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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS 

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – Observed as Sep 16

  • September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
  • This year’s theme for the International Day for the Prevention of the Ozone Layer is ‘Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool.’ 
  • This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Malaysia Day – Observed as Sep 16

  • Malaysia Day is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that date in 1963.
  • Malaysia Day marks the joined day of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia.
  • It may seem strange that Malaysia has two different national days, however, both of them are embedded with tales of sacrifices and freedom. 
  • So both days are recognized as honorable days by Malaysia.
  • Malaysia Day is also known as ‘Hari Malaysia’.
  • This day was not recognized as an official holiday until 2010.
  • The celebrations of Malaysia Day primarily include national ceremonies that celebrate the strength of Malaysians.

About Malaysia:

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Currency: Malaysian ringgit
  • Prime minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Niti Aayog initiates ‘Shoonya’ programme to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles

  • Niti Aayog, a public policy think-tank along with Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) launched an initiative “Shoonya” to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
  • Delhi Issues Complete Ban on Storage, Sale and Bursting of Diwali Firecrackers Over Pollution Concerns.

Main purpose of Initiative:

  • The aim of the Shoonya initiative is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment and create consumer awareness about the benefits of zero-pollution delivery.
  • A total of 30 companies including Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors, Zomato, Ashok Leyland, Sun Mobility, Lightning Logistics, Big Basket, Bluedart, Hero Electric, and Swiggy attended the kick-off meeting chaired by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

Vice President, PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to jointly launch Sansad TV 

  • Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will jointly launch Sansad TV at the Main Committee Room, Parliament House Annexe on 15 September, 2021.
  • The launch date coincides with the International Day of Democracy.
  • In February, 2021, the decision to merge Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV was taken and the CEO of Sansad TV was appointed in March, 2021.
  • Sansad TV programming will primarily be in 4 categories – functioning of Parliament and democratic institutions, governance and implementation of schemes/policies, history and culture of India and issues/interests/concerns of contemporary nature.

About Sansad TV:

  • Sansad Television is an Indian government television service, which broadcasts programming of the two Houses of Indian Parliament and other public affairs programming.
  • It was formed in March, 2021 by amalgamating the existing house channels, Lok Sabha TV and the Rajya Sabha TV.

India leases Dornier aircraft to Mauritius to enhance maritime security

  • On 13th September India handed over Indian Navy’s Dornier aircraft to Mauritius on lease as part of Vision SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) for enhanced maritime security of the Indian Ocean region (IOR).
  • Under Line of Credit (LOC),India and Mauritius exchanged the contract for the purchase of a new Dornier aircraft
  • India unveiled Vision SAGAR in 2015. 
  • Through Vision SAGAR, India seeks to increase its relation with maritime neighbours to deepen economic, security cooperation and build their maritime security capabilities.

About Mauritius: 

  • Capital: Port Louis,
  • Currency: Mauritian rupee,
  • Prime Minister: Pravind Jugnauth

Highlights of US climate envoy John Kerry’s visit to India from Sep 12-14

  • On September 12-14, 2021 – The United States (US) Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry was on a two day visit to India.
  • The purpose of the visit was to meet with Government of India counterparts and private sector leaders to discuss efforts to raise global climate ambition and also to speedup India’s clean energy transition.
  • During his visit, India-US the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) was also launched.
  • Bilateral meet was held where both sides discussed wide range of climate issues relating to Conference of the Parties (COP26), Climate Ambition, Climate Finance, Global Climate Initiatives including International Solar Alliance (ISA), Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C).

About United States (US):

  • Capital– Washington, D.C.
  • Currency– US Dollar

Union minister Nitin Gadkari launched ‘iRASTE’ Road Safety Project to Reduce Road Accidents

  • The Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘ iRaste- a two year pilot project in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • It is a collaborative project, developed by Intel India, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Mahindra and Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
  • Objective: – To enhance road safety and reduce road accidents in Nagpur.

iRASTE

  • It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide better results.
  • The initiative will bring down 50 percent of road accidents. 
  • Later it will be extended to other cities as well.

About International Road Federation (IRF)

  • Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Inaugurated at MCL of 1st of Its Kind in CIL

  • In Coal India Ltd. (CIL) under the Ministry of Coal, an innovative Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was inaugurated at Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to remotely monitor automated systems.
  • The portal named “Vihangam’ was created by a Mumbai-based start-up of drone manufacturing, robotics and automation.
  • Designed by the MCL’s Innovation Cell and the Department of E&T
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will enable real-time monitoring of coal mines with the use of drones.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : INTERNATIONAL NEWS

IIM Ahmedabad Adjudged as Best B-School in India: QS Global MBA Rankings: Global 2022

  • The QS Global MBA Rankings: Global 2022, released by Quacquarelli Symonds(QS)
  • As per the report the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Gujarat was declared as the best business school(B-school) in India.
  • The IIM Ahmedabad has achieved the 46th rank on the list which features around 280 business schools from across the globe.
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California, United States of America(USA) topped the list.
  • IIM Bangalore (ranked 50) and IIM Ahmedabad are the only Indian Institutes among the top 50.
  • Harvard Business School and Penn (Wharton), jointly secured the 2nd Rank.

About Quacquarelli Symonds (QS):

  • CEO– Nunzio Quacquarelli
  • Headquarters– London, England
  • Founded – 1990

QS World University Rankings: 

  • Business Masters Rankings 2022 ranks the Masters in Business Analytics, Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Masters in Marketing and Masters in Supply Chain Management.

Climate Change to Force 216 million People to Migrate from their Countries by 2050: World Bank report

  • On 13th September 2021, the World Bank released the updated Groundswell report “Groundswell Part 2: Acting on Internal Climate Migration”
  • As per the report, Climate Change could force more than 216 million people from across 6 regions(South Asia; Latin America; Sub-Saharan Africa; East Asia and the Pacific; North Africa; and Eastern Europe and Central Asia) to migrate from their own countries by 2050.
  • It also states the various paths for the nations to address the major factors that cause climate-driven migration.
  • The updated report has included 3 new regions(Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and East Asia and the Pacific) to provide a “global estimate” of the potential migration.

About World Bank:

  • The World Bank was created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference.
  • President– David R. Malpass (13th President)
  • Headquarters– Washington DC, United States of America

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

J&K: LG launches Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’

  • In order to promote door to door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’, at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in Pampore.
  • Initially, the DIGI-Pay facility will be provided in 2000 remote villages of the UT and in the first phase, 80 women from Self Help Groups from across Jammu and Kashmir have been selected as DIGI-Pay Sakhis.
  • Lietenant Governor distributed 80 Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems (AEPs) among the DIGI-Pay Sakhis under JKRLM.
  • He also inaugurated a week-long training program for Krishi Sakhis and Pashu Sakhis on sustainable agriculture and livestock management.
  • Three new initiatives of Digi-Pay, Krishi, and Pashu Sakhi besides several other programs of women empowerment such as Hausla, Tejaswini, UMEED, Rise Together will further accelerate efforts of J&K government in Empowering Women and making them key partner in the development journey of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Lt Governor outlined that DIGI-Pay Sakhi has introduced financial inclusion within the UT’s Self Help Group (SHG) ecosystem, creating much needed financial access points with greater transparency even in the remotest of the areas.

About J&K:

  • Capital: Jammu(winter), Srinagar(Summer)
  • Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha
  • National Parks: DachigamNational Park, Salim Ali National Park, Kazinag National Park, Kishtwar High Altitude National Park.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Tata Steel commissioned India’s first plant to capture CO2 from blast furnace gas

  • Tata Steel commissioned a 5-tonne per day (TPD) carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works, making it the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas. 
  • Tata Steel will reuse the captured CO2 on site to promote circular carbon economy.
  • This carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) facility uses amine-based technology and makes the captured carbon available for onsite reuse.
  • The depleted CO2 gas is sent back to the gas network with increased calorific value.
  • This project has been executed with technological support from Carbon Clean, a global leader in low-cost CO2 capture technology.
  • The CCU plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, in the presence of company officials and other dignitaries.

About TATA Steel:

  • Tata Steel Limited is an Indian multinational steel-making company based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group.
  • CEO: T. V. Narendran
  • Founder: Jamsetji Tata

UNCTAD predicts Indian economy to expand 7.2% in 2021

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate to hit a four-year high of 7.2 per cent for 2021 against a contraction of 7 per cent in 2020.
  • At this rate, India would be the fastest growing economy after China, which is projected to grow by 8.3 per cent. 
  • Calculations are based on GDP at constant dollars in 2015.
  • UNCTAD projected India’s economy to outpace all other major economies in the next year even though the growth would be slower, at 6.7 per cent, than this year’s projected figure.
  • The report stated India’s economy, which shrank by seven per cent in 2020, showed strong growth of 1.9 per cent in the first quarter of Calendar 2021, on the back of the momentum of the second half of 2020 and supported by government spending in goods and services.

About UNCTAD:

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was established in 1964 as an intergovernmental organization intended to promote the interests of developing states in world trade.
  • UNCTAD is the part of the United Nations Secretariat dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.
  • The organization’s goals are to: “maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries and assist them in their efforts to integrate into the world economy on an equitable basis”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ECONOMY

IRDAI Issues Composite Broking Licence to HIBIPL; Selling & Renewal Of Short-term COVID-19 Insurance Policies Permitted Till March 2022

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) provided a Composite Broking Licence to Hero Insurance Broking India.
  • It will allow the firm to offer reinsurance broking and risk management consultancy services to corporate clients.
  • IRDAI Permits Insurers to Sell & Renew short term COVID-19 policies
  • The specific health insurance policies are permitted to sell till March 2022.
  • The exemptions granted general insurers for issuance of electronic policies as well as dispensing with physical documents and wet signatures have been extended up to end-March 2022.

About Reinsurance broking-

  • A reinsurance broker is an intermediary individual or firm who is paid a fee or commission to find and place new business on behalf of both the insured client and insurer

About Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)

  • Founded- 1999
  • Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana

RBI announces opening of 3rd cohort under RS; 6 entities completed test phase in 1st Cohort & 8 selected for 2nd

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the opening of the 3rd cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) on the theme ‘MSME Lending‘.
  • The theme for 1st cohort (November 2020) was ‘Retail Payments‘ and 2nd cohort (December 2020) it was ‘Cross Border Payments‘.
  • The eligible entities can submit their application from October 01, 2021 to November 14, 2021.
  • RBI announced that six entities have completed the test phase of the 1st cohort on retail payments including Nucleus Software Exports, Tap Smart Data Information Services Natural Support Consultancy Services, Naffa Innovations, Ubona Technologies, and Eroute Technologies

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):

  • Governor– Shaktikanta Das
  • Deputy Governors– Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao, T. Rabi Sankar
  • Establishment– April 1, 1935
  • Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Raja Randhir Singh appointed as acting president of Olympic Council of Asia

  • India’s Raja Randhir Singh has taken over as acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, former President, appeals a guilty verdict in a Swiss forgery trial.
  • A five-time Olympic shooter and an Asian Games gold medalist in 1978, Singh was promoted to the role from his position as an honorary life vice president.
  • Sheikh Ahmad was convicted of forgery in a trial over whether he used a bogus Kuwaiti coup plot to gain advantage over political rivals.
  • He has led the OCA since 1991.

About Olympic Council of Asia:

  • The Olympic Council of Asia is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member National Olympic Committees.
  • Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Vinod Kannan appointed as CEO of Vistara Airlines

  • Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Vinod Kannan will take over as the airline’s chief executive officer (CEO) from January 1 as incumbent Leslie Thng returns to Singapore Airlines in a senior role.
  • The CEO transition was announced, a day before submission of financial bids for Air India.
  • Thng, who is on deputation from Singapore Airlines, took charge as Vistara CEO in October 2017.
  • Last July, the airline’s board approved his reappointment for a period of three years, beginning October.

About Vistara:

  • Tata SIA Airlines Limited, operating as Vistara, is an Indian full-service airline, based in Gurgaon, with its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport. 
  • The carrier, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, commenced operations on 9 January 2015 with its inaugural flight between Delhi and Mumbai.

Former Supreme Court judge Indu Malhotra appointed as DDCA Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer

  • The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) appointed Justice Indu Malhotra, former judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer.
  • The decision was taken at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • A number of decisions were taken at the general body meeting on the day and Justice (Retd) Indu Malhotra’s appointment for a period of one year was made.
  • She will be assuming charge soon.

About Malhotra:

  • Malhotra was designated senior advocate by the Supreme Court in 2007, becoming the only second woman to be designated by the apex court after a gap of three decades.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS     

Bhanumati Gheewala bags National Florence Nightingale Award 2021

  • A nurse of Sir Sayajirao General Hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat will be conferred with the Florence Nightingale Award.
  • Bhanumati Gheewala has been handling the delivery of Covid-19 positive pregnant women as well as taking care of newborns.
  • In 2019, when the wards of the hospital were waterlogged due to flood.
  • She carried her duty in the gynaecology department and the paediatric ward.
  • The Indian Nursing Council, a statutory body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, grants the Florence Nightingale Award to recognise the contribution of healthcare workers.

About Florence Nightingale Medal:

  • At the Eighth International Conference of Red Cross Societies in London in 1907, the assembled delegates decided to create a commemorative International Nightingale Medal to be awarded to those distinguished in the nursing field.

UNESCO Literacy Prize awarded to NIOS – Innovation in Education

  • The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) of India won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for ‘enabling education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content’ in an award function organised at UNESCO’s New Delhi office on July 10, 2021.
  • On behalf of NIOS, professor Saroj Sharma, Chairperson, NIOS received the international Literacy prize and thanked UNESCO for recognising the efforts and innovations of NIOS in the field of education and literacy.
  • Every year, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes focus on a specific theme.
  • This year, the spotlight was on inclusive distance and digital literacy learning.

About NIOS:

  • The National Institute of Open Schooling, formerly National Open School, is the board of education under the Union Government of India.
  • Headquarters: Noida
  • Chairperson: Sridhar Srivastava

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

South Korea successfully test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile             

  • On Sep 15, 2021, South Korea successfully test-fired an indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile.
  • With this, South Korea became the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system.
  • Other countries that have tested or developed SLBMs, including the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, North Korea, and India, have typically designed them to carry nuclear weapons.

About South Korea :

  • President: Moon Jae-in
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Currency: South Korean won

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

India Plans first-ever Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021

  • India plans to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar.
  • The event is being planned by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
  • The conference will be organised under the overall framework of the flagship event of the Ministry of Tourism.
  • In the run-up to the event, four regional conferences will be organised in Indian states : Telangana, Saranath in northern Uttar Pradesh (UP), Sikkim’s Gangtok and Dharamshala in Dehradun, and abroad : Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia.

About the Global Buddhist Conference :

  • Global Buddhist Conference focuses on making India the center of Buddhism, by promoting Buddhist activities, like academic, cultural, seminars, and people traveling for festivals like Buddha Purnima, Vesak.
  • The ICCR has announced an award for the promotion of Buddhist studies which will be given on November 21 in Delhi by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi & the award carries a cash reward of $20,000. a plaque and a gold-plated medallion.

About ICCR :

  • Founder: Abul Kalam Azad
  • Founded: 9 April 1950, New Delhi
  • President: Lokesh Chandra
  • Director General : Shri Dinesh K Patnaik
  • Headquarters : New Delhi
  • It is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India, involved in India’s external cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their peoples.
  • It was founded by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

MS Dhoni mentor for Team India at T20 World Cup

  • BCCI announced MS Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian national team for the T20 World Cup.
  • MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international limited-overs cricket on August 15, 2020.
  • He last played for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
  • He became the only international captain to have won all three major ICC tournaments – the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, the 2011 ICC World Cup and also the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

About T20 World Cup :

  • The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be the seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from 17 October to 14 November 2021.
  • India announced a 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup and named 3 stand-by players.

About BCCI :

  • President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Secretary : Jay Shah
  • Headquarters:  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Founded: December 1928
  • Grant Govan was its first president and Anthony De Mello its first secretary

India leads in Test Series against England

  • India lead in the 5-match Test Series against England by winning 2 of the 4-matches played and drawing the 1st match, that was held between 4th August and 6th September 2021, in England.
  • The Fifth match of the series was cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak among 4 of the Indian crew members.
  • Jasprit Bumrah becomes Fastest Indian to take 100 Test wickets
  • Virat Kohli broke the long-standing record of Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to score 23,000 international runs in Cricket during this series.

About International Cricket Council (ICC):

  • Chairman – Greg Barclay (New Zealand)
  • Headquarters – Dubai, UAE

Eight esports included in medal events at 19th Asian Games 2022

  • Eight electronic sports (esports) are included in the medal events at the 19th Asian Games 2022 which are going to be held in Hangzhou, China.
  • The games will start from September 10, 2022 and continue till September 25. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced the titles for the debut of esports.
  • It includes eight medal events and two demonstration games.
  • List of esports: 

HearthStone, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version, Street Fighter V,Arena of Valor Asian Games Version, Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, EA SPORTS FIFA branded soccer games.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

Former India player and Mohun Bagan great Bhabani Roy passes away

  • Former India footballer and Mohun Bagan captain Bhabani Roy passed away.
  • He was 76.

About Bhabani Roy :

  • Roy joined Bagan in 1966 and played for the club till 1972.
  • Roy represented India in the 1969 Merdeka Cup and played in three matches. 
  • A side-back known for his overlapping skills, Roy flourished in 1969 under Amal Dutta’s coaching. Bagan that year won the Calcutta Football League and the IFA Shield.
  • At domestic level, he was part of the West Bengal team that won the Santosh Trophy in 1968 and 1971.
  • He played club football for Mohun Bagan from 1968
  • Bhabani Roy helped Mohun Bagan win the Rovers Cup in 1968, 1970, 1971 and 1972 (Joint Winner).
  • Apart from this, Dr HK Mukherjee Shield in 1968 and 1969, Amrit Bazar Patrika Centenary Trophy and Babu Kunwar Singh Shield in 1968 and Nehru Cup in 1970.

Daily CA On Sep 15 :

  • National Hindi Day 2021.Observed on Sep 14.
  • World Lymphoma Awareness Day is held on September 15 every year and is a day dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer.
  • September 15 is celebrated as International Day of Democracy after being established in 2007 through a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
  • India celebrates Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian Engineer, Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, on September 15 every year.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath under whose leadership, the former stated, UP was benefitting from a “double-engine’ sarkar,” referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) governments at the Centre and in the state.
  • PM Modi announced the setting up of the Subramania Bharati chair in the memory of Legendary Tamil Poet Subramania Bharati at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for Tamil
  • The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released a report on ‘Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land Holdings of Households in Rural India, 2019’ on September 10, 2021
  • With an aim to break the language barrier that many students face when they join institutes of higher education, IIT-Bombay launched ‘Project Udaan’, that enables translation of textbooks and other study material related to engineering and other streams.
  • India and the United States of America (USA) have launched the “Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)” & the dialogue was formally launched by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Shri Bhupender Yadav and Mr. John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), at an event held in New Delhi.
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel recently informed that the state will become the millet hub of the country in the coming times.
  • The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill seeking to ‘dispense’ with the requirement for candidates to qualify in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses in the State.
  • India’s largest information technology (IT) services player Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced one of its largest recruitment drives for hiring women.
  • The Reserve Bank stated six entities have completed the test phase in the ‘First Cohort’ under the Regulatory Sandbox scheme with retail payments as theme and their products are found viable for adoption by the regulated entities.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced a project to link their respective fast payment systems.
  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) enables India’s first FASTag based metro parking facility in partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). 
  • DBS in partnership with Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) Global Payments Innovation(gpi) has launched real-time online tracking for cross-border collections for businesses in India benefitting around 4,000 corporate and small business clients.
  • Justice M Venugopal has been appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), as the key appellate tribunal continues to be without a permanent head now for more than one-and-a-half years.
  • US tech giant Adobe has announced the appointment of Prativa Mohapatra as vice president and managing director for Adobe India.
  • Former managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra Pawan Kumar Goenka has been designated as the chairperson of Indian National Space Promotion Authorization Centre (In-Space), the sectoral regulator for private players.
  • Mathematician Anand Kumar conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of education through his ”Super 30” initiative, which prepares underprivileged students for the IIT entrance exam.
  • British writer Susanna Clarke won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction for her mind-tweaking fantasy novel “Piranesi” — a book that chronic illness made her fear she would never get to write.
  • Skyroot Aerospace, a Hyderabad-based Space technology startup, has become the first private company to formally enter into an agreement with ISRO and is set to benefit from the latter’s expertise and access facilities to test and qualify its small rocket ahead of launch next year.
  • To further strengthen existing ties between African countries and India, New Delhi has proposed to institutionalise India–Africa Defence Dialogue by holding it during successive DefExpos & It is the second India-Africa Defence Dialogue hosted by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of DefExpo-2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The Indian military contingent participated in the 6th edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021 at Russia in the Orenburg Region of South West Russia from September 13 to 25, 2021.
  • Researchers Discover Earth’s Northernmost Island Off Greenland
  • A New Book Titled Human Rights and Terrorism in India authored by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy.
  • North Korea has been suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until the end of 2022 as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • England captain Joe Root has been voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August 2021, Meanwhile, Ireland’s Eimear Richardson has bagged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August 2021.
  • On Sep 14, 2021, Veteran Sri Lanka cricketer Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Daily CA On Sep 16 :

  • September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
  • Malaysia Day is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that date in 1963.
  • Niti Aayog, a public policy think-tank along with Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI) launched an initiative “Shoonya” to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
  • Vice President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will jointly launch Sansad TV at the Main Committee Room, Parliament House Annexe on 15 September, 2021.
  • On 13th September India handed over Indian Navy’s Dornier aircraft to Mauritius on lease as part of Vision SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) for enhanced maritime security of the Indian Ocean region (IOR).
  • On September 12-14, 2021 – The United States (US) Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry was on a two day visit to India.
  • The Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘ iRaste- a two year pilot project in Nagpur, Maharashtra & It is a collaborative project, developed by Intel India, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Mahindra and Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
  • In Coal India Ltd. (CIL) under the Ministry of Coal, an innovative Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) was inaugurated at Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to remotely monitor automated systems.
  • The QS Global MBA Rankings: Global 2022, released by Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) & as per the report the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Gujarat was declared as the best business school(B-school) in India.
  • On 13th September 2021, the World Bank released the updated Groundswell report “Groundswell Part 2: Acting on Internal Climate Migration”
  • In order to promote door to door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’, at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in Pampore.
  • Tata Steel commissioned a 5-tonne per day (TPD) carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works, making it the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology that extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas. 
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s economic growth rate to hit a four-year high of 7.2 per cent for 2021 against a contraction of 7 per cent in 2020.
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) provided a Composite Broking Licence to Hero Insurance Broking India.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the opening of the 3rd cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) on the theme ‘MSME Lending‘.
  • India’s Raja Randhir Singh has taken over as acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, former President, appeals a guilty verdict in a Swiss forgery trial.
  • Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Vinod Kannan will take over as the airline’s chief executive officer (CEO) from January 1 as incumbent Leslie Thng returns to Singapore Airlines in a senior role.
  • The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) appointed Justice Indu Malhotra, former judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer.
  • A nurse of Sir Sayajirao General Hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat will be conferred with the Florence Nightingale Award.
  • The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) of India won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for ‘enabling education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content’ in an award function organised at UNESCO’s New Delhi office on July 10, 2021.
  • On Sep 15, 2021, South Korea successfully test-fired an indigenously developed submarine-launched ballistic missile.
  • India plans to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar.
  • BCCI announced MS Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian national team for the T20 World Cup.
  • India lead in the 5-match Test Series against England by winning 2 of the 4-matches played and drawing the 1st match, that was held between 4th August and 6th September 2021, in England.
  • Eight electronic sports (esports) are included in the medal events at the 19th Asian Games 2022 which are going to be held in Hangzhou, China.
  • Former India footballer and Mohun Bagan captain Bhabani Roy passed away.

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