Daily GK Update 18th September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

Daily GK Update 18th September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Karnataka Govt launches loan disbursal programme “Arthika Spandana”

Karnataka Govt launches loan disbursal programme “Arthika Spandana”

  • Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme on 16 September 2020, under which loans worth Rs. 39,300 crore would be disbursed through various cooperative institutions, for helping people during the times of COVID-19 and floods.
  • Of the total amount approved under the scheme, Rs. 15,300 crore would be disbursed to the agriculture sector while Rs. 24,000 crore would be earmarked for the non-agricultural sector.

Note: About Karnataka

  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Governor: Vajubhai Vala
  • Chief minister: B. S. Yediyurappa

♦M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 4th Global Ayurveda Summit virtually

  • The 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit was virtually inaugurated by Vice-President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu on the theme “Emerging Opportunities for Ayurveda during Pandemic”.
  • The objective of the summit is to showcase the Ayurveda immunity model to the global level as a solution named ‘Health as One’ and ‘Immunity through Ayurveda’.
  • Global Ayurveda Summit is being organized by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)-Kerala in partnership with Ministry of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), and with the support of Ayurveda Medical Association of India (AMAI), Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation in India (AMMOI) and Ayurveda Hospital Management Association (AHMA).

♦Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting

  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting through video conference. Saudi Arabia bestowed with the Presidency of G20 grouping hosted the session.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan extolled the virtues of investing in public health, an approach already underway in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi.

Appointment & Resign

♦Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigns as Union Minister over Centre’s farm bills

  • Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has quit the Narendra Modi government in protest against the three farm Bills tabled by the Centre in parliament.
  • She is the only SAD representative in the Modi government. The Punjab party is the oldest BJP ally. “These bills have many provisions that go against farmers’ interests SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said.

Awards

♦Fiumicino Airport awarded world’s 1st 5-star Anti-Covid award

Fiumicino Airport awarded world’s 1st 5-star Anti-Covid award

  • 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. FCO, also known as the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, is the busiest airport in Italy.
  • Fiumicino Airport earned the 5-star rating for the hygiene processes and other preventative measures in place to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

♦Chef Vikas Khanna honoured with Asia Game Changer award for feeding millions in India amid Covid crisis

Chef Vikas Khanna honoured with Asia Game Changer award for feeding millions in India amid Covid crisis

  • Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna will be honoured with the prestigious 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions across India amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food distribution drive that he coordinated from thousands of miles away in his Manhattan home.
  • The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society — a US-based non-profit organisation — in 2014, identify and honour true leaders who make a positive contribution to the future of Asia.

Defence

♦Centre increases FDI limit in defence from 49% to 74% under automatic route

Centre increases FDI limit in defence from 49% to 74% under automatic route

  • The Central government has increased the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector from 49 to 74 per cent under automatic route and beyond 74 per cent through the government route.
  • “Foreign investments in defence sector shall be subject to scrutiny on grounds of National Security. In line with collective vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, amendments will enhance self-reliance in defence production, while keeping national interests & security paramount.

Book & Author

♦Arundhati Roy launch new book “Azadi”

Arundhati Roy launch new book "Azadi"

  • Arundhati Roy has launched a new book named “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction”. This book is a collection of essays. Arundhati Roy in this book too, wrote against the government, as always.
  • In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question, challenging us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. Azadi, she warns, hangs in the balance for us all. Categories: Society & culture.

Most Popular Books Written by Arundhati Roy

  • The God of Small Things
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • The Cost of Living
  • An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
  • Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Important Day

♦18 September: World Bamboo Day

  • World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products.
  • Theme 2020: ‘BAMBOO NOW.’

♦18th September: World Water Monitoring Day

  • The World Water Monitoring Day is observed globally on 18th September since 2003. This day is celebrated to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world.
  • World Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies.
  • Theme 2020: ‘Solve Water.’

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