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Current Affairs Of 25 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India-UK Water Partnership Forum held Virtually on Water Conservation

The event was inaugurated by Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK), Gaitri Issar Kumar along with Ministry of Jal Shakti Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh while it was concluded by a special address from Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (Namami Gange programme).

Airports Authority of India Commenced Work on Airport Expansion Project in Maldives

On the request of the Government of Maldives, the Government of India has decided to support the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project under the USD 800 million Line of Credit from EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of India. 
About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
About Airports Authority of India (AAI):
Chairman– Arvind Singh
Headquarter– New Delhi

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Govt Raised limit for Use of SDRF funds by states from 35% to 50% to tackle COVID situation

the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for COVID specific infrastructure was increased from 35% to 50% to help States with more finances at their disposal to fight the coronavirus.

BANKING & FINANCE

IDFC First Bank to Launch 1st of its kind Digital Facility, “SafePay” for Contactless Debit Card-Based Payment

IDFC First Bankannounced that it will launch SafePay, a digital facility. It enables contactless debit card payments by waving a smartphone against a Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled Point of Sale(POS) terminal. 

About IDFC First Bank:
IDFC First bank was founded by the merger of Capital First and IDFC Bank in December 2018.
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  V. Vaidyanathan(1st MD and CEOof the bank)
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

PM Narendra Modi, Ayushmann Khurrana among 5 Indians Named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020

5 Indians have made into the list, namely, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood actor; Bilkis, ‘dadi’ of Shaheen Bagh protest, Professor Ravindra Gupta( HIV/AIDS treatment) and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google.

Odisha’s Krushi Bhavan Wins 10th Annual AZ Awards 2020

Krushi Bhavan, a facility developed for the State’s Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha won 10th annual AZ Awards 2020 as People’s Choice Winner under the category social good

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Sub Lt. Kumudini Tyagi & Sub Lt. Riti Singh to Become the 1st Women Observers to Operate from Warships

Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh became the first women to be posted in frontline warships as the Observers “Airborne Tacticians” of Helicopter Stream to operate from warships of the Indian Navy. 

Acer India Appoints Actor Sonu Sood as its Brand Ambassador

About Acer India:
President & Managing Director–  Harish Kohli
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

EESL Appoints Rajat Sud as its New Managing Director; Succeeds S Gopal

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Joint Venture(JV) of Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, appointed Rajat Sud as its new Managing Director(MD) from immediate effect. 

Somalia’s President Appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble as New Prime Minister 

About Somalia:
President–  Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed(Farmaajo)
Capital– Mogadishu
Currency– Somali Shilling

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indigenously Developed Prithvi-II Missile Successfully Night Test Fired from Chandipur, Odisha

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – G Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters – New Delhi

Pixxel Enters into a Service Agreement with Momentus for Second Satellite Launch

Momentus Inc.(Momentus), which provides in-space satellite transportation and infrastructure services and Pixxel, a Indian space-tech startup has signed an service agreement to launch the 2nd satellite of Pixxel to SSO orbit (Sun-synchronous orbit or heliosynchronous orbit) in December 2021 on top of a SpaceX Falcon-9 and also with option to fly again in 2022.

OBITUARY

Suresh Angadi, MoS for Railways: 1st Central Minister to Die of COVID-19

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Maritime Day 2020 – September 24

The theme of World Maritime Day 2020 is“Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” 

STATE NEWS

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal Launched “Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni” & Distributed Vehicles to its Beneficiaries

Sarbanda Sonowal, Chief Minister (CM) of Assam launched the “Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni” – Chief Minister”s Rural Transport Scheme and distributed light motor vehicles to the beneficiaries under this scheme.