Daily GK Update 21st September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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Daily GK Update 21th September 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current affairs)

“Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed by over Indian Railways

“Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed by over Indian Railways

  • “Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed by over Indian Railways. Swachhta Pakhwara’ is being observed all over Indian Railways from 16th to 30th September 2020.
  • During the inaugural day of Pakhwara, Swachhta pledge was administered to Railway employees at all Zonal Railway HQs, Divisional Offices and other establishments.
  • Aims:  To create awareness for keeping the railway premises clean and safe including Covid-19 related precautions and webinars are also being organized.

8 Indian beaches recommended for ‘Blue Flag’ eco-label

8 Indian beaches recommended for ‘Blue Flag’ eco-label

  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative, eight beaches of India have been recommended for the Blue flag certification. The selection of the beaches was made by an independent national jury composed of eminent environmentalists and scientists.
  • About Blue Flag certification– The Blue Flag certificate is an internationally recognized eco-label given by ‘Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark’. Blue Flag beaches are considered the benchmark for clean and hygienic beaches in the world.
  • This announcement was made by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Prakash Javadekar on 18 September during a virtual event.

List of eight beaches selected for Blue flag certification are

  • Shivrajpur in Gujarat
  • Ghoghla in Daman & Diu
  • Kasarkod in Karnataka
  • Padubidri beach in Karnataka
  • Kappad in Kerala
  • Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh
  • The golden beach of Odisha
  • Radhanagar beach in Andaman and Nicobar

Banking and Financial

Government gives one-year extension to Company Law Committee chaired by Rajesh Verma

♦Government gives one-year extension to Company Law Committee chaired by Rajesh Verma

  • The ministry of corporate affairs has extended the tenure of the Company Law Committee by one year to September 2021. The committee, constituted in September 2019, is now chaired by corporate affairs secretary Rajesh Verma.
  • It was set up to suggest measures to de-clog and improve functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and make recommendations on various issues pertaining to implementation of the Companies Act as well as the Limited Liability Partnership Act.
  • The tenure of the “Company Law Committee is hereby extended up to two years from the date of that order i.e. up to 17.09.2021”, according to an order issued by the ministry.
  • The committee, which has a total of 11 members, has the mandate to submit recommendations in phases and subject-wise to the government from time to time as may be decided by the chairperson.

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 Kamath
  • Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR): Rajesh Verma
  • Assessment of relief to bank borrower: Rajiv Mehrishi

Appointment

Former RAW Head Anil Dhasmana Appointed as Chief of NTRO

Former RAW Head Anil Dhasmana Appointed as Chief of NTRO

  • Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) for two years on 19th September.
  • NTRO is the country’s technical body which looks after geospatial intelligence and satellite imagery. The appointments have been made by a committee headed by PM Narendra Modi.

Note: About NTRO

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 2004

Award

72nd Emmy Awards 2020

72nd Emmy Awards 2020

  • Popular sitcom Schitt’s Creek wons most awards in a single season by a comedy series. He took home seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in the comedy categories. The family saga series Succession took home five awards that also include best drama series at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Thus a new record is set.
  • Euphoria’s Zendaya became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category.
  • A mini FRIENDS reunion also took place with the show’s three female leads – JenniferAniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. List of winners is given click here

Defence

In a first, 2 women Navy officers to be posted on Indian warship, will fly helicopters

In a first, 2 women Navy officers to be posted on Indian warship, will fly helicopters

  • In a first in the history of the Indian Navy, two women officers have been selected to join as ‘observers’ or airborne tacticians in the helicopter stream.
  • Sub Lt Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lt Riti Singh will be the first women airborne combatants in the Indian Navy who will operate helicopters onboard warships.
  • They will be the first women officers who will be deployed on Navy warships as part of the ship’s crew. The entry of women was earlier restricted to fixed-wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.

List of First Woman (Recent)

  • First Female Flight Commander-Shalija Dhami
  • First Woman Flight Engineer of Indian Air Force-Hina Jaiswal
  • First Woman To Qualify To Go To Day Missions-Bhawana Kanth
  • First Indian Woman Who Flew a Fighter aircraft Solo-Avani Chaturvedi
  • First Woman Fighter Pilot to Undertake Missions by day on Hawk-Mohana Singh
  • India’s First Female Military diplomat-Anjali Singh
  • First Woman Pilot of Indian Navy-Shivangi
  • World’s first female spacewalking-Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
  • First time lead woman army officer Parade at Republic day– Tania Shergill
  • First female match referee by icc-GS Lakshmi

Important Day

21st September: World Peace Day 2020

21st September: World Peace Day 2020

  • Being the country of Mahatma Gandhi, India has a huge legacy of contributing to world peace. In a world troubled with conflict, a day dedicated to peace reminds us of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Ahimsa or non-violence.
  • International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21. It is a United Nations-designated day, established in 1981.
  • Theme 2020: “Shaping Peace Together.”

Revision Important Days and Dates of September 2020

  • September 2: Coconut Day
  • September 5: Teachers’ Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
  • September 14: Hindi Diwas
  • September 15: Engineers’ Day; International Day of Democracy
  • September 16: World Ozone Day; International Day for Preservation

21st September: World Alzheimer’s Day

21st September: World Alzheimer’s Day

  • September 21st every year is World Alzheimer’s Day around the world. This is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenge the common stigma that surrounds Alzheimer related dementia.
  • From previous studies, an average of 2 out of 3 people globally have little or no understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementia in their countries.

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