Daily GK Update 19th & 20th September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

Daily GK Update 19th & 20th September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current affairs)

Gujarat government launches Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana

Gujarat government launches Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana

  • Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani has launched a scheme named Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY) that will provide interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state.
  • Aims: Under the scheme, Gujarat State Govt will provide an interest-free loan of Rs 1 lakh to these one lakh women JLEGs. The interest amount will be borne by the state government.

Note: About Gujarat

  • Capital: Gandhinagar
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • Chief minister: Vijay Rupani

Banking and Financial

Canara Bank introduces i-Lead 2.0 to boost customer services

Canara Bank introduces i-Lead 2.0 to boost customer services

  • Public sector lender Canara Bank has launched lead management system (LMS) – i-Lead 2.0 (Inspiring Leads System version 2.0).
  • The bank announded “This new initiative is being introduced with the motive of building and sustaining business relationships with bothnew customers to bank and existing customers to bank. Going beyond the principle of gaining profit and having competitive advantage, Canara Bank has opened a way for its services to reach all corners of the country.”

Govt. forms Expert Committee Under Rajesh Pant to probe reports of snooping by chinese firm

Govt. forms Expert Committee Under Rajesh Pant to probe reports of snooping by chinese firm

  • Taking up the matter with the Chinese Ambassador, the Government on 17th September set up an expert committee under the National Cyber Security Coordinator to study the revelations in China Watching. Shenzen-based company, with links to the Chinese government, is monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and entities.
  • The expert committee, led by Lt Gen (retd) Rajesh Pant, India’s chief coordinator on cyber security, will evaluate the “implications” of the digital surveillance by  Data Information Technology Co. Limited and “assess any violations of law and submit its recommendations within thirty days.”

List of Latest Committee and Headed by

  • Analysis of QR (Quick Response) Code’: Prof. Deepak.B. Phatak
  • National Financial Reporting Authority: Professor R. Narayanaswamy
  • Sebi rejigs advisory: Usha Thorat
  • National level committee for reform in criminal law: Ranbir Singh
  • Examine the possibility of offering Surety Bond for contractors (IRDAI): G. Srinivasan.
  • Setting Parameters for Loan Restructuring: KV Kamat
  • Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR): Rajesh Verma
  • Assessment of relief to bank borrower: Rajiv Mehrishi

Appointment

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar given additional charge of Food Processing Industries Ministry

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar given additional charge of Food Processing Industries Ministry

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers.
  • A press communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been assigned the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in addition to his existing portfolios.

Note: list of Some Minister Creates Confused

  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution– Shri Ramvilas Paswan
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Panchayati Raj-Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Ministry of Law and Justice Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology– Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment-Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development-Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry of Textiles-Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Awards

Udit Singhal named by UN to 2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs

Udit Singhal named by UN to 2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs

  • Udit Singhal, an 18-year-old boy from India has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, the highest profile recognition opportunity at the world body for youngsters who are leading efforts to combat the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Singhal has been named to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is the founder of Glass2Sand, a zero-waste ecosystem that addresses the growing menace of glass waste in Delhi.’’

Margaret Atwood awarded 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood awarded 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

  • Margaret Atwood has won the 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s lifetime achievement award. The award celebrates literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Margaret Atwood is a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays and comic books.
  • The Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award is named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnian peace accords reached in the Ohio city.

Book and Author

Obama announces first presidential memoir, ‘A Promised Land,’ Book in November

Obama announces first presidential memoir, 'A Promised Land,' Book in November

  • A Promised Land is a forthcoming memoir by Barack Obama. It is due to be published on November 17, 2020. It is the first of a planned two volumes that Obama has written following his incumbency as President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
  • Obama said in a tweet following the announcement of the publication of the book that he has aimed to “provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody”. The book concludes with the events of the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Important Day

18 September: International Equal Pay Day

18 September: International Equal Pay Day

  • International Equal Pay Day is observed on 18 September every year. The day aims to highlight the importance of achieving equal pay for work of equal value. International Equal Pay Day is observed for the first time in 2020 under an initiative by the United Nations.
  • The day focuses to show the importance of ending sexual discrimination in relation to gender pay gap which refers to the difference in earnings between men and women in paid employment.

Obituary

Veteran Tamilian Director Babu Sivan passes away

Veteran Tamilian Director Babu Sivan passes away

  • Tamil director Babu Sivan passed away on 17th September at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai, following multiple organ failure.
  • He was 54. Babu Sivan began his career by assisting director Dharani, who helmed films like Ghilli and Kurvi with Vijay.

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