Current Affairs : 27-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for the World Maritime Day (26 September) - Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.
  • Theme for World Space Week from 4 to 10 October 2019 - ‘The Moon: Gateway to the Stars’.

Economy

  • According to the Trade and Development 2019 report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India’s growth forecast in 2019 - 6%.

Environment

  • According to the study carried by University of Arkansas in the US, this much percent of wheat-growing areas around the world may see simultaneous, severe and prolonged droughts by the end of the century - Up to 60%.

International 

  • 16 years-old Swedish climate activist who won the Right Livelihood Award 2019 - Greta Thunberg.
  • Winners of the Right Livelihood Award 2019 - Greta Thunberg, Aminatou Haidar, Guo Jianmei and Davi Kopenawa.
  • First place in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes – Visa (Italian Ferrari on second).
  • World's largest airport - Daxing International (Beijing, China).

National

  • Indian IT company that ranked third in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes – Infosys.
  • India announced a partnership with the World Bank which is providing a $400 million credit for accelerating TB response in - 9 states.
  • On 24 September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced this global coalition about climate change which is developed through consultations with more than 35 countries - Global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  • According to the 'India TB Report 2019', India witnessed this much percentage increase in the number of tuberculosis cases in 2018 – 16%.

Persons in News

  • Teenage Rajasthani girl who received the "Changemaker" award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Payal Jangid.
  • Chairman of the reconstituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) for a period of two years - Dr. Bibek Debroy.

Sports

  • Indian pair that won the 2019 IBSF World Snooker Team event - Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta.
  • Indian track and field player who got Veteran Pin honour from International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) – P T Usha.
  • Winner of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 - Spain.
  • Winner of the Rugby World Cup 2019 - Uruguay.

Science and Technology

  • First astronaut of the United Arab Emirates - Hazzaa AlMansoori.

General Knowledge

  • Nobel Peace Prize first awarded on - 10 December 1901.
  • United Nations (UN) – Established in: 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • The Right Livelihood Award was created in 1980 by - Swedish-German philatelist Jakob von Uexkull.
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) was created in -1999.

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