrated as teacher’s day all over India.

 

  • This day is celebrated as the teacher’s day to mark the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was once the former president of our country.

 

  • He was once a philosopher, a scholar, and the Bharat Ratna Awardee. He was the second President of India (1962 to 1967) and the first Vice President of India (1952–1962).

 

  • The Ministry of Education offers the National Teachers Awards on this event each year. In 2021, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will confer National Awards on forty four teachers from throughout the country.

 

  • In 1962, Dr. Radhakrishan grew to be the 2nd President of Independent India. The predominant importance to celebrate this day is that Dr Radhakrishan’s students approached him to enable them to rejoice his birthday as a one-of-a-kind day.

 

  • He was amazed and completely happy with the aid of the admiration which is given to him via the students even after he was once not their teacher.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES


 

  • The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is observed globally on September 07 to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality.

 

  • It is an UN-recognised day that aims to raise public awareness at all levels (individual, community, corporate and government) that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and the environment.

 

  • Theme of the day: The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • This year’s focus is on prioritizing the need for healthy air for all while keeping the conversation broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

  • The day serves as a rallying call to action to align our efforts and claim our right to clean air. #HealthyAirHealthyPlanet.

 

  • History of the day: The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution to hold an International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on December 19, 2019, during its 74th session and invited the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

  • The inaugural edition of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies was held in 2020.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

FOOD PROCESSING WEEK: 6TH TO 12TH AUGUST


 

  • To commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, the Government of India is celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

 

  • As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is observing ‘Food Processing Week’ from 6th to 12th September 2021, under which, the Ministry is organizing various programs.

 

  • The Ministry launched the ‘Food Processing Week’, 6th September 2021, through an official video on social media platforms.

 

  • The success story of the beneficiary of the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme, Radhika Kamat was also published on the Ministry’s website in the ‘Atmanirbhar Enterprises’ series.

 

  • Union Minister of Food Processing Industries: Pashupati Kumar Paras.
  • Minister of State for Food Processing Industries: Prahlad Singh Patel.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

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MANOJ SINHA LAUNCHED ‘SAATH INITIATIVE’ FOR WOMEN

INDIAN ARMY WILL PARTICIPATE IN ZAPAD EXERCISE 2021

UAE, URUGUAY & BANGLADESH AS NEW MEMBER OF NDB

LADAKH DECLARED NEW STATE ANIMAL & BIRD

SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATED NUTRI GARDEN

PRESIDENT PRESENTS NATIONAL TEACHERS’ AWARD 2021

MANISH NARWAL WINS GOLD AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS

RAJIV GANDHI’S NAME REMOVED FROM ORANG NATIONAL PARK

PANKAJ KUMAR SINGH TAKE CHARGE AS NEW DG OF BSF

SBI OPENED FLOATING ATM ON DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR

 

MANOJ SINHA LAUNCHED ‘SAATH INITIATIVE’ FOR WOMEN


 

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched a Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme titled ‘Saath’ for Self Help Group (SHG) women.

 

  • The programme aims to transform the lives of women and make them independent and strong in social and financial aspects, by mentoring the women associated with SHGs and creates market linkages of products created by these women.

 

  • Jammu and Kashmir already has 48000 SHGs, with around four lakh women connected to these SHGs.

 

  • The J&K administration further aims to create 11000 more SHGs in the coming year. This will transform the lives of these women and make them independent and strong in social and financial aspects.

 

  • Aim of the programme: Saath is aimed at accelerating the livelihoods of rural women, associated with SHGs and which are doing small works.

 

  • There is not much profit in their work and there is a lack of knowledge about marketing, packaging and branding. This initiative aims to teach women such skills and convert their businesses into Higher Order Enterprises.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

INDIAN ARMY WILL PARTICIPATE IN ZAPAD EXERCISE 2021


 

  • Indian Army will participate in Exercise ZAPAD 2021, a Multi Nation exercise being held at Nizhniy in Russia from 3-16 September.

 

  • ZAPAD 2021 is one of the theatre level exercises of the Russian Armed Forces and will focus primarily on operations against terrorists.

 

  • Over a dozen countries from the Eurasian and South Asian Regions will participate in this signature event.

 

  • About the exercise:.The exercise aims to enhance military and strategic ties amongst the participating nations while they plan and execute this exercise.

 

  • The Indian contingent has been put through a strenuous training schedule that encompasses all facets of conventional operations including mechanised, airborne and heliborne, counter-terrorism, combat conditioning and firing.

 

  • In all, 17 countries are participating in ZAPAD including Mongolia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Russia, India and Belarus.

 

  • Pakistan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka are observers at the exercises.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

UAE, URUGUAY & BANGLADESH AS NEW MEMBER OF NDB


 

  • The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) has approved the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Bangladesh as its new member countries.

 

  • In 2020, the NDB Board of Governors initiated the negotiation to expand its membership. As a result UAE, Uruguay and Bangladesh have been admitted as the first new member countries of the NDB.

 

  • NDB was established by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries in 2015.

 

  • The bank supports public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments.

 

  • New Development Bank Headquarter: Shanghai, China.
  • New Development Bank President: Marcos Prado Troyjo.
  • New Development Bank Founder: BRICS.
  • New Development Bank Founded: 15 July 2014.

 

(SOURCE: FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

 

LADAKH DECLARED NEW STATE ANIMAL & BIRD


 

  • The Union Territory of Ladakh has declared snow leopard (Panther unica) as the new state animal and black-necked crane (Grus nicricollis) as the new state bird.

 

  • The notification in this regard was released by Shri Radha Krishna Mathur, Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh on August 31, 2021.

 

  • The decision was taken keeping in view bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh into separate administrative divisions in 2019.

 

  • In the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the black-necked crane and Kashmir stag (Hangul) were the state bird and animal respectively.

 

  • Some news related to Ladakh:

 

  • World’s Highest Altitude Movie Theatre Open In Ladakh.
  • IAF Builds One Of The World’s Highest Mobile ATC Towers In Ladakh

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

SMRITI IRANI INAUGURATED NUTRI GARDEN


 

  • The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated NUTRI GARDEN to mark the beginning of Poshan Maah – 2021 at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA). Plantation of Shigru (Sahijan) and Amla saplings were also carried out.

 

  • AIIA, New Delhi under the direction of the Ministry of Ayush initiated the celebration of Poshan Maah – 2021.

 

  • About the Nutri Gardens: Nutri kitchen garden/Nutri garden is a method of planting and harvesting nutrient-rich crops in residential houses or in their vicinity to meet the requirements of the family all year round.

 

  • In urban areas, Nutri kitchen gardening can be promoted in the form of rooftop gardening, terrace gardening, vertical gardening and container gardening.

 

  • In rural areas, Nutri kitchen gardens can be promoted in the backyard of the houses.

 

What are the benefits of Nutri Garden?

 

  • It increases the availability of food and nutrient sources. It can act as a source of supplementary income. The crops harvested are Fresh and Safe (chemical-free).

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

PRESIDENT PRESENTS NATIONAL TEACHERS’ AWARD 2021


 

  • National Teachers’ Award 2021 was awarded by President Ram Nath Kovind, September 5, 2021. President Kovind gave the awards to 44 finest teachers in the country for their dedicated contribution.

 

  • The award is contributed to those who improve the quality of education for students and also inspire, enrich their lives.

 

  • This year, the Ministry of Education released the name of 44 teachers, who would be conferred the National Teachers’ Award. Out of the total 44 teachers, 9 of the awardees are women.

 

  • Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, President Kovind addressed the teachers virtually. While highlighting the role and importance of teachers in one’s life, President Kovind expressed his gratitude to all the teachers who received the awards.

 

  • The award was also bestowed upon Pramod Kumar Shukla of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS), Chhattisgarh.

 

  • It is the second award in a row for an EMRS established under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

MANISH NARWAL WINS GOLD AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS


 

  • Indian shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana clinched the gold and silver medal respectively in the P4 – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final at Asaka Shooting Range.

 

  • The 19-year-old Manish created the Paralympic record as he amassed 218.2 points to clinch the gold while Singhraj grabbed his second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with 216.7 points.

 

  • The Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) Sergey Malyshev won the bronze medal.

 

  • India’s medal tally now stands at 15 at these Paralympics.

 

  • It has now won three golds, seven silvers and five bronze medals. This is India’s best tally at a single edition of the Para Games. It had won four medals at Rio 2016 and four at the 1984 Paralympics.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

RAJIV GANDHI’S NAME REMOVED FROM ORANG NATIONAL PARK


 

  • The Assam cabinet has decided to remove the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi from the Orang National Park.

 

  • Since the name of Orang is associated with the sentiments of the Adivasi and tea-tribe community, the cabinet has decided to rename the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park as Orang National Park.

 

  • Located on the North Bank of Brahmaputra, Orang National Park spread over 78.80 sq km is the oldest forest reserve in the state.

 

  • It was named a wildlife sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park in 1999.

 

  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi.
  • Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

PANKAJ KUMAR SINGH TAKE CHARGE AS NEW DG OF BSF


 

  • Pankaj Kumar Singh, a 1988-batch IPS officer from the Rajasthan cadre, has taken charge as the new Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF).

 

  • Prior to this, he was serving as the special DG at the BSF headquarters in Delhi.

 

  • The 58-year-old Pankaj Singh replaces IPS officer and Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director General (DG) SS Deswal who was holding the additional charge of BSF DG since July 2021.

 

  • Apart from this, Sanjay Arora, a 1988-batch IPS officers from Tamil Nadu cadre, has taken over as the new DG of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

 

  • BSF was formed on December 1, 1965.
  • BSF Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • ITBP Founded: 24 October 1962.
  • ITBP Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

SBI OPENED FLOATING ATM ON DAL LAKE IN SRINAGAR


 

  • State Bank of India has opened a floating ATM on a Houseboat at Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar for the convenience of locals and tourists.

 

  • The floating ATM was inaugurated by SBI Chairman Dinesh Khare. This is not the first time that SBI has launched a floating ATM as back in 2004, the bank took this initiative in Kerala.

 

  • The SBI installed a floating ATM at Jhankar yacht, which operates between Ernakulum and Vaypeyan region, owned by Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC).

 

  • The SBI’s floating ATM was commissioned by Ashok K., Deputy Managing Director of Mumbai Corporate Center, launched by Kinney.

 

  • The State Bank of India is the nation’s largest commercial bank, in terms of assets, deposits, customers, branches and employees. The bank has the largest network of 22,224 branches and 63,906 ATM / CDM in India with 71,705 BC outlets.

 

  • SBI Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • SBI Founded: 1 July 1955.

 

(SOURCE: THE ECONOMIC TIMES)

 

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SITHARAMAN LAUNCHED ‘MY PAD MY RIGHT’ INITIATIVE

PUNJAB LAUNCHED ‘MERA KAAM MERA MAAN SCHEME’

RABOBANK’S 2021 GLOBAL TOP 20 DAIRY COMPANIES LIST

INDIA CONDUCTS MARITIME EXERCISE WITH ALGERIAN

NEUROSURGEON BASANT MISRA HONORED WITH AANS AWARD

RUPAY LAUNCHED FOLLOW PAYMENT DISTANCING CAMPAIGN

DALE STEYN RETIRES FROM ALL FORM OF CRICKET

 

SITHARAMAN LAUNCHED ‘MY PAD MY RIGHT’ INITIATIVE


 

  • In Tripura, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated a project called ‘My Pad, My Right’ initiated by NABARD and NABFOUNDATION at Killa village in Gomati district on the second and concluding day of her visit to the state.

 

  • The project aims to bring livelihood and menstrual hygiene closer to rural women by way of grant, wage support and capital equipment.

 

  • The Union Minister also flagged off the mobile ATM van of Tripura State Co-Operative Bank Limited which will cover all Gram Panchayats and Village Committees of South Tripura District.

 

  • Chief Minister of Tripura: Biplab Kumar Deb
  • Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

PUNJAB LAUNCHED ‘MERA KAAM MERA MAAN SCHEME’


 

  • The Punjab Cabinet gave a nod to a new scheme that will help the unemployed youth in the state to hone their skills and increase their chances of getting a job.

 

  • These youngsters will be given short-term skill training free of cost under the ‘‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan” scheme of the state government. A target of 30,000 beneficiaries has been proposed, at a cost of ₹ 90 crores.

 

  • About the scheme: The scheme also provides an employment assistance allowance of ₹ 2,500 per month for a period of 12 months from the start of the training course, which will be conducted at Punjab Skill Development Mission training centres.

 

  • The allowance shall be given during the training period, and after successfully completing the training, during the pre-placement and post-placement period of 12 months from the date of the start of the programme.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

RABOBANK’S 2021 GLOBAL TOP 20 DAIRY COMPANIES LIST


 

  • Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has dropped two places to rank 18th in Rabobank’s 2021 Global Top 20 Dairy Companies list.

 

  • Amul was placed at 16th spot in 2020. Amul has achieved an annual turnover of $5.3 billion.

 

  • French-based dairy company Lactalis has topped the list as the world’s largest dairy company with a turnover of US $23.0 billion. It has unseated Switzerland-based global behemoth Nestle, which dominated the list for decades.

 

What is Rabobank’s Global Dairy Report?

 

  • Rabobank’s Global Dairy Top 20 Report is released annually to rank the dairy industry upon their sales data and financial statements.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

INDIA CONDUCTS MARITIME EXERCISE WITH ALGERIAN


 

  • The Indian Naval Ship, INS Tabar, is on her goodwill visit to the number of ports in Africa and Europe since June 2021 till September 2021.

 

  • As a part of this visit, INS Tabar took part in the Maiden Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy, off the Algerian coast, in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

  • The Algerian Naval Ship ANS Ezzadjer participated in the exercise.

 

  • The objective of the exercise: The objective of the exercise was to enhance interoperability, understand the concept of operations followed by each other, and opened the possibility of increasing interaction and collaboration between the two navies in the future.

 

  • INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate built in Russia for the Indian Navy. The ship is a part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, based in Mumbai.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

NEUROSURGEON BASANT MISRA HONORED WITH AANS AWARD


 

  • Odisha-born neurosurgeon Dr Basant Kumar Misra has been conferred the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award in Neurosurgery’.

 

  • Misra is the first Indian physician to receive the AANS honor which was conferred on him at a virtual ceremony during the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 held in Orlando, Florida.

 

  • He was the world’s first surgeon to perform Computer-Guided Aneurysm surgery.

 

  • About Dr. Basant Kumar Misra: Mishra completed his MBBS from VIMSAR, Burla. He received a Master of Surgery from Delhi University in 1980 and MCh Neurosurgery from AIIMS New Delhi in 1983.

 

  • He is the chief of surgery, head of the department of neurosurgery, and Gamma knife radiosurgery, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai.

 

  • He is president of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons and the World Federation of Skull Base Societies, is also first vice president of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

 

  • He is also the recipient of the most prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award in the category of ‘Eminent Medical Person’ (Highest Medical Award in India) in 2018.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

RUPAY LAUNCHED FOLLOW PAYMENT DISTANCING CAMPAIGN


 

  • RuPay has launched a strategic campaign titled – #FollowPaymentDistancing to promote and encourage contactless payments among customers.

 

  • Due to COVID-19, customers have been following several norms and measures to stay safe by following healthy habits, self-care routines, and social distancing.

 

  • RuPay’s #FollowPaymentDistancing campaign encourages consumers to start ‘payment distancing’ and switch to contactless digital payments with RuPay Contactless Cards which is safe as well as time-conserving.

 

  • About Contactless payments: Contactless payments allow merchants to offer their consumers a safer, cleaner way to pay, reduce long queues at checkout counters, and more control over physical space during these tough times.

 

  • The campaign aims to educate both the merchants and consumers about the benefits of using contactless payments during these unprecedented situations.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

DALE STEYN RETIRES FROM ALL FORM OF CRICKET


 

  • South African cricketer Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on August 31, 2021, ending his 20 years long cricket journey.

 

  • The 38-year-old Proteas (South Africa national cricket team) pacer last played for South Africa in T20 vs Australia in February 2020.

 

  • He had also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 

  • Since making his international debut in 2004, He played 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is.

 

  • The right-arm pacer, who holds the record for the fastest bowler to 400 Test wickets (80 matches), bagged 439 wickets in the longest format, 196 wickets in the ODIs and 64 wickets in T20 internationals.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)