Daily Current Affairs – September 05 2019
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September 5 – International Day of Charity
- September 5 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Charity, which promotes charitable efforts made to alleviate poverty worldwide. On December 17, 2012, the UN designated September 5 as the International Day of Charity, which was first celebrated in 2013.
September 5 – National Teachers’ Day
- Every year on September 5, Teachers’ Day is celebrated all across the country. The day is dedicated to teachers and acknowledges their contribution in shaping one’s life. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, scholar, Bharat Ratna recipient and the first Vice President and second President of independent India, who was born on September 5, 1888.
Food ministry to ban single-use plastic products from Sep 15
- Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan announced a blanket ban on all types of single-use plastic products in his Ministry and its all PSUs from 15th of this month.
- The decision was taken in a high-level meeting with Secretaries of both the Departments and with other senior officials of the Ministry.
International symposium on buckwheat
- In Meghalaya, a four-day international symposium on buckwheat with the theme “diversifying food systems for health and nutritional security” is being organised by North Eastern Hills University, Shillong from 3rd to 6th September 2019.
India, Pak agree to visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor
- India and Pakistan agreed to visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims, without any restrictions based on their faith for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. The understanding was reached during the third round of talks on the modalities for operationalization of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor held at Attari.
Russia to launch special stamp to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi
- Russia will launch a special stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Ambassador to Moscow D.B. Venkatesh Varma said. An innovative app to popularise Yoga would also be inaugurated.
70 rare Assam temple turtle hatchlings released in Pobitora Sanctuary
- About 70 hatchlings of the rare Black Softshell and Indian Softshell turtles bred in the ponds of two temples in Assam were released in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, about 50 km east of Guwahati. Assam is the most species-rich State in India in terms of turtle diversity.
- The sanctuary is often called ‘Mini Kaziranga’ because of similar landscape and a sizeable population of the one-horned rhino.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India among top 10 nations in gold reserves
- India has pipped the Netherlands to move into the list of top ten countries in terms of total gold reserves. According to the World Gold Council, India has gold reserves totalling 618.2 tonnes, which is marginally higher than the Netherlands’ reserves of 612.5 tonnes.
- S. leads the pack with 8,134 tonnes followed by Germany with 3,367 tonnes.
RBI makes repo-linked interest rates mandatory
- The Reserve Bank of India has made it mandatory for banks to link all of their new loan products, be it personal, housing or auto to an external benchmark like the policy repo rate. RBI issued a circular saying that banks will have to link their products to an external benchmark with effect from 1st October 2019.
SUMMITS & CONFERENCES
CBI’s 1st national conference on cybercrime investigation
- Director Rishi Kumar Shukla inaugurated the 1st National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics at CBI Headquarters in New Delhi. The two-day conference covers one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.
RANKINGS & INDEXES
World’s most liveable cities ranking
- The national capital has dropped by six places to rank 118th on a list of the world’s most liveable cities due to increase in cases of petty crimes and poor air quality, an annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
- While New Delhi registered the biggest decline in Asia, Mumbai also fell two places since last year to rank 119th on the list topped by Vienna (Austria) for the second consecutive year.
MoU ,AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
India, Russia ink proposal on developing Chennai-Vladivostok sea route
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during discussed ways to bolster cooperation in trade and investment, oil and gas, nuclear energy, defence, space and maritime connectivity. A proposal had been made to have a full-fledged maritime route between Chennai and Vladivostok and a Memorandum of Intent was signed in this regard.
16 MoUs signed during Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s U.S. visit: State government
- Tamil Nadu was India’s second largest State economy, performing higher than the national average on various economic and developmental fronts, with a highly educated population and skilled labour force.
- “The best testimony for the State’s vibrant investment climate is the resounding success of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2019.
- Tamil Nadu had attracted nearly $43 billion in investments through 304 MoUs.
Misbah named Pakistan head coach and chief selector, Waqar Younis new bowling coach
- Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was named Pakistan’s head coach as well as the chief selector on a three-year contract and Waqar Younis joining as the team’s new bowling coach.
Asian Junior and Cadet Championships
- In Table Tennis, the Indian boys team has settled for a silver medal after losing the final to top seed China at the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- The second-place helped Indian boys qualify for the World Junior Championships to be held at Korat, Thailand in November this year.
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