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President of India Presents Colours to Corps of Army Air Defence
29 September 2019 Current Affairs: President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented Colours to Corps of Army Air Defence at Gopalpur, OdishaThe paid homage to the martyrs of the Corps of Army Air Defence.
The sacrifice has secured our sovereignty, brought glory to our Nation and protected our people. The veterans and serving soldiers of the Corps for their stupendous performance.
The true force multipliers in the most inhospitable terrain and climatic conditions in the world. The Indian Army and the Nation is proud of them who are the real heroes who serve the country.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissions indigenously built submarine INS Khanderi
29 September 2019 Current Affairs: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh made concerted efforts to modernize the Navy and equip it with the best platforms, weapons, and sensors to deal with any conventional and unconventional threats to India’s maritime interests. The launch of INS Nilgiri the first of the Navy’s seven new stealth frigates, at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
Around 70% of India’s trade by value and 95% by volume is taking place through the sea route and even a slight disruption of seaborne trade due to piracy, terrorism or conflict could have serious repercussions on the economic growth and well-being of the nation.
India to offer USD 1 billion for the development of Vladivostok
06 September 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a $1 billion line of credit for the development of Vladivostok, the resource-rich Far East region of Russia. He made the announcement at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum at Vladivostok during his visit to Russia.
PM Modi unveiled the Act Far East policy in the presence of Russian President Putin at Vladivostok. The policy aims to boost India’s engagement with Russia’s Far East region. India has actively engaged East Asia as part of its Act East policy.
Prime Minister addresses the United National General Assembly
28 September 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
The Gandhiji’s message of truth and non-violence is relevant even today for peace, progress and development of the world.
He highlighted pro–people initiatives of the Government like Swachh Bharat, Ayushman Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojana and Digital identification (Aadhar). He added that when India pursues such initiatives, it instills hope in the entire world.
India’s commitment towards eliminating single use plastic. He spoke about the government’s commitment to provide water to every household, a house for every family and elimination of tuberculosis in the coming five years.
The public welfare through public participation is the mantra of his government.
The efforts of the government will also be beneficial to the entire world.
The motto is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas
The biggest challenge for the world, Prime Minister urged all the nations to unite against terrorism for the sake of humanity.
Indias biggest brands HDFC Bank retains top rank for sixth time in a row
28 September 2019 Current Affairs: HDFC Bank topped the WPP-Kantar BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking for the sixth time in a row. BFSI brands have dominated the top 10 ranking list this year. According to the report, banking brands made up the largest share of the BrandZ Top 75 and owned 23% of the total brand value of $53.3 billion.
Life Insurance Corporation of India and State Bank of India retained their positions in the ranking at No. 2 and No. 5, respectively.
Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank and got 5, 6th positions recently.
In 2018, HDFC Bank’s brand value grew by 5% and was evaluated to be around $22.7 billion. While the growth of the bank’s brand value has declined from 21% in 2018 to 5% in 2019, the report states that the bank seems to buck the global trend.
Indian Navy inaugurates its largest dry dock
Indian Navy its largest dry dock. It was inaugurated on September 28, 2019. India’s only aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, weighing 44,500 tons and the first indigenous carrier Vikrant In a dry dock, water is drained out after a ship is brought in to enable repair and inspection. This dry dock has been under construction for nine years. Five lakh tonnes of concrete has gone into making it.
National Launch of 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy 2019 to 2029
28 September 2019 Current Affairs: Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, GoI launched the 10 Year Rural Sanitation Strategy (2019-2029)
Aim: To focus sustaining the sanitation behavior change that has been achieved under the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), ensuring that no one is left behind, and increasing access to solid and liquid waste management.
Shri Venkaiah Naidu presents the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 on World Tourism Day
28 September 2019 Current Affairs: Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 on World Tourism Day in New Delhi . A total of 76 Awards under various categories were presented. The Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel;Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Mr. ZurabPololikashvili; Tourism Minister of Paraguay Ms. Sofia Montiel De Afara; Tourism Secretary Shri Yogendra Tripathi; DG Tourism Smt. Meenakshi Sharma, senior officers of Ministry of tourism and 82 international delegates were present on the occasion.
India by 2022 to give boost to domestic tourism to undertake Bharat Darshan to learn about various facets of India’s culture, heritage, anguages and cuisine and enhance their understanding of the unique cultural mosaic of the country. India’s tremendous potential in the field of medical tourism and said that India must leverage its ancient practices of healing such as Ayurveda and Yoga to attract more tourists who seek holistic wellness.
Air Marshal B Suresh appointed Western Air Commander of Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force (IAF) appointed Air Marshal B Suresh as Western Air Commander of the Force in New Delhi. He will succeed Kargil war hero Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on October 31. Suresh (PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC) was the Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Indian Air Force’s Southern Air Command. He assumed this charge from RKS Bhadauria on August 1, 2018. Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria appointed as its new chief.
AP government cancels Bauxite mining in Visakhapatnam
29 September 2019 Current Affairs: Andhra Pradesh government collecting a ‘green tax’ besides imposing a ban on single-use plastic. The bauxite mining lease in about 1,520 hectares in Jarella of Chintapalli agency area in Visakhapatnam district, given to the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) for a period of 30 years.
The growing pollution levels and its impact, chief minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. Around one lakh tonnes of waste is being generated from pharma companies.
The department officials to prepare a proposal within one month to promote the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution, and also asked them to study and observe various steps taken by other countries in preserving the environment. The pollution levels in Visakhapatnam are very high. It should be prevented immediately if not there will be severe consequences.
Pilot Project for ushering in Industry 4.0 in the country is launched
29 September 2019 Current Affairs: A Pilot Project for ushering in the Industry 4.0 in the country, is launched for implementation at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli.
The Ministry of Railways and Department of Science & Technology have joined hands in partnership with IIT Kanpur for taking up a unique project on Industry 4.0 launching a Pilot Project for implementation at Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli.
The launch ceremony exchange of Ideas between Railway Board (Member Rolling Stock), Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Secretary Department of Science & Technology Shri Ashutosh Sharma, Professor N.S.Vyas of IIT Kanpur, DG RDSO Shri Virendra Kumar, General Manager MCF Shri V.M. Srivatsava some other senior Officials of the Railway Board and the Ministry of HRD.
The department recently launched a new programme “Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS)” to foster and promote R&D in this emerging field of research.
Around 4000 crore rupees are expected to be spent in years to come in this area. Railway Board (Member Rolling Stock), Shri Rajesh Agrawal, said that today’s initiative is expected to make India an advanced Industrial economy with exponential growth in jobs.
Astronomers 13-Billion-Year-Old Protocluster Galaxy Discovered
Astronomers have discovered a 13-billion-year-old galaxy cluster that is the earliest ever observed. The early-stage cluster called a protocluster is not easy to find Yuichi Harikane, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan who led the international team. A protocluster is a rare and special system with an extremely high density. The researchers used the wide viewing field of the Subaru telescope in Hawaii to map a large area of the sky in their search.
Nepal Central Bank releases 3 coins to mark Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary
29 September 2019 Current Affairs: The Central Bank of Nepal released three coins to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev.
The coins with denomination of NPR (Nepali Rupees) 100, 1000 and 2500 were jointly launched by Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Chiranjibi Nepal and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri at Hotel Aloft in Kathmandu . The coins possess monetary value and its sale will start from September 30, the NRB said. “Proud to be a Sikh today. Proud to be a follower of Guru Nanak Dev.
Sikhs residing in every part of the world that too in large numbers. On the occasion, both dignitaries launched a book showcasing the Sikh heritage in Nepal. It has been published by BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation in co-ordination with Embassy of India in Nepal. Before unveiling the book, Indian head of Mission gave a comprehensive presentation bringing out key aspects of the Sikh heritage in Nepal. The event was graced by the presence of Jathedar of Akal Takht S. Harpreet Singh, President of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee-Amritsar S. Gobind Singh Longowal. A few prominent Sikh leaders from Punjab, including Charanjeet Singh Atwal, and former Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha also participated in the event.
India enter final of SAFF U-18 Football Championship
28 September 2019 Current Affairs: India got into the final of SAFF Under-18 Football Championship 2019 beating Maldives 4-0 in the semi-final in Kathmandu. Indian boys won throughout the game. India got an early corner in 7th minute and Narender Gahlot did no mistake in converting it into a goal.
Muhammed Rafi scored the second goal for India. Indian boys kept their momentum in the second half also and Manvir Singh took Indian lead to 3-0 in 79th minute.Ninth scored the fourth and final goal of the match.
India will take on Bangladesh for the title clash. Bangladesh defeated Bhutan by 4-0 this afternoon. Host Nepal and Sri Lanka crashed out of the Championship at the group stage.