12th & 13th September Current Affairs 2019 | Daily GK Updates | September Current Affairs for Government Exams

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12th & 13th September Current Affairs 2019

Daily GK Updates & September Current Affairs for Government Exams

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Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development launches Curriculum for Life Skills

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched the Curriculum for Life Skills – JeevanKaushal.It is designed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The event is held in New Delhi.Shri Dhotre emphasized on development of life skills in every individual as an essential part of wholesome learning. He highlighted the problem of prevalent obsession with earning marks in different examinations. The examination-driven education encourages narrow and selective reading and rote learning, which ultimately leads to deficit in actual learning. This initiative of UGC will surely lead to improvement in the collective efficiency of the country’s young population.

The demand for quality higher education for producing employable, exceptionally performing graduates qualified with skills, knowledge and ethics essential for leading a rewarding life and it is with this aim University Grants Commission issued Quality Mandate and its objectives. The UGC adopted in the National Conference of Vice Chancellors and Directors on Research & Innovation held between 26th to 28th July, 2018 and Life Skills (JeevanKaushal) for students.

Govt to bring an ordinance to ban e cigarettes sales

The Union cabinet is all set to approve an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes sales. The Ordinance includes the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes.

Proposal: The Health Ministry has proposed to announce a ban on the e-cigarette. The production, import, export, transport, sale, distribution and advertisements of e-cigarettes will be an offense.

PM launched pension schemes in Jharkhand

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana and Swarojgar pension schemes in Jharkhand during his visit. During his visit, he also laid the foundation for the new building of Jharkhand Secretariat.

About the scheme: ♦ To avail the scheme the beneficiaries must be between 18 and 40 years. All shopkeepers, self-employed persons, and retail traders whose GST turnover is below Rs.1.5 crore will be eligible.

♦ The eligible beneficiary will get Rs.3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age.

♦ In the Union Budget 2019-20, the Central Government has allocated Rs.750 crore for the scheme. Centre also has chosen Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India as a pension fund manager. LIC will be responsible for managing the pension fund, Central recordkeeping agency and responsible for pension payout.

India and Asian Development Bank signs 200 million dollar loan agreement

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: India and Asian Development Bank signed 200 million dollar loan agreement. The agreement which will upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety.

The project aims to improve the condition of about 2,100 km of rural roads to all-weather standards, with climate resilience and safety features. The main aim is to connect rural communities with productive agricultural areas and socio-economic centres. The road connectivity and better access to markets will help the farmers increase agricultural productivity and incomes.

ISRO and SpaceIL to exchange notes on the lunar mission

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is to exchange notes with Israel’s private space center, SpaceIL. In February 2019, Israel SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission lost robotic lunar lander in a manner similar to Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram.

Aim: ISRO committee the analyzed Chandrayaan’s failure concluded its inquiry into how and why lander Vikram lost the communication link with the master control room. Now the two countries rea planning to exchange notes and discuss the factors that led to the failure of the Lander’s landing.

 

DRDO successfully test fired MPATGM

12 September 2019 Current Affairs: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on 9 September 2019. It was launched from a tripod launcher.

Aim: The test aims to pave the way for the Indian Army to develop the third generation MPATGM. The anti-tank missile will be used for army purpose. The MPATGM has been successfully tested for the third series.

Prime Minister Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme and National Artificial Insemination Programme

12 September 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the foot and mouth disease and brucellosis in livestock.

The project cost ₹12,652 crores for a period of five years till 2024, will be funded entirely by the government. The programme to be launched in Mathura.

aims to control the livestock diseases by 2025 and eradicate these by 2030.

The programme aims at vaccinating over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD. The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 million female bovine calves annually in its fight against the brucellosis disease.

The choice of Mathura for the launch of the programme is interesting because the support of Uttar Pradesh was instrumental in bringing back Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power for a consecutive term. Apart from its political significance, Mathura is also a holy city and many farmers in the region have traditionally been dependent on livestock.

Prime Minister launch the National Artificial Insemination Programme. The simultaneous launch of the nationwide workshops in KrishiVigyanKendras in all the 687 Districts of the country on the topic of vaccination, disease management, artificial insemination and productivity.

Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

12 September 2019 Current Affairs: Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.

Dr Mishra varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector, infrastructure financing, and regulatory issues outstanding career profile comprising research, publications, policy formulation and programme/project management. The major assignments such as Additional Pr. Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation,  Government of India; Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission and in the area of Disaster management. As Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation, he was actively involved in path-breaking national initiatives such as the National Agriculture Development Programme (RKVY) and the National Food Security Mission (NFSM).

The Prime Minister during 2014-19 Dr Mishra is credited with  introducing innovation and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions.

Scientists introduce colour changing smart skin

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: Scientists in the field of photonic crystals have created a flexible smart skin that can change colour like a chameleon. The colour will change in response to the environment without changing shape.

Colour changing smart skin: The smart skin is fragile and buckles after being exposed to varying temperatures. The researchers created it by studying time-lapse videos of chameleons’ phase-shifting skin. This is achieved by embedding photonic crystal arrays into flexible, water-containing polymers. The colour change was achieved by expanding or contracting the hydrogel that changed the spacing in the arrays.

Ministry of Commerce to introduce a scheme for easier export credit

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: Ministry of Commerce and Industry is to introduce a scheme to augment the availability of export credit. The scheme will be at affordable terms and sufficient volume. The scheme will include forex credit.

The centre is currently speculating to achieve the target of growing the economy to the $5 trillion level.

Aim: The aim will lead to rate dropping to the sub-4% category. It will ease the availability of export credit, especially for small businesses. The Ministry aims to make more export credit in foreign currency by increased exporters. It will raise the share of foreign currency in total export credit much beyond the present level of 50%.

Sri Lanka new luxury train Pulathisi Express by Indian railways Make in India product flagged off

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: India and its southern neighbour Sri Lanka received a boost when a newly Make In India train rake was flagged off from Colombo Fort Railway station. The rake of the train was manufactured in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Transport Minister Arjuna Ranathunga and Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu flagged off a new train to Polonnaruwa from Colombo Fort Railway station.

The train was conducted under an Indian Line of Credit an on-board entertainment system, modular interiors and fully-rotating seats in Air Conditioned Chair cars for passenger comfort.

ICF will manufacture six DEMU rakes consisting of 78 coaches in five variants. The order is being jointly executed by RITES and ICF under the India-Sri Lanka economic cooperation agreement. 

State Bank of India launches OFS to sell stake in life insurance

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: State Bank of India is one of the biggest banking sector in India launched a two-day offer for sale (OFS) to sell a 4.5% stake in SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd.SBI is looking to sell up to 3.5% through the OFS with an option to sell an additional 1%.SBI Life started as a joint venture between the public sector lender and France’s BNP Paribas Cardif.

The secondary share sale at ₹770 apiece, a discount of 3.6% to the stock’s closing price of ₹798.75. The Shares of SBI Life closed at ₹791.9 apiece down 0.86% on the BSE

SBI will fetch ₹3,465 crore about $487 million if it sells the entire 4.5% stake.The stake sale will help the company comply with minimum public shareholding norms (of 25%).

The secondary share sale, which opened for institutional and non-retail investors subscribed 2.7 times.

India joins Global Antimicrobial Research Hub

13 September 2019 Current Affairs: India joined the world Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub as a new member. From 2019, India will be a member of Board of Members officially. Now India will be working with all the partners under the hub. It will focus on new research to address drug-resistant infections.

 Objective: AMR is the ability of a microorganism to treat the antimicrobial resistance that continues intense round the world. India is cheap to explore problems with antimicrobial resistance through the lens of one Health approach that ought to be supported by long-run commitments from all stakeholders.