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Current Affairs : 28-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Tourism Day 2019 (27 September) - "Tourism and jobs: a better future for all."

International 

  • New Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund - Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgarian economist).
  • Host country for World Tourism Day 2019 - India.
  • World's fastest-growing economy, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – China.
  • President of the Republic of Cyprus - Nicos Anastasiades.
  • President of the Republic of Estonia - Kersti Kaljulaid.
  • President of Islamic Republic of Iran - Dr. Hassan Rouhani.
  • This country and India was agreed to mark the 70th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations in 2020 - Iran.
  • On 26 September, India announced this much grant for community development projects in the CARICOM group - USD 14 million.
  • First place in the ‘QS World University Rankings: Global MBA 2020’ - Penn (Wharton), US.
  • First place in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 – United States.
  • India held the second edition of joint hackathon on 28 September with – Singapore (‘Singapore India Hackathon 2019’).

National

  • Two IIMs that have found place in the top 50 in the ‘QS World University Rankings: Global MBA 2020’ - IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.
  • Indian software firm that won the UN global climate action award under the carbon-neutral category - Infosys.
  • India’s rank in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 – 44th.

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of International Egg Commission - Suresh Chitturi (first chair from Asia) (appointed on 26th September).

Sports

  • Indian wrestler who is at world number one position in 86kg category - Deepak Punia.

State Current Affairs

  • On 27 September, France has shown a keen interest in having long term tie-up in infrastructure development, automobiles and renewable energy with - Andhra Pradesh.
  • On 26 September, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and this Indian university have entered into a MoU for the establishment of Kalam Centre for Science and Technology (KCST) - Central University of Jammu (CUJ).
  • With an aim to spread awareness about nutrition of children and women, the Government of India, Government of Odisha, in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) unveiled a mascot named - ‘Tikki Mausi’.

Science and Technology

  • On 26 September, the first Indigenous High Temperature 5.0 kW Fuel Cell System (uses methanol / bio-methane) was unveiled which was developed by - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

General Knowledge

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established in - 1942.
  • India’s Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Awards was first awarded in - 1958.
  • World Tourism Organization (WTO) – Founded: 1975; Headquarters: Madrid, Spain.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) – Founded: 1946 (11 December); Headquarters: New York, US.
  • Cyprus - Capital: Nicosia; Currency: Euro.
  • Estonia - Capital: Tallinn; Currency: Euro.
  • Iran - Capital: Tehran; Currency: Rial.

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