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Current Affairs Of 13&14 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India-US 2+2 inter-sessional meet held virtually; Exchange Views on Regional Developments

India-United States (US) 2+2 Inter-sessional Meeting was held virtually to discuss bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues including combating COVID-19, counter terrorism, India’s membership on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), efforts to counteract recent destabilizing actions in South Asia, and the broader Indo-Pacific region.

MoS for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, Participates in  27th ASEAN Regional Forum

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan participated in the online meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) under the Chairmanship of Vietnam.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Gujarat, Andaman & Nicobar Emerge as Best State/UT in providing Strong Ecosystem for Startups: DPIIT ranking

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) released the 2nd Edition of ‘States on Support to Startup Ecosystems 2019′. The Rankings are based on providing a Strong Ecosystem for promoting Startups. 

Gujarat emerged as the best performer among Category X (All States and New Delhi, barring North Eastern (N. E) States & other Union Territories (U. T)) 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands emerged as best performer among Category Y (All N.E states except Assam and all UTs except Delhi). Gujarat topped the rankings in the 2018 edition of Ranking also. 

BANKING & FINANCE

ADB, Suguna Foods Signed USD 15 Million Deal to Sustain Rural Livelihoods in India
In order to help sustain poultry farming operations, rural livelihoods and food security in India during the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for USD($) 15 million debt financing through the subscription of nonconvertible debentures for Suguna Foods Private Limited (Suguna), one of India’s largest poultry broiler enterprises, in equivalent Indian rupees. 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to hit $200 billion m-cap

Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to hit $200 billion market capitalization with an approximate value of $200.8 billion Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a distant second with market cap of Rs 8.75 trillion, or USD 119 billion.

India’s GDP to Contract by 8.0 – 8.2% in FY 21: CARE

HCL Partnered with NVIDIA Partner Network to Pursue Opportunities in AI Space; HCL to launch NEXT.ai, AI Lab

In order to pursue expanded opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space, HCL Technologies Ltd (HCL), a  leading global technology company, has partnered with NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN),the US-based technology company’s partner program. HCL  to launch NEXT.ai, HCL’s AI Lab, which focuses on upskilling engineers and architects, using  AI solutions across hardware and software technology stacks.

Moody’s Projected 11.5% Contraction in India’s Economic Growth in FY21


Liberty General Partnered with SpiceJet to Offer ‘Liberty Secure Travel’ an Insurance Policy; Offers New Zero Cancellation Service

Liberty General Insurance Ltd. (Liberty) has partnered with SpiceJet to offer ‘Liberty Secure Travel’ an Insurance Policy to consumers who book tickets through the airline’s website and mobile site. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Paresh Rawal as Chairman of NSD

Paresh Rawal, actor and former Member of Parliament as the Chairman of National School of Drama(NSD) for the next years.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approved 20% acquisition of Piramal Pharma Limited by CA Clover Intermediate II Investments

IMPORTANT DAYS

15th National Forest Martyr day 2020: September 11

International Day of South-South Cooperation 2020 – September 12


World First Aid Day 2020 – September 12

STATE NEWS

Odisha Signed MoU with NCDC to Promote Farmer Producer Organisations

Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to promote and manage the farmer producer organisations with the central sector scheme.

Odisha Government Launches “GARIMA” Social Security Scheme for Sanitary Workers

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched a first-of-its-kind statewide scheme called “GARIMA” to ensure the safety and dignity of core sanitation workers of the state. He dedicated the scheme to Mahatma Gandhi.

J&K Governor Announces Universal Health Insurance Scheme for All Residents of UT

Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Governor, Manoj Sinha announced Universal Health Insurance Coverage Scheme for all residents of the Union Territory at an annual expenditure of Rs 123 Crores. The scheme will have the same benefits as the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy Launched ‘YSR Aasara’ scheme for Women Empowerment

As a step to empower women economically and socially, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh(AP), launched  ‘YSR Aasara’ scheme.