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Daily Current Affairs in English: 30 Sep 2021

Important Days

World Heart Day Observed On September 29

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September annually to draw people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues.

The day which is celebrated annually creates awareness of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) including heart disease & stroke and highlights the preventive and control measures.

The day was created by the World Heart Federation, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, the theme of World Heart Day is “Use Heart to Connect”. 

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • World Heart Federation Founded: 2000.
  • World Heart Federation Headquarters location: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • World Heart Federation Chairman: Rajeev Gupta.

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is celebrated on September 29, 2020, to promote and implement global efforts to resolve the issue of food wastage.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 29 September as the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste in 2019. The theme for 2021 is Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.

The main objective of this day is to take steps towards responsible consumption and production as well as zero hunger, along with working towards addressing the problem of climate change through sustainable food habits.

National

Hardeep Singh Puri launches 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri has launched the 7th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2022. The seventh edition of the annual cleanliness survey in the urban areas, under which district rankings have been introduced for the first time. The voice of senior citizens and young adults will also be given priority.

This survey will create a level playing field for smaller cities by introducing 2 population categories:-under 15,000 & btw 15,000-25,000. The scope of the survey has been expanded to now cover 100 percent wards for sampling as compared to 40 percent in previous years, according to the ministry.

The Mission is also committed to continuously engage with citizens to improve the quality of public sanitation infrastructure and services. To this end, the ‘Sarvajanik Shauchalay Safai Jan Bhagidari Utsav’ will be facilitated to assess the quality of community and public toilets and capture citizen feedback for process improvement in the future.

India to bag IAEA external auditor job

India has been elected as the external auditor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a prestigious institution that promotes peaceful use of nuclear energy, for a period of six years from 2022 to 2027 after beating Germany and the United Kingdom among other counties.

India’s comptroller and auditor general GC Murmu was selected as the external auditor of IAEA and the ministry of external affairs (MEA).

In the first round of voting for the post, Germany got 36 votes, India 30, the UK eight, Russia 11, Turkey 9, Egypt 20, Republic of Korea 2, and the Philippines 7 votes. The second round boiled down to the race between India and Germany with India managing to beat the European country.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • IAEA Headquarters: Vienna, Austria;
  • IAEA Founded: 29 July 1957.

The government of India has started the work to develop ‘Parshuram Kund’ in Arunachal Pradesh

The government of India has started work for the development of ‘Parshuram Kund’, a Hindu pilgrimage site on the Brahmputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit river in Arunachal Pradesh.

The project costing Rs 37.88 crore was sanctioned under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.

The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) are a Central Sector Scheme launched in 2014-15 with complete financial assistance by the Government of India.

It was targeted to develop tourism infrastructure to harness pilgrimage and heritage tourism destinations for its direct and multiplier effect upon employment generation and economic development.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • Arunachal pradesh CM: Pema Khandu;
  • Arunachal Pradesh Governor: B. D. Mishra.

International

Fumio Kishida to become Japan’s next PM

Japan’s former Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida has won the ruling party’s leadership election, virtually ensuring that he will become the country’s next prime minister.

Kishida won 257 votes in a runoff to defeat Taro Kono, a popular vaccines minister who previously held the positions of defense and foreign minister.

The 64-year-old replaces outgoing party leader Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.

Kishida previously served as LDP policy chief and was foreign minister between 2012-17, during which he negotiated accords with Russia and South Korea, with whom Japan’s relations are often frosty.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo;
  • Japan Currency: Japanese Yen.

Appointments

CavinKare CMD CK Ranganathan named as new AIMA president

Chairman & managing director CavinKare Pvt Ltd, CK Ranganathan has been appointed president of All India Management Association (AIMA) for a period of one year till the National Management Convention is held in September 2022.

He takes over from Harsh Pati Singhania, vice chairman & managing director, JK Paper Ltd. Under his leadership, technology will drive AIMA”s services and the new initiatives would include face recognition tools for admission and recruitment testing services and remotely proctored semester examination for education institutes.

AIMA is the national apex body of the management profession in India. It works closely with industry, government, academia, and students to further the cause of the management profession in India.

Aveek Sarkar re-elected as Press Trust of India Chairman

Aveek Sarkar, the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, was re-elected Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI), the country’s largest premier news agency.

Sarkar is a man of varied interests and counts books, food, wine, and art among his principal loves. He was captain of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) for 10 years. Sarkar’s re-election for a two-year term was ratified by PTI’s Board of Directors at their meeting.

K N Shanth Kumar, Director of The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd. which brings out Deccan Herald and Kannada language daily Prajavani, was elected as the Vice-Chairman.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • PTI Headquarters location: New Delhi.
  • PTI Founded: 27 August 1947.

Banking

RBI imposes 2 cr penalty on RBL Bank for deficiencies in regulatory compliance

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 2 crore on RBL Bank for non-compliance with provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. RBI said the penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in it under the provisions of section 47 A (1) (c) read with section 46 (4) (i) of the Act.

An examination carried out by the RBI showed that the private lender was non-compliant in opening five savings deposit accounts for a cooperative bank.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also fined the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) State Co-operative Bank, Srinagar with an Rs 11 lakh penalty for inadequacy in regulatory adherence.

According to the report, contravention of section 23 read with section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as the J&K State Co-operative Bank had opened branches without getting a prior nod from RBI.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • RBL Bank Founded: August 1943;
  • RBL Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • RBL Bank MD & CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja.

RBI sets WMA Limit for Central Government at Rs. 50,000 crore

The Reserve bank of India has set the limit for Ways and Means Advances (WMA) for the second half of the financial year 2021-22 i.e October 2021 to March 2022 at Rs. 50,000 crore.

The Reserve Bank may trigger fresh floatation of market loans when the Government of India utilizes 75 percent of the WMA limit.

The Reserve Bank retains the flexibility to revise the limit at any time, in consultation with the Government of India, taking into consideration the prevailing circumstances.

The interest rate on WMA/overdraft will be:

  • For WMA: Repo Rate
  • For Overdraft: Two per cent above the Repo Rate

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Economy

MCA extends the tenure of the Company Law Committee by 1 year

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has once again extended the tenure of the Company Law Committee by one year until September 16, 2022.

Corporate affairs secretary Rajesh Verma is the present chairperson of the committee. The committee was constituted in 2019 and has a total of 11 members.

The committee was set up to suggest measures to improve the functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), make recommendations on issues pertaining to the implementation of the Companies Act and Limited Liability Partnership Act. The tenure of the panel was extended from 2020 also, till September 17, 2021.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Corporate Affairs: Nirmala Sitharaman.

Sports

Rohit Sharma first to score 1,000 runs against one team in IPL

Rohit Sharma became the first batter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history to score 1000 runs against a single team during Mumbai Indians’ (MI) contest against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The 34-year-old achieved the feat in the fourth over of MI’s innings. Rohit now has 1015 runs against KKR at an average of 46.13 and a strike rate of 132.16, including six fifties and one hundred.

The US beats Europe Won Ryder Cup golf tournament

The United States has clinched the 2021 Ryder Cup after rookie Collin Morikawa secured the final half-point to get to a 19-9 victory, which is the largest margin of victory in Ryder Cup history since the 28-point format came about.

It’s the first time since 1979 and 1983 that Team USA won back-to-back home Ryder Cups after winning in 2016 at Hazeltine. The Americans lost in 2018 in France and seven of the last 10 Ryder Cups against Europe, so a dominant 2021 victory could change the tide in the rivalry.

ICC launches T20 World Cup anthem

The International Cricket Council has launched the official anthem of the upcoming T20 World Cup along with a campaign film featuring ‘avatars’ of Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli and West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard.

The song is composed by Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi, an animated film that features young fans from all over the world engaged in T20I cricket and includes some of the sport’s biggest superstars.

The tournament will begin on October 17 in Oman and UAE, with the final to be played in Dubai on November 14.


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