Current Affairs : 11-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 (10 September) -Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

International 

  • On 10 September, India jointly inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline (first-ever 60 km-long cross-border petroleum product pipeline in the South Asia region) in - Nepal.
  • The 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER8) Conference began on 10 September 2019 in - Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Person who only the second woman ever to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria).
  • World’s largest consumer of cannabis, as per '2018 Cannabis Price Index' conducted by ABCD – New York (USA) (followed by Karachi).

National

  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of Commerce Ministry will launch plastic waste management campaign under - Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019.
  • To provide a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month after attaining 60 years of age, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall launch this scheme on the 12th of September at Ranchi, Jharkhand - Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana.
  • Delhi’s rank in the '2018 Cannabis Price Index' conducted by ABCD – Third (with a consumption of 38,260 kg) (Mumbai - 6th).

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI) - Vijay Kumar Chopra.

Sports

  • The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will to be held from September 27 to October 6 in - Doha, Qatar.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was established in - 1994.
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations were formally launched in - 2012.
  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – founded in: 1912; Headquarters: Monte Carlo (Monaco).
  • Press Trust of India (PTI) – Founded in: 1947 (27 August); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) came into force on - 3 May 2008.

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