Current Affairs This Week (27-09-2020)

  • First Direct Cargo Ferry Service between India and Maldives

    The ferry service, which was announced by PM Narendra Modi in June 2019 during his visit to Maldives, was launched in an e-flag-off ceremony jointly by MoS Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives Aishath Nahula.
  • September 23 : International Day of Sign Languages

    The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages in order to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realisation of the human rights of people who are deaf.
  • Over 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding

    Nearly the entire pod of 460 long-finned pilot whales stuck in Macquarie Harbour – on the rugged and sparsely populated west coast of Tasmania — has now perished. “We can confirm that 380 whales are dead,” said Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service manager Nic Deka.
  • India successfully test-fires nuke-capable Prithvi-II

    Prithvi-2 is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kg of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. The state-of-the-art missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory to hit its target.
  • Kerala Tourism’s campaign wins PATA award

    ‘Human by Nature’ was a marketing strategy to revive tourism that was hit by the 2018 floods and the Nipah outbreak. The campaign had helped Kerala Tourism achieve record growth of 17.2% in tourism arrivals in 2019, the highest in 24 years. The campaign had helped Kerala Tourism achieve record growth.
  • September 24 : World Maritime Day

    World Maritime Day is observed on September 24 to mark the contribution of international maritime industries towards the economy of the world especially shipping. Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates World Maritime Day.
  • S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946 – 2020)

    The legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is no more. Popularly known as SPB, Balasubrahmanyam made his singing debut in 1966 with Telugu movie Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. He sang over 40,000 songs in different languages in different eras of Indian cinema.
  • Quote of the day
    Your best teacher is your last mistake – Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

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