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21st September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty first September 2021 masking the next information headlines: International Day of Peace, Samudra Shakti, Emmy award, third State Food Safety Index 2021, Global Innovation Index 2021, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

International News

1. Iran turns into ninth member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  • Iran was formally admitted as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The determination to confess Iran as a full member was declared within the twenty first summit of the SCO leaders in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  • At the tip of the twenty first Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the leaders of the eight principal members of the organisation agreed to alter the membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran from an observer member to a full member and signed the related paperwork.
  • Accordingly, the technical means of Iran changing into one of many principal members of the organisation has begun and Iran will henceforth cooperate and work together with member international locations as the primary member of the necessary regional organisation.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • SCO Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • SCO Secretary-General: Vladimir Norov
  • SCO Founded: 15 June 2001
  • SCO Permanent Members: China, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan India, Pakistan and Iran

Agreements News

2. HDFC Bank ties up with Paytm to launch co-branded bank cards

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  • HDFC Bank has introduced its partnership with main funds firm Paytm, to supply co-branded bank cards on the Visa platform to businesspersons, millennials and retailers.
  • The HDFC Bank-Paytm co-branded bank cards might be launched in October through the festive season to faucet into the excessive shopper demand for bank cards, equated month-to-month instalments (EMIs), and purchase now pay later (BNPL) choices and the complete suite of merchandise might be provided by the tip of December 2021.
  • The collaboration between HDFC Bank and Paytm is a part of the methods of the HDFC Bank to regain its misplaced market share within the bank card area as a result of ban imposed on it by RBI for eight months as a penalty, following a number of outages in its digital choices.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of HDFC Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan;
  • The tagline of HDFC Bank: We perceive your world.
  • Paytm HQ: Noida, Uttar Pradesh;
  • Paytm Founder & CEO: Vijay Shekhar Sharma;
  • Paytm Founded: 2009.

Ranks and Reports News

3. India ranks forty sixth in Global Innovation Index 2021

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  • India has been ranked at forty sixth place within the Global Innovation Index 2021 launched by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). India has jumped 2 spots from final yr’s rating.
  • Under the Lower middle-income class group, India has been ranked on the second spot after Vietnam.
  • The Global Innovation Index 2021 captures the innovation ecosystem efficiency of 132 economies and tracks the latest world innovation developments.

Top 5 international locations in Global Innovation Index 2021 rankings:

Rank Country Score
1st Switzerland 65.5
2nd Sweden 63.1
third United States of America 61.3
4th United Kingdom 59.8
fifth Republic of Korea 59.3
forty sixth India 36.4

4. FSSAI’s third State Food Safety Index 2021 launched

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  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya has launched the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s third State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the efficiency of States throughout 5 parameters of meals security.
  • The Minister felicitated 9 main States/UTs based mostly on the rating for the yr 2020-21 for his or her spectacular efficiency.

Here is the listing of 9 main States/UTs within the Index:

Larger States:

  • Gujarat
  • Kerala
  • Tamil Nadu

Smaller States:

Among UTs:

  • Jammu and Kashmir,
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • New Delhi

Awards News

5. 73rd Emmy award 2021 introduced

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  • The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 19, 2021, in Los Angeles, California.
  • The award honoured the perfect in U.S. prime time tv programming from June 1, 2020, till May 31, 2021, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • The 73rd version of the Television Academy’s high honours is being hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on CBS.
  • An Emmy Award, or just Emmy, is an American award that acknowledges excellence within the tv business. It is introduced at quite a few annual occasions held all through the calendar yr, every honouring one of many varied sectors of the tv business.

To learn the whole listing of winners: Click Here

Defence News

6. Indian & Indonesian Navy take part in third version of ‘Samudra Shakti’

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  • The third version of Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ is scheduled from September 20 to Sep 22.
  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt had already arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia within the preparedness of this one in all a form train geared toward bettering bilateral ties between India and Indonesia.
  • The Indian navy might be taking part in Samudra Shakti with the Indonesian navy to boost mutual understanding and interoperability in maritime operations between the 2 navies.

Books and Authors News

7. Book title “The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India” by Kaveree Bamzai

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  • A e-book has titled “The Three Khans: And the Emergence of New India” authored by Kaveree Bamzai.
  • In the e-book, senior journalist, Kaveree Bamzai has juxtaposed the careers of the three Khans, Aamir, Shah Rukh, & Salman, with probably the most tumultuous instances within the historical past of the republic.
  • Art typically responds to social and political dimensions,& in a rustic wanting position fashions, movie stars typically play double roles.

Important Days

8. World Alzheimer’s Day: twenty first September

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  • World Alzheimer’s Day is noticed globally on September 21 yearly. The day goals to boost consciousness in regards to the stigma that runs round Alzheimer illness and associated dementia.
  • World Alzheimer’s Day was launched on the opening of ADI’s annual convention in Edinburgh on 21 September 1994 to rejoice our tenth anniversary.
  • The theme for World Alzheimer Day 2021 is “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s”.

9. International Day of Peace: 21 September

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  • Each yr the International Day of Peace is noticed around the globe on 21 September.
  • The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day dedicated to strengthening the beliefs of peace, by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
  • The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World.”
  • Celebrate peace by standing up towards acts of hate on-line and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope within the face of the pandemic, and as we recuperate.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.
  • United Nations was based on 24 October 1945.
  • Mr Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

10. International Week of Deaf People 2021: September 20 to 26

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  • Every yr, the complete week ending on the final Sunday of September is noticed because the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). In 2021, IWD is being noticed from September 20 to 26, 2021.
  • The final Sunday of the month of September is widely known because the World Day of Deaf or International Day of the Deaf (September 26, 2021). The theme of 2021 IWD is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities”.
  • It is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy to commemorate the month when the primary World Congress of the WFD was held.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • World Federation of the Deaf Founded: 23 September 1951, Rome, Italy;
  • World Federation of the Deaf President: Joseph Murray.

Obituaries News

11. Former England Footballer Jimmy Greaves passes away

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  • Jimmy Greaves, one in all England’s most prolific strikers and Tottenham Hotspur’s file goalscorer, handed away.
  • He scored 266 targets for Tottenham between 1961-1970 & his 37 league targets within the 1962-63 season stays a membership file. He started his profession with Chelsea and netted 124 league targets for the London membership(1957-61).

12. Renowned Padma Shri awardee astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away

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  • Renowned Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Thanu Padmanabhan handed away. He was a distinguished professor on the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).
  • He had authored over 300 analysis papers and several other books, with necessary contributions in areas of gravitation, quantum gravity, and construction and formation of the universe.

13. Akhara Parishad chief Narendra Giri passes away

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  • President of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri has handed away. It was in 2016 that Giri first took over as chief of the Akhara Parishad.
  • It was throughout his tenure that the Parishad launched a listing of allegedly “fake saints”. In 2019, Giri was elected chief of the Parishad for a second time.

Miscellaneous News

14. Geeta Samota turns into ‘Fastest Indian’ to Summit Two Peaks

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  • CISF official Geeta Samota turned the “fastest Indian” to summit two peaks situated in Africa and Russia.
  • Earlier this month, Sub Inspector Geeta Samota had scaled Mount Elbrus in Russia, the very best peak in Europe. While Mt Elbrus (5,642 mts) is in Russia, the Kilimanjaro peak (5,895 mts) is situated in Tanzania and is Africa’s highest peak.
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