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24th September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty fourth September 2021 masking the next information headlines: Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup, Chetan Bhagat, Global Goalkeeper Award 2021, India Debt Resolution Company Ltd, India-UK Consular Dialogue.

National News

1. PM Modi to roll out National Digital Health Mission

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the nationwide roll-out of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), which has been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM), on September 27.
  • Under this, a novel digital well being ID shall be offered to the folks, which can include all of the well being information of the particular person. The id shall be created utilizing particulars equivalent to Aadhaar and the person’s cell quantity.
  • The mission primarily consists of 4 major constructing blocks — distinctive digital well being id, well being care professionals registry, well being facility registry and digital well being information.
  • To start with, three elements, distinctive well being id, physician’s registry and the well being facility registry, have been made operational, the officers cited above stated.
  • The initiative helps Universal Health Coverage in an environment friendly, accessible, inclusive, reasonably priced and protected method by the availability of a variety of knowledge, data and infrastructure providers.

2. PFRDA to look at NPS Diwas on October 01, 2021

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  • Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will observe October 01, 2021 because the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas).
  • This marketing campaign has been began by PFRDA below the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to advertise pension and retirement planning for a carefree ‘azad’ retirement. PFRDA is selling this marketing campaign on its social media platforms with #npsdiwas.
  • The pension regulator goals to encourage each citizen (working professionals and self-employed professionals) to plan in direction of making a monetary cushion to make sure for onself a financially sound future after retirement.
  • NPS subscribers will take pleasure in the advantages, energy of compounding now and reap lots of the advantages after retirement.

International News

3. Statue of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled in Hungary

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_70.1

  • Hungary has unveiled the statue of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. The imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital, Budapest.
  • This is the primary such statue internationally to pay homage to the creator of Bitcoin digital foreign money. It has been constructed in a enterprise park close to the Danube River in Budapest.
  • The bust sits atop a stone plinth and can be engraved with the identify of Satoshi Nakamoto, who’s the pseudonym of the mysterious developer of Bitcoin whose true identification remains to be unknown.
  • Statue has been created by Reka Gergely and Tamas Gilly. They have portrayed a human type and have stayed true to the anonymity of Nakamoto, the particular person no one is aware of how do they appear like.

Appointments News

4. Air India chief Rajiv Bansal appointed Civil Aviation Secretary

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_80.1

  • Rajiv Bansal appointed as Secretary within the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Bansal is at present Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. He is a 1988-batch IAS Nagaland cadre, Bansal was serving as extra secretary within the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas earlier than Air India.
  • He will change the present Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, who retires on 30 September. Last 12 months in February, Bansal was appointed because the chairman and managing director of Air India for a second time.
  • His appointment got here simply days after the federal government introduced 100% stake sale of the debt-ridden Air India.

5. Govt accepts RN Ravi’s resignation as interlocutor for Naga peace talks

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_90.1

  • The authorities of India accepts RN Ravi’s resignation as interlocutor for Naga peace talks. Ravi has negotiated for a number of years with key rebel teams for the signing of the Naga Peace Accord.
  • Recently, R N Ravi has been appointed as governor of Tamil Nadu. Akshay Mishra is more likely to be appointed as the brand new peace talks interlocutor. He is serving within the Intelligence Bureau.
  • In latest years, the Naga peace course of has derailed as a result of deteriorating relationship between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-(Isak Muivah) with the Centre, and Ravi.

Agreements News

6. BPCL, SBI Card launch co-branded RuPay contactless bank card

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_100.1

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and SBI Card have joined fingers to launch the ‘BPCL SBI Card co-branded RuPay Contactless Credit Card, providing gasoline and different advantages.
  • The card will present rewarding gasoline financial savings and different advantages to the shoppers. Cardholders will even get accelerated financial savings on different classes of spends, which embody groceries, departmental shops, eating, and films.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • CMD Of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd: Arun Kumar Singh;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Founded: 1952.
  • SBI Card MD and CEO: Rama Mohan Rao Amara;
  • SBI Card Founded: October 1998;
  • SBI Card Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana.

Summits and Conferences News

7. GoI hosted first India-UK Consular Dialogue

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_110.1

  • The authorities of India has hosted the primary India-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue within the digital medium.
  • Joint Secretary within the Ministry of External Affairs, Devesh Uttam led the Indian delegation whereas the UK delegation was led by Jennifer Anderson. Both sides mentioned the methods to strengthen people-to-people contacts as a part of the India-UK 2030 roadmap.
  • At this inaugural Consular Dialogue, the 2 sides mentioned methods to additional strengthen people-to-people contacts between the 2 international locations as a part of the India-UK 2030 roadmap.

Committees News

8. Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan to go schooling ministry’s panel

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_120.1

  • The Union schooling ministry has fashioned a 12-member committee to develop new curriculums for varsity, early childhood, trainer and grownup schooling.
  • The panel tasked with creating 4 nationwide curriculum frameworks (NCFs) shall be headed by National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) drafting committee chairperson K Kasturirangan.
  • The committee will focus on “position papers” finalised by nationwide focus teams on completely different points of the 4 areas drawing inputs from state curriculum frameworks. The NCFs function a suggestion for syllabus, textbook and instructing practices for faculties in India.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Education: Dharmendra Pradhan.

Banking News

9. Government units up India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_130.1

  • The authorities has arrange an asset administration firm (AMC) named India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL) with a paid-up capital of Rs. 80.5 lakh on a certified capital of Rs 50 crore.
  • IDRCL will work in tandem with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) to scrub up dangerous loans.
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB), Bank of India (BoI), Bank of Maharashtra, SBI, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, Indian Bank and IDBI Bank are the shareholders of IDRCL.

Awards News

10. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka luggage Global Goalkeeper Award 2021

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_140.1

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation introduced its annual Goalkeepers ‘Global Goals Awards’ 2021, as a part of its annual Goalkeepers marketing campaign. Goalkeepers is the inspiration’s marketing campaign to speed up progress in direction of the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
  • The 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and government director of UN Women.
  • The 2021 Progress Award: Jenifer Colpas from Colombia, for her work which centres round enhancing entry to scrub water and sanitation.
  • The 2021 Campaign Award: Satta Sheriff of Liberia, for her work selling gender equality.

Science and Technology News

11. Lunar Crater named after Arctic explorer Matthew Henson

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_150.1

  • The International Astronomical Union has named a crater on the Moon’s south pole after the Arctic explorer Matthew Henson, a Black man who in 1909 was one of many first folks to face on the very high of the world.
  • The proposal to call the crater after Henson was put ahead by Jordan Bretzfelder who’s an Exploration Science summer time intern with Lunar & Planetary Institute, in Houston.
  • Henson was an skilled explorer and expert carpenter & craftsman. He stood on the entrance traces of just about a dozen Arctic expeditions that have been organized by Robert Peary over the interval of 18 years, together with the one which reached the North Pole. The ultimate push of that expedition was made by Henson. He was born in Maryland in 1866.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Astronomical Union Headquarters: Paris, France;
  • International Astronomical Union Founded: 28 July 1919;
  • International Astronomical Union President: Ewine van Dishoeck.

Books and Authors News

12. Chetan Bhagat releases trailer of his upcoming e book ‘400 Days’

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_160.1

  • Chetan Bhagat will launch his new novel titled ‘400 Days’ on October 08, 2021. He has launched the duvet for a similar. It is the third novel within the Keshav-Saurabh collection, after ‘The Girl in Room 105’ and ‘One Arranged Murder’.
  • The novel is a story of suspense, human relationships, love, friendship, the loopy world we reside in and, above all, a mom’s dedication to by no means surrender.

13. A audiobook title ‘Jungle Nama’ launched by Amitav Ghosh

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_170.1

  • Amitav Ghosh’s “Jungle Nama” has now been launched as an audiobook with music and voice of US-based Ali Sethi.
  • Jungle Nama evokes the marvel of the Sundarban by its poetry, accompanied by gorgeous paintings by the famend artist Salman Toor.
  • This is an illuminated version of a superb people story that each e book lover will need to possess. Jungle Nama is Amitav Ghosh’s verse adaptation of an episode from the legend of Bon Bibi, a story common within the villages of the Sundarban, which additionally lies on the coronary heart of the novel The Hungry Tide.

Sports News

14. Odisha to host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_180.1

  • Odisha will host the Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup on the Kalinga Stadium right here from November 24 to December 5. Hockey India had lately approached the Odisha authorities to assist them for the Men’s Junior World Cup to be held in two months time.
  • Patnaik additionally unveiled the brand and the trophy for the occasion. Lucknow had hosted the event’s final version in 2016 the place India claimed the honours.
  • At the upcoming occasion, 16 nations will vie for the title. The taking part groups are India, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, Canada, Chile and Argentina.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Ganeshi Lal.

15. Former Arunachal Governor YS Dadwal passes away

24th September 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam_190.1

  • Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Commissioner of Delhi Police, Yudhvir Singh Dadwal, has handed away. Dadwal, a 1974-batch IPS officer, was the sixteenth police commissioner of Delhi from July 2007 to November 2010.
  • After retirement, he was appointed because the Director-General of the Central Paramilitary Force, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in November 2010. In 2016, Dadwal was appointed because the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
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