Current Affairs » September 2020 » World Patient Safety Day Is Observed Globally On 17th September
→ Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020.
→ Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank presented the 1st-ever AICTE Visvesvaraya Best Teacher Awards 2020 to 12 faculty members of AICTE approved institutes.
→ Former Maharashtra cricketer, Sadashiv Patil passed away.
→ Paytm First Games (PFG), a subsidiary of digital financial service platform Paytm, has roped in Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador.
→ SBI General Insurance and YES Bank have signed a corporate agency agreement.
→ Social activist and Arya Samaj leader, Swami Agnivesh, who is widely known for his work against slavery and bonded labour, has passed away.
→ Sundaram Mutual has launched an open-ended large-cap equity scheme, Sundaram Bluechip Fund.
→ The 10th Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group Meeting was held virtually by the Indian and U.S. Defense Delegations.
→ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Takeo Konishi as its new Country Director for India.
→ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has estimated that the GDP of India is expected to contract by 9% in fiscal 2020-21 (FY21).
→ The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray has launched a state-wide campaign titled, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
→ The Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem.
→ The Ministry of Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of Clone Special trains from 21st Sept 2020.
→ The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development – NABARD – will be implementing a new loan scheme.
→ The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 has been extended for another six months.
→ The World Patient Safety Day is observed globally on 17th September to create a global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.
→ Titan Company has partnered with the State Bank of India (SBI) to launch India’s first contactless payment watches named “Titan Pay”.
→ Twitter backed social media platform, ShareChat, has acquired video production company Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films).
→ Union Cabinet approves Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project.
→ Veteran Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh minister Chanesh Ram Rathiya died due to COVID-19 in Sept 2020.
→ Veteran scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture and art history, Dr Kapila Vatsyayan passed away.
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