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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Prakash Javadekar represented India at the virtual Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond 2020. The meeting was held to exchange views Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development. The meeting was hosted by China.

About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
Executive Director – Inger Andersen
Headquarters – Nairobi, Kenya

IATA Inked MoU with UNOCT as 1st private partner to Cooperate on India-funded CT Travel Programme

International Air Transport Association (IATA) which has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) on September 24, 2020 as the first non-government partner to strengthen the cooperation with the United Nations (UN) Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme).

About International Air Transport Association (IATA):
It is a trade association of the world’s airlines representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic.
Headquarter– Montreal, Canada
Headquarter (India)–  Mumbai, Maharashtra
About United Nations (UN):
Secretary General– Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
Headquarter– New York, United States

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

KRITAGYA (Krishi-Taknik-Gyan) Hackathon of NAHEP under ICAR to Promote Farm Mechanization

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

KRITAGAYA Hackathon, an initiative taken by the NAHEP in partnership with the Agricultural Engineering Division of ICAR to support the learning capabilities, innovations, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the Farm mechanization sector.

Plastic Park Scheme

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Sadananda Gowda announced a scheme for setting up 10 Plastics Parks throughout the country. 

NMC Officially Replaced MCI as Top Medical Education Regulator w.e.f. Sept 25, 2020; IMC Act, 1956 Repealed

Medical Council of India (MCI) had faced corruption charges and was dissolved by the Government of India in 2018 with the Board of Governors (BoG)-MCI chaired by Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, member (health), Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog.

About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW):
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan
Minister of State (MoS)– Ashwini Kumar Choubey

India’s First RRTS. (Regional Rapid Transit System)     train with Design Speed of 180 kmph Unveiled

This first RRTS train will provide its services to 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS in 2022 after trials.

India, Denmark Sign MoU to Increase Cooperation in Intellectual Property Rights

India and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) through exchange of best practices and collaborating in training programmes. The MoU will also include ways to protect traditional knowledge.

About Denmark:
Prime Minister – Mette Frederiksen
Capital – Copenhagen
Currency – Krone

BANKING & FINANCE

Axis Bank Partners with Bayer’s Better Life Farming Initiative in India

In order to provide enhanced and comprehensive financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural farming communities, Axis Bank Ltd, India’s third largest private sector bank, partnered with Bayer’s Better Life Farming(BLF)  initiative in India.

About Axis Bank Ltd:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) – Amitabh Chaudhry

Vakrangee Ltd gets RBI nod to setup Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit

It has received the authorisation under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

ADB Approved USD 570 mn Loans for Urban Projects in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Members– 68 Nations
Headquarters– Mandaluyong in Manila, Philippines

SBI Card Launches New Brand Campaign ‘Contactless Connections’

SBI Card(legally- SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited) launched‘Contactless Connections’, a new brand campaign. The campaign spreads the message that sharing of love and care is possible even during this difficult period(COVID-19) where social distancing is the norm. This campaign is in continuation of the SBI card’s brand campaign  “Ghar Mein Khushiyaan”.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Facebook Associated with Matrix Partners India to Scale Early-Stage SMBs

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to increase their digital potential.

About Facebook:
Headquarters- California, United States
CEO– Mark Zuckerberg

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS   

    

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets ACI health Accreditation for Safe Travel

The Airport Council International(ACI), a worldwide association for the air transport industry, granted GMR Group-led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport located at Hyderabad, Telangana


President Ram Nath Kovind Virtually Presented the NSS Award for 2018-2019

National Service Scheme(NSS) Awards also known as Rashtriya Seva Yojana Award for the year 2018-2019 over a virtual from Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. He presented the awards to 42 awardees under 3 categories.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sanju Yadav Won the AIFF Player of the Year Award 2019-2020

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, (28 years) from Chandigarh, goalkeeper of Indian National Men’s Football team and Sanju Yadav (22 years) from Haryana, Midfielder of India’s National Women’s Football team were declared as the winners of the annual All India Football Federation (AIFF) Men’s Footballer of the Year Award 2019-2020 and AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year Award 2019-2020 respectively.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS        

India and Israel to Co-Develop Hi-Tech Weapon Systems

About Israel:
Prime Minister– Benjamin Netanyahu
President– Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Contraception Day observed on September 26, 2020



International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2020 – September 26



World Environmental Health Day 2020: September 26

The Theme for 2020 is “Environmental Health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention”.

STATE NEWS

West Bengal, UKIBC sign MoU to strengthen State’s Industrial Development

West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) and UK (United Kingdom) India Business Council (UKIBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate industrial development in West Bengal.