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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
September 8 International Literacy Day Literacy and Multilingualism
September 8 World Physical Therapy Day
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) Working Together to Prevent Suicide
September 12 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40
September 14 Hindi Diwas

Current Affairs: National

  1. Government constitutes task force headed by Atanu Chakraborty to identify infrastructure projects worth Rs 100 lakh crore
  2. Project for the welfare of Children of Construction Workers ‘Bal Basera’ inaugurated at AIIMS Rishikesh
  3. PM Modi, Nepal PM to jointly inaugurate Motihari-Amlekhganj cross border petroleum Pipeline
  4. PM Modi launched National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)in Mathura,Uttar Pradesh
  5. PM Modihas inaugurated India’s second Multi-Modal Terminal built at Sahibganj in Jharkhand
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Jharkhand Capital Ranchi
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu
  1. Government announces target,of degraded land rehabilitate by 2030, revised from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019at Mathura
  3. PM Modi launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana’ in Jharkhand
  4. Government to develop 3 Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kanpur
  5. National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set up a committee to stop illegal groundwater extraction
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National Green Tribunal Chairman Adarsh Kumar Goel
  1. Centre to set up 12,500 Ayush Health and Wellness Centres across the country
  2. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the maritime communication services in Mumbai
  3. India has become a member of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hubs

Current Affairs: International

  1. India has announced a humanitarian assistance of USD 1 mn to help people in The Bahamas
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Bahamas Capital Nassau
Bahamas Currency Bahamian dollar
Bahamas Prime Minister      Hubert Minnis
  1. India Pavilion inaugurated at 44th Toronto International Film Festival
  2. Typhoon Faxai has hit Tokyo, Japan
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Japan Capital Tokyo
Japan Currency Japanese yen
Japan PM Shinzo Abe
  1. Vietnam has inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm
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Vietnam Capital Hanoi
Vietnam Currency Dong
Vietnam President Nguyen PhuTrong
  1. UK government has announced 2 year post study work visa for all foreign studentsfrom the academic year 2020-21
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime minister Boris Johnson
  1. Sri Lanka flagged off ‘Make In India’ train Pulathisi Express from Colombo Fort Railway station
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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan rupee
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
  1. Thailand becomes the first country in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging
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Thailand Capital Bangkok
Thailand Currency Thai baht
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Current Affairs: State

  1. India’s first ‘water-grid’ costing Rs 3,50,000 crore will come in the parched Marathwada region of Maharashtra
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  1. Visakhapatnam railway station sets up ‘fun zone’ for kids
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan
  1. UNESCO and Rajasthan government join hands to promote state’s intangible cultural heritage
  2. Rajasthan government has launched ‘Jan Soochna’ a public information portal
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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra
  1. Kerala to set up the country’s first International Women’s Trade Centre (iWTC)
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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan
  1. Gurugram traffic police have tied up with Google maps for traffic updates
  2. Haryana CM launched two insurance schemes ‘Mukhyamantri Vyapari Samuhik Niji Durghatna Beema Yojana’ and ‘Mukhyamantri Vyapari Kshatipurti Beema Yojana’
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana CM ManoharlalKathar
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya
  1. GeM and Punjab Government sign MoU for Setting up Project Management Unit
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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore
GeM CEO Talleen Kumar
  1. Madhya Pradesh government’s Happiness Department is planning to set up a Time Bank
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon
  1. Tamil Nadu’s Srivilliputtur ‘Palkova’ set to get Geographical Indications Tag
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor BanwarilalPurohit
  1. Uttarakhand CM Rawathas launched ‘MukhyaMantri Dal PoshitYojana’ to provide 2kgs of pulses at subsidised rates every month to the ration card holders in the state
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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya
  1. Arunachal Pradesh CM PemaKhandu dedicated the Dikshi Hydroelectric Project to the people of the state
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Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh CM PemaKhandu
Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. RBI to launch mobile app for visually impaired to identify banknotes
  2. RBI increased loan exposure limit of banks to a single NBFC (excluding gold loan companies) from 15% to 20%
  3. RBI has reduced the risk weight requirement for consumer loans to 100%from 125%
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has rolled out Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS) services
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India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)
IPPB CEO Suresh P. Sethi
IPPB Headquarters New Delhi
IPPB Tagline Aapka Bank AapkeDwaar
  1. India & ADB sign $200 million loan to improve rural connectivity in 34 districts of Maharashtra
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Asian Development Bank (ADB)
President TakehikoNakao
Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
  1. IDBI to launch co-branded credit card with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
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IDBI Bank  MD & CEO Rakesh Sharma
IDBI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
IDBI Bank Tagline AaoSocheinBada
Life Insurance Corporation
LIC Chairman M R Kumar
Headquarters Mumbai
  1. World Bank will provide Rs 3,000 crore funds to finance mini and mega food parks across the country
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World Bank
Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
President David Malpass

Current Affairs: Appointments

Justice Harish Chandra Mishra Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court
Vijay Kumar Chopra Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)
Vineet Jain Press Trust of India (PTI)’s vice-chairman
Rajiv Kumar Managing directorof Microsoft India R&D
Justice VikramNath Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court
Ranveer Singh global brand ambassador of JBL
Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India
AbhijitGuha (retired Indian lieutenant general) head of theUN mission in Hodeida, Yemen
Hima Das Brand ambassador for Gatorade

(Sports drink of PepsiCo)

  1. Karnataka Bank chief Mahabaleshwara MS has been inducted into Indian Banks’ Association committee member

Current Affairs: Resignation

Jack Ma Chairman of Alibaba
Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani Chief Justice of Madras High Court (HC-CJ)

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

1. Lata Mangeshkar Daughter of the Nation title ( on her 90th birthday )
2. Odia writer Pradeep Dash 40th Sarala Puraskar Award for his poetry work Charu Chibar O Charjya (cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation)
3. Pandit Harmohan Khuntia ‘Ila Panda Sangeet Samman’ (cash award of Rs 1,50,000)
4. Lalat Mohan Patnaik ‘Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman’ (cash award of Rs 1,50,000)
5. Geoffrey Boycott & Andrew Strauss (England cricketer) Knighthood Award by Theresa May
6. Navdeep Singh Suri (outgoing Indian Ambassador to the UAE) Order of Zayed II
7. UshaKhanna “Lata Mangeshkar Award” for 2019-2020 by Maharashtra government (cash reward of Rs 500,000,)
  1. 23-Year Old AnupriyaLakra becomes first woman pilot from Odisha’s Maoist-hit region

Current Affairs: Ranking

Index India’s Rank Top Least Other info
“Insights on Co-living – An Asia-Pacific Perspective.” index Mumbai – 5th

New Delhi – 11th Bengaluru – 19th

 

Beijing

 

Released by

Knight Frank

global malaria cases in 2017  

India – 4th

 

Nigeria

 

By Lancet journal

  1. Eritrea topped the list of the 10 most censored countries in a report released by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
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Eritrea Capital Asmara
Eritrea Currency Eritrean nakfa
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki
  1. University of Oxford of United Kingdom has topped the ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020’
  2. Gujarat has retained its first position in the country in the ‘Logistics Ease Across Different States’ (LEADS) report 2019

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. NITI Aayog joins hands with McKinsey for first digital capability centre(DCC)in New Delhi
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NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)
CEO Amitabh Kant
Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar
  1. Indian Railways signs MoU with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for facilitation of green initiatives

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Samsung unveiled two apps ‘Good Vibes’ and ‘Relumino’ to provide communication tools to the deaf-blind and people with low vision in the country

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to participate 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Round-tablein Dubai
  2. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Visit Maldives for 4thIndian Ocean Conference
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Maldives Capital Malé
Maldives Currency Rufiyaa
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  1. India will host the 6th India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in New Delhi
  2. International conference Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat (ANGAN) focussed on energy efficiency begins in New Delhi
  3. The India’s first-ever helicopter summit.
  4. Ministry of Civil Aviation organised the First helicopter summit in Dehradun
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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya
  1. India Participated in 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) in Greece
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Greece Capital Athens
Greece Currency Euro
Greece PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis
  1. National Conference on Crop Residue Management was held for the farmers from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi
  2. 24th World Energy Congress is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE PM Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum
  1. National Conference on ‘Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails: Vulnerability of Inmates and Jail Staff and their Protection’ organized by BPR&D
  2. 22nd Session of United Nations Committee on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Held in Geneva

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise – SLINEX 2019 to be held at Visakhapatnam
  2. DRDO successfully flight-tested indigenously-developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system
  3. DRDO has handed over the second ‘Netra’ Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) system to the Indian Air Force (IAF)
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DRDO –Defence Research and Development Organisation
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy
DRDO Headquarters New Delhi
  1. India’s 2nd Scorpene-class submarine INS Khanderi set to be commissioned into the Navy
  2. India signs with Russian company to modernise radar missile systems on P-15 class ships
  3. Indo-Thailand Joint Military Exercise ‘Maitree – 2019’ held at Umroi, Meghalaya

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
“Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883–1924” VikramSampath
‘Phoolproof: Indian flowers, their myths, traditions and usage’ Jhelum Biswas Bose
‘Fortune Turners: The Quartet that spun India to glory’

(The book on India’s 4 spin legends – Bishan Singh Bedi, ErapalliPrasanna, BhagwatChandrashekhar and S. Venkataraghavan)

AdityaBhushan and Sachin Bajaj

 

“The Daughter from a Wishing Tree” Sudha Murthy

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) has won Formula 1, Italian Grand Prix 2019
  2. Bianca Andreescu clinched US Open Women’s singles title
  3. India Red beat India Green to clinch Duleep Trophy title
  4. Rafael Nadal beats Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to win US Open men’s final title
  5. Mo Farah and Brigid Kosgei wins 2019 Great North Run event men’s and woman’s title respectively
  6. The 8th edition of Ladakh Marathon concluded in Leh
  7. Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos has been banned for life for match fixing
  8. Hero MotoCorp MD Pawan Munjal Inducted Into 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame
  9. Sports Ministry has de-recognised the Paralympic Committee of Indiafor sports code violation
  10. National Basketball Association (NBA) has appointed Rajesh Sethi managing director of its India business
  11. Megan Schutt scripted history by becoming the only woman cricketer from Australia to claim a hat-trick in One Day Internationals

US Open 2019

Category Winner
Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal
Women’s Singles Bianca Andreescu
Men’s Doubles Juan Sebastián Cabal

Robert Farah

Women’s Doubles Elise Mertens

Aryna Sabalenka

Mixed Doubles Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Jamie Murray

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Ram Jethmalani Veteran lawyer and former Union minister
Abdul Qadir The legendary Pakistan leg spinner
Heeralal Sharma Freedom fighter
DilipSatpathy Senior Odisha journalist
Veeru Krishnan Actor-Kathak dancer
Rajasekar Tamil film actor & director
AkilisiPohiva Tonga’s Prime Minister
 BN Yugandhar Former bureaucrat and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s father

 

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