Current affair of 23rd September 2019

Ministry of Road Transport asked to link vehicle data with VAHAN database

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has restated the necessity to link all the vehicle data with VAHAN database. The move aims to avoid harassment and inconvenience to citizens. The Ministry is taking efforts to announce the information to citizens in electronic form also in m-Parivahan and e-Challan platforms for their convenience....read more

Arvind Kejriwal to attend C40 Summit in Denmark next month

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, next month and speak on his government’s experience in lowering pollution, including the Odd-Even scheme. According to the statement, the Chief Minister will join leaders of several cities such as New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin to deliberate on the climate...read more

PM Modi arrived in New York for 74th UN General Assembly session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to participate in the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly after delivering an electrifying address in Houston to over 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora at a mega community event also addressed by President Donald Trump. Mr. Modi arrived at the J K International Airport a packed....read more

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Steel Chintan Shivir

Union Minister for Steel and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the Chintan Shivir. Towards a Vibrant, Efficient and Globally Competitive Indian Steel sector, organized by Ministry of Steel.The event aims to bring all stakeholders together to deliberate on a roadmap for making Indian Steel Sector more vibrant, efficient and globally competitive....read more

Gehlot distributed the prizes to the winners of 2nd Sign Language Competition

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot distributed prizes to the students of 2nd Sign Language Competition on the occasion of Sign Language Day which was observed on 23 September. The day was observed by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under the Department of...read more

Rajasthan Abhaneri Festival to be held in Dausa on Sept 30

Rajasthan's cultural festival Abhaneri Festival named after the village Abhaneri in the Dausa district
It is being held from September 30 to October 1. Abhaneri is popular for the Chand Baori stepwell.
It is one of the largest step wells built over a thousand years ago. The festival will witness various Rajasthani & local folk performances like Kachhi Ghori, Kalbeliya...read more

The 7th meeting of the UAE India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments.

The 7th meeting of the UAE-India High-Level Joint Task Force on Investments was held on 22 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. The meeting aimed to review and maintain the significant progress made to enhance bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The meeting was co-chaired by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry....read more

Journalist Ravish Kumar was awarded as first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award

Senior journalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar received the first Gauri Lankesh Memorial Award in Bengaluru. He was chosen for the award for sharp news analysis and uncompromising secular stance by the Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust, founded in memory of the journalist. Three books launched at the event titled Delhi Nota by senior journalist...read more

CBDT set up NeAC in Delhi

Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT) has set up the National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in Delhi. NeAc aims to expand the scope of e-governance and ease of doing business. The move comes after the announcement by PM Modi during the National Conference of Tax Officials in 2017 to create a transparent and corruption-free assessment system....read more

Israel cuts off power into parts of West Bank

Israel cut off power to some parts of occupied West Bank. The national electricity company of Israel announced on September 22, 2019, cut off power to some parts of West Bank due to outstanding payments. The outstanding electricity payments from the region amount to almost US$483 million. The power distributor is based in east Jerusalem.  The company decided to reduce....read more

Thomas Cook 178-year-old travel firm collapses

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company got placed thousands of jobs around the world at risk. The collapse of the British travel giant has also left thousands of travelers stranded across Europe. The last-ever Thomas Cook flight landed at the Manchester Airport.  The 178-year-old travel company collapsed on September 23, 2019 after last-minute talks with the creditors....read more

Indian Bank partners with Max Bupa to serve their customers

Max Bupa, a health insurance company, has announced a bancassurance corporate agency agreement with the state-owned Indian Bank. The partnership will further strengthen Max Bupa’s footprint in the Southern market. The agreement aims to offer a wide range of products and services to the customers. Under the agreement, the health insurance company will provide...read more

Sixth Reunion of the Corps of Army Air Defence celebrated

The 6th Reunion of the Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) was celebrated on 20 September- 21 September 2019 at Army AD College, Gopalpur, Odisha. The reunion aimed to provide a platform for the interaction among the serving and retired Army Air Defence gunners to renew their ties. In the occasion, they paid tributes to the martyred comrades and honoured the Veer Naries....read more

Amit Shah layed basis for digital 2021 Census

A mobile app will be used in Census 2021. It will be a transformation from paper census to digital census. The Census of 2011 conveyed about the country’s population at 121 crore. The centre decided to prepare an NPR by September 2020 to lay the foundation for rolling out a citizens’ register across the country. The basis of a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise...read more

NIDM organized a one day National workshop on PDNA

On 23 September 2019, the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) organized a one day National workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP), NIDM undertook the study for developing a scientific tool on Post Disaster Needs Assessment....read more

Actor Govinda appointed as the brand ambassador of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government appoint filmstar Govinda as brand ambassador to promote the state’s traditions and tourist places. It is Kamal Nath government’s intention that the message about the state’s traditions and tourist destinations should reach the masses. The government plans to set up a film city in the state and plans to promote Madhya Pradesh as a destination....read more

Dept. of Agriculture released First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops

 Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare have released the First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2019-20 on 23 September. The production of different crops is assessed on the basis of the feedback received from the States. The received information was checked against the information from other sources....read more

Seventy First Emmy Awards declared

The 71st annual primetime Emmy Awards honors handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. There is a complete list of Winners of EMMY AWARDS 2019: Sl. No. Category Winner 1. OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Game of Thrones (HBO) 2. OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES Fleabag (Amazon) 3. LEAD ACTOR,....read more

Mahendra Nath Pandey awarded RPL certificates to the trainees

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey awarded Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Certificates to the trainees under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of Skill India in Chennai. The RPL programs were undertaken in close collaboration with the industry....read more

Veteran actor and multi-faceted artiste S.K. Padmadevi passed away

Veteran actor and multi-faceted artiste S.K. Padmadevi passed away. She was part of the first Kannada talkie film Bhakta Dhruva (1934). She starred in Samsara Nouke. It is the first Kannada social film (1936). She was the recipient of R. Nagendra Rao award for lifetime achievement by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in 2016.....read more

BOB launched Baroda Kisan for farmers

The state-owned Bank of Baroda has launched its Agri digital platform Baroda Kisan. The Baroda Kisan platform can be accessed on mobiles by farmers. The web-based portal Baroda Kisan is expected to meet all the needs of farmers. It provides details including weather forecasts, crop conditions, the moisture levels of the soil, information on crop worms......read more

Kerala Tourism received three PATA Gold Awards

Kerala Tourism won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards, including one for an ethnic food restaurant run by women at Kumarakom under its Responsible Tourism Mission. The awards, presented at a glittering function at Nur-Sultan (Astana) in Kazakhstan received by state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Tourism Director....read more

SBI is to link new floating rate home auto loans to RBI's repo rate

State Bank of India or SBI, the country’s largest lender decided to adopt Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate as the external benchmark for all floating rate loans for MSME, home and retail loans effective October 1, 2019. RBI earlier asked banks to link all new floating rate personal or retail loans and floating rate loans to Micro and Small Enterprises to external benchmarks....read more

23 September was observed as World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day is observed on 22 September. The event aims to celebrate the world’s five rhinoceros species and to reflect on the challenges facing them. There are 5 rhino species living in Africa and Asia. Three of the species namely Javan Rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus), Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and black rhinos (Diceros.....read more

India recorded best ever performance in World Wrestling Championships 2019

India won a total of 5 medals in the World Wrestling Championships. It is recorded as their best-ever medal haul in an edition of World Wrestling Championships. The 2019 World Wrestling Championships was held from 14 Sep 2019 to 22 Sep 2019 at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The tournament served as qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics....read more

Report says period from 2015 to 2019 was the hottest since 1850

A report by the world’s leading climate agencies said that the period from 2015 to 2019 is likely to be the hottest five-year period on record since 1850. The report was released ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit which is to be held in New York. The report pointed out that the gaps between agreed targets to combat global warming and the ground reality.....read more

India and Bangladesh to boost maritime ties

India is to join Bangladesh to commemorate 100 years of Bangabandhu, the founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 2020. It also commemorates an International Fleet Review in 2021 to mark 50 years of the Liberation of Bangladesh. Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh is on a four-day visit to Dhaka. His visit aims to further consolidate maritime cooperation.....read more

India and US committed to work to fight radical Islamic terrorism

PM Narendra Modi addressed Indian-Americans at the Howdy, Modi event along with Donald Trump in Houston on 22 September. This is the first time that Trump and Modi shared a stage together and addressed a record crowd of 50,000 Indian-Americans. US President Donald Trump announced that India and US are working together to fight radical Islamic terrorism......read more

Ravi Shankar inaugurated Bihars first all women employee post office

Union Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated Bihar's first all-women employee post office on the campus of Bihar Public Service Commission. The post office will deal with all correspondent materials of BPSC competitive examinations. It will also help aspirants in providing required postal services.....read more

Petronet LNG signs USD 7.5 billion deal with Tellurian Inc

The state-run Petronet LNG signed an initial agreement with the U.S. liquefied natural gas developer Tellurian Inc. The deal was signed in Houston in the presence of PM Modi. Under the initial agreement the Indian company and its affiliates are to buy up to 5 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The estimated cost of the agreement is $7.5 billion.....read more

International Day of Sign Languages is observed on 23 September 2019

International Day of Sign Languages is observed on 23 September 2019 globally. The day aims to create awareness to bring out the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf. It also aims to preserve the sign languages as a part of linguistic and cultural diversity. The theme for the 2019 International Day of Sign Languages.....read more

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