Current affairs 22 September 2020

NATIONAL

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in Bihar

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nine highway projects and Optical Fibre Internet Services in Bihar. The optical fibre services are being provided under the scheme “Ghar Tak Fibre”. These services are to be executed along with combined efforts of Common Service Centre.

Tata Group to launch a low-cost COVID-19 test ‘Feluda’ in India

  • The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’, the Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has said. This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detection of the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus,

India, Maldives launch cargo ferry service connecting Tuticorin and Cochin with Male

  • The first ever Cargo Ferry Service between India and the Maldives was jointly launched on Monday opening a new chapter in connectivity initiatives in the Indian Ocean Region

India-UK holds Water Partnership Forum to discuss water conservation

  • India-UK Water Partnership Forum will be held on September 22, 2020, through a virtual mode to discuss ways to collaborate on the issues pertaining to infrastructure development and water conservation

APPOINTMENT

Retd Col Girija Shankar Mungali named in AFC task-force

  • Pune based retired Colonel Dr Girija Shanker Mungali has been appointed as one of the seven members of the Asian Football Confederation’s task force for regulating football clubs in Asia and Australia.

Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as the chief of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)

  • Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief, Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as the chief of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Dhasmana succeeds former Intelligence Bureau officer Satish Jha, who demitted office.

SPORTS

Novak Djokovic wins Men’s Singles event by beating Diego Schwartzman in Italian Open

  • The world number one Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters Title in Italian Open on September 21, 2020, by beating Diego Schwartzman in Rome.

OBITUARY

The former Prime Minister of Canada, John Turner passed away

  • The former Prime Minister of Canada, John Turner passed away. He served as the Prime Minister for just 79 days in 1984, the 2nd shortest term in the office recorded in the history of Canada. He was born on 7th June 1929 at Richmond, England.

Assam musician Bibhuranjan Choudhury dies at 71

  • Renowned Assam music composer, Bibhuranjan Choudhury passed away. His first film as music director was ”Sutrapat” in 1987 and the last one was ”Aei Maatite” in 2017. He had composed music for numerous TV serials, stage plays and radio productions in a career spanning over several decades.

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