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16th September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of sixteenth September 2021 masking the next information headlines: Tata Steel, Sansad TV, Indian Army Chief’s Conclave, Exercise ‘Peaceful Mission’ 2021, UNCTAD.

National News

1. Kushinagar Airport declared as Customs Notified Airport

  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport. This would additionally facilitate worldwide passenger actions together with that of Buddhist pilgrims.
  • The Kushinagar airport is a world airport unfold throughout an space of 600 acres.
  • It had been granted the licence to function worldwide flights by DGCA final February.
  • In August, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) prolonged the validity of the airport’s licence to function worldwide flights until February 21, 2023. The licence was on account of expire on August 21, 2021.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • CBIC Chairperson: M. Ajit Kumar;
  • CBIC Founded: 1 January 1964.

2. PM Modi launches Sansad TV together with LS Speaker Om Birla

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_60.1

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Sansad TV, which has been created by merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, collectively with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
  • Sansad TV programming will contact upon the functioning of the Parliament and democratic establishments, governance and implementation of schemes and insurance policies, historical past and tradition of India and problems with curiosity to the widespread man. The new channel provides one other essential chapter within the nation’s parliamentary system.

3. Nitin Gadkari launches AI-powered street security venture ‘iRASTE’

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_70.1

  • Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari launched ‘iRASTE’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered venture.
  • The venture goals to assist scale back street accidents, perceive the elements accountable for these occasions and provide you with options to mitigate them. iRASTE stands for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety by Technology and Engineering.
  • The venture has been launched on a pilot foundation in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the intention of lowering accidents by 50 per cent within the metropolis.
  • The venture is launched collectively by the Centre, Intel, INAI, IIIT-Hyderabad, CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
  • The most important focus of the venture will deal with automobile security, mobility evaluation and street infrastructure security to maneuver in the direction of a ‘Vision Zero’ accident state of affairs.

4. Niti Aayog launches ‘Shoonya’ programme to advertise zero-pollution

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_80.1

  • Niti Aayog in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India, has launched a marketing campaign named Shoonya, to advertise zero-pollution supply automobiles by working with shoppers and trade.
  • The marketing campaign will promote the adoption of electrical automobiles (EVs) within the city deliveries phase and create shopper consciousness concerning the well being, environmental and financial advantages of electrical automobiles.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015;
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi;
  • NITI Aayog CEO: Amitabh Kant.

International News

5. US, UK and Australia announce new partnership “AUKUS”

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_90.1

  • United States, United Kingdom and Australia have introduced the brand new partnership “AUKUS” a brand new trilateral safety partnership for the Indo-Pacific area.
  • The trilateral grouping was formally introduced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden with a imaginative and prescient for a safer and safer Indo-Pacific.
  • The first venture of AUKUS shall be to assist Australia purchase a nuclear-powered conventionally-armed submarine fleet.
  • AUKUS can even contain a brand new structure of conferences and engagements between the three international locations, in addition to cooperation throughout rising applied sciences (utilized AI, quantum applied sciences and undersea capabilities).

Economy News

6. UNCTAD initiatives Indian economic system to increase 7.2% in 2021

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_100.1

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has pegged India’s financial development fee to hit a four-year excessive of 7.2 per cent for 2021 in opposition to a contraction of 7 per cent in 2020.
  • At this fee, India can be the fastest-growing economic system after China, which is projected to develop by 8.3 per cent. Calculations are primarily based on GDP at fixed {dollars} in 2015.

Defence News

7. 3-day Indian Army Chief’s Conclave in Delhi begins

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_110.1

  • The eighth version of the Indian Army Chief’s Conclave, a gathering of serving and former Chiefs of Army Staff of the Indian Army, organised at New Delhi from September 16-18. The spotlight of the three-day occasion would be the invite prolonged to former Chiefs of the Nepali Army, who had been additionally Chiefs of the Indian Army.
  • The Conclave is a discussion board for the alternate of concepts between the outdated guard and the present management of the Indian Army. It will contain discussions on the fast transformation of the Indian Army, self-reliance by Atmanirbhar and Make in India initiatives in defence manufacturing and skilling of the Indian soldier to battle fashionable wars.
  • The former Army Chiefs pays homage to the fallen courageous hearts throughout a wreath-laying ceremony on the National War Memorial.
  • The Chiefs can even work together with members of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers the place they are going to be apprised of the institutional symbiosis between the Indian Army and indigenous personal defence producers.
  • The Chiefs are additionally scheduled to satisfy the prodigious troopers who earned laurels for the Nation within the lately concluded Olympic Games at Tokyo.

8. Indian navy participates in SCO Exercise ‘Peaceful Mission’ 2021

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_120.1

  • The Indian navy contingent comprising of an all arms mixed power of 200 personnel is collaborating within the Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION -2021, a Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.
  • The Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION- 2021 is being hosted by Russia within the Orenburg Region of South-West Russia from September 13 to 25, 2021. In 2021, the sixth version of the biennial multilateral Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION is being undertaken.
  • The intention of the train is to foster shut relations between SCO member states and to reinforce the talents of the navy leaders to command multi-national navy contingents. The train will allow sharing of greatest practices between the Armed Forces of SCO nations.

Ranks and Reports News

9. PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee amongst TIME’s 100 Most Influential People listing

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_130.1

  • TIME journal has unveiled its annual listing of ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla have been named among the many world’s 100 most influential folks of 2021 by TIME journal.
  • The listing is split into six classes – Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Innovators.

A world listing that features:

  • US President Joe Biden,
  • US Vice President Kamala Harris,
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping,
  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan,
  • Former US President Donald Trump and
  • Co-founder of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Summits and Conferences News

10. India to organise first-ever Global Buddhist Conference in November

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_140.1

  • India is ready to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar. The tutorial convention, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will turn into an annual characteristic.
  • Four regional conferences in India (Telangana, Saranath, Gangtok and Dharamshala) and overseas (Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia) shall be organised, within the run-up to the convention. The stories of those regional conferences shall be introduced on the inaugural Global Buddhist Conference.
  • Global Buddhist Conference focuses on making India the middle of Buddhism, by selling Buddhist actions, like tutorial, cultural, seminars, folks travelling for festivals like Buddha Purnima, Vesak.

Science and Technology News

11. Infosys launches digital commerce platform Equinox

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_150.1

  • Infosys, a worldwide chief in next-generation digital companies and consulting, launched Infosys Equinox to assist enterprises securely ship hyper-segmented, personalised omnichannel commerce experiences for B2B and B2C patrons.
  • The platform’s future-ready structure provides unprecedented flexibility for enterprises to choose and select out-of-the-box microservices and pre-built experiences to construct curated digital journeys that improve their digital commerce or launch it grounds-up in a matter of weeks.
  • Infosys Equinox additionally brings collectively best-of-breed service, product, platform and trade capabilities from Infosys, and its companions, in an built-in ecosystem.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Infosys Founded: 7 July 1981;
  • Infosys CEO: Salil Parekh;
  • Infosys Headquarters: Bengaluru.

12. SpaceX launches first all-tourist crew into orbit

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_160.1

  • The crew of the Inspiration4, the first-ever orbital flight crewed totally by vacationers, is now formally in orbit, in response to a Livestream from SpaceX. The SpaceX rocket blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
  • The passengers will now spend three days aboard their 13-foot-wide Crew Dragon capsule in orbit at a 350-mile altitude.
  • The crew consists of 38-year-old billionaire Jared Isaacman, who personally financed the journey; Hayley Arceneux, 29, a childhood most cancers survivor and present St. Jude doctor assistant; Sian Proctor, 51, a geologist and neighborhood school instructor with a PhD; and Chris Sembroski, a 42-year-old Lockheed Martin worker and lifelong area fan who claimed his seat by a web based raffle.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • NASA administrator: Bill Nelson.
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States.
  • NASA Founded: 1 October 1958.
  • SpaceX founder & CEO: Elon Musk.
  • SpaceX Founded: 2002.
  • SpaceX Headquarters: California, United States of America.

13. IIT Bombay rolls out language translator ‘Project Udaan’

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_170.1

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has launched ‘Project Udaan’, a language translator, to interrupt the language barrier in schooling, which hampers the move of messages.
  • The Project Udaan, a donation-based venture, is an end-to-end ecosystem, which might translate scientific and technical content material from English to Hindi and all different Indian languages.
  • Project Udaan makes use of an AI-based translation software program ecosystem, to translate engineering textbooks and studying supplies, and all most important streams of upper studying, within the desired language, in one-sixth of the time taken by a crew of area and linguistic specialists working manually on it.

Important Days

14. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_180.1

  • The International Day for the preservation for the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is noticed yearly on September 16 to unfold consciousness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and seek for options to protect it.
  • The ozone layer, a fragile protect of fuel, protects the Earth from the dangerous portion of the rays of the solar, thus serving to protect life on the planet.
  • The theme for 2021 World Ozone Day: ‘Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.’
  • The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2000, to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.

Miscellaneous News

15. Ford turns into the most recent US automotive producer to exit India

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_190.1

  • Ford Motor Co. will cease making automobiles in India and document roughly $2 billion in restructuring expenses, scaling again considerably in a rustic that previous administration noticed turning into one in all its three largest markets.
  • Ford will wind down an meeting plant in Gujarat by the fourth quarter, in addition to automobile and engine manufacturing vegetation in Chennai by the second quarter of subsequent 12 months.
  • Ford Motor Company has introduced that it will cease producing automobiles in India as the worldwide auto trade continues to grapple with a shortfall in semiconductors and different elements on account of provide chain disruptions.
  • Other US firms that stopped operation in India are Ford’s American rival General Motors (GM) and the American bike firm Harley-Davidson.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ford Motor Co CEO: Jim Farley;
  • Ford Motor Co Founder: Henry Ford;
  • Ford Motor Co Founded: 16 June 1903;
  • Ford Motor Co Headquarters: Michigan, United States.

16. Tata Steel commissions India’s first plant to seize CO2

16th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_200.1

  • Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon seize plant that extracts CO2 immediately from the blast furnace fuel, at its Jamshedpur Works.
  • With this achievement, Tata Steel has turn into the nation’s first metal firm to undertake such a carbon seize expertise. The CCU plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, within the presence of firm officers and different dignitaries.
  • The plant can seize 5 tonnes of CO2 per day (5-tonne per day (TPD)). The firm will reuse the captured CO2 on-site to advertise a round carbon economic system.
  • This carbon seize and utilisation (CCU) facility makes use of amine-based expertise and makes the captured carbon obtainable for onsite reuse.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Tata Steel Founded: 25 August 1907, Jamshedpur;
  • Tata Steel Founder: Jamsetji Tata;
  • Tata Steel Headquarters: Mumbai.
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