Current Affairs : 15-09-2020 in English

Important Day

  • National Engineer's Day - 15 September.
  • World Lymphoma Awareness Day - 15 September.
  • International Day of Democracy - 15 September.

Economy

  • Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation in August 2020, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) - 0.16 percent.
  • Second Indian company, after Reliance Industries (RIL) that achieved the Rs 9 trillion market-capitalisation (m-cap) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS).

International

  • Winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, officials of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize 2020 - Margaret Atwood.
  • Author of a book, titled “The Handmaid’s Tale” - Margaret Atwood.
  • Winner of the 'International Critics Award 2020' at the Venice Film Festival - film 'The Disciple' (Chaitanya Tamhane).

National

  • A Research lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be opened in Kailaras-Jaura region of - Morena district, Madhya Pradesh.
  • First place in India where all residents will get a health care scheme that would provide Rs 5 lakh universal health insurance coverage to the residents - Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Winner of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand, 2020 award in the Banks- Private category - IDBI Bank.
  • With the help of Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), the first seabass hatchery in the private sector will be established in - Karnataka.

Persons in News

  • Winner of Indian Book of World Records Best Humanitarian Award and Medal of Humanitarian Certificate, instituted by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - Dr Gubbala Rambabu.

Sports

  • Winner of F1 Tuscan Grand Prix 2020 in Italy - Lewis Hamilton.

State Current Affairs

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the state-level programme of Ann Utsav to be organized under the Annapurna Yojana on September 16 in - Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • This state government will constitute Special Security Force (SSF) to protect courts, airports, administrative buildings, metros, banks and other government offices - Uttar Pradesh.

Science and Technology

  • Institute that has developed a device for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

General Knowledge

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) or Shanghai Pact - Founded: 15 June 2001; Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Founded: 4 April 1949; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) or Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) - Founded: 6 March 1997; Headquarters: Ebene, Mauritius.
  • Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) was founded in - 1982.
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - Founded: 1988; Headquarters: British Columbia, Canada.
  • United Nations University - Founded: 1972; Location: Tokyo, Japan.
  • Digital Nations or DN (previously the Digital 5, Digital 7 and Digital 9) - Founded: 2014; Members: Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Uruguay.
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