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15th September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of fifteenth September 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Lasith Malinga, ICC Players of the Month for August, National Florence Nightingale Award 2021, UNESCO Literacy Prize, Swami Brahmanand Award 2021.

Appointments News

1. Raja Randhir Singh appointed performing president of Olympic Council of Asia

  • India’s Raja Randhir Singh has taken over as performing president of the Olympic Council of Asia as Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah appeals a responsible verdict in a Swiss forgery trial. A five-time Olympic shooter and an Asian Games gold medallist in 1978, Singh was promoted to the function from his place as an honorary life vice chairman.
  • During the interim interval, Raja Randhir Singh will perform the duties and duties of the OCA President, beginning with the OCA Executive Board Meeting scheduled to be held on thirteenth September 2021.”
  • Singh had been a part of OCA as secretary-general for twenty-four years since 1991 and is the longest-serving government board member. He can be an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait;
  • Olympic Council of Asia Founded: 16 November 1982.

Banking News

2. Paytm Payments Bank launches FASTag-based metro parking facility

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  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has launched India’s first FASTag-based metro parking facility, on the Kashmere Gate metro station in partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
  • Paytm Payments Bank would be the buying financial institution to facilitate the processing of all FASTag-based transactions for vehicles having a sound FASTag sticker, thus eliminating the effort of stopping and paying money on the counter.
  • The parking facility is the primary to simply accept fee through the UPI (unified funds interface) mode, which has been launched for two-wheeler automobiles, getting into the parking website.
  • PPBL will digitise parking services throughout the nation with Kashmere Gate metro station being the primary one to be powered by the financial institution’s digital fee resolution.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta.
  • Paytm Payments Bank Ltd Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

3. DBS Bank tie-up with SWIFT to launch real-time cross-border fee monitoring

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  • DBS Bank has launched real-time on-line monitoring for cross-border funds for its company shoppers, in partnership with SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI).
  • The service could be availed utilizing the financial institution’s company on-line banking platform ‘DBS IDEAL’. DBS is the primary financial institution in India and Asia-Pacific to supply this service to company shoppers, at no further price.
  • The new inbound monitoring service by DBS Bank will enable corporates prospects to see when a fee is on its method and when it’s arriving on the beneficiary, which in flip will cut back operational prices and inefficiencies.
  • The initiative is anticipated to learn round 4,000 company and small enterprise shoppers in India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Managing Director & CEO of DBS Bank India Ltd: Surojit Shome.
  • DBS Bank India Limited Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • DBS Bank India Limited Established: 2014.

4. RBI declares Opening of Third Cohort underneath the Regulatory Sandbox

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  • The Reserve Bank of India has introduced the theme for the Third Cohort underneath the Regulatory Sandbox (RS) as ‘MSME Lending’. The software for the Third Cohort will probably be saved open from October 01, 2021 to November 14, 2021.
  • Regulatory Sandbox (RS) refers to stay testing of recent services or products in a managed/take a look at regulatory setting for which regulators could (or could not) allow sure regulatory relaxations for the restricted function of the testing.
  • First Cohort: First Cohort underneath the Regulatory Sandbox was launched by RBI in December 2020, with the theme as ‘Retail Payments’. Six entities have accomplished the testing section of the cohort.
  • Second Cohort: Second Cohort underneath the Regulatory Sandbox was introduced by RBI in December 2020 with the theme as ‘Cross Border Payments’. Eight entities have been chosen for the ‘Test Phase’.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • RBI twenty fifth Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Summits and Conferences News

5. PM Narendra Modi to attend first in-person Quad Summit at White House

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to attend the first-ever in-person QUAD ( Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Leaders’ Summit on the White House, in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2021.
  • Quad nation contains of India, Japan, the US and Australia. PM Modi can even deal with the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 25, 2021.
  • This would be the first go to of PM Modi to the United States since President Joe Biden assumed workplace and likewise the primary in-person assembly between the 2 leaders since Biden assumed workplace.
  • The different two leaders, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Japanese premier Yoshihide Suga can even be attending the Summit.
  • The Quad Summit goals to deepen ties and improve cooperation in areas equivalent to combatting COVID-19, addressing the local weather disaster, partnering on rising applied sciences and our on-line world, and selling a free and open Indo-Pacific.

6. India–Africa Defence Dialogue to be held biennially at each DefExpo

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  • The Government of India has proposed to institutionalise the India-Africa Defence Dialogue, as a daily occasion, to be held on the sidelines of the biennial DefExpo navy exhibition. The first India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave (IADMC) was held at DefExpo in February 2020 in Lucknow.
  • Following this, second India – Africa Defence Dialogue will probably be held on the sidelines of the DefExpo, scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in March 2022. The theme of the 2nd India Africa Defence Dialogue will probably be ‘India – Africa: Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation.
  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh will host the Defence Ministers of African Nations on the upcoming India – Africa Defence Dialogue.

Awards News

7. Super 30 founder Anand Kumar conferred with Swami Brahmanand Award 2021

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  • Mathematician Anand Kumar was conferred with the Swami Brahmanand Award 2021 for his contribution within the area of schooling by way of his ‘Super 30’ initiative, which prepares underprivileged college students for the IIT entrance examination.
  • He obtained the award from professor Roop Kishore Shastri, the vice-chancellor of Haridwar’s Gurukula Kangri deemed college, at a operate within the Rath space of Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Super 30′ is a training programme of Kumar’s Patna-based Ramanujan School of Mathematics.
  • It hunts for 30 meritorious college students from amongst economically backward sections of the society and shapes them to clear the take a look at to get into the celebrated Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).
  • It has been instituted within the title of Swami Brahmananda, a freedom fighter, former MP and a saint recognized for his sacrifices and his contribution within the area of schooling.

8. UNESCO Literacy Prize awarded to NIOS for Innovation in Education

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  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), run by the schooling ministry, has bagged international recognition from UNESCO for its progressive method in the direction of schooling.
  • The recognition is for educating differently-abled folks by way of technology-enabled inclusive studying materials. The NIOS transfer has a particular concentrate on Indian signal language-based content material.
  • By awarding NIOS the King Sejong Literacy Prize, the jury has acknowledged the worth of offering for the distinctive academic and language wants of PwD learners by creating instructing content material in signal language by way of digital mode.
  • The award-winning programme focuses on using digital instruments and native language to assist individuals with disabilities the choice to entry Indian Sign Language (ISL)-based content material.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.

9. Bhanumati Gheewala to get National Florence Nightingale Award 2021

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  • The Florence Nightingale Award will probably be given to a nurse, Bhanumati Gheewala, from Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat. She has been answerable for COVID-19 optimistic pregnant ladies’s deliveries in addition to toddler care.
  • She labored within the gynaecology division as nicely within the paediatric ward. In 2019, when the wards of the hospital have been waterlogged attributable to flood. She carried her responsibility within the gynaecology division and the pediatric ward.
  • The Florence Nightingale Award is given by the Indian Nursing Council. This is a statutory company underneath the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to recognise the contributions of healthcare employees.

Sports News

10. Joe Root, Eimear Richardson named ICC Players of the Month for August

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  • England Test skipper Joe Root and Ireland’s Eimear Richardson have been voted because the winners of the ICC Players of the Month for August 2021.
  • Root was voted the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for August for his constant performances within the Test collection in opposition to India that was a part of the subsequent cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
  • In ladies’s cricket, Ireland’s Eimear Richardson has had a sensational August as nicely and was adjudged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for August 2021.

11. Lasith Malinga declares retirement from all types of cricket

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  • Lasith Malinga has introduced his retirement from T20 cricket after 295 matches the place he picked 390 wickets. He had already retired from Tests in 2011 and from ODIs in 2019.
  • The Sri Lanka pacer had additionally introduced his retirement from franchise cricket in January this yr after being launched by Mumbai Indians.
  • Malinga was the primary bowler to bag 100 T20I wickets earlier than ending with 107 scalps. He finishes fourth within the highest wicket-taker class within the record behind Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Sunil Narine.

12. Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor declares retirement from International Cricket

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  • Former Zimbabwe skipper and wicket-keeper batsman, Brendan Taylor has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket. He made the announcement whereas taking part in the third closing ODI match on September 13, 2021, in opposition to Ireland.
  • The 34-year batsman made his ODI debut for Zimbabwe in 2004 in opposition to Sri Lanka. He has scored 6677 runs from 204 ODI matches in his 17-year ODI profession.

Sports News

13. National Engineer’s Day: 15 September

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  • In India, Engineer’s Day is widely known on September 15 yearly. The day is widely known to recognise the contribution of engineers within the improvement of the nation.
  • The day marks the delivery anniversary of the engineering pioneer of India, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, (popularly generally known as Sir MV). He was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his distinctive contribution to the constructing of India in 1955.
  • He has additionally conferred the British knighthood and served as Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. In 1968, the Indian authorities declared Sir M Visvesvaraya’s delivery anniversary as Engineers’ Day.
  • Sir MV was considered the “Father of Modern Mysore”. Since then, at the present time is widely known to honour and acknowledge all engineers who’ve contributed and nonetheless achieve this to construct a contemporary and developed India.

14. International Day of Democracy: 15 September

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  • International Day of Democracy is noticed globally on fifteenth September yearly. It was established by way of a decision handed by the UN General Assembly in 2007, for selling and upholding the rules of democracy and supply a chance to evaluation the state of democracy on the earth.
  • The theme for 2021 International Day of Democracy is “Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises”.
  • The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly by way of a decision in 2007 to strengthen nationwide programmes dedicated to the promotion and consolidation of democracy. The day was noticed for the primary time in 2008.

15. World Lymphoma Awareness Day: 15 September

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  • The World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is noticed globally on September 15 yearly. The day is devoted to elevating consciousness about lymphoma and the actual emotional and psychosocial challenges going through sufferers and caregivers affected by completely different types of lymphoma.
  • World Lymphoma Day was initiated in 2002 by the Lymphoma Coalition(hyperlink is exterior), a worldwide community of 83 lymphoma affected person teams primarily based in Ontario, Canada, whose mission is enabling international affect by fostering a lymphoma ecosystem that ensures native change and evidence-based motion.

Miscellaneous News

16. PM Narendra Modi lays basis stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the inspiration stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University at Aligarh, in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Uttar Pradesh authorities is establishing the college in reminiscence and honour of famous Jat determine, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, the good freedom fighter, educationist and social reformer.
  • The University will probably be unfold over an space of over 92 acres at Lodha village and Musepur Kareem Jarouli village of Kol tehsil in Aligarh and can present affiliation to 395 faculties of the Aligarh division.
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