Current Affairs This Week (29-09-2019)

  • Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
    Manasi Joshi is an Indian Para-Badminton athlete who is currently World No. 2 in SL3 Singles. She was six when she started playing badminton with her father, a retired scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. An engineer by qualification, she completed her graduation in Electronics Engineering.

 

  • Arunachal yields a new frog species
    Microhyla eos belongs to a group narrow-mouthed frogs knows as Rice Frogs Scientists have reported the discovery of a new species of frog from the northeastern State of Arunachal Pradesh, highlighting India’s amphibian diversity amid rising concerns over biodiversity loss.

 

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019
    President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes 2019, for outstanding contributions in science and technology at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The awards were presented on the occasion of the 78th Foundation Day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

 

  • First India-Caribbean Summit – 2019
    Prime Minister Modi met the leaders of the Caribbean Community on 25th September, 2019, in New York. The meeting focused on fighting climate change and increasing India’s participation in the grouping At the meeting, PM Modi announced 14 million USD grant for community development projects in the region.

 

  • What is Private Security Agency Licensing Portal?
    ‘Private Security Agency Licensing Portal’ will help private agencies in police verification of security guards, expand their business across the country apart from providing other facilities.

 

  • First Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism
    Ravish Kumar won the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism. Ravish Kumar is the first recipient of Gauri Lankesh Award for Journalism, awarded by Gauri Lankesh Memorial Trust.

 

  • Howdy Modi event held in Houston, Texas
    The “Howdy, Modi!” event on Sunday at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium in Houston was the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the United States. Addressed close to 50,000 Indian-Americans

 

  • Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India
    Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India, 500 tonnes to be exported during Durga Puja. Bangladesh will allow 500 tonnes of Hilsa fish to be exported to India as a goodwill gesture during the Durga Puja.

 

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award
    India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. (Amitabh Bachchan – 2018).

 

  • Important days of September
    September 22: World Rhino Day celebrated | Daughter’s Day celebrated
    September 23: International Day of Sign Languages observed
    September 27: World Tourism Day
    Last Thursday of September celebrated as World Maritime Day

 

  • NEET 2020 Chapterwise Online Tests
    Chapterwise mock exams, One-One sessions. Start now.

 

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