Current Affairs » September 2020 » World Bamboo Day Is Observed Globally On 18 September Every Year
→ World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year.
→ Former President of Republic of Mali, who was in power from 1968 to 1991, General Moussa Traore passed away.
→ HCL Technologies Ltd has replaced ITC Ltd, to become the nation’s 10th most valued firm by market capitalisation on BSE.
→ India Happiness Report 2020 announced.
→ India has been ranked at the 116th position in the latest edition of the World Bank’s annual Human Capital Index.
→ M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 4th Global Ayurveda Summit virtually.
→ Online poker platform 9stacks has signed Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.
→ PM Narendra Modi will dedicate the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu (mega-bridge) to the nation through video-conference on 18 Sept 2020.
→ Prominent Ayurveda physician and Managing Director of Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, PR Krishnakumar passed away in Sept 2020.
→ Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, Ashok Gasti passed away due to COVID-19.
→ Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has tied up with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine in India.
→ Sportradar AG has entered into an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
→ Tamil Nadu Govt has made an allocation of more than Rs. 9,000 crore for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
→ The Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) in Rome, Italy, has become the first airport in the world to be certified with “COVID-19 5-star airport rating” from Skytrax, a U.K.-based airport and airline review firm.
→ The Institute for Management Development, in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD), has released the Smart City Index 2020.
→ The Lok Sabha has passed the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on 15 September 2020.
→ The Ministry of Education organized a webinar on Faculty Development for Quality Education under Shikshak Parv Initiative.
→ The shortest-serving Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Amitabha Ghosh passed away.
→ Tirupati MP and YSRCP leader Balli Durga Prasad Rao passed away in Sept 2020.
→ UBS Securities has projected India’s GDP for 2020-21 (FY21) to contact by 8.6%. (Earlier it was -5.8%).
→ Walmart Foundation, the philanthropy arm of Walmart, has announced 2 new grants, totalling $4.5 mn to help improve farmer livelihoods in India.
→ WhatsApp has partnered with Common Services Centers (CSC) for a WhatsApp chatbot for citizens to receive digital literacy services and resources.
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