Current affairs 20&21 September 2020

NATIONAL Narendra Modi to inaugurate VAIBHAV Summit on 2nd October 2020 PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit on second October’2020 through video conferencing. The month-long Summit will provide a platform to leverage the expertise and knowledge of global Indian researchers for solving emerging challenges and create an ecosystem of Knowledge and Innovation in the country through global outreach. India Delivers Two Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit Trains To Nepal India has handed over two modern trains to Nepal that would run between Jaynagar in Bihar and Kurtha…

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Current affairs 19 September 2020

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NATIONAL Gujarat government launches Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana Gujarat government has launched the Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY). The scheme will provide interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state. Under the MMUY, 50,000 joint liability and earning group (JLEG) will be formed in urban areas. Similarly, 50,000 such groups will also be formed in rural areas. India ranks 116 in World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index In the latest edition of the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index, India has been ranked at 116th position. The index benchmarks the…

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Current affairs 18 September 2020

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NATIONAL Environment Ministerial Meeting of G20 held The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries was held through video conferencing under the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Union Environment, Climate Change and Forest Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India in the meeting. M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 4th Global Ayurveda Summit 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”. The objective of the summit is to showcase the Ayurveda immunity model to the…

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Current affairs 17 September 2020

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INTERNATIONAL Mexico becomes first country to issue $890m Sustainable Development Goals Bond Mexico has become the first country in the world to issue a Sovereign Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Bond, an important step forward in the country’s commitment to the achievement of the SDGs, and a major advance for development finance. NATIONAL Maharashtra Govt launches road accident insurance scheme named after Balasaheb Thackeray The Maharashtra govt cleared the proposal to implement late Balasaheb Thackeray Road Accident Insurance scheme to provide medical and financial aid to victims during the golden hour.…

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Current affairs 16 September 2020

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NATIONAL Maharashtra Govt launches ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has launched a state-wide campaign titled, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The campaign will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the campaign will end on October 10 and the second phase will take place between October 12 to 24. US and India Hold Defense Technology Cooperation Meeting The 10th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting was held virtually by the Indian and U.S. Defense Delegations.…

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Current affairs 15 September 2020

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NATIONAL Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches seven urban infrastructure projects in Bihar Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for seven urban infrastructure projects in Bihar through video conferencing.The projects will be implemented at a total cost of Rs 541 crore. Engineers’ Day being celebrated today The entire nation today celebrates Engineers’ Day to mark the Birth Anniversary of the renowned Indian engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Viseswaraya. India beats China to become member of UN’s Commission on Status of Women India has been elected as the…

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Current affairs 13&14 September 2020

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NATIONAL PM Narendra Modi launches three petroleum sector projects in Bihar through video conferencing Narendra Modi on September 13, 2020, dedicated three projects related to the petroleum sector in Bihar to the nation through video conferencing. The latest project includes two Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plants and the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project. These projects have been commissioned by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Indian Oil. MoS MEA Muraleedharan participates in 27th ASEAN regional forum Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Saturday participated…

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Current affairs 12 September 2020

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NATIONAL Andhra Pradesh CM launches YSR Asara scheme Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched YSR Aasara scheme fulfilling one more election promise and has taken another step towards empowering women socially and economically. Odisha Govt launches “GARIMA” welfare scheme for sanitation workers Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ” GARIMA” a new Scheme to ensure Safety and Dignity of Core Sanitation Workers of the State. Under this scheme, about 20,000 core sanitation workers and their families covering one lakh population are likely to be benefitted. A dedicated corpus fund initially with…

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Current affairs 11 September 2020

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NATIONAL India to host CHG meeting of SCO on 29-30 November in New Delhi India is scheduled to host the meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO on 29-30 November 2020 in New Delhi. This will be the first Prime Minister level meeting to be hosted by India since its elevation as a full-member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO. Labour and Employment Minister inaugurates ‘Shram Bureau Bhawan’ in Chandigarh Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the…

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Current affairs 10 September 2020

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NATIONAL S Jaishankar attends SCO Foreign Ministers’ meet in Moscow EAM S Jaishankar is attending the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in the Russian capital Moscow. Dr Jaishankar tweeted a group photo of the foreign ministers of the SCO member states including China and Pakistan.It is the third SCO foreign ministers meeting that India is attending as a full member of the eight-nation bloc. Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana’ scheme CMof Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched two nutrition schemes…

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