Current Affairs : 12-09-2020 in English

 


Important Day

  • United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation - 12 September.

Economy

  • To offer Start-ups or business an eponymous Current Account, the iStartup2.0 launched by - ICICI bank.
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance (Ipru Life) has entered into a corporate agency agreement for access to ICICI Prudential Life's product with - NSDL Payments Bank.
  • This private bank has repaid the special liquidity facility (SLF) of Rs 50,000 crore to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on September 8 - Yes Bank.

International

  • The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) handed over the winner prize 2020 under the e-government category to this India state government for Sabuj Sathi project - West Bengal government.
  • India’s rank on the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020, prepared by Canada’s Fraser Institute - 105th.
  • First position on the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020 - Hong Kong (Second: Singapore).
  • Host of the meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 29-30 November 2020 - India (in New Delhi).

National

  • New initiative of Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs that to provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change - Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0.
  • Virtual event that organized by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on 10 September - ‘Streets for People Challenge’.
  • National Evaluation Centre which will be set up for overall improvement in the evaluation system - The Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH).

Persons in News

  • Author of the Book, 'Judiciary, Judges & the Administration of Justice' - Justice R. Bhanumathi (Retd.).
  • Winner of the Young Scientist Award at the EET CRS 8th Academic Achievement Awards-20 ceremony - Dr. Ritesh Kamal Singh.
  • New Chairman of National School of Drama - Paresh Rawal.

Sports

  • Winner of the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Player of the Year award for the year 2020 - Kevin De Bruyne (Man) and Bethany England (Woman).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has announced the state's first Heritage Tourism Policy which has provisions to permit use of pre-1950 historical buildings as heritage hotels, heritage museums - Gujarat.
  • New centres for skilling and technical support that will be set up by the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) - Bhagalpur (Bihar) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Odisha government presented the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2020 to - Raj Gopal Mishra (cinematographer).
  • This state/UT government has been honoured with the excellence award by the Jal Shakti Ministry for revamping of the Rajokri lake - Delhi.
  • New initiative of the Maharashtra government that will enable the farmers to grow crops based on the demand of end consumers and connect farmers with over 1,370 value chains - ‘Vikel Te Pikel’ (sow that sells).

Science and Technology

  • Researchers from this institute has developed indigenous kW-scale vanadium redox flow battery, an alternative to the conventional lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries for application in energy storage - Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).

General Knowledge

  • International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) - Established: 1 July 2002; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO-INTERPOL) - Founded: 1923; Headquarters: Lyon, France.
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) - Established: 1899; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSJD or OSShD) - Established: 28 June 1956; Location: Warsaw, Poland.
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Founded: 4 April 1947; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
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