Current Affairs – 19 September 2020

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Top One-Line Headlines

INDIA

  • Opposition asks govt for relief to common man on lines of pause in insolvency proceedings against firms
  • PM’s UNGA address will be truly significant as India enters Security Council: Ambassador Tirumurti
  • Most RS Opposition members back amendments in Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, some flag possible misuse
  • Farmer bodies plan to intensify protests as Agri bill set to be taken up in RS soon

WORLD

  • Tax strategies to embrace, or avoid, before the November US elections
  • Escalating tensions snap one of the last remaining digital bridges between US & China

ECONOMY

  • Government to develop model highway stretches
  • Agriculture reforms: Free market, finally
  • Importers must prove 35% value addition in origin country to get FTA benefits

INDUSTRY

  • BMW Motorrad enters cruiser segment with launch of all new R18 model
  • Hyundai rolls out premium assurance programme for SUV Tucson, Elantra sedan
  • Amid Covid-19 outbreak, Western Railway to increase Mumbai local services to 500
  • Floor price, cut in levies needed to restore telcos’ financial health: CEOs

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Gujarat Government announced subsidy support for e-bike, e-rickshaw

  • Gujarat State govt has announced a subsidy scheme to encourage use of electric vehicles. The scheme will augment e-vehicle charging facilities, the State government has also announced financial assistance of Rs.50 lakh to set up charging infrastructure. The scheme aims challenges posed by climate change.
  • The scheme aims to provide subsidy support to students studying above Class 9 to purchase two-wheelers.
GujaratState of India
CapitalGandhi nagar
Chief ministerVijay Rupani
GovernorAcharya Devvrat

Lieutenant Governor J &K launch National Generic Document Registration System

  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Manoj Sinha launched the National Generic Document Registration System for the union territory. The territory is now marking a major shift from its previous manual registration system to the online registration system for transactions in purchase or sale of land.

DPIIT announced 11 industrial corridors to be developed by 2024-25

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) announced that 11 industrial corridors are being developed across the country, which would be completed by 2024-25. These projects are part of the National Industrial Corridor programme that aims to develop futuristic industrial cities and boost employment opportunities.
Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT)Govt department
Founded1995
Parent organizationMinistry of Commerce and Industry

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

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Pakistan Govt to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to a full-fledged province

  • Pakistan govt is to elevate the status of Gilgit Baltistan to a full-fledged province. India on the other hand has conveyed that the entire Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh including Gilgit and Baltistan is an integral part of the country.
PakistanA country in South Asia
CurrencyPakistani rupee
Prime ministerImran Khan

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS

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India allows export of onions to Bangladesh

  • On Sep 18, 2020, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade lifted the ban on export of onions to other countries including Bangladesh. The decision was made after a long meeting with the Ministry of External Affairs & Commerce.
  • The lift of Ban came after Bangladesh High Commission complained to India about price hike of onions in Bangladesh due to the ban. The price of onions in Bangladesh shot up over 50 percentage as India imposed ban on Exports.
BangladeshCountry in South Asia
CapitalDhaka
CurrencyBangladeshi taka

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Tamil Nadu seeks 10,000 seats under India BPO Promotion Scheme

  • CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami on Friday asked the Centre to allot 10,000 seats under the ‘India BPO Promotion Scheme’ to the state, citing the success of the scheme. Scheme is synchronous with the state govt’s vision for creating employment in rural areas, he said.
Software Technology Parks of IndiaSociety
FounderMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology
Founded1991
Number of employees980

Google says will remove apps that facilitate sports betting from Play Store

  • Google on Friday said it does not allow apps facilitating sports betting and will remove such apps from the Google Play Store.There is often a surge in launch of such apps before major sporting tournaments like the IPL. The latest season of the IPL is scheduled to start from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.
Google Technology company
CEOSundar Pichai (2 Oct 2015–)
FoundedSep 4, 1998, Menlo Park, California, United States
FoundersLarry Page, Sergey Brin

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ENVIRONMENT

Union Environment Minister announce 8  Indian Beaches recommended for Blue Flag International Eco-Label

  • Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that 8 Indian beaches have recommended for the Blue Flag International Eco label. The announcement was made on the eve of International coastal clean-up day.
  • The eight beaches that were recommended are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Kasarkod and padubidri in Karnataka, Golden Beach in Odisha, Radha Nagar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Goghla in Daman and Diu, Kappad in Kerala, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh. This is the first time the beaches are being recommended for the blue flag International ecolabel. The recommendations were made by independent National Jury that consisted of eminent scientists and environmentalists

Rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers causing water crisis

  • An ORF study found that the retreat of glaciers in the Himalayan Hindu Kush region is now adversely affecting the surface water and groundwater availability in the region, which are the lifeline for the population in the hilly region.
  • An ISRO study revealed that around 75% of the Himalayan glaciers are retreating at an alarming rate.