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19th & 20th September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of nineteenth and twentieth September 2021 protecting the next information headlines: “Ek Pahal” marketing campaign, GI tag, Fino Payments Bank, NPCI International Payments Ltd, PRAGATI.

National News

1. Ministry of Law and Justice launches “Ek Pahal” marketing campaign

  • Department of Justice below the Ministry of Law and Justice has launched the “Ek Pahal”  marketing campaign to encourage mass registration below Tele-Law. The Ek Pahal marketing campaign will run throughout the nation from 17th September until 2nd October.
  • The “Ek Pahal” marketing campaign will cowl 51,434 Common Service Centres in 50,000 Gram Panchayats in 633 districts throughout 34 States and UTs.
  • Tele-Law means using communications and knowledge know-how for the supply of authorized info and recommendation. Department of Justice has partnered with NALSA and CSC e-Governance Service India Limited for mainstreaming authorized help to the marginalized communities via Common Services Center (CSC).
  • This e-interaction between legal professionals and folks could be via the video-conferencing infrastructure out there on the CSCs.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Law and Justice: Kiren Rijiju.

State News

2. Charanjit Singh Channi to be subsequent chief minister of Punjab

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  • The Congress occasion has elected Charanjit Singh Channi, the outgoing technical schooling minister, as the brand new chief minister of Punjab after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the put up.
  • He has been elected because the chief of the Punjab Congress Legislative Party (CLP). He is an MLA from the Chamkaur Sahib meeting constituency. He will grow to be Punjab’s first Dalit chief minister.
  • Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned because the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Punjab: Banwarilal Purohit.

3. ‘Katley’ declared as state fish of Sikkim

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_70.1

  • The Government of Sikkim has declared ‘Cooper Mahseer’ domestically named as ‘Katley’ as the state fish. Neolissochilus hexagonolepis is the scientific title of the Cooper Mahseer.
  • The resolution has been taken to spotlight the significance of the Katley fish and to offer emphasis to its conservation measures. The fish has excessive market worth and is extremely most well-liked by the general public within the State.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Sikkim: PS Golay.
  • Governor of Sikkim: Ganga Prasad.

4. Manipur’s Sirarakhong Chilli and Tamenglong Orange will get GI tag

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_80.1

  • Two well-known merchandise of Manipur, Hathei chilli, which is present in Manipur’s Ukrul district and is thought for its distinctive flavour, and Tamenglong mandarin orange have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • This is a historic milestone within the historical past of Manipur and it’ll improve the revenue of farmers in Manipur.
  • The Hathei chilly works as a very good anti-oxidant and possesses excessive calcium and Vitamin C ranges. It has an especially excessive American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) color worth of 164. The extractable color of chilli is normally expressed utilizing ASTA values.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Manipur: N. Biren Singh; Governor: La. Ganesan.

Appointments News

5. Fino Payments Bank appoints Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_90.1

  • Fino Payments Bank (FPBL) has appointed Indian actor Pankaj Tripathi as its first model ambassador, for a interval of two-year.
  • Pankaj Tripathi would be the face of Fino Payments Bank’s advertising campaigns throughout varied platforms, to advertise its services and products.
  • To start with, the actor would be the face of Fino financial institution’s first marketing campaign titled ‘Fikar Not’. He will work with the model in selling its services and products representing via Fino’s ever-present and pleasant neighbourhood native banker – Hamesha out there!

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Fino Payments Bank: Prof Mahendra Kumar Chouhan.
  • Fino Payments Bank established: 13 July 2006.
  • MD & CEO of Fino Payments Bank: Rishi Gupta.
  • Headquarters of Fino Payments Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Agreements News

6. Niti Aayog tie-up with ISRO,CBSE launch ‘Space Challenge’ for varsity college students

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_100.1

  • Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission in collaboration with ISRO and CBSE has launched ‘Space Challenge’ for varsity college students throughout India. This problem has been designed for all the college college students, mentors and lecturers throughout the nation who not solely are related to colleges having Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) labs however for all of the non-ATL colleges as effectively.
  • The intention of this problem is to allow innovation amongst younger faculty college students to create one thing within the area sector that won’t solely assist them study concerning the area however create one thing that the area programme can use itself.
  • The Aayog is operating initiatives like Atal Incubation Centres and ATLs to advertise entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • This is to make sure that college students of lessons 6 to 12 are given an open platform the place they will innovate and allow themselves to unravel digital age area know-how issues.
  • The ATL Space Challenge 2021 aligns with the World Space Week 2021 which is being noticed from October 4-10 every year on the international degree with the intention to have a good time the contributions of area science and know-how.

7. NPCI companions with Liquid Group to allow UPI QR-based funds acceptance

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_110.1

  • NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) has partnered with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd. (Liquid Group) to allow UPI QR-based funds acceptance in 10 markets throughout North Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • This partnership will assist BHIM App customers to make UPI QR-based funds within the 10 markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, from early 2022.
  • This strategic partnership with Liquid Group is a formidable step in the direction of reaching our imaginative and prescient of taking our sturdy and in style funds options to international markets. This will allow UPI QR-based fee acceptance and scale-up in Asian markets.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe.
  • National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • National Payments Corporation of India Founded: 2008.

Business News

8. LIC Launches Mobile App ‘PRAGATI’ for Development Officers

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_120.1

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched a brand new cell app ‘PRAGATI’ for the unique use of its Development Officers. PRAGATI stands for “Performance Review Application, Growth And Trend Indicator”. 
  • LIC has been taking a number of customer-centric and digital initiatives for ease of operations for its clients and discipline pressure.
  • The Pragati app will assist the Development Officers to get close to real-time details about the efficiency of their company pressure in important areas of enterprise efficiency like premium assortment, company activisation, potential outperformers, and many others aside from monitoring their workforce on actions similar to utilization of brokers cell app and NACH validation. The app additionally offers growth officers with a calculator to measure their price ratio.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • LIC Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • LIC Founded: 1 September 1956;
  • LIC Chairman: M R Kumar.

Ranks and Reports News

9. World Bank Group Discontinues Doing Business Report 

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_130.1

  • The World Bank Group has determined to discontinue publication of its ‘Doing Business” rankings of nation enterprise climates after a evaluate of information irregularities within the 2018 and 2020 experiences.
  • The resolution was taken by the Board of Executive Directors, World Bank Group administration after information irregularities on Doing Business 2018 and 2020 have been reported.
  • To fill the void created by the discontinuation of this report, World Bank could be engaged on a brand new method to assessing the enterprise and funding local weather.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

Ranks and Reports News

10. Harmilan Kaur Bains units new document in 1500m race at National degree

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_140.1

  • Harmilan Kaur Bains of Punjab has created a brand new nationwide document within the ladies’s 1500m race by clocking 4:05.39 to bag the gold on the sixtieth National Open Athletics Championships within the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Hanamkonda in Telangana.
  • With this achievement, the 23-year-old athlete has erased the 19-year-old document held by Sunita Rani in 1500m on the 2002 Asian Games in Busan by clocking 4:06.03.

11. India’s Raja Rithvik turns into seventieth Grandmaster

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_150.1

  • India’s R Raja Rithvik turned chess Grandmaster after he crossed the ELO Rating of 2500. The 17-year-old achieved this GM title in Vezerkepzo Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Budapest, Hungary.
  • He thus turned the seventieth Grandmaster from the nation. A local of Warangal, Rithvik has been present process superior teaching at RACE Chess Academy below reputed coach N.V.S. Rama Raju.

12. Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship 2021

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_160.1

  • India’s Pankaj Advani gained the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 by defeating Amir Sarkhosh. He has gained this title for a second consecutive time. He is the winner of the final Asian Snooker Championship held in 2019.
  • In 2019, Pankaj additionally turned the one participant who gained the titles in all types of billiards, snooker, 6Reds, and 10Reds competitions. Yasin Merchant (1989, 2001), Alok Kumar (2004), Aditya Mehta (2012) have been the opposite Indians who gained the championship.

Books and Authors News

13. Rajnath Singh launches a e book title ‘Shining Sikh Youth of India’

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_170.1

  • The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched a e book titled ‘Shining Sikh Youth of India’ in New Delhi, as part of the commemoration of the four-hundredth delivery anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhs.
  • The e book has been authored by Dr Prabhleen Singh, administrative officer on the Punjabi University, Patiala. It covers 100 inspirational and motivational success tales of Sikh youth in India who’ve executed exemplary work of their respective fields.

Obituaries News

14. Odia litterateur, social employee and journalist Manorama Mohapatra passes away

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_180.1

  • Eminent Odia litterateur, social employee and journalist Manorama Mohapatra handed away. She was a former editor of Odia every day ‘The Samaja’.
  • She had gained the Sahitya Academy Award in 1984, Soviet Nehru Award in 1988, Critic Circle of India Award in 1990, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Samman in 1991 and Rupambara Award in 1994.

Miscellaneous News

15. India’s first indigenous cruise liner launched by IRCTC

19th and 20th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_190.1

  • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has joined palms and signed the settlement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by M/s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for promotion and advertising of the primary indigenous luxurious cruise in India.
  • This is one other unbelievable luxurious journey providing below IRCTC”s umbrella of tourism providers to the general public.
  • The luxurious journey providing within the type of the indigenous cruise will take company on-boards to a number of the hottest Indian and worldwide vacationer locations – similar to Goa, Diu, Kochi, the Lakshadweep islands, and Sri Lanka.
  • Cordelia Cruises is considered one of India’s premium cruise liners and aspires to advertise and drive the cruise tradition in India via experiences which are “stylish, luxurious, and most importantly, inherently Indian.”
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