International Current Affairs In September 2019


International Current Affairs In September 2019

In this we have given, September Month International Current Affairs 2019 and other important events held on that day. This is very important for all Competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, RRB, and all PSC Examinations.

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Biggest congregation of Dawoodi Bohra sect being held in Colombo

  • The biggest congregation of Dawoodi Bohra sect is being held in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo with participation of more than twenty thousand community members.
  • Spiritual guru of the community His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin conducted the first sermon of Ashara Mubaraka in Husaini Masjid.

Japan to launch special police unit to patrol isles in East China Sea

  • Japan will launch a special police unit equipped with submachine guns and helicopters to patrol disputed isles in the East China Sea.
  • The National Police Agency said it had put in a budget request for an additional 159 officers to head off illegal landings on remote islands by armed groups.

School built with India’s assistance inaugurated in Nepal

  • Nepal’s Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel and Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly inaugurated a school building constucted with India’s assistance in Jhapa District.
  • The new building of Shree School chaun Higher Secondary School has been built with Government of India’s grant of 35.70 million Nepali Rupees.

Iran rules out bilateral talks with US

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States. He also threatened to further cut Iran’s commitments to a nuclear deal within days.
  • In an address to Parliament, Rouhani said any dialogue with the US would have to fall within the framework of the group of major powers that agreed to a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in 2015.

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.

Japan keen to fund Indian tech start-ups: NASSCOM

  • Indian tech entrepreneurs who participated in a cross border collaboration meet, jointly organised by The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). The two-day start-up pitch session held in Tokyo was part of Nasscom’s ongoing efforts to accelerate global capital access to startups and promote technological exchanges between India and Japan.

‘Seoul Defence Dialogue 2019’

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh address at the ‘Seoul Defence Dialogue 2019’ with the theme, ‘Building Peace Together: Challenges and Vision’, during his visit to Republic of Korea (ROK), Raksha Mantri said “of the numerous security challenges that the world is facing, the gravest is that of terrorism.” No country in the world is safe from terrorism and India has been actively pursuing counter terrorism cooperation bilaterally, regionally and globally through UN and other fora, he added.

Thessaloniki International Fair in Greece

  • An Indian delegation led by Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce and Industry, Hardeep Singh Puri participated in the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) in Greece recently.
  • New India Pavilion was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Hardeep Singh Puri on 7th September 2019

18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks

  • On Wednesday, New York City will commemorate the 18th anniversay of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Cente in Lower Manhattan.
  • The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will begin the ceremony to honor the 2,983 people tragically killed on September 11, 2001.

US Prez Trump issues new executive order to combat terrorism

  • United States President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary that would enhance the country’s ability to target terrorists and those who finance their activities to deter perpetrators of terrorism worldwide. Utilizing the new order, the Treasury sanctioned over two dozen individuals and entities from 11 terrorist groups, including Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

India-Poland direct flight to be launched on September 12

  • According to Polish sources, the flight will be operated by LOT Polish Airlines and the first flight will fly Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Marcin Przydacz to India. The direct flight will connect New Delhi with Warsaw and will operate five times a week.
  • Economic ties between India and Poland will receive a boost with the beginning of direct flights from September 12.

Bangladesh to import, invest in power from neighbouring countries

  • Bangladesh is holding talks with neighbouring countries including India to import electricity and invest in power plants to make electricity available to every village in the country.Bangladesh has imported 600 MW from India and it is planning to invest in Bhutan and Nepal.

President of India Unveils Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Switzerland

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve, Switzerland on September 14, 2019 in the presence of Mayor and President of Canton Vaud and other dignitaries. Switzerland is the largest exporter to India from Europe. Our bilateral trade volume stands at around US$ 19 billion

Special Training Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants

  • The Special Training Program for Maldivian Civil Servants under the India-Maldives MoU on Training and Capacity Building Programme between the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and the Maldives Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be conducted from September 16-28, 2019 at Mussoorie and Delihi. A 32 member Maldives delegation arrived at the NCGG, campus in Mussoorie.

Hurricane Humberto

  • The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week. Humberto was about 670 miles west of Bermuda on September 16 with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.

Bangladesh government proposes to set up monument in Tripura

  • Bangladesh government has proposed to set up a monument in Tripura in memory of the martyrs of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The delegation, headed by Bangladesh Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud, also discussed various issues including Agartala- Akhuara rail connectivity, waterways and border haats.

Documentary film based on life of Uttarakhand farmer nominated for Oscars

  • A documentary film based on life of a Uttarakhand farmer has been nominated for Oscars. The documentary film named Moti Bagh is based on the life of Vidyadutt, a farmer living in Pauri Garhwal region of the state.

International Speed Post to New Countries

  • The Department of Posts has announced commencing of International Speed Post (EMS) Service to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia.
  • EMS or Express Mail Service is a premium service that enables its users to send documents and merchandise faster and with the added facility of being able to track the movement of the item on the internet. The EMS service to these countries will henceforth be available at major Post offices across India.

38th Sharjah International Book Fair

  • The 38th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will be organized from 30th of October to 9th of November this year, where authors, publishers, intellectuals and artists worldwide will bring their experiences and expertise to this prominent event and partake in a vibrant cultural programme.

PM Modi & Mongolian President to unveil Lord Buddha’s statue at Gandan Monastery

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga will jointly unveil  the Lord Buddha’s statue at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing.
  • The Mongolian President arrived in New Delhi is on a five-day state visit to India. India and Mongolia had established a Strategic Partnership in 2015.The partnership between the countries which is based on the ideals of freedom and democracy and on a strong foundation of shared Buddhist heritage, has seen considerable progress during the last few years.

55th ITEC Day celebrated in Dhaka

  • The 55th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day was celebrated at the High Commission of India in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 19.
  • ITEC offers opportunities to participants to avail of short and medium term courses in premier institutions like IITs and IISCs in India. It was instituted in 1964 as part of India’s Development Assistance offering for developing countries.

Hurricane Imelda in Texas

  • Texas is facing the wrath of Hurricane Imelda which has led to heavy rains & flash floods in its southern parts on September 19. Jefferson County received a maximum rainfall of 43.15 inches.

India announces 12 million dollar grant for high impact developmental projects in Pacific Island countries

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of the Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.Prime Minister Modi announced the allocation of 12 million US Dollar grant towards the implementation of high impact developmental project in the area of their choice.
  • In the health sector, PM offered to organize a Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in a Pacific regional hub under ‘India for Humanity’ programme.

New initiative launched at UN Climate Action Summit to guide heavy industries

  • A new initiative was launched at the UN Climate Action Summit to help guide the world’s heaviest greenhouse gas emitting industries toward the low-carbon economy.
  • India and Sweden together with Argentina, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, South Korea and the UK, as well as a group of companies announced a new Leadership Group for Industry Transition.
  • This Leadership Group will drive transformation in hard-to-decarbonize and energy-intensive sectors. An official release said this global initiative will ensure heavy industries and mobility companies can find a workable pathway to deliver on the Paris Agreement.

World’s first camel hospital at Dubaiis set to expand its facilities

  • World’s first camel hospital at Dubai is set to expand its facilities by an additional 50 per cent in response to the increase in demand for its services. It is a unique hospital catering specifically to the needs of the burgeoning camel industry that has been flourishing and growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years.
  • The camel hospital, built at an estimated cost of 40 million Dirhams, opened its doors in 2017 to meet the demand in the UAE for an advanced medical facility dedicated to treating camels

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

  • Saudi Arabia said it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil.
  • Kickstarting tourism is one of the centre pieces of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme to prepare the biggest Arab economy for a post-oil era.

India, Nepal, Bhutan to count tigers in high altitude

  • India, Nepal and Bhutan will next year begin a detailed assessment on tigers. While India is home to the most number of tigers in the world, most of them are focussed in Central India and the Western Ghats. The latest tiger survey, made public earlier this year estimated 2,967 tigers all over India.

Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy at Russia

  • Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), ShriPrakash Javadekar inaugurated a unique exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana, the birth place of Tolstoy at Russia. The exhibition presented and highlighted their correspondence and their thought process in a very artistic manner.

Biggest festival of Nepal ‘Bada Dashain’ begins

  • Bada Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepal has begun. The festival starts on first day of Navaratri with Ghatsthapana.The 15 day festival is celebrated in the month of Ashwin. People within Nepal and abroad visits their native places to celebrate Bada Dashain festival with their family and friends.

Nepal releases coins to mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary

  • To celebrate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Nepal Rastra Bank has issued commemorative coins.In special ceremony coins of 2,500, 1,000 and 100 Nepali rupees were launched in Kathmandu.

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