Current Affairs : 16-09-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (16 September) for the year 2020 - “Ozone for Life”.

Economy

  • The Asian Development Bank has estimated India’s economy growth in FY 2020-21 - Decline of 9 percent.

International

  • Newly elected Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in the Asia-Pacific States category - India.  
  • First Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) terminal in the world, with a capacity of 15 lakh tons annually, will be built in - Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.

National

  • With the theme, “Immunity through Ayurveda”, the 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit will be organised between September 15 and October 14 by - CII-Kerala.
  • Tata Power will set up India's largest solar carport with a capacity of 6.2 MWp at - Tata Motors' Chikhali plant, Pune.
  • On 13 September, the Sangeet Sandhya was organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2020 Young Entrepreneur award, presented by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) - Anuya Nisal.
  • Newly appointed Indian executive director of the World Bank in Washington DC for three years to represent India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka - Rajesh Khullar.
  • Newly elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha - Harivansh Narayan Singh (for the second time).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has decided to ban online gambling by making necessary amendments to the State Gaming Act, 1974 - Andhra Pradesh.
  • This state’s Assembly passed a bill to establish a Directorate of Agriculture Marketing to regulate agri-markets in the state - Assam.
  • New approved All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) which will be established in Bihar - Darbhanga.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to - Sonipat (via Sohna-Manesar-Kharkhauda).

General Knowledge

  • The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was adopted and signed by 28 countries on - 22 March 1985.
  • Commonwealth of Nations - Founded: 11 December 1931; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom; Members: 54.
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) - Founded: 1 September 1961; Headquarters: Central Jakarta, Indonesia; Members: 120.
  • Group of 15 (G-15) - Founded: 1989; Location: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Group of 77 (G77) - Founded: 15 June 1964; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development, or The Group of 24 (G-24) - Founded: 1971; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
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