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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

Vanijya Saptah being Observed from 20-26 September       

  • To celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and its glorious history, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is organizing special events and programmes throughout the week as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’
  • The Department of Commerce is observing the ‘Vanijya Saptah’ (Trade & Commerce Week) during the period 20-26 September, 2021.
  • A slew of programmes and events are organized across the country highlighting Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Showcasing India as a Rising Economic Force and Green & Swachh SEZs besides handholding sessions focusing on ‘From Farm to Foreign Lands’ and exporter conclaves, ‘Vanijya Utsav’, covering all 739 districts of the country.
  • In West Bengal,state government and Export And Market Development Assistance (E&MDA) helped the Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT) to organized 2 days ‘Vanijya Utsav’ (Trade & Commerce Festival) at Viswa Bangla Convention Centre , NewTown, Kolkata.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS       

DEA secretary-led panel to firm up sustainable finance road map

  • The government has constituted a task force under economic affairs secretary Ajay Seth to firm up a sustainable finance road map for India, a senior government official told Financial Express.
  • The task force will recommend ways to strengthen the resilience of the country’s financial sector against risks emanating from various climates and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
  • It will lay out ways to grow sustainable finance in India and set a clear time frame for their implementation.
  • As part of this initiative, a survey is also being undertaken with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (India) to assess climate and ESG resilience in India’s financial sector.

About Sustainable Financial Roadmap:

  • The Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System aims to support the achievement of a financial system that integrates sustainability into its operations — including the full costing of positive and negative externalities — leading to a reorientation of the flow of resources toward more inclusive and sustainable activities.
  • It proposes an integrated approach to accelerating the transformation toward a sustainable financial system that can be used by all financial sector stakeholders and bring policy cohesiveness across ministries, central banks, financial regulators, and private financial sector participants.

Ministry of Education set up a National Steering Committee for the Development of National Curriculum Frameworks

  • The Union education ministry constituted a 12-member national steering committee to develop the new national curriculum framework (NCF) in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • The committee will be headed by K Kasturirangan, who had also led the NEP 2020 drafting committee.
  • The national curriculum framework serves as a guideline for syllabus, textbooks, teaching and learning practices in the country.
  • India is currently following its fourth national curriculum framework that was published by the NCERT in 2005.
  • Officials at the education ministry stated the timeline for the development of new framework is three years.

About the Committee:

  • “The Committee will discuss different aspects of these four areas keeping in focus all the recommendations of NEP 2020 for proposing curriculum reforms.
  • All the national curriculum frameworks would also reflect upon the implications of situations such as COVID-19 pandemic on respective areas for future”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Bangladesh to form e-commerce regulatory body: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi

  • The Bangladesh government will set up an e-commerce regulatory body to monitor the sector properly.
  • Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi stated that the government will enact a detailed e-commerce law also to regulate this sector.
  • The announcement comes after a major e-commerce company of Bangladesh allegedly cheated consumers worth hundreds of crores
  • The Minister assured that legal action will be taken against the company who cheated consumers.
  • Law ministry has been asked to suggest the ways to solve the issue.
  • Companies like Evaly and Alesha Mart spent a huge amount of money on advertisement and sponsorships.
  • Every company must obtain a unique Business Identification Number (BIN) from the commerce ministry, reports the official news agency BSS.

About Bangladesh:

  • Capital: Dhaka
  • Currency: Bangladeshi taka
  • Prime minister: Sheikh Hasina

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

First Himalayan Film Festival statrs at Leh

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the first edition of the Himalayan Film Festival (THFF). 
  • The festival spanning five days is being held at Leh, Ladakh from September 24 to 28.
  • Ladakh is hosting THFF 2021 as part of the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ for commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence.
  • The inaugural of the festival will witness the presence of makers and cast of the recently released movie ‘Shershah’, including director Vishnuvardhan and lead actor Siddharth Malhotra.
  • The five-day festival also aims to create an interactive and exposure platform to promote aspiring local filmmakers and to showcase Ladakh as an attractive film destination.
  • The festival is being organised by Leh in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and will be held at the Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra at Leh, having digital projection facilities.
  • The 5-day festival will comprise various segments to enthral the audience and film buffs alike.

About Ladakh:

  • Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory, and constitutes a part of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947.
  • It was established on 31 October 2019, following the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act.
  • Capital: Leh, Kargil
  • Lieutenant governor: Radha Krishna Mathur
  • National park: Hemis National Park

Assam govt set up a tea Park at Kamrup district’s Chayygaon 

  • Industries and Commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary stated Assam is setting up a tea Park at Chayygaon in Kamrup District which will have rail and port connectivity, cargo and warehouse amenities, processing facilities like tea grinding, blending, packaging and other utility services under one roof.
  • Coinciding with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav of 75 years of Indian Independence, Tea Board of India; Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India & Industries, State Industries, Commerce and Public Enterprise Department has organized a two-day ‘Vanijya Utsav & Mega Export Conclave’ from September 21-22 in Guwahati.

About Assam:

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
  • National parks: Kaziranga National park , Manas National park, Dibru-Saikhowa National park, Nameri National park and Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

OECD predicts India’s economic growth forecast at 9.7% for FY22 & 7.9% for FY23

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cut its projection of India’s economic growth by 0.2 percentage points to 9.7 per cent for the current financial year.
  • The economy was projected by the grouping of advanced nations to grow by 7.9 per cent next financial year, 0.3 percentage point slower than pegged by it earlier.
  • If the projections come out to be correct, India’s economy would be the fastest growing large economy in both these years.
  • It would be followed by China at 8.5 per cent in 2021 and Spain at 6.6 per cent in 2022.
  • China is pegged to be slowing down to 5.8 per cent in the next calendar year.

About OECD:

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.
  • Headquarters: Paris, France

Zee Entertainment signs merger deal with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited                        

  • On September 22, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) signed a merger deal with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited.
  • Zee Entertainment will hold 07 percent stake, while Sony India will hold a majority stake of 52.93 per cent in the merged company.
  • Puneet Goenka will continue to provide services to the merged company as MD and CEO for a period of 5 years.
  • After the deal, promoters of Sony will have the right to appoint the majority of directors to the merged company.
  • The merged entity will be a publicly listed company.

About Zee Entertainment Enterprises :

  • CEO: Punit Goenka
  • Chairman & Founder: Subhash Chandra
  • Founded: 15 December 1991
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

About Sony Pictures Networks India :

  • Founded : September 30 1995
  • MD & CEO : NP Singh
  • CFO : Nitin Nadkarni
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

Federal Bank and OneCard make partnership for mobile-first credit card

  • Federal Bank announced a tie-up with OneCard for a mobile-first credit card that targets the country’s young, tech-savvy population.
  • It will target young working professionals aged 23-35, primarily representing the millennials and Gen Z.
  • The bank is betting on the retail portfolio and anticipates a peak in consumer credit this festive season on the back of an economic revival.

About Federal Bank:

  • Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the Private Sector, headquartered in Aluva, Kochi.
  • The bank has more than 1,200 branches spread across different states in India.
  • It also has its Representative Offices abroad at Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Dubai.
  • Headquarters: Aluva
  • CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
  • Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner

Government forms India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL) for managing bad loans

  • After setting up the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL), the public sector banks (PSBs) have created a step-down asset management company named India Debt Resolution Company (IDRCL) with a capital of Rs 50 crore along with three first directors — Narayan Keelveedhi Seshadri, Arvind Sadashiv Mokashi, and Anilraj Chellan.
  • PSBs will own 49 per cent of IDRCL, tasked with the resolution and restructuring of bad loans bought by the NARCL.
  • Mokashi is a three-decade SBI veteran with extensive experience in banking.
  • Seshadri, a chartered accountant, has worked with names like Arthur Anderson and KPMG.
  • He has been on the board of several companies as an independent director.
  • There are plans to attract professionals in the management of affairs of the IDRCL but there is also a possibility of both public and private sector banks dispatching their professionals on deputation to take care of their interests.
  • The past experience of private ARCs shows that the IDRCL has to attract turnaround professionals and experts to revive the assets.

Utkarsh Small Finance Bank begins its operations in Kerala

  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited has announced the inauguration of its first branch in Kerala at Kochi.
  • The bank has 600 branches in 201 districts spread across 18 states and 2 Union Territories.
  • Govind Singh, MD & CEO, Utkarsh SFBL, stated, “The city has numerous factors that contribute towards the growth of commerce and trade, and we are in a position to provide banking and financial services to various categories of business and more.
  • The bank is in a position to provide an array of financial products and services to its customers, including savings and current accounts, fixed deposits and recurring deposits along with various loan products such as housing loans, business loans and loan against property.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Bangladesh’s PM Hasina bags SDG Progress award

  • The award was given to the prime minister as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development in New York.
  • The virtual event was jointly organised by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and other organisations including the Master of Development Practice (MDP) and the Earth Institute of Columbia University.
  • “SDSN and several other organisations have presented Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the award in recognition of Bangladesh’s surprising achievements from 2015 to 2020.
  • She dedicated the award to the people of Bangladesh,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen stated in a media briefing in New York afterwards.

About SDG progress:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals Progress Chart 2021 presents a snapshot of global and regional progress towards selected targets under the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The assessment is based on the most up-to-date data available.

Bangladeshi Fairooz Faizah Beether bags 2021 Changemaker Award

  • Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh has been chosen for the 2021 Changemaker Award for her work promoting good health and well-being by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • The Award celebrates an individual who has inspired change using personal experience or from a position of leadership.

About Fairooz:

  • Fairooz Faizah is co-founder of Moner School which is an anonymous online platform active in the field of mental health.
  • It works with youth to educate them about the importance of mental health care through training, workshops, and a 24/7 online mental health first aid service in Bangladesh.

About Changemaker Award:

  • The Changemaker Award is part of the Goalkeepers Global Goals award instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate progress towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.
  • Former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has been chosen as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award for her ‘unwavering global leadership on gender equality and continued advocacy to address the COVID pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and girls’.

Two Indian Beaches bags International Blue Flag Certification    

  • The two beaches to receive the certification this year are Kovalam in Kerala and Eden in Puducherry.
  • The Kovalam beach in Chennai and Eden beach in Puducherry have now been awarded the prestigious ‘’Blue Flag’’ certification, an international eco-level tag taking the number of such beaches in the country to 10.
  • India has now 10 International blue flag beaches with the addition of Kovalam and Eden beaches this year and recertification for 8 beaches which got the tag in 2020.
  • The Foundation for Environment Education (FEE), Denmark, which accords the Blue Flag certification, has also given re-certification for eight nominated beaches – Shivrajpur-Gujarat, Ghoghla-Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri-Karnataka, Kappad-Kerala, Rushikonda- Andhra Pradesh, Golden-Odisha and Radhanagar- Andaman and Nicobar, which were awarded the Blue Flag certificate last year.
  • These eight beaches got the Blue Flag certification on October 6, 2020.

About Blue Flag Certification:

  • Blue Flag certification is a globally recognised eco-label accorded on the basis of 33 stringent criteria in four major heads which are environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environmental management and conservation and safety and services in the beaches.
  • The Blue Flag beach is an eco-tourism model endeavouring to provide the tourists/beachgoers clean and hygienic bathing water, facilities, a safe and healthy environment and sustainable development of the area.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

ICRISAT, UN body signed MoU on nutrition and food security

  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have partnered on programmes and research to improve food, nutrition security and livelihoods in India against the impacts of climate change.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Bishow Parajuli, WFP India Representative and Country Director, and Dr Jacqueline Hughes, Director General, ICRISAT.
  • WFP and ICRISAT will work jointly to promote research, advocacy and raising awareness on traditional nutritious crops, undertaking food and nutritional security analysis and adaptation strategies, among other engagements, as part of the MoU.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: PERSONS IN NEWS

World’s oldest living twins honoured – 107-year-old Japanese sisters

  • On September 1, sisters Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama turned 107 years and 300 days old, officially breaking the record for the world’s oldest living identical twins. 
  • The Japanese siblings are also the oldest identical twins to have ever lived.
  • They were the third and fourth of 11 siblings.
  • Previously, Kin Narita and Gin Kanie, also sisters from Japan, held the title of oldest living identical twins.
  • At the time of Narita’s death in January 2000, the pair were 107 years and 175 days
  • Kanie died the following March, at age 108, notes Hanako Montgomery for Vice.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

Carlyle arm sells 3.4% stake in SBI Cards for Rs 3,267 crore

  • CA Rover Holdings, part of the Carlyle Group, sold 3.4% stake in SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd for 3,267 crore through open market transactions.
  • The shares were sold at an average price of Rs 1,021.05.
  • CA Rover Holdings is a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group.
  • CA Rover Holdings held a 6.5 per cent stake in SBI Cards as a public shareholder at the end of June 2021.

About SBI Card :

  • CEO: Rama Mohan Rao Amara
  • Headquarters: Gurugram
  • Founded: 1998

About Carlyle Group :

  • CEO: Kewsong Lee
  • Founded: 1987
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founders: David Rubenstein, William E. Conway, Jr., Daniel A. D’Aniello, Stephen L. Norris
  • The Carlyle Group is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services
  • It specializes in private equity, real assets, and private credit.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

PM Modi Leaves For 3-Day Visit To The US                         

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a three-day visit to the United States from September 22 to 25.

Purpose :

  • To strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.
  • He will address the UN General Assembly and attend the Quad Summit as well as hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.
  • This is Prime Minister Modi’s first visit abroad beyond the neighbourhood since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
  • He is accompanied by a high-level delegation consisting of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior officials including Shringla.
  • PM Modi and President Biden are expected to discuss ways to stem radicalisation and combat terrorism.
  • They are also expected to discuss ways to bolster defence, trade ties, security collaborations and clean energy partnership among others
  • PM Modi and Biden will discuss the current regional security situation following the recent developments in Afghanistan.
  • PM Modi will also hold business interactions during his US visit from September 22-25.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties authored by Ranjit Rae

  • A New Book titled Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties authored by Ranjit Rae
  • The Book gives the details on mysteries between India and Nepal.
  • It also deals with a drastically changing geo-political and geo-strategic space between India and Nepal, with many answers on the contemporary state of India-Nepal relations.

About Ranjit Rae :

  • Ranjit Rae is a former Indian ambassador to
  • He also headed the Northern Division in the Ministry of External Affairs, dealing with India’s Himalayan neighbours, Nepal and Bhutan, from 2002 to 2006.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Pankaj Advani Clinches 6Reds Snooker World Cup 2021

  • On September 21, 2021, Star Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Babar Masih of Pakistan to clinch the IBSF 6-Red Snooker World Cup 2021 final, held in Doha, Qatar.
  • This is Advani’s 24th world title & It is also his second back to back major International championships win in a week.

About Pankaj Advani : 

  • Pankaj Advani was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • He is a 23 time world champion & he has won the IBSF World Billiards Championship 15 – times, the World  Team Billiards Championship 1 – time, the IBSF World Snooker Championship (15 Reds) 3 – times, (6 Reds) 2 – times, the IBSF World Team Cup 1 – time and the IBSF World Team Championship – 1 time.
  • In 2019, Pankaj also became the only player who won the titles in all forms of billiards, snooker, 6Reds, and 10  Reds competitions.
  • He is the winner of the last Asian Snooker Championship held in 2019.

Awards & Honours : 

  • Pankaj Advani received the Arjuna Award in 2004, also he was awarded Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in  2006.
  • He received Padma Shri in 2009 and Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, in 2018.

Recent News :

  • Pankaj Advani of India won the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 by defeating Amir Sarkhosh in Doha, Qatar. 

Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2021 to be hosted by India in Bhubaneswar

  • Odisha Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik announced the FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 will be hosted by Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • He also launched the logo for the prestigious event.
  • Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra and Hockey India Secretary General Rajinder Singh also present the event.
  • The event will feature hosts and the defending champions India, South Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina.
  • The 2023 FIH Men’s World Cup will be co-hosted by Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, both cities in Odisha.

About Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2021 :

  • The 2021 Men’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup will be the 12th edition of the Men’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, the biennial men’s under-21 field hockey world championship organized by the International Hockey Federation.
  • It will be held in India from 24 November to 5 December 2021.

About FIH :

  • President: Leandro Negre
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • CEO: Thierry Weil
  • Founder: Paul Léautey
  • Founded: 7 January 1924, Paris, France
  • Motto: FairPlay Friendship Forever

Daily CA On Sep 23 :

  • The International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23 every year & the Theme of  2021 is “We Sign For Human Rights”.
  • On Sep 20, 2021, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal virtually flagged off the dwarf container train service from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed an agreement to work on an arrangement through which they will set common safety and environmental protection standards.
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Speaking at an event in New Delhi on the soft launch of the National Single Window System, he said this is a big step towards Ease of Doing Business and a giant leap towards making India truly Aatmanirbhar.
  • India chairs the 6th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Young Scientist Forum (YSF) for the year 2021.
  • 15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting with the theme ‘We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper’ was held virtually.
  • Yes Bank has joined hands with Visa to offer a suite of credit cards to its customers.
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) collaborated with PayPoint India under which the financial service provider will provide Banking Service through business correspondent (BC) model.
  • Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria re-appointed retired general Stefan Yanev as the Caretaker Prime Minister(PM) of Bulgaria succeeding the former PM Boyko Borisov. 
  • National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi campaign 2021-22 held through video conferencing.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on technologies that will enable it to land the GSLV Mk-III launch vehicles vertically.
  • China has successfully launched its third Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) named Tianzhou-3 or Heavenly vessel from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern province of Hainan, China, with help of the Long March-7Y4 rocket.
  • India’s highest selling author Chetan Bhagat unveiled the book cover of his upcoming title, ‘400 Days’ & the book will be released by Amazon-owned Westland Publications on October 8, 2021.
  • A New Book titled “The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India” authored by Kaveree Bamzai
  • In the Norway Chess Open 2021 Masters section, India’s Grand Master D Gukesh won his second consecutive tournament.
  • Former Commissioner of Delhi Police & Governor of Arunachal Pradesh  Yudhvir Singh Dadwal, passed away.
  • Former Hindi Newsreader of All India Radio Ramanuj Prasad Singh passed away.

Daily CA On Sep 24 :

  • To celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and its glorious history, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is organizing special events and programmes throughout the week as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’
  • The government has constituted a task force under economic affairs secretary Ajay Seth to firm up a sustainable finance road map for India, a senior government official told Financial Express.
  • The Union education ministry constituted a 12-member national steering committee to develop the new national curriculum framework (NCF) in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • The Bangladesh government will set up an e-commerce regulatory body to monitor the sector properly.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the first edition of the Himalayan Film Festival (THFF). 
  • Industries and Commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary stated Assam is setting up a tea Park at Chayygaon in Kamrup District which will have rail and port connectivity, cargo and warehouse amenities, processing facilities like tea grinding, blending, packaging and other utility services under one roof.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cut its projection of India’s economic growth by 0.2 percentage points to 9.7 percent for the current financial year.
  • On September 22, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) signed a merger deal with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited.
  • Federal Bank announced a tie-up with OneCard for a mobile-first credit card that targets the country’s young, tech-savvy population.
  • After setting up the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL), the public sector banks (PSBs) have created a step-down asset management company named India Debt Resolution Company (IDRCL) with a capital of Rs 50 crore along with three first directors — Narayan Keelveedhi Seshadri, Arvind Sadashiv Mokashi, and Anilraj Chellan.
  • Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited has announced the inauguration of its first branch in Kerala at Kochi.
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has been conferred with the “SDG Progress Award”.
  • Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh has been chosen for the 2021 Changemaker Award for her work promoting good health and well-being by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • The two beaches to receive the certification this year are Kovalam in Kerala and Eden in Puducherry.
  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have partnered on programmes and research to improve food, nutrition security and livelihoods in India against the impacts of climate change.
  • On September 1, sisters Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama turned 107 years and 300 days old, officially breaking the record for the world’s oldest living identical twins. 
  • CA Rover Holdings, part of the Carlyle Group, sold 3.4% stake in SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd for 3,267 crore through open market transactions.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a three-day visit to the United States from September 22 to 25.
  • A New Book titled Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties authored by Ranjit Rae
  • On September 21, 2021, Star Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Babar Masih of Pakistan to clinch the IBSF 6-Red Snooker World Cup 2021 final, held in Doha, Qatar.
  • Odisha Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik announced the FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 will be hosted by Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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