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23rd September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty third September 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, National Single Window System, SDG Progress award, Asian Development Bank.

National News

1. Union Minister Piyush Goyal Launches National Single Window System

  • The Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has launched the ‘National Single Window System (NSWS)’, for traders and companies. NSWS is a single-window portal that can act as a one-stop store for traders or entrepreneurs, to get approvals and clearances wanted from Government.
  • It shall give freedom from the legacy of operating to authorities places of work for approvals and registrations wanted by traders, entrepreneurs, and companies in India.
  • The new system goals to deliver transparency, accountability and responsiveness within the ecosystem.
  • Currently, the portal hosts approvals throughout 18 Central Departments and 9 States. The remaining 14 Central depts and 5 states will likely be added by December 2021.
  • The portal has been developed collectively by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) together with Invest India.

2. Vanijya Saptah being celebrated from 20-26 September

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  • The Commerce Ministry has determined to have fun ‘Vanijya Saptah’ from 20 to 26 September. In this Saptah, many programmes and occasions will likely be organized to showcase India’s rising financial power throughout the nation.
  • Five nationwide seminars will likely be organized by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in 5 areas of the nation. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) additionally launch the Industrial Park Rating System.
  • Industrial Park Rating System will acknowledge the efficiency of the Industrial park. It will even assess the efficiency of personal industrial parks and SEZs.

International News

3. Bangladesh’s PM Hasina receives SDG Progress award

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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the SDG Progress award for Bangladesh’s regular progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
  • Prime Minister Hasina is at present visiting the US to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
  • The SDSN was arrange in 2012 below the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. Led by growth economist Jeffery Sachs, the SDSN seeks to mobilize international scientific and technological experience to advertise sensible options for sustainable growth.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • President of Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid.

Appointments News

4. UN chief appoints Kailash Satyarthi as SDG Advocate

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  • Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate within the 76th UN General Assembly.
  • Guterres appointed Satyarthi, STEM activist Valentina Munoz Rabanal, Microsoft President Brad Smith and K-pop superstars BLACKPINK as new SDG Advocates. With this, the UN now has complete of 16 SDG Advocates.
  • The SDG Advocates use their appreciable spheres of affect to achieve new constituencies to behave now and preserve the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals for folks and for the planet.
  • The UN mentioned local weather motion, bridging the digital divide, gender equality and the promotion of the rights of kids are key points to be championed by the brand new SDG Advocates.
  • The SDG Advocates are outstanding leaders on the earth who work to mobilise motion to ship the 17 SDGs by 2030, utilizing their appreciable spheres of affect.

Agreements News

5. Zee Entertainment & Sony Pictures indicators merger deal

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  • The Board of Directors of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has unanimously authorized the merger of the corporate with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).
  • As part of the merger, shareholders of SPNI will even infuse development capital into SPNI, which can make them the bulk stakeholder within the merged entity. The merged entity will likely be listed on the Indian inventory exchanges.
  • Zee Entertainment will maintain 47.07 per cent stake, whereas Sony India will maintain a 52.93 per cent stake within the mixed firm.
  • Following the merger, Sony India may have the correct to nominate the vast majority of administrators to the merged firm.
  • Puneet Goenka, the CEO of Zee Entertainment, would be the MD and CEO of the merged entity for a interval of 5 years.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Sony Pictures Networks India Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Sony Pictures Networks India Founded: 30 September 1995.

Economy News

6. ADB cuts India’s GDP forecast for FY22 to 10%

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  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised downwards India’s financial development forecast for the present fiscal, 2021-22 (FY22) to 10 per cent. Earlier this was projected at 11 per cent.
  • The Manila-based multilateral funding company ADB has predicted the GDP development for fiscal 2022-23 (FY23) to 7.5 per cent.
  • The development forecast for India within the fiscal yr 2021 (ending in March 2022) was revised down, because the spike in COVID-19 instances throughout May dented the restoration, the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa; Headquarters: Manila, Philippines.

Banking News

7. Federal Bank companions OneCard for mobile-first bank card

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  • Federal Bank has introduced a tie-up with OneCard for a mobile-first bank card that targets the nation’s younger, tech-savvy inhabitants.
  • The launch comes forward of the festive season as Federal Bank goals to money in on shopper credit score demand, which is anticipated to peak across the festive season on the again of financial revival.
  • The bank card will likely be issued by the OneCard app in below three minutes, as per the corporate, and might be activated and used immediately in digital format till the bodily card will get delivered.
  • Users can management their playing cards by the app—from monitoring spends and rewards to setting transaction restrict on the cardboard and extra.
  • Federal Bank’s goal consumer base for this providing is younger working professionals aged between 23 and 35 years, as per the financial institution.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Federal Bank MD and CEO: Shyam Srinivasan;
  • Federal Bank Headquarters: Aluva, Kerala;
  • Federal Bank Founder: K.P Hormis;
  • Federal Bank Founded: 23 April 1931.

8. Yes financial institution tie-up with VISA to supply bank cards

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  • Yes Bank has partnered with Visa to supply bank cards to its prospects, following the regulatory ban on Mastercard by RBI. The Visa co-branded playing cards include 9 bank card variants overlaying all segments, shopper playing cards, enterprise playing cards, and company playing cards throughout YES First, YES Premia and YES Prosperity.
  • YES Bank earlier had an unique tie-up with Mastercard. However, its bank card issuances had been impacted after the Reserve Bank of India barred Mastercard from onboarding new prospects on its home card community.
  • Yes Bank has achieved the transition to Visa as a cost community inside a report time of fewer than 60 days, publish the financial institution imposed on Mastercard from July 22, 2021.
  • The non-public sector lender can also be within the strategy of finishing expertise integration with NPCI and plans to situation Rupay branded bank cards in the end.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • YES financial institution HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • YES financial institution MD & CEO: Prashant Kumar.

Awards News

9. Bangladeshi Fairooz Faizah Beether will get 2021 Changemaker Award

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  • Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh has been chosen for the 2021 Changemaker Award for her work selling good well being and well-being by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • The award celebrates a person who has impressed change utilizing private expertise or from a place of management. Fairooz Faizah is co-founder of Moner School which is an nameless on-line platform lively within the subject of psychological well being. It works with youth to teach them in regards to the significance of psychological well being care by coaching, workshops, and a 24/7 on-line psychological well being first assist service in Bangladesh.
  • The Changemaker Award is a part of the Goalkeepers Global Goals award instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to speed up progress in direction of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.

Summits and Conferences News

10. PM Modi departs for 3-day go to to US

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched into a three-day go to to the United States. He is accompanied by a high-level delegation consisting of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior officers together with Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
  • This is Prime Minister Modi’s first go to overseas past the neighbourhood for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
  • Biden will host PM Modi on the White House on September 24.
  • PM Modi will handle the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of 76th Session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25 in New York.
  • Prime Minister’s go to could be bilateral conferences with our shut companions Japan and Australia the place he’ll maintain a number of bilateral conferences together with with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Sports News

12. Pankaj Advani wins his twenty fourth world title in Doha

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  • Star Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has grabbed his twenty fourth World title when he triumphed on the IBSF 6-Red Snooker World Cup with a victory over Pakistan’s Babar Masih within the closing.
  • Advani, who received his eleventh Asian title final week, began the ultimate with a snug 42-13 win within the opening body. The 36-year-old received the third and fourth in fast succession to go 3-1 up.
  • The Pakistani cueist, in no temper to play second fiddle to his worthy opponent, crafted a beautiful 56 break to bridge the hole.

13. Beijing 2022 Launches Official Slogan: “Together for a Shared Future”

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  • The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unveiled its official motto, “Together for a Shared Future”, throughout a ceremony on the metropolis’s Capital Museum. The motto was chosen after a prolonged course of that included a complete of 79 totally different proposals.
  • This motto embodies the Olympic spirit, the Chinese method of showing the Olympic spirit. That’s as a result of ‘together’ embodies a kind of unity, cohesion and a method of overcoming difficulties. The Games will likely be held from February 4-20, with Beijing set to turn out to be the primary metropolis to host each the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Important Days

14. International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September

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  • The International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) is widely known yearly internationally on 23 September. This day is widely known to boost consciousness of signal languages and strengthen the standing of signal languages.
  • The theme for the 2021 International Day of Sign Languages is “We Sign For Human Rights” highlighting how every of us – deaf and listening to folks all over the world – can work collectively hand in hand to advertise the popularity of our proper to make use of signal languages in all areas of life.
  • The International Day of Sign Languages was first celebrated in 2018 as a part of the International Week of the Deaf.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • World Federation of the Deaf President: Joseph J. Murray.
  • World Federation of the Deaf Founded: 23 September 1951, Rome, Italy.
  • World Federation of the Deaf Headquarters location: Helsinki, Finland.
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