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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Afghanistan become Members of UN’s Commission on Status of Women

India & Afghanistan were elected as Members of the United Nations (UN)Commission on Status of Women, a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Commission on the Status of Women is a UN organ promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Global Spending Needs 500 years to Match COVID-19 Rout: GPMB report

In accordance with the 2nd Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) report titled “A World in Disorder” released on September 14, 2020, the world will take 500 years to spend on preparing for pandemics due to the loss driven by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

eSanjeevani and eSanjeevani OPD implemented by 23 states: Ministry of Health Department

The Central Government has shown its efforts in giving a digital push in the health sector by initiating two types of telemedicine services viz. Doctor-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani) and Patient-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani OPD) Tele-consultations in 2019.

PM Modi Inaugurates & Lays Foundation Stone for seven projects in Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated & Laid Foundation Stone for Seven Projects related to Urban Infrastructure in the state of Bihar through video conference. The total cost of the projects is Rs 541 Crores.
Out of the 7 projects, 4 are related to water supply, two for Sewerage treatment and 1 for Riverfront Development. 

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI Mandate Banks to Fully Automate NPA Recognition Process by June 30, 2021

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Governor– Shaktikanta Das

SBI General Insurance and YES Bank Signed Corporate Agency Agreement 

SBI General Insurance Company Ltd(inshort- SBI General Insurance) and YES Bank signed a corporate agency agreementto distribute the products of SBI General Insurance to the customers of YES bank across India(28 states and 8 Union Territories).

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s GDP to Contract by 9% & Developing Asia by 0.7% in FY2020 amid COVID-19 : ADB

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
Membership– 68 countries
President– Masatsugu Asakawa

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Aditya Puri MD of HDFC Bank Honoured with Euromoney’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Euromoney, the global finance and banking magazine’s Awards for Excellence 2020 honoured Aditya Puri, Managing Director(MD) of HDFC Bank with a Lifetime Achievement Award 2020.

He will retire from his post as the MD of HDFC bank on 26th October 2020 and Sashidhar Jagadishan will succeed him as the next MD & CEO.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Rajesh Khullar Appointed as Executive Director of World Bank & Sameer Kumar Khare as Executive Director of ADB

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Rajesh Khullar as the Executive Director of  World Bank and Sameer Kumar Khareas Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli Becomes Brand Ambassador of Great Learning

Great Learning, an ed-tech company for professional and higher education, has appointed Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain as itsbrand ambassador

Sachin Tendulkar Becomes Brand Ambassador of Paytm First Games

Paytm First Games (PFG), a subsidiary of digital financial service platform Paytm, has roped in legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar of India as its brand Ambassador

About Paytm:
Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
President– Amit Nayyar

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Engineers Day 2020 – September 15


International Day of Democracy – September 15, 2020


STATE NEWS

Government of India increases Scholarship amount under “Pragati and Saksham” Scheme for J&K Students

The Government of India announced an increase in Scholarship amount for the students of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the ‘Pragati’ and ‘Saksham’ Scholarship Schemes. The amount has been raised from Rs. 5, 000 Per Annum to Rs. 50, 000 Per Annum from the Current Academic Year (2020-21).

About Jammu & Kashmir (J&K):
Capital – Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)
Lieutenant Governor – Manoj Sinha

Rajasthan Govt Signs MoU with SIDBI to Develop Its MSME Ecosystem 

The Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem.

About SIDBI:
Managing Director– Mohammad Mustafa
Headquarters– Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

J&K Horticulture Department Launches “Backyard Horticulture” Programme in Jammu district

The Horticulture Department of  Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) launched “Backyard Horticulture” Programme under CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) scheme at Panchyat Jaswan in Marh Block of Jammu district.