Current Affairs : 13-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for 2019 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation (12 September) – From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40”

Environment

  • The 1995 Basel Ban Amendment prohibits all export of hazardous wastes from 29 wealthiest countries of this group to non-member countries - Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

International

  • First place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 - University of Oxford, United Kingdom (followed by California Institute of Technology US, University of Cambridge UK).
  • First place in world military spending, as per the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report - U.S. (third of world spending).
  • Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, third president of this country, died on 11 September 2019 – Indonesia.
  • City that topped the ‘Safest Cities Index 2019’ released by the Economist Intelligence Unit – Tokyo, Japan (followed by Singapore, Japan’s Osaka, South Korea’s Seoul).

National

  • India’s rank in world military spending, as per the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report - fourth.
  • Indian institute that included in the top 350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – IISc Bangalore, IIT Ropar.
  • India’s tallest Air Traffic Control tower - Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
  • New Curriculum that designed by University Grants Commission (UGC) on 11 September 2019 - Life Skills (JeevanKaushal).
  • Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2019, a massive countrywide awareness, launched in – Mathura, UP.
  • New member that joined the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub on 12 September 2019 - India.
  • The National Animal Disease Control Program for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) launched on 12 September 2019 to eradicate FMD by - 2030.
  • India's first International Women's Trade Centre (iWTC) – Kozhikode, Kerala.

Persons in News

  • Author of the Book titled “Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924” - Vikram Sampath.
  • UAE President has bestowed the First Class Order of Zayed II award to the Indian Ambassador, named - Navdeep Singh Suri.

Sports

  • Person who breaks world record to take the SM6 200m medley at the Para-Swimming World Championships 2019 in London - Maisie Summers-Newton.

Science and Technology

  • World’s Largest Single Radio Dish Telescope - China’s FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) (305 meter dish).
  • Astronomers have for the first time discovered water vapour in the atmosphere of a exoplanet called - K2-18b.

General Knowledge

  • The Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub was launched in - May 2018.
  • With the establishment of the first UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council, the history of the South-South cooperation starts in – 1949.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Founded in: 1965; Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Founded in: 1967; Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • The Basel Convention, a global waste dumping prohibition, was adopted in - 1995.

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