Current Affairs 7 – 14 September

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Current Affairs

> Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

> HAL to recieve Rs 45,000 crore orders for 83 LCA fighters
IAF to place orders worth around Rs 45,000 crore with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to acquire 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas fighters. LCAs have been designed and developed completely by the DRDO.

> Ujjwala Yojana achieves target of 8 crore LPG connections
Government achieved the target of giving 8 crore free cooking gas connections to the poor 7 months ahead of schedule. PM Modi handed over the 8 croreth connection under PMUY at an event organised in Sendra, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

> President inaugurated the National Youth Summit in New Delhi

> 68th plenary session of NEC, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, held in Guwahati

> Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95

> RBI bars Equitas Small Finance Bank from opening new branches
RBI has taken strict action against Euitas Small Finance Bank for not getting its shaes listed on time. As per the RBI order, Equitas Small Finance Bank can no longer open new branches and RBI has also frozen the salary of the bank CEO.

> Jack Ma announced his retirement as Alibaba Chairman

> Cameroonian Footballer Samuel Eto’o announces retirement

> International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September
International Literacy Day celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.

> Rafael Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback in the US Open final to claim an epic win and a 4th US Open title

> Charles Leclerc wins Italian Grand Prix

> India Pavilion inaugurated at 44th Toronto Intern’l Film Festival

> CoA of BCCI appoints committee to run Bihar Cricket body
Committee of Administrators of BCCI, chaired by Vinod Rai has appointed a 3-member Independent Supervisory Committee chaired by Alok Kumar to run the cricketing affairs of Bihar Cricket Association and also conduct fresh elections.

> India extends $1 million aid to Bahamas which is facing wrath of Hurricane Dorian

> Justice Vikram Nath appointed as Chief Justice of Gujrat High Court

> Duracell, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, set to buy Eveready Industries for Rs 1,600-1,700 crore

> Mumbai occupied 5th position in a report titled- Insights on Co-living – An Asia-Pacific Perspective, which covered 20 major Asia-Pacific cities. (New Delhi ranked 11th)

> Culture ministry charts out Rs 27,000 crore plan for conservation
Culture ministry has planned for authentic reconstruction of 11 historic sites, including Hampi and Indus Valley, as part of Rs 27,000-crore, 5-year plan along with Archaeological Survey of India, which is the agency tasked with conservation of sites.

> PM Modi and Nepal’s PM K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the 69 km long Motihari-Amlekhgunj cross border petroleum products pipeline.

> Rajiv Kumar appointed as Microsoft India (R&D) Managing Director

> 6 member RBI committee, under the chairmanship of Harsh Vardhan has recommended that an intermediary be set up under the National Housing Bank, wherein the government will have a 51% ownership.

> IDBI to launch co-branded credit card with LIC CSL

> SBI has entered into a tie-up with Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers Producers Company for financing poultry farmers under the Kudumbashree project, which is the State’s Poverty Eradication Mission that doubles up as a campaign for women empowerment

> India Ratings cuts NBFC growth forecast to 10-12 percent from 15 percent in FY20

> Glasgow (UK) to host UN climate change summit in 2020

> NITI Aayog gets Rs 7,000 crore for artificial intellingence project

> Justice P Lakshmana Reddy appointed Andhra Pradesh Lokayukta

> Blackstone set to buy rest of Indiabulls’ commercial assets including rights to assets at BLU in Mumbai’s Worli area

> ABB, NITTTR set up digital simulation lab in Chandigarh
Swiss power major ABB India and National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research have set up a digital simulation lab in Chandigarh, a first of its kind multi physics ‘Simulation Center of Excellence’ to enhance skill development in country

> Tata Group to invest Rs 300 crore to set up Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai

> Centre sets up 3 member panel, headed by former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra, to oversee bufurication of J&K into two UTs

> PM Modi launched SHS 2019
PM Narendra Modi launched Swachhata Hi Seva 2019, a massive countrywide awareness and mobilization campaign on Swachhata at Mathura, UP. It is specially focused on plastic waste awareness and management

> The International Finance Corporation has signed a MoU with the Finance Industry Development Council, a representive body of asset and loan Financing NBFCs, to collaborate on training of NBFCs in the country.

> DRDO successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

> PK Mishra appointed principal secretary to PM Modi

> CBDT launches one-time facility for compounding of income tax offences, taxpayers can avail this opportunity by December 31

> Mahabaleshwar MS, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Bank, has been inducted to the managing committee of Indian Banks Association. He was elected unopposed from the private sector member banks’ category

> India to receive first of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Oct 8

> Union Minister of State HRD, Sanjay Dhotre launched the curriculum for Life Skills (Jeevan Kaushal) designed by University Grants Commission, in New Delhi

> Government appoints Sanjay Tyagi as Director General of Health Services (DGHS)

> RBI reduced the risk weight requirement for consumer loans to 100 percent, a move that will reduce cost of such loans

> PM Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana at Ranchi

> NGT forms committee to stop illegal groundwater extraction

> India joins Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub
India joined the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub as a new Member. The Global AMR R&D Hub was launched in May 2018 in the margins of the 71st session of the World Health Assembly.

> Adani Transmission to raise up to $1 billion through bond sale

> Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 between India and Thailand will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya) from 16 to 29 September

> Hindi Diwas observed all over India on September 14

> Lieutenant General Abhijit Guha appointed Head of Hodeidah Mission in Yemen: UN

> Government formed a Standing Committee for Information Technology comprising of 31 members of parliament from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with Shashi Tharoor as Chairperson

> NPCI rationalises MDR for RuPay debit card deals. MDR has been revised to 0.60 per cent for transactions above Rs 2K, with a maximum cap of Rs 150

> Anurag Katriar appointed new president of National Restaurant Association of India

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