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World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year
Current Affairs Headlines of 18th September, 2020

→ 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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→ The online grievance system of J&K has been integrated with the central grievance portal.

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→ INDIAs first sand dune parks and interpretation centres are set to be developed in Goa.

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→ The state government of Tamil Nadu has launched the Smart Black Board scheme in 80,000 government schools of the state.



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