13th & 14th September 2020 Current Affairs

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13&14 September 2020 CA
13&14 September 2020 CA

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National Affairs

PM dedicates to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector

PM dedicates to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar today via video conferencing.

  • They have been commissioned by Indian Oil and HPCL, PSUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • It is the seventh project which is being dedicated to the people of Bihar. <<Read Full News>>

Lok Sabha passes National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019

Lok Sabha passes National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019. The Lok Sabha passed the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 and the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2020.

  • The bill aims to ensure the availability of high quality medical professionals both for homeopathic treatment as well as in the Indian System of Medicine. Both the bills were passed by the Rajya Sabha on 19th March this year during the Budget Session. <<Read Full News>>

About Lok Sabha:

  • Founded: 17 April 1952
  • Term limits: 5 years

International Affairs

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister. Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime minister.

  • Suga is currently the chief Cabinet secretary of Abe’s government and he will then be confirmed as Prime Minister by a special session of the country’s parliament. <<Read Full News>>

About Japan:

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Japanese yen

State Affairs

DIAL launched India’s First Airport coronavirus Testing Facility in Delhi

DIAL launched India’s First Airport coronavirus Testing Facility in Delhi. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has launched India’s first airport COVID19 testing facility at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for arriving international passengers.

  • The Covid-19 testing facility at the Delhi international airport will initially handle up to 2,500 samples per day in mid-September and if required, the capacity can later be ramped up to 15,000 samples per day. <<Read Full News>>

About DIAL:

  • Parent organization: GMR Airports Limited

Uttar Pradesh Govt to set up special security force that can arrest or search without warrant

Uttar Pradesh Govt to set up special security force that can arrest or search without warrant. Uttar Pradesh Government has announced that a special force will be constituted to protect courts, airports, administrative buildings, metros, banks and other government offices.

  • The special force will be responsible for the security of important government buildings, offices and industrial establishments in the state, while private companies can also hire its services. <<Read full News>>

About Uttar Pradesh:

  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath

Appointments

Facebook India appoints Arun Srinivas as Director of Global Business Group

Facebook announced the appointment of Arun Srinivas as the Director of Global Business Group. Srinivas will spearhead the strategy and delivery of the India Marketing Solutions which aims to tap large advertisers and agencies.

  • Srinivas has worked with Ola where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Global Chief Marketing Officer. Srinivas comes with an experience of 24 years.
  • He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. <<Read Full News>>

About Facebook:

  • CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
  • CFO: David Wehner
  • Headquarters: California, United States

Sports Affairs

US Open Tennis Championship 2020 – Complete List of Winners

The 2020 US Open was the 140th edition of tennis’ US Open. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year.

  • It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. <<Read Full News>>
S. No. Category Winner Runner Up
1 Men’s Singles Dominic Thiem (Austriya) Alexander Zverev (Germany)
2 Women’s Singles Naomi Osaka (Japan) Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
3 Men’s Doubles Mate Pavic (Croatia) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) Wesley Koolhof (Netherland) and Nikola Mektic (Crotia)
4 Women’s Doubles Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Vera Zvonareva (Russia) Nicole Melichar (America) and Xu Yifan (China)

 

Tata Motors’s Altroz named official partner of Dream11 IPL 2020

Tata Motors’s Altroz named official partner of Dream11 IPL 2020. Tata Motors has announced that its premium hatchback Altroz will be the Official Partner for Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

  • The IPL begins on September 19 and will be played across 3 venues, located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, for a total of 50 days. <<Read Full News>>

About BCCI:

  • President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: December 1928

Kiren Rijiju participates in Fit India Cyclothon in Ladakh, lays foundation for artificial football turf

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju participated in Fit India Cyclothon in Ladakh which was also joined by the local cycling association and the people of the Union Territory.

  • He has laid foundation stones for various sports facilities at the cost of over 12 crore rupees in Leh.
  • The Minister laid foundation for a Synthetic Track & Astroturf for football in Leh at an open stadium. <<Read Full News>>

Business

TCS becomes 2nd Indian company to cross Rs 9 lakh-crore in market valuation

TCS becomes 2nd Indian company to cross Rs 9 lakh-crore in market valuation. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday became the second Indian company after Reliance Industries to attain a market valuation of over Rs 9 lakh crore.

  • The company’s market valuation went past the Rs 9 lakh crore-mark in early trade helped by a rally in its share price. TCS is also the first Indian IT company to cross Rs 9 lakh crore in m-cap. <<Read Full News>>

About TCS:

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Rajesh Gopinathan

Obituaries

Noted Chhau dancer Dhananjoy Mahato passes away

Noted Chhau dancer Dhananjoy Mahato has died of cardiac arrest at his residence in West Bengal’s Purulia district.

Mahato, known for taking the centuries-old folk dance form of Purulia district to the world.

  • Mahato had received awards from the Adivasi Lok Sanskriti Bikash Parishad, West Bengal Veterinary Association and Manbhum Dalit Sahitya o Sanskriti Akademi. <<Read Full News>>

Important Days

14 September: Hindi Diwas

Every year September 14 is observed as Hindi Diwas. This is an annual day which is celebrated all over India since 1953, to celebrate the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India.

Section 343 (1) of Constitution of India, in reference of Hindi as official language, reads- The official language of Union shall be Hindi and script Devanagari. The form of the marks used for official purposes of Union will be international form. <<Read Full News>>

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