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Current Affairs Of 9 September 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

US-India-Israel summit held virtually; Decision taken for Trilateral Collaboration on 5G Tech 

the virtual US (United States)-India-Israel summit was held to focus on trilateral partnerships in the strategic, technology and development arenas. There it was decided that these trio nations will collaborate in 5G technology. 

About Israel:
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Kerala tops literacy rate chart with 96.2%; Andhra Pradesh worst performer at 66.4%: NSO


STEPapp Partnered with MoTA to Implement Gamified Learning App in Tribal Schools

Eduisfun Technologies Private Limited’s STEPapp (Student Talent Enhancement Program Application) received an order from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) to implement its gamified learning application in the tribal schools across India and to benefit the tribal students and to empower them with quality education.

CSIR-CMERI and NISE Signed MoU Virtually to Strengthen Solar Energy Sector Across India

In order to strengthen the solar energy sectoracross the nation, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) and National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, for ‘Strategic Association’ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) virtually.

NITI Aayog constitutes Multidimensional Poverty Index Coordination Committee (MPICC) to be chaired by Ms Sanyukta Samaddar 


Prime Minister Modi E-Inaugurates Patrika Gate in Jaipur 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patrika Gate in Jaipur, Rajasthan over a virtual platform. The Patrika Gate was built by the Patrika group of Newspapers on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg in Jaipur.
He also launched 2 books Samvad Upanishadand Akshar Yatra, authored by Gulab Kothari, Editor in Chief of Rajasthan Patrika Group and Chairman of Patrika Group of Newspaper.

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI ceased Banking operations of Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank

Reserve Bank of India has ceased the Banking operation by the Aditya Birla Idea Payments (ABIP) Bank under Banking Regulations Act 1949, after the company could not able to work successfully and applied for voluntary winding up by the Vodafone Idea Limited which holds 51% in ABIP bank and remaining 49% by Grasim Industries Limited.

Himachal Pradesh, World Bank Sign $82 million Loan Deal for HP State Roads Transformation Project

The State Government of Himachal Pradesh and World Bank signed a $82 million (approximately Rs. 600 Crores) loan deal to support Himachal Pradesh strengthen its transport and road safety institutions by improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of the state’s road network. 

Bank of India launched “Signature Visa Debit Card” for High Net Worth Individuals

On the occasion of Bank of India (BoI)’s 115th Foundation Day, BOI has launched an international contactless debit card , “Signature Visa Debit Card” for high net worth individuals who are maintaining an average quarterly balance of Rs 10 lakhs and above. 

About Bank of India(BOI):
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Atanu Kumar Das
Tagline– Relationship Beyond Banking

Mahindra Finance Enters Online Insurance Broking; to Launch a portal, PayBima

PayBima will help Mahindra insurance broking services to transform it into a “phygital” model that will leverage its feet-on-the-street agents at over 400 locations in the country, with the digital aggregation and settlement services.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Fitch Projected India’s Economy to Contract 10.5% in FY20-21 from -5%


India’s GDP to Contract by 11.8% in FY21; Rebound to 9.9% in FY22 : Ind-Ra


NSDC, LinkedIn partner to impart free digital skills training

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and LinkedIn announced a partnership to provide access to free learning resources for imparting digital skills to youth for enhancing employability.

About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Managing Director – Manish Kumar
Headquarters – New Delhi 

OBITUARY

Govind Swarup, Father of India’s Radio Astronomy & Padma Shri Awardee Passed Away at 91

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Radha M Nair’s New Book Titled “Breaking the Cocoon @ 40”

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Literacy Day 2020 – September 8

The theme of International Literacy Day 2020 is “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”

STATE NEWS

1st ever Cannabis Medicine Project to be Set up with Collaboration of Canada at Jammu: Jitendra Singh

The progress of the construction of North India’s 1st  biotech industrial park in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir was also reviewed by Jitendra Singh

‘Operation Green’s TOP to TOTAL’ scheme to cover all Fruits & vegetables in J&K 


YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launched 2 Nutrition Schemes to Provide Nutrition Food to Women & Children

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched two nutrition schemes “YSR Sampoorna Poshana” and “YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus” to provide nutritious food to the pregnant women, new mothers and children at the Tadepalli camp office.

Haryana CM Launches 1st of its Kind Educational Chatbot “Apka Mitra” & Online Admission Platform for UG courses

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar virtually launched the first of its Kind Educational Chatbot “Apka Mitra” & Online Admission Platform for UnderGraduate (UG) courses in government-aided and self-financed colleges for the new academic session 2020-21.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Kerala CM Inaugurate Thykoodam-Petta, Final stretch of Kochi Metro-Phase-I 

The final stretch of Kerala metro phase 1 has been completed with the commissioning of Thykoodam-Petta stretch. It has been completed at a cost of Rs 6218 Crores