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Current Affairs : 23-09-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day of Sign Languages (23 September) for the year 2020 - “Sign Languages are for Everyone!”.
  • Theme of International Week of Deaf 2020 (21-27 September) - “Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights”.

International

  • On 19 September, India has provided USD 250 million to - Maldives.
  • This Mediterranean island country completed the ratification process for a UN-adopted Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty on 21 September - Malta.
  • Declaration that designate next 10 years as the Decade of Action, was adopted by the UN General Assembly - 'Declaration on the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations'.
  • India has launched a direct cargo ferry service to this country to strengthen bilateral relations on 22 September - Maldives.

National

  • This organisation, in collaboration with NITI Aayog, presented a ‘Special Report on Sustainable Recovery’ - International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • First-ever Maithili language film that won a National Award at the 63rd National Film Awards - movie 'Mithila Makhaan'.
  • Scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences to develop a wide range of state-of-the art ocean observation systems for acquisition of real-time data from the seas around India - O-SMART (Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology).
  • India based Neutrino observatory (INO) will be set up in - Bodi West Hills, Theni district, Tamil Nadu.
  • First medical device parks in India - MedSpark (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala).
  • The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 will declare 5 IIITs at ____ as Institutions of National Importance - Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala & Raichur.
  • The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 has provisions to remove these 6 commodities from the list of essential commodities - cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes.

Person in news

  • First man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, who died on 21 September at the age of 72-year-old - Ang Rita Sherpa (Nepal).

Sports

  • Winner of the Women’s single event in Italian Open 2020 (Tennis) - Simona Halep (Romania).
  • Winner of the Men’s single event in Italian Open 2020 (Tennis) - Novak Djokovic (Serbia).

State Current Affairs

  • The government of Nagaland has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for establishment of a new medical college in - Mon.

Science & Technology

  • First-of-its-kind helmet-like ventilation device for patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, which was developed at IIIT Bhubaneswar - SWASNER.
  • Scientists at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University have developed a vaccine for Riemerellosis, a bacterial disease that causes high mortality in - ducks.

General Knowledge

  • World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) - Founded: 1951; Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland.
  • Convention on Road Signs and Signals - Adopted: 8 November 1968; Effective: 6 June 1978.
  • United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea was adopted on - 31 March 1978.
  • United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods was adopted on - 24 May 1980.
  • International Agreement for the Establishment of the University for Peace was adopted on - 5 December 1980.

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