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Current Affairs Of 17 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

10th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) held Virtually between India and U.S

the 10th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) was held virtually through a video conference. The aim of the DTTI group is to bring focus on bilateral defense trade relationship and to create opportunities for co-production and co-development of defense equipment.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Cabinet approval on September 15 2020

Cabinet approves establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar

Cabinet approves Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna-Manesar- Kharkhaud

India to be self-reliant in fertilizers production by 2023: Sadananda Gowda

The Union Minister of Chemical and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda announced that India will be self-reliant in fertilizer production by 2023 while addressing a webinar on Self-Reliant India and Sustainable Agriculture Organized by cooperative Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) for farmers of Karnataka. 

Indian Army to get Indigenous Carbines, Anti Air Systems; MoD cancels Import

The Ministry of Defence cancelled two arms import contracts worth over $2.5 Billion (Approximately Rs. 21,500 Crores), which were in final stages of procurement. The decision was taken in a special meeting chaired by the Defence Secretary, Raj Kumar, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat also attended the meeting.

About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister – Rajnath Singh
Minister of State (MoS) – Shripad Yesso Naik

4th Global Ayurveda Summit Inaugurated virtually by M Venkaiah Naidu

the 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit was virtually inaugurated by Vice-President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu on the theme Emerging Opportunities for Ayurveda during Pandemic

It is being organized by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)-Kerala in partnership with Ministry of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)

About Confederation of Indian Industry (CII):
Director General– Chandrajit Banerjee
Headquarter– New Delhi

BANKING & FINANCE

Titan and SBI launched Titan Pay, India’s 1st Contactless Payment Watches

Titan Company Limited(Titan), one of the world’s 5th largest watch manufacturers associated with TATA Group, in collaboration with State Bank of India(SBI) introduced Titan Pay, powered by YONO(You Only Need One) SBI

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

SBM Bank India and Mastercard Partnered to Launch SBM World Debit Card for High Net Worth Customers

SBM Bank (India) Limited (SBM Bank India) and Mastercard have collaborated to launch SBM World Debit Card, a one-of-a-kind debit card for the sophisticated needs of high net worth customers. 

BHEL ties up with SwissRapide AG to bring Maglev trains to India

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SwissRapide AG to Maglev Train (Magnetic Levitation) Projects in India.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Yoshihide Suga formally elected as Japan’s New Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga was formally elected as Japan’s New Prime Minister. He will succeed Shinzo Abe, who was Japan’s Longest serving Prime Minister and stepped down due to health problems. 

Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina Becomes Brand Ambassador of Online Poker Platform, 9stacks

9stacks, India’s fastest growing online poker platform has roped in Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer as its brand ambassador.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Delhi Metro Launched India’s 1stIndigenous Signalling Technology ‘i-ATS’ under Make in India

OBITUARY

Former Indian Cricketer Sadashiv Raoji Patil Passes Away at 86


Former President of Mali, Moussa Traore Passed Away at 83


Kapila Vatsyayan, Indian Cultural Icon, Former MP and Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Passed Away 



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Ozone Day 2020 – September 16

The theme for the 2020 is “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”.

STATE NEWS

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao Launched First of its Kind Web Portal of Pothgal PACS

Telangana’s Minister of Information Technology and Industries, Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao(KTR) launched the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society(PACS), Pothgal web portal – www.pacspothgal.com at Mustabad Mandal, Rajanna Sircilla district. This is the first of its kind portal which contains all the details of the loans, loan processes and services offered by the co-operative society.