Current Affairs : 06-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Teachers' Day in India - September.
  • International Day of Charity - September.

Defence

  • The first batch of women soldiers comprising 100 soldiers, is likely to be commissioned into the Corps of Military Police of the Indian Army by - March 2021 (training will complete in December 2019).

Economy

  • With effect from 1st October 2019, the Reserve Bank of India has made it mandatory for banks to link all of their new loan products, be it personal, housing or auto to - an external benchmark (like the policy repo rate OR any benchmark market interest rate published by Financial Benchmarks India Private Limited, FBIL, or the government’s 3-month and 6-month treasury bill).

International 

  • On 4 September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a line of credit worth USD one billion for development of - Russia's Far East region.
  • On 3rd September 2019, the Election Commission of India hosted the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) in - Bengaluru.
  • The most-visited city with about 22.8 million visitors, as per the annual rankings compiled by MasterCard Inc - Bangkok (Thailand's capital).
  • On 2 September 2019, India and Japan organised a Defence Ministerial meeting in - Tokyo.

National

  • After the removal of Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir by the Central Government, this will be the first state to invest in Jammu and Kashmir - Maharashtra (Resorts will be opened by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in Pahalgam, Kashmir and Leh, Ladakh).
  • The Union HRD Ministry awarded Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to five public institutes including - Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Hyderabad, IIT-Madras and IIT-Kharagpur.

Person in News

  • Present Chief Election Commissioner of India - Sunil Arora.

Sports

  • Host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar (the first to be played during winter).
  • Youngest skipper ever in the history of Test cricket - 20-year-old Rashid Khan (Afghanistan’s captain & bowler).

General Knowledge

  • Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) - Established in: 2013 (14 October): Secretariat: Seoul, South Korea.
  • International Football Federation (FIFA) – Established in: 1904; Headquarters: Zurich (Switzerland).
  • The birth date of this person has been celebrated as Teacher's Day in India since 1962 - Second President of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September 1888).
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) was established in – 1950 (January 25).
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