Current Affairs – 22 September 2020

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Top One-Line Headlines

INDIA

  • Govt to revise guidelines for better allocation of funds for SC, ST: Rao Inderjit
  • HC stays Delhi govt decision to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in 33 pvt hospitals
  • MPs suspended for their conduct; Opposition should rethink, introspect, and return to House: Venkaiah Naidu
  • NEP will play key role in creating ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: Modi
  • PM Modi to chair COVID review meeting with CMs of seven high-burden states

STATE

  • Karnataka: Complaints show 9,000 lost jobs, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg
  • ‘The Disciple’, Marathi movie directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, wins Amplify Voices Award at Toronto International Film Festival
  • UNGA adopts ‘Declaration on the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations’

WORLD

  • Promoting culture at high table: Uzbek language to be used at UN for the first time
  • Democrats release digital ads in 14 Indian languages to woo South Asian voters in US

ECONOMY

  • Parliament passes bill to amend companies law; various offences decriminalised
  • Fiscal stimulus, faster bank recapitalisation needed to return to 7 pc growth rate: Panagariya
  • Government hikes wheat MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal

INDUSTRY

  • Indian Parliament passes bill to bring cooperative banks under RBI’s supervision
  • From finance to healthcare, India is adopting automation at a global pace: ET-ILC members
  • Strides Pharma Science arm gets USFDA nod for tension headache tablets
  • Government looks to sweeten Air India sale deal, discusses proposals for prospective bidders

SPORTS

  • Italian Open Tennis: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (men’s), Romania’s Simona Halep (women’s) win singles titles

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Government of India sets Hydrogen Energy Development Targets

  • GoI has planned to include hydrogen energy development under its renewable energy Future Plans.
  • Currently the Government of India has set a target to generate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and hydrogen has not been included in the target. This includes, 100 Watts of solar power, 60 gigawatts of wind, 10 GW from biofuels and 5 gigawatts from hydro based projects.

No Confidence Resolution in Rajya Sabha: Constitutional Provisions, voice vote, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

  • On Sep 21, 2020, 12 opposition parties moved No-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The resolution was moved over the passage of the controversial farm bills by voice vote.
  • The speaker or the chairman of the house asks the house to put forward their opinion in the form of yes and noes. Based on which side was louder roughly, the passage of motion is decided. Though the vote process of inaccurate, it is quick.
Rajya Sabha ChairpersonM. Venkaiah Naidu
Deputy Leader of the HousePiyush Goyal, BJP; since 11 June 2019
Deputy ChairmanHarivansh Narayan Singh, JDU; since 9 August 2018
Deputy leader of the oppositionAnand Sharma, INC; since 8 June 2014
Leader of the OppositionGhulam Nabi Azad, INC; since 8 June 2014

Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) bill passed in Lok Sabha

  • On September 21, 2020, Lok Sabha passed Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020. It was first introduced in Rajya Sabha. The bill amends the Epidemic Diseases act 1897.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

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India: Minister of State for Shipping launches first Cargo Ferry Service to Maldives

  • The Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya recently launched the first direct Cargo Ferry service to Maldives. The service will help boost the business and trade relations between the countries.
  • The launch of the service will also help to boost Neighbourhood First Policy.
    Ministry of Shipping DepartmentsDirectorate General of Shipping
    Founded2018
    Minister responsibleMansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State (Independent Charge)

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS

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Trai chief: Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra

  • New Delhi: With work-from-home, online learning, and in-home entertainment fuelling demand for robust digital infrastructure, massive investments would be needed especially in areas like Fibre-to-the-Home, data centres, in-building solutions and proliferation of wifi hotspots, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said on Monday.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)Govt Agency
Founded20 February 1997
Regulatory agency executives Ram Sewak Sharma, IAS, Chairman; Sunil Kumar Gupta, ITS, Secretary
SectorTelecommunications

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ECONOMY

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Government hikes wheat MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal

  • New Delhi: The government on Monday hiked the minimum support price of wheat by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,975 per quintal to encourage farmers to increase cultivation of the crop. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Modi and was announced by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.

India-World Bank: Loan comes with the condition of “Universal Eligibility” affects Make in India

  • In May 2020, the World bank had sanctioned 1 billion USD of loan to India. This is the highest ever loan sanctioned by the bank to India.
  • The loan was provided to help India prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 crisis. The funds provided were exclusively for the India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems and Preparedness project. This project is to be implemented by the Railway Ministry. The loan was disbursed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
World Bank HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
Parent organization World Bank Group
FoundedJuly 1944
FoundersJohn Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White