Current Affairs This Week (20-09-2020)

  • Russia to sell COVID-19 vaccines to India

    Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said it will supply India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories with 100 million doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine against Covid-19 once it receives regulatory approval in India. Clinical trials of the Russian vaccine in India are expected to follow and to be held jointly with the Indian firm.
  • September 16: World Ozone Day
    September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • India becomes Observer in anti-piracy group
    As an Observer at the DCOC/ Jeddah Amendment, India looks forward to working together with DCOC/JA member states towards coordinating and contributing to enhanced maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region”, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • India allows export of onions in transit to Bangladesh

    India has allowed the export of around 25,000 tonnes of onions to Bangladesh on an emergency basis even as its ban on export of onion comes into effect. A source in the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and Indian High Commission in Dhaka has confirmed the development.
  • Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal Resigns

    Terming the two agriculture marketing reform Bills passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday as “anti-farmer” legislation, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP and Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest.
  • September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day
    World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.
  • What is the importance of Kosi Mahasetu Bridge?

    Maha Setu Bridge is 1.8 km long and provides a short route to the Eastern parts of India. It enhances the accessibility to transport army and military related equipment from Northern part of India to North Eastern parts of India. The bridge is being constructed at a cost of rupees 516 crores.
  • September 21: International Day Of Peace
    The International Day of Peace, sometimes officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
  • India’s first private Jet Terminal at New Delhi

    Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated India’s first General Aviation Terminal at Delhi airport. The terminal has 57 parking bays and can handle up to 150 private jet flights per day. Flight operations of private jets are classified under the ‘general aviation’ category
  • Quote of the day
    Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet. – Anonymous

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