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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Sri Lanka hold Virtual Bilateral Summit;India extends US$ 15 Million for promotion of Buddhist Ties

PM Modi also announced a grant assistance of US$ 15 million (approximately Rs.110 crores) for the promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries.
About Sri Lanka:
President – Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Capital – Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee

MUI Collaborates with UN to help Indian sailors struck on ships 

Maritime Union of India (MUI) has collaborated with the United Nations to assist seafarers who are stranded on ships due to COVID-19 Pandemic.  Through the Seafarers Crisis Action Team (SCAT), MUI will provide round-the-clock advice, counselling and assistance to Indian seafarers and their family members. 

India, US, Japan, Australia hold Virtual Meet on Indo-Pacific under Quad framework

Senior Officials from Ministry of External Affairs of India, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Australia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Department of State of United States of America held video conference for dialogue on regional and global issues of common interest under the Quadrilateral coalition or QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Framework. 

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

‘Cable Stayed Bridge’ Constructed across Durgam Cheruvu Lake Inaugurated in Telangana

Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Ramarao inaugurated the cable stayed bridge on Durgam Cheruvu constructed across Durgam Cheruvu Lake along with a four-lane elevated corridor connecting it with Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad (Telangana)during an event.

Cost of both the structures together is over Rs 334 crore.
About Telangana:
Chief Minister– Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
Capital– Hyderabad

Union Home Minister Amit Shah Inaugurates “Destination North East-2020” Festival

On Occasion of World Tourism Day (i.e 27th September, 2020) Union Home Minister Amit Shah (Home Minister is also the Chairman of North-East Council) inaugurated the “Destination North East-2020” through video conference. 
The theme for Destination North East 2020 is “The Emerging Delightful Destinations”.

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI to Initiate Positive Pay system for Cheques above Rs 50,000 from Jan 1, 2021: September 2020

To be developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), this system will require re-confirmation of key details for payments beyond Rs 50,000.

It should be noted that the usage of Positive Pay System is at the choice of account holder; however, banks may make it mandatory in case of cheques for amounts of Rs 5 lakh and above.

HDFC Launched India’s 1st Warehouse Commodity Finance App

HDFC Bank launchedIndia’s first Warehouse Commodity Finance App
ii.The app will help customers to draw down and manage the loan against the pledge of commodities online without physical intervention or multiple visits to a bank branch. This will bring improved efficiencies and time savings for the agri value chain.

About HDFC Bank:
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  Aditya Puri(on his retirement on October 2020,  Sashidhar Jagdishan will take over)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

RBI Ropes in Amitabh Bachchan for Customer Awareness Campaign

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) roped in Indian Film Actor Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaignto prevent naive account holders from being deceived by fraudsters. 

RBI Approved 3-Member Committee Headed by Meeta Makhan to Function as ad-interim MD & CEO of LVB

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approved that daily affairs of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB)will be run by a Committee of Directors (CoD) composed of independent directors namely, Meeta Makhan, Chairperson of the CoD, Shakti Sinha, Member and Satish Kumar Kalra, Member. 

About Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB):
HeadQuarters– Chennai, TamilNadu
Tagline– The changing face of prosperity


Transitional Government of Mali Appointed Moctar Ouane as the New Prime Minister

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Moctar Ouane (64 years) was appointed as the New Prime Minister of Mali by the decree signed by Mali’s new interim President Bah N’Daw

About Mali:
Capital– Bamako
Currency– West African CFA Franc

Entri, Kerala Startup Signs up Indian Cricketer, Robin Uthappa as it Brand Ambassador

Entri, a local language learning app for jobs, signed up Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa(representing Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020) as its brand ambassador in its 1st major campaign across India.

SPORTS

Mercedes Driver Valtteri Bottas wins Russian Grand Prix 2020

About Russia:
President – Vladimir Putin
Capital – Moscow
Currency – Russian Ruble

OBITUARY

Padma Bhushan Dr.Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Former Chairperson of ICRIER Passed Away at 74



Major Jaswant Singh (Retd) Former Union Minister Passed Away at 82


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Tourism Day Observed on September 27, 2020; SAATHI App Launched 

the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”.

World Deaf Day 2020: September 27

Theme of the 2020 International Week of the Deaf–  “Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights” 

World Rabies Day Observed on September 28 2020

The year 2020 marked the 14th World Rabies Day with theme “End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate” .

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020 – September 28

The theme of IDUAI 2020 is “Access to Information in Times of Crisis”

STATE NEWS

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Launched Mukhyamantri Kisan Kalyan Yojna on lines of PM-Kisan

Under this scheme annually Rs.4000 will be transferred to the accounts of around 175000 farmers of MP in two equal installments in addition to the Rs.6000 annually transferred to the farmers under the PM-Kisan Scheme.

Alapan Bandopadhyay Named as New Chief Secretary of West Bengal 

Alapan Bandopadhyay, present Additional Chief Secretary (Home & Information) of West Bengal was named as the Chief Secretary of the state.