Current Affairs : 17-09-2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Patient Safety Day (17 September) for the year 2020 - “Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety”.

International

  • 15 September, the members of the UN Security Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by the United Kingdom, requesting to urgently appoint a new Special Envoy for - Libya (after resigning Ghassan Salame in March).
  • Japan’s first new Prime minister in nearly eight years - Yoshihide Suga (after Shinzo Abe).
  • India's rank in terms of appreciation in residential prices, as per Knight Frank's '2020 Global House Price Index Research' for Q2 - 54th.
  • First position in Knight Frank's '2020 Global House Price Index Research' for Q2 - Turkey (followed by Luxembourg and Lithuania).
  • World`s longest highway tunnel above 10000 feet connecting Manali with Leh in India - Atal Tunnel (9.2 kilometre-long).
  • Country that has issued the world’s first sovereign bond linked to the sustainability development goals set by the United Nations, raising 750 million euros ($889.73 million) - Mexico.
  • World’s first airport that received "the COVID-19 5-Star Airport Rating”, launched by Skytrax - Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy.
  • Israel, the United Arab Emirates and ____ signed Abraham Accord, which is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years - Bahrain.
  • President of the landmark 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that has commenced virtually on 16 September 2020 - Volkan Bozkir (Turkish diplomat).

National

  • The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad) and _____ announced a collaboration to develop vaccines for COVID-19 - Aurobindo Pharma Limited.
  • A Customized My Stamp on India’s First Anti-Satellite Missile, called ‘____’, launch was released by Department of Posts - A-SAT.

Persons in News

  • Author of "Burnt Sugar" - Avni Doshi.

State Current Affairs

  • The Social Welfare Department of this state government has moved a proposal for setting up of a Board for the empowerment of transgender community in the state - Uttar Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) is formed in - 2010.
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) - Founded: 1995; Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden.
  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) - Founded: 25 January 1924; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Constitution of India - Adopted: 26 November 1949; Effective: 26 January 1950.
  • Under Articles 52 and 53 of the Constitution of India, Head of the executive branch of Indian government - President of India.
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