Current Affairs : 19-09-2020 in English


  • First position on the 2020 Smart City Index, released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) - Singapore (followed by Helsinki and Zurich).
  • Indian cities on the IMD’s 2020 Smart City Index - Hyderabad (85th), New Delhi (86th), Mumbai (93rd), Bengaluru (95th).


  • This foreign organisation is rushing to set up a ‘community response forum’ to conduct a thorough analysis of the impact of stubble burning on Delhi and its neighbouring areas - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • First winner (Overall) at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award 2020 - College of Engineering, Pune.
  • AICTE under its ‘Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award (USVA) 2020’ has proposed the theme of the year as - “India Fights Corona”.
  • First Indian airline that offer in-flight Wi-Fi internet - Vistara.
  • India’s first general aviation terminal for private jets - Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport.
  • Till 13 September 2020, India has entered into Air Bubble agreements with - 10 countries (USA, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Maldives, UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan and Bahrain).
  • Newly approved institution to regulate homoeopathic education and practice - Central Council of Homoeopathy.

Persons in News

  • Person who has been given one-year extension (beyond September 3, 2020) as the Deputy National Security Advisor (Dy NSA) - Pankaj Saran.


  • First tennis competition that named after a woman by the International Tennis Federation - Fed Cup (renamed as Billie Jean King Cup).

State Current Affairs

  • The ______ State School Education Department has announced that Class 5 will henceforth be considered under the Primary section - Maharashtra.
  • On 18 September, “cOcOn 2020”, the cybersecurity and hacking conference, was organised jointly by ______, the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) and the Information Security Research Association - Kerala Police.
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the “Swachhata Cafe” at - Nalagarh, Solan district.
  • Under Ek Bharat Shresth Bharath programme, Goa is paired with - Jharkhand.

Science and Technology

  • Ashok Leyland and _____ have joined hands with IIT-Madras in the technology institute’s endeavour to develop a Zinc air battery - Hindustan Zinc.
  • World's smallest ultrasound detector, which is 100 times tinier than an average human hair, developed by the German researchers - Silicon waveguide-etalon detector (SWED).

General Knowledge

  • Charter of the United Nations - Adopted: 26 June 1945; Effective: 24 October 1945.
  • Vienna Convention on Consular Relations - Adopted: 24 April 1963; Effective: 19 March 1967.
  • Convention on special missions (“New York Convention”) - Adopted: 8 December 1969; Effective: 21 June 1985.
  • United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property was adopted on - 2 December 2004.
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide - Adopted: 9 December 1948; Effective: 12 January 1951.
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - Adopted: 7 March 1966; Effective: 4 January 1969.
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