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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day for Universal Access to Information – Observed on Sep 28

  • The International Day for Universal Access to Information was proclaimed on 15 October 2019 at the 74th UN General Assembly to be held on 28 September.
  • The theme chosen for the 2021 International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) celebrated yearly on 28 September is “The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information.”
  • Initially the day was designated by the UNESCO General Conference.
  • It was inaugurated in November 2015 and was first held on 28 September 2016.
  • The main objective of the Day is to accelerate sustainable solutions aimed at reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by mobilizing governments, civil society and people to take ownership and contribute to SDG 16 (Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies), as measured by public access to information, particularly in regards to building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

World Rabies Day – Observed on Sep 28 

  • World Rabies Day is an international awareness campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States.
  • This year, the theme for World Rabies day is ‘Rabies: Facts, not Fear’, based on ending the fear from the people and empowering them with the facts.
  • The theme is aimed at sharing facts about rabies and not spreading fear about the disease by relying on misinformation and myths.
  • It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
  • 28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiates Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • Almost a year after it was implemented on pilot basis in six Union Territories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission for the entire country.
  • It involves creation of not just a unique health ID for every citizen, but also creation of digital healthcare professionals and facilities registry.
  • The digital initiative has the “potential of bringing a revolutionary change in India’s healthcare facilities.

About the Mission:

  • Ayushman Bharat–Digital Mission will now connect digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other.
  • Under this, countrymen will now get a digital health ID.
  • The health record of every citizen will be digitally protected.
  • Through the digital health ID, the patient himself and the doctor can also check old records if needed.
  • Not only this, there will also be registration of colleagues like doctors, nurses, paramedics.
  • The hospitals, clinics, labs, medicine shops in the country, all these will be registered. That is, this digital mission will bring every stakeholder related to health together, on a single platform”.
  • The initiative will create a seamless online platform to access treatment records, and enable faster and effective treatment.

MoHUA introduces convergence of DAY-NULM and PMFME to support Micro Food Processing Units of Urban SHGs

  • To support micro food processing units of urban self helps groups (SHGs), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched a convergence scheme between PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) schemes.
  • The convergence was launched as a part of ”Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations of the ministry.
  • MoHUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, while launching the convergence scheme, stated helping and grooming SHG members involved in micro-entrepreneurship activities will make them financially empowered and help their families live a dignified life.
  • MoHUA is implementing a flagship scheme named DAY-NULM, which has mobilised over 61 lakh urban poor women into SHGs and their federations.
  • As DAY-NULM has already signed MoUs with Amazon and Flipkart for sale of ”SonChiraiya” products made by SHGs on marketplace, this initiative will further add number of products on-boarded on e-commerce portals.
  • All out efforts will also be made to get all such SHGs registered for FSSAI in time bound manner,”

Ministry of Tourism will organize ‘NIDHI 2.0’ &‘India Tourism Statistics

  • The Ministry of Tourism is organizing an event to celebrate “World Tourism Day 2021” on 27th September 2021 in New Delhi, which has been designated by the UNWTO as a day to focus on “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. 
  • Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla will be chief guest of the event.
  • India is in unlocking phase and domestic tourism has re-started slowly and steadily.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense socio-economic impact worldwide and gradual increase in the domestic tourism will help for recovery and growth in many folds of the society.
  • Tourism has the potential to contribute to inclusive growth by creating opportunities for all different groups, ethnicity, religion and across sectors such as agriculture, arts & crafts etc., services to contribute and benefit from economic growth.
  • Celebrated every September 27 around the world, the purpose of World Tourism Day (WTD) is to foster awareness among the international community on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
  • NIDHI 2.0 (National Integrated Database of Hospitality Industry) and ‘India Tourism Statistics – At a Glance, 2021’ will be launched.

Union Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur lays foundation stone of ZPEO

  • Union minister for information and broadcasting, youth affairs, and sports, Anurag Thakur laid foundation stone of zonal physical education office (ZPEO) and zonal playfield and inaugurated PMGSY road at Kichpora Kangan. 
  • The minister visited Kichpora Kangan where he laid foundation stone of ZPEO and development of zonal level playfield approved at Rs.1.14 crore.
  • The central government has earmarked Rs.200 crore under the PM Development Plan for development of playfields and indoor stadiums.
  • Rs.33 crore more was approved for preparing synthetic turfs, hockey and football grounds in J&K.
  • The minister also visited Kangan and inaugurated the 1.5km PMGSY road constructed at the cost of Rs.136.67 lakh at Bonibagh Kangan connecting Bonibagh Bala habitation to the highway.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Nagaland gets geographical identification tag for Naga Cucumber

  • Naga cucumbers are juicy, soft and sweet and are grown completely organically.
  • They are low in calories but high in potassium and contain a high level of water & can serve as an alternative to consuming sports drinks.
  • Cucumber has been traditionally cultivated by Naga farmers in their Jhum fields as a mixed crop mainly during the Kharif season (April –May).
  • It is one of the important component crops in the jhum cultivation.
  • This is primarily grown as a cash crop along with paddy and however, now the ‘off-season’ cucumbers from different districts of the Nagaland especially from Mokokchung district have gained much popularity within the state and now it has become a trend amongst the farmers in the district.
  • Some tribes like Konyak are found to grow cucumber all throughout the year by seed to seed method depending upon the soil type.

About Nagaland:

  • Capital: Kohima
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
  • Chief minister: Neiphiu Rio
  • National Park: Ntangki National Park

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur unveiled DD/AIR Transmitters at Hamboting La in Ladakh

  • Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting dedicated to the nation High Power Transmitters of Doordarshan and All India Radio at Hamboting La near Kargil in Ladakh.
  • The 10 KW transmitters are the highest altitude TV and Radio transmitters in the country, located at the height of 4054 metres (about 13,300 ft) above the mean sea level.
  • The transmitters at Leh are at the altitude of 3501 metres (about 11,450 ft).
  • Minister noted that Hamboting La site is one of the most difficult locations considering the hostile weather conditions and geographical terrain.
  • Shri Anurag Thakur complimented the team of engineers and workers for completing the project in such hostile weather conditions.
  • The range of the transmitters is over 50 Kms in radius.
  • Observing that transmitters would cover a population of about 50,000 in the remote border area of Kargil, Shri Thakur stated that the number may look small compared to other parts of the country, but it demonstrates the commitment of Government of India to reach each and every citizen in the border areas.
  • The Minister also announced that the Ladakhi contribution to DD Kashir will be doubled from 30 minutes to one hour daily from 1st Oct 2021.

About Ladakh:

  • Capital: Leh, Kargil
  • Lieutenant governor: Radha Krishna Mathur
  • National park: Hemis National Park

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

ICRA projects GDP growth of India to 9.00% in FY 2022

  • Ratings agency Icra revised up its 2021-22 real GDP growth estimate for India to 9 per cent from the earlier 8.5 per cent.
  • A ramp-up in COVID-19 vaccination, healthy advance estimates of kharif (summer) crop and faster government spending were the factors which led to the revision.
  • It can be noted that after the 7.3 per cent contraction in 2020-21, there were expectations of a higher growth number in 2021-22.
  • However, the second wave of COVID-19 infections early into the fiscal year, which spread even in the hinterland, made analysts more circumspect.
  • The RBI expects the economy to grow at 9.5 per cent.

About ICRA:

  • ICRA Limited is an Indian independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency.
  • It was established in 1991, and was originally named Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited.
  • Headquarters: India
  • CEO: N. Sivaraman

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

Federal Bank join hands with NPCI for RuPay credit card

  • Federal Bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch the ‘Federal Bank RuPay Signet Contactless Credit Card’.
  • The card “comes with the lowest Annual Percentage Rate (APR) starting from just 5.88% per annum.”
  • “The cardholders will gain access to a wide variety of offers and deals across categories including travel, food and dining, shopping, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and much more.
  • With a range of exciting offers, the card is presently offered to existing customers of the bank.
  • Some of other offers included Amazon Gift vouchers, reward points, Buy One Get One (BOGO) free offer at INOX, complimentary membership programs, complimentary Swiggy vouchers, complimentary lounge access at Domestic and International airports and more.

About Federal Bank:

  • Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the Private Sector, headquartered in Aluva, Kochi.
  • The bank has more than 1,200 branches spread across different states in India.
  • It also has its Representative Offices abroad at Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Dubai.
  • Headquarters: Aluva
  • CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
  • Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner

Vistara join hands with IndusInd Bank to launch co-branded credit card

  • Full-service carrier Vistara has partnered with IndusInd Bank to launch co-branded credit card Club Vistara IndusInd Bank Explorer.
  • The credit card will offer various benefits such as a complimentary business class ticket, membership of the airline’s frequent flyer programme and lounge access.
  • Other benefits include rescheduling fee waiver on direct booking of Vistara flights, luxury gift vouchers, complimentary movie tickets and dining vouchers, complimentary personal air accident cover, zero currency mark-up on international spends as well as a waiver on fuel surcharge at any petrol pump, among others.
  • The all-new card provides the cardholders with a complimentary ‘Gold’ class membership to Club Vistara (CV), under which they can earn points on every flight and can even redeem their earned CV points to avail flights.

About IndusInd Bank:

  • IndusInd Bank Limited is a new-generation Indian bank headquartered in Pune.
  • The bank offers commercial, transactional and electronic banking products and services.
  • IndusInd Bank was inaugurated in April 1994 by then Union Finance Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • CEO: Sumant Kathpalia
  • Owner: Hinduja Group
  • Founder: S. P. Hinduja

Asiamoney 2021 Poll: HDFC Bank bags most outstanding company in India

  • HDFC Bank Ltd. has been voted ‘Overall Most Outstanding Company in India,’ in a poll conducted by reputed publication Asiamoney.
  • The poll, known as Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll, is designed to acknowledge listed companies that have excelled in areas such as financial performance, management team excellence, investor relations, and CSR initiatives.
  • HDFC Bank received the most votes among listed companies in India, leading to the bank being awarded the ‘Overall Most Outstanding Company’ in India.
  • This is in addition to the bank being voted ‘Most Outstanding Company in India – Banking Sector,’ a recognition the bank is humbled to have been honoured with for the 4th consecutive year, since the inception of the poll in 2018.

About HDFC:

  • HDFC Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company, headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • HDFC Bank is India’s largest private sector bank by assets and by market capitalization as of April 2021.
  • It is the third largest company by market capitalization on the Indian stock exchanges.
  • CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Tagline: We understand your World.

RBI announces new rules for securitisation of standard assets, loan transfers

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a separate master direction on the transfer of loan exposures and securitisation of standard assets. 
  • The directions came after taking into account the public comments on draft rules which were issued on June 8 last year.
  • The RBI stated that it has been observing the complicated and opaque securitisation structures which could be undesirable from the point of view of financial stability.
  • “Prudentially structured securitisation transactions can be an important facilitator in a well-functioning financial market in that it improves risk distribution and liquidity of lenders in originating fresh loan exposures”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh takes oath as DG of National Cadet Corps (NCC)

  • Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh took over as the 34th Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC).
  • He was commissioned into the PARACHUTE REGIMENT in 1987.
  • An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun as well as NCC, he attended the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington and the National Defence College Course in New Delhi.
  • Lt Gen Singh has been a Company Commander in counter-insurgency environment in Nagaland and the Siachen Glacier.

Mastercard named in World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen as its Global Brand Ambassador

  • Mastercard announced that it is naming Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player of all time, a Mastercard Global Brand Ambassador, as it adds chess to its coveted roster of sports sponsorships.
  • Carlsen is a natural fit to join the company’s all-star lineup of ambassadors, which includes Lionel Messi, Naomi Osaka, Crystal Dunn and Dan Carter.
  • As part of Mastercard’s commitment to bringing new and exciting Priceless Experiences to chess enthusiast cardholders,
  • Mastercard is joining Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner, effective immediately.

About Mastercard:

  • Mastercard Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York.
  • The Global Operations Headquarters is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, a municipality of St. Charles County, Missouri.
  • CEO: Michael Miebach

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

Federal Bank signed agreement with Ashok Leyland for vehicle finance

  • Federal Bank, India’s leading Private Sector Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India with their complete range of BS6 vehicles.
  • The MoU was Signed by Harsh Dugar Group President, Federal Bank and Gopal Mahadevan Whole Time Director and CFO, Ashok Leyland.
  • This MoU will enable both Federal Bank and Ashok Leyland to offer customised financial solutions to their customers.
  • The Bank will work towards catering to the customers’ needs through Commercial Vehicle loans with easy monthly repayment plans best suited for the customers.
  • Moreover, the bank will leverage technology for enhancing customer experience.
  • Federal Bank with its ‘Digital at the Fore and Human at the Core’ mantra aims to become the Most Admired Bank of every stakeholder and the signing of the MoU with Ashok Leyland is a step towards this end.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Union Minister Anurag Thakur addresses Summit for Information and Democracy

  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur addressed the Summit for Information and Democracy on the sidelines of the UNGA organised at the Consulate General of France, New York.

Objectives :

  1. Defending and promoting access to free, pluralistic and reliable information, an essential aspect of freedom of opinion and expression.
  2. Debating the Forum’s recommendations, fostering their implementation and supporting upcoming work.
  3. To Create of an International Observatory on Information and Democracy responsible for analysing global information trends
  4. Launching a civil society coalition (around 50 NGOs) linked to the Forum, to promote the Partnership’s principles with States and the public through awareness-raising and advocacy;
  5. Fostering ties between the International Partnership for Information and Democracy and international  organizations
  • The International Partnership for Information and Democracy was launched in New York on 26 September 2019, in the framework of the Alliance for Multilateralism.
  • It has been signed to date by 43 States,

Aim :

  • To promote freedom of opinion and expression and access to free, pluralistic and reliable information.

Union Minister Amit Shah addresses first ‘National Cooperative Conference’ in New Delhi

  • On Sep 25, 2021, Union Home Minister Amit Shah (First minister of co-operation of India) addressed India’s first cooperative conference at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
  • The conference was organised jointly by the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), National Cooperative Federation of India, Amul, Sahakar Bharti, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), Krishak Bharati Cooperative (KRIBHCO).
  • Minister of state of cooperation BL Verma and International Cooperatives Alliance (Global) president Ariel Guarco also participated in the conference.

About the Conference :

  • To provide a platform for accelerating and strengthening Indian cooperatives on the global stage.
  • The Conference will share the government’s vision and outline the roadmap for the development of the Cooperative sector.
  • It will play a significant role in Indian cooperatives on the global stage and work towards realising Prime Minister Modi’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.
  • Over 2,100 representatives from different states and various cooperative sectors across the country participated in the conference.

4th India-US Health Dialogue held in New Delhi

  • On Sep 27, 2021, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar addressed the inaugural session of the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, held in New Delhi.
  • The US delegation for the dialogue is led by Ms Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Key People :

  • Ms. Michelle McConnell, Director, Asia and Pacific, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Dept. (HHS), Dr. Mitchell Wolfe, Ms Diana M. Bensyl, Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary, Health Research were also present.

About the Dialogue:

  • The two-day dialogue will be used as a forum to deliberate on the many ongoing cooperation in the health sector between the two countries.
  • The topics for deliberations will include areas pertaining to the strengthening of epidemiological research and surveillance and vaccine development.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was finalized between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Republic of India and the United States Department of Health and Human Services in the field of health, covering issues such as health safety and security; Communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases; health system; and health policy.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

India Conducts Successful Maiden Flight Test of New version of Akash Prime Missile off Odisha Coast

  • On Sep 27, 2021, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful maiden flight test of a new version of Akash Missile – ‘Akash Prime’ from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.
  • Akash Prime is equipped with an indigenous active Radio Frequency (RF) seeker for improved accuracy as compared to the existing Akash System.
  • It will ensure more reliable performance under low temperature environments at higher altitudes.
  • The successful flight test proves the competence of DRDO in design and development of world class Missile systems.
  • It will further boost the confidence of the users (Indian Army and Indian Air Force).

About DRDO :

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1958
  • Chairman : Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
  • Minister Responsible : Rajnath Singh

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS 

Book titled “The Fractured Himalaya: How the Past Shadows the Present in India-China Relations authored by Nirupama Menon Rao

  • Nirupama Menon Rao, authored a book titled “The Fractured Himalaya: How the Past Shadows the Present in India-China Relations”.

About the Book :

  • The book deals with India’s road to war with China in 1962.
  • It narrates how India and China dealt with one another in their earliest years, from the friendship of the early 1950s to the 1962 war.

About Nirupama Menon Rao :

  • Nirupama Rao was born 6 December 1950 in Malappuram, Kerala.
  • She is a retired civil servant of 1973 batch Indian Foreign Service cadre & she served as India’s Foreign Secretary from 2009 to 2011.
  • In her career she served in several capacities including, Minister of Press, Information and Culture in Washington DC, Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow, stints in the MEA as Joint Secretary, East Asia and External Publicity, the latter position making her the first woman spokesperson of the MEA, Chief of Personnel, Ambassador to Peru and China, and High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

Awards & Honours :

  • She has also been named to the global list of the One Hundred Most Influential Women on Twitter by ForeignPolicy.com in 2012.
  • In February 2016, Rao received the Vanitha Rathnam Award from the Government of Kerala.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Jyothi Surekha Vennam wins silver in World Archery Championship 2021

  • Jyothi Surekha Vennam has bagged a silver medal in the women’s compound event at the ongoing World Archery Championship in Yankton.
  • She lost to the Colombian archer Sara Lopez, 146-144 in the Finals.

About Vennam Jyothi Surekha :

  • Jyothi was born in Hyderabad on July 3, 1996.
  • At the age of 13, she won an Olympic round gold medal at the Mexican Grand Prix.
  • At the Mexican Grand Prix, she also won bronze (20m) and three silver (50m and 40m).
  • In 2011, she won two bronze medals at the 2011 Asian Archery Championships.
  • In 2019, She won two Bronze medals in World Archery Championship in Hertogenbosch

Awards & Honours :

  • In 2017, she was awarded the Arjuna Award for her achievements in the field of Archery.

2021 Archery World Championships : India finish with three silver medals

  • Indian compound archers won three silver medals at the 2021 World Archery Championships.
  • The three silver medals were won in the Women’s Compound Individual, Women’s Compound Team and Compound Mixed Team competitions.

List of Silver Medalists in 2021 Archery World Championships :

  • Women’s Compound Individual : Jyothi Surekha Vennam
  • Women’s Compound Team : Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskar Kirar and Priya Gurjar
  • Compound Mixed Team : Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Note :

  • Vennam Jyothi Surekha of Vijayawada became the first Indian woman archer to win three silver medals at a world championship.

About 2021 Archery World Championships :

  • The 2021 World Archery Championships was held from 20 to 26 September 2021 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali announces retirement from Test cricket

  • On Sep 27, 2021, 34-year-old England spin-bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket.

About Moeen Ali  :

  • Moeen Ali was born in 18 June 1987, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  • He made his Test debut in 2014 and has played 64 Tests matches.
  • He scored five centuries and took 195 wickets, including a top score of 155 not out and five five-wicket hauls.
  • He was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • On 8 September 2020, in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) match, Ali captained England for the first time in a T20I match.
  • He won Warwickshire’s NBC Denis Compton Award in both 2004 and 2005 and Worcestershire’s NBC Denis Compton Award in 2009.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur flags off second edition of ‘Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge at Leh, Ladakh

  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur flagged off the second edition of Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge at Leh, Ladakh at 11000 feet above the sea level.
  • It is a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav’ and ‘Fit India Movement’.
  • It has been organised by Ladakh police in coordination with Cycling Federation of India.
  • Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and CEC Tashi Gyalson also participated.

About Ladakh :

  • Capital : Leh, Kargil
  • Governor : Radha Krishna Mathur

Daily CA On Sep 26 & 27 :

  • In 2013, The United Nations (UN) passed resolution 68/32 which established the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons to take place annually, every September 26th.
  • World Environmental Health Day 2021 is observed annually on September 26 to spread awareness globally regarding the health of the environment with the theme of ‘Prioritising Environmental Health for healthier communities in the global recovery.’
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a significant portion of the latest episode of his Mann Ki Baat radio address to World Rivers Day, which is being observed on Sunday & the theme for 2021  is ‘Prioritising Environmental Health for healthier communities in the global recovery.’ 
  • Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27 & the theme is ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’.
  • The Supreme Court has given its nod for e-transfer of orders to jails through the FASTER system for quick prisoner release.
  • EXIM (Export Import) Bank of India completed its agreement with Fahi Dhiriulhun Corporation Limited (FDC) of Maldives to provide a Buyers Credit of $228 million for the construction of 4000 Social Housing Units in Hulhumale’ Phase II.
  • India virtually hosted the 1st India-United Kingdom (UK) Consular Dialogue & the Indian delegation was led by Devesh Uttam, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and the UK delegation was led by Jennifer Anderson, Director Consular Services, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. 
  • In September 2021, MyGov India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), launched the ‘Planetarium Innovation Challenge’ for Indian start-ups and tech entrepreneurs.
  • As a part of on-going celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support India’s livestock sector. Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala signed the deal
  • The World Health Organization tightened its global air quality guidelines in its first revision since 2005.
  • The Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition was opened for public viewing in Dhaka.
  • In accordance with the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) report titled ‘Fed to Fail? The crisis of children’s diets in early life’, two in every three children between 6–23 months didn’t get the nutritious diet needed for healthy growth and the COVID-19 pandemic could make the situation much worse.
  • According to the report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations(UN) titled ‘Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2021’, COVID 19 has set back progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enshrined in the UN’s Agenda 2030, undermining the decades of development efforts.
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report on the latest climate science information named ‘United in Science 2021’.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) announced new stringent Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) to assess the effects of air pollution and its health impact.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued separate master directions on transfer of loan exposures and securitisation of standard assets.
  • The Reserve Bank of India allowed loan exposures classified as fraud to be transferred to Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs). 
  • United States (US) International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly announced an 8-year sponsor project programme with a credit guarantee of USD 55 million (~ Rs 400 crores) named ‘India Covid Response Programme for Agriculture Transition’ to address the economic impact of COVID-19 in India.
  • As per the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) publication of ‘Deposits with Scheduled Commercial Banks – March 2021’, Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) deposits in FY21 grew by 11.9 percent year-on-year compared to 8.8 percent in FY20 due to high growth in the Current Account and Savings Account (CASA) deposits. 
  • The IndusInd Bank has acquired a 4.79% stake in debt-laden McLeod Russel India Limited(MRIL) by involving pledged shares for recovery of its dues.
  • RBL Bank launched ‘#UseBefikar’, a new campaign with Mastercard to provide shopping offers and rewards for the existing cardholders.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) appointed former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as ambassador for global health financing.
  • Debabrata Mukherjee, who is currently serving as Chief Marketing Officer at the United Breweries Group, has been elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2021-2022, the non-profit circulation-auditing organisation.
  • The 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development has been awarded to 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station, Sikkim, owned and being operated by NHPC Limited. 
  • On Sep 25, 2021, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
  • On Sep 24, 2021, The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space, Spain, to acquire 56 C-295MW transport aircraft worth 20,000 crore for the Indian Air Force.
  • The former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to China, Vijay Gokhale, has written a new book titled “The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India”.
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain), has won the F1 Russian Grand Prix 2021.
  • Howzat Fantasy Sports Platform Signed Cricketer Suresh Raina as Brand Ambassador
  • Indian Compound Archer and Arjuna Awardee Abhishek Verma, 3-time world cup gold medalist, has been elected to the Athletes Committee of World Archery, the international federation for the Olympic sport of archery.
  • On Sep 25, 2021, Prominent women rights activist, poet and author, Kamla Bhasin passed away.

 Daily CA On Sep 28 :

  • The International Day for Universal Access to Information was proclaimed on 15 October 2019 at the 74th UN General Assembly to be held on 28 September & the theme is “The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information.”
  • World Rabies Day is an international awareness campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States & , the theme for World Rabies day is ‘Rabies: Facts, not Fear’.
  • Almost a year after it was implemented on pilot basis in six Union Territories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission for the entire country.
  • To support micro food processing units of urban self helps groups (SHGs), the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched a convergence scheme between PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) schemes.
  • The Ministry of Tourism is organizing an event to celebrate “World Tourism Day 2021” on 27th September 2021 in New Delhi, which has been designated by the UNWTO as a day to focus on “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. 
  • Union minister for information and broadcasting, youth affairs, and sports, Anurag Thakur laid foundation stone of zonal physical education office (ZPEO) and zonal playfield and inaugurated PMGSY road at Kichpora Kangan. 
  • Nagaland’s “sweet cucumber” was awarded a geographical identification (GI) tag as an agricultural product under provisions of The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
  • Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting dedicated to the nation High Power Transmitters of Doordarshan and All India Radio at Hamboting La near Kargil in Ladakh.
  • Ratings agency Icra revised up its 2021-22 real GDP growth estimate for India to 9 per cent from the earlier 8.5 per cent.
  • Federal Bank has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch the ‘Federal Bank RuPay Signet Contactless Credit Card’.
  • Full-service carrier Vistara has partnered with IndusInd Bank to launch co-branded credit card Club Vistara IndusInd Bank Explorer.
  • HDFC Bank Ltd. has been voted ‘Overall Most Outstanding Company in India,’ in a poll conducted by reputed publication Asiamoney.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a separate master direction on the transfer of loan exposures and securitisation of standard assets. 
  • Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh took over as the 34th Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC).
  • Mastercard announced that it is naming Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player of all time, a Mastercard Global Brand Ambassador, as it adds chess to its coveted roster of sports sponsorships.
  • Federal Bank, India’s leading Private Sector Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India with their complete range of BS6 vehicles.
  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur addressed the Summit for Information and Democracy on the sidelines of the UNGA organised at the Consulate General of France, New York.
  • On Sep 25, 2021, Union Home Minister Amit Shah (First minister of co-operation of India) addressed India’s first cooperative conference at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
  • On Sep 27, 2021, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar addressed the inaugural session of the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, held in New Delhi.
  • On Sep 27, 2021, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful maiden flight test of a new version of Akash Missile – ‘Akash Prime’ from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.
  • Nirupama Menon Rao, authored a book titled “The Fractured Himalaya: How the Past Shadows the Present in India-China Relations”.
  • Jyothi Surekha Vennam has bagged a silver medal in the women’s compound event at the ongoing World Archery Championship in Yankton.
  • Indian compound archers won three silver medals at the 2021 World Archery Championships.
  • On Sep 27, 2021, 34-year-old England spin-bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket.
  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur flagged off the second edition of Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge at Leh, Ladakh at 11000 feet above the sea level.

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