Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (15th to 21st September 2019)

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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
September 15 International Day of Democracy “Participation”
September 15 Engineers Day “Engineering For Change”
September 16 World Ozone Day 32 Years and Healing
September 17 World Patient Safety Day “Speak Up for Patient Safety”
September 18 World Bamboo Day
September 18 World Water Monitoring Day
September 21 International Day of Peace and Non-Violence

Current Affairs: National

  1. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off ‘Jaldoot’ water conservation initiative
  2. White Water Rafting Expedition ‘Rudrashila’ flagged off at Jaisalmer
  3. National Centre for Clean Coal Research & Development inaugurated at Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru
  4. Government has launched a steel import monitoring system (SIMS) to provide information about steel imports
  5. Government has declared a train service to Bangladesh’s Akhaura from Tripura’s Agartala by 2020
  6. India has joined Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub
  7. India has launched a major programme offering 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs
  8. Indian Railwayto conduct “Massive Shramdan” drive with main focus on “Collection of Plastic Waste”
  9. Union Minister Gehlot launched the Management Information System (MIS)portal under Accessible India Campaign
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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot
Constituency Rajya Sabha (Madhya Pradesh)
  1. HRD Ministry announced a new scheme- National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) aimed at using technology for better learning outcomes in Higher Education
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Ministry for Human Resource Development (HRD)
Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Constituency Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Current Affairs: International

  1. Saint Vincent and Grenadines became the 79th country to join the International Solar Alliance
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St. Vincent and Grenadines Capital Kingstown
Israel Currency Eastern Caribbean dollar
Israel Prime minister Ralph E. Gonsalves
  1. Sri Lanka has unveiled the South Asia’s tallest tower
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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Current Affairs: State

  1. Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the International Ramayana Festival in Delhi
  2. Delhi Police has launched ‘Tatpar’ app to facilitate delivery of citizen-centric services
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Delhi Capital New Delhi
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Governor Anil Bijal
  1. Himachal CM launched the Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline ‘1100’ for speedy redressal of public grievances
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Himachal Pradesh Capital Shimla
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur
Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya
  1. Traditional Neermahal Jal Utsav concludes at Rudrasagar lake in Tripura
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Tripura Capital Agartala
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb
Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais
  1. First women marathon organized against drug addiction in Udhampur, J&K
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir CM Vacant
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
  1. Children’s week celebrated from September 16- 21, 2019 at Anganwadi centers in Uttar Pradesh
  2. The country’s first Central Police University to come up in Greater Noida near the Yamuna Expressway
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence (AI) year
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan
  1. Hyderabad-Karnataka region renamed as Kalyana Karnataka
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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka CM Kumarasamy
Karnataka Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala
  1. Maharashtra government to set up Swachh Bharat World University in Wardha
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  1. Country’s first-ever trans art festival “Varnapakitt-2019” inaugurated in Kerala
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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. ECGC introduced a new insurance scheme ‘NIRVIK’ to enhance loan availability for exporters
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Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC)
Headquarters Mumbai
Chairman &MD Geetha Muralidhar
  1. GSTN has decided to make Aadhaar authentication mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020
  2. Saving deposits of public and private sector banks rose to Rs. 39.72 lakh crore in 2018-19
  3. Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) and Sa-Dhan jointly launched the ‘Code for Responsible Lending’ for microfinance industry
  4. RBI has allowed payment of all recurring bills through Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. London has overtaken India’s financial capital Mumbai to become the top center for trading the nation’s currency
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK PM Boris Johnson
  1. Government has waived the three-year lock-in period on investments made by NRIs in infrastructure debt funds (IDFs)
  2. Government has approved 8.65% interest rate on employees provident fund for 2018-19
  3. Government has reduced the corporate tax rate for domestic company to 22% from 30%
  4. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)slashedthe India’s economic growth forecast from 7.2% to 5.9%for 2019-20
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Secretary Generals José Ángel Gurría
Headquarters Paris, France

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Tata firm launches India’s first maritime broadband services
  2. ZestMoney has joined hands with payment gateway PayUfor cardless EMI payment
  3. Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Bharosa savings account’ scheme
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Airtel Payments Bank
CEO Anubrata Biswas
Headquarters New Delhi

Current Affairs: Committee

Committee Head of the committee Other info
Committee of Experts

to focus on non-personal data

Kris Gopalakrishnan

(Infosys co-founder)

Formed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Company Law Committee

(to improve ease of doing business)

Injeti Srinivas

(secretary of the corporate affairs ministry)

Formed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Working group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) Ishaat Hussain Formed by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Current Affairs: Appointments

Kapil Dev Chancellor of Haryana Sports University
Ambati Rayudu Hyderabad Captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Justice P Lakshmana Reddy First Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice V. Ramasubramanian,

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari,

Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice S. Ravindra Bhat

Kerala High Court Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy

Supreme Court judges

Current Affairs: Resignation

Takehiko Nakao President of Asia Development Bank

(January 16, 2020)

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

1.      Chhaya Sharma (IPS officer) 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award

(for redefining the role of female police officers)

2.      Sheikh Hasina

(Bangladesh PM)

Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019
3.      Anand Kumar (Super 30 founder and mathematician) Education Excellence Award 2019 by Foundation For Excellence
  1. Bangladesh’s bamboo-made school built by Arcadia Education Project has won the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  2. Bollywood actor Neena Gupta wins two awards at Indian International Film Festival of Boston
  3. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s film Gangs Of Wasseypur (Ranked 59th) has become the only Indian film to feature in The Guardian list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century
  4. Anjali Singh has become India’s first female has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache
  5. A documentary film ‘Moti Bagh’ based on a farmer in Uttarakhand has been nominated for Oscars
  6. Rajnath Singh became the first defence minister to fly in the indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas
  7. Entrepreneur and author Kapil Pathare honoured with Doctorate in Business from Ballsbridge University

Current Affairs: Ranking

Index India’s Rank Top Least Other info
Global Economic Freedom index 79th / 162 Hong Kong Iraq Released by

Fraser Institute

Safe Cities Index (SCI)  Mumbai – 45

Delhi – 52

Tokyo Yangon Released by

Economist Intelligence Unit

Best Business Schools 2019 Indian School of Business (ISB) – 7th

(Hyderabad and Mohali)

IMD business school, Lausanne, Switzerland By

Forbes

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Visa and Bill Desk have partnered to roll out interface for recurring payments
  2. Kerala inked a MoU with Maldives to strengthen cancer care in the island nation
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Maldives Capital Malé
Maldives Currency Rufiyaa
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  1. Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has signed an agreement with IBMfor nationwide Train-the-Trainer program in AI
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Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey
Constituency Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
  1. ISRO, DRDO ink MoUs to provide technologies for Human Space Mission
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DRDO –Defence Research and Development Organisation
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy
DRDO Headquarters New Delhi
  1. Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has collaborated with the electronics and IT ministry and Google India for ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. 38th Sharjah International Book Fair to be organized from 30th Oct to 9th of Nov
  2. Exhibition ‘Shashwat Maharathi : The Eternal Seeker’ on Chitracharya Upendra Maharath Inaugurated in New Delhi
  3. International Workshop for National Water Museum inaugurated in New Delhi
  4. 29th Meeting of the Northern Zonal Council held in Chandigarh, Haryana

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. Indian Army to conduct Exercise ‘HimVijay’ in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
  2. Singapore, India, Thailand kicked off maiden trilateral exercise ‘SITMEX’ in Port Blair
  3. Multinational military exercise ‘TSENTR-2019’kicked off in Russia
  4. Astra missile successfully flight tested from Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet
  5. Indian Army conducted a massive exercise ‘Chang Thang’ in Eastern Ladakh

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Dhaval Kulkarni “The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of their Senas”
Paro Anand “Being Gandhi”

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Pankaj Advani clinched his 22nd world title for the country by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Mandalay, Myanmar
  2. Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma won the Vietnam Open title
  3. Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen clinched the men’s singles title of Belgian International Challenge
  4. Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer clinched the Myanmar International Series
  5. India beat Bangladesh to win the U-19 Asia Cup title in Sri Lanka
  6. Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the Basketball World Cup in Beijing
  7. Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  8. Beijing unveils new ‘ice’ panda mascot for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi, Yuan
China President Xi Jinping

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Charlie Cole Photographer
Sanjib Kumar Datta Bollywood film editor
Sivaraman Cheriyanad Kerala Writer
Kodela Sivaprasada Rao Former speaker of the Andhra Pradesh
B J Khatal Patil Former minister and senior Congress leader
Sathar Veteran Kerala actor
Shyam Ramsay Film director
Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali Tunisia’s former president

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