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Current Affairs Today – 5th September 2019

IMPORTANT DAYS AND THEMES

International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September

  • The International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September across the world.
  • The day is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa.
  • The day aims to make people understand the importance of charity.
  • The day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011. In 2012, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) officially declared 5 September as the International Day of Charity.

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United Nations: It is an International Organization. Its Objective of UN is to not only maintain International Peace and Security but also to develop Friendly relations among nations.

  • Founded – 24th October, 1945
  • Headquarter- New York,United States
  • Secretary General- Antonio Guterres (9th SG OF UN)
  • He is from PORTUGAL
  • Portugal (Capital/Currency) – Lisbon/ Euro
  • United States (Capital/Currency) – Washington, D.C/ US Dollar

Teachers Day is celebrated in India on 5 Sept

  • Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India on 5 September each year.
  • The Day commemorates the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • The day is being observed since 1962. It was the year when he has assumed the post of the President of India.

BANKING AND FINANCE CURRENT AFFAIRS

Cabinet approves Rs 4,557 crore capital infusion into IDBI Bank

  • The Cabinet has approved a capital infusion of Rs 4,557 crore into IDBI Bank.
  • The capital infusion process will be done through recapitalisation bonds under which the government will infuse the capital into the bank and the bank will buy the recapitalisation bonds from the government on the same day.
  • The capital infusion aims to help the bank in its return to profitability.
  • The capital infusion is also expected to help IDBI to come out of Prompt Corrective Action framework of the Reserve Bank of India.

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IDBI Bank:

  • Founded: 1 July 1964
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD & CEO: Rakesh Sharma
  • Tagline: Aao Sochein Bada

Wipro bags USD 300 million contracts from ICICI Bank

  • Wipro has won a 7-year contract worth $300 million from ICICI Bank.
  • The project is to provide a range of services.
  • For this project, Wipro is to hire 3,800 employees of Vara Infotech.
  • Vara Infotech is currently providing these services to ICICI. It provides facilities and assets for Rs.321 crore.
  • In 2018-2019, Vara Infotech’s revenue from these services stood at Rs.221.5 crore.

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ICICI Bank:

  • Founded: 5 January 1994
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Managing Director & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

Wipro: Wipro Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides information technology, consulting and business process services. India. In 2013, Wipro separated its non-IT businesses and formed the privately owned Wipro Enterprises.

  • Headquartered: Bangalore
  • Established: 29 December 1945
  • Founder: M.H. Hasham Premji
  • CEO: Abidali Neemuchwala

FINANCE AND ECONOMY

CRISIL revises India’s GDP growth to 6.3% in fiscal 2020

  • Rating agency CRISIL has revised India’s fiscal year 2020 GDP growth forecast to 6.3%.
  • CRISIL has lowered the GDP growth forecast from 6.9% to 6.3%.

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CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. CRISIL’s majority shareholder is Standard & Poor’s, a division of McGraw Hill Financial and provider of financial market intelligence.

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Ashu Suyash

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

Rohit Sharma launches campaign to save Rhinos in India

  • Indian Cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma is launching Rohit4Rhinos campaign, in partnership with WWF India and Animal Planet.
  • This campaign helps to build awareness for the need to conserve the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Indian Rhino.
  • The Indian rhinoceros faces several threats, including poaching, habitat loss and mass mortality from inbreeding and disease.

September is celebrated as Poshan Maah across India

  • The country celebrates September month as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah across the country under POSHAN Abhiyaan programme.
  • It aims to address malnutritional challenges. Poshan Maah was launched in States like Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan on 4th September.
  • Poshan Maah focuses on five critical components called ‘Paanch Sutras’.

The components are:

  • First 1000 days of the Child
  • Anaemia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hand Wash & Sanitation
  • Poshtik Aahar, a wholesome meal with diet diversity

STATE CURRENT AFFAIRS

UDAN regional connectivity scheme launched in Haryana from Hisar

  • Hisar, Haryana has entered into the civil aviation map after the launch of the air shuttle service between Hisar and Chandigarh.
  • SpiceJet has started the air shuttle service between Hisar and Chandigarh under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Regional Connectivity Service scheme.
  • SpiceJet would provide the service of two flights between Hisar and Chandigarh daily.

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  • Haryana Capital City: Chandigarh
  • Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • National Park : Kalesar National Park ,Sultanpur National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries: Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary, Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhilchila Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary, Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary.

Vaishno Devi Shrine adjudged as Best Swachh Iconic Place in India

  • Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir won the Best Swachh Iconic Place in the country.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the award during the Swachh Mahotsav to be organised by the ministry.
  • The union ministry of Jal Shakti, department of drinking water and sanitation, released its rankings of Swachh Iconic Places.

Jitendra Singh lays foundation stone of NERAMAC, marketing complex in Guwahati

  • Union DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh laid the foundation stone of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC), marketing complex in Guwahati.
  • The marketing complex will be a destination to showcase the products of the North-Eastern region.

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  • Assam Capital City: Dispur
  • Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
  • National Park: Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

Meghalaya: International symposium on buckwheat being organised by North Eastern Hills University

  • In Meghalaya, a four-day international symposium on buckwheat is organised by North Eastern Hills University, Shillong from 3rd to 6th September 2019.
  • THEME: “diversifying food systems for health and nutritional security”
  • The flour of buckwheat can be used either as food or as medicine.
  • As a medicine, buckwheat is used to improve blood flow by strengthening veins and small blood vessels; to treat varicose veins and poor circulation in the legs, and to prevent hardening of the arteries.
  • Buckwheat is also used widely as a cover crop to smother weeds and improve the soil.

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  • Meghalaya Capital City: Shillong
  • Chief Minister: Conrad Kongkal Sangma
  • Governor: Tathagata Roy
  • National Park: Balphakram National Park, Nokrek Ridge National Park

CBI’s 1st national conference on cybercrime investigation inaugurated

  • CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla inaugurated the 1st National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics at CBI Headquarters in New Delhi.
  • The two-day conference covers one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.
  • Around 50 officers including DGPs, ADGPs, and SPs dealing with cybercrime, officials and academia are participating in the Conference.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigating agency of India. Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the CBI is headed by the Director.

  • Founded: 1963
  • Founder: Government of India
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Motto: Industry, Impartiality, Integrity

Tourism & Culture Minister flags off 1st Mobile Science Exhibition in Leh

  • Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel flagged off the first Mobile Science Exhibition at Leh Palace, in Leh.
  • For the first time, a national programme is being launched from Leh.
  • The Mobile Science Exhibition will be moving to various schools in the Leh district.
  • The Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) is specially designed in a bus so that it can reach the doorsteps of people.
  • The bus will travel from school to school in rural areas and organize exhibitions throughout the year.

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  • Tourism and Culture Minister: Prahlad Singh Patel

RANKS AND INDICES

India among top 10 nations in gold reserves

  • According to the World Gold Council, the U.S. leads the country list with total gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes followed by Germany with 3,366.8 tonnes.
  • India has gold reserves totalling 618.2 tonnes, which is marginally higher than the Netherlands’ reserves of 612.5 tonnes.
  • In terms of individual countries, India actually ranks 9th since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) occupies the third position after the U.S. and Germany.

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The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. It works across all parts of the industry, from gold mining to investment, and their aim is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold.

  • Founded: 1987
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom
  • CEO: David Tait
  • President: David Harquail
  • CFO: Terry Heymann

Delhi ranks 118th and Mumbai at 119th spot in EIUs Global Liveability Index 2019

  • Global Liveability Index prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) ranked Delhi in the 118th spot from 6 places from 112th spot.
  • It is the biggest decline in Asia. Mumbai dropped by two places to rank at 119th spot this year. The list was topped by Vienna.
  • Russia’s St. Petersburg topped the list among BRICS nations at 71st spot.

Rank Cities

1-Vienna

2-Melbourne

3-Sydney

118-Delhi

119-Mumbai

136-Karachi

137-Tripoli

138-Dhaka

140-Damascus

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EIU: The Economist Intelligence Unit is a British business within the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry

  • Headquarters- London, United Kingdom(UK).
  • Founded- 1946.
  • Parent organization- Economist Group.

AGREEMENTS AND MOU SIGNED

Gujarat Govt, Delaware State of America sign MoU for sister state

  • Gujarat Government and Delaware State of America signed MoU -Memorandum of Understanding for sister state.
  • MoU was signed in Gandhinagar, when a delegation of Delaware State of America called on Gujarat Chief Minister Delaware’s Vijay Rupani.
  • MoU was signed by Gujarat Chief Minister and Delaware’s Secretary of state.
  • This is the first sister state MoU signed by Gujarat with any state of America.
  • Cooperation in the field of services and investment opportunities in GIFT IFSC have also been discussed during the meeting.

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  • Gujarat Capital City: Gandhinagar
  • Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani
  • Governor: Acharya Devvrat
  • National Park: Vansda National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Gir Forest National Park, Marine National Park,

APPOINTMENT

Jaideep Sarkar appointed as next High Commissioner of India to Lesotho

  • Jaideep Sarkar has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho, with residence in Pretoria.
  • He is a 1987 IFS-batch officer and earlier served as envoy to Israel and Bhutan.
  • He is currently the India’s High Commissioner to South Africa.

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  • Lesotho (Capital/Currency): Maseru/South African rand, Lesotho loti
  • Prime Minister: Tom Thabane

Kumari Selja will be Congress Haryana unit chief

  • Former Union Minister and Congress MP, Kumari Selja will be the Congress Haryana unit chief. Former state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been appointed as Congress legislature party leader and chairman of the state election committee.
  • The announcement in this regard was made by Party Haryana in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi.

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  • Harayana Capital City: Chandigarh
  • Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • National Park : Kalesar National Park ,Sultanpur National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries: Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary, Bir Shikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhilchila Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary, Khaparwas Wildlife Sanctuary.

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Qatar unveils 2022 FIFA World Cup logo

  • Qatar unveiled the logo for the FIFA 2022 World Cup which will be hosted by the Gulf emirate, displaying it in public spaces in Doha and cities around the world.
  • The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning, which is displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words “FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022”.

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FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball

  • Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Founded at: Paris, France
  • Founded: 21 May 1904
  • Motto: For the Game. For the World
  • President: Gianni Infantino

Qatar (Capital/Currency): Doha/ Qatari riyal

  • Prime Minister: Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani

Pakistan names Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach and chief selector

  • Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed as head coach and chief selector of Pakistan’s cricket team.
  • He has been appointed for three years. Waqar Younis will join him as the team’s new bowling coach.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq has scored over 10,300 international runs in 75 Tests and 162 one-dayers for Pakistan and was also the most successful and longest serving Test captain for Pakistan.

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Pakistan (Capital/Currency): Islamabad/ Pakistani Rupees

  • Prime Minister: Imaran Khan
  • President: Arif Alvi

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates P. V. Sindhu suggests voice to national missions

  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and shuttler player Ms. P. V. Sindhu congratulated her for winning gold at BWF World Championship.
  • He suggested her to raise her voice to national missions and campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jal Shakti Abhiyan putting an end to single-use plastic envisioned by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

AWARDS

French footballer Eric Cantona felicitated with UEFA President Award 2019

  • Manchester United and France legend Eric Cantona honored with Union of European Football Association President Award 2019 at the Champions League draw in Monaco.
  • He won around 5 English championships with Leeds and Manchester United in the 1990s.
  • He was best known for his role in Ken Loach’s quirky 2009 comedy drama Looking for Eric. He nominated for a Palme d’Or.
  • He played 45 times for France between 1983 and 1998.

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Union of European Football Association

  • Headquarters: Nyon, Switzerland
  • Founded: Basel, Switzerland
  • President: Aleksander Ceferin
  • First vice-president: Karl-Erik Nilsson

Bangladesh: Prof Muhammad Yunus conferred ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by Vatican

  • Nobel Laureate from Bangladesh Professor Muhammad Yunus was conferred the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by the Vatican for his contribution towards establishing peace and harmony.
  • The award is recognition for distinguished work by an individual for promoting peace and dialogue among people.
  • The Lamp of Peace award was first given to the Polish trade union leader Lech Walesa in Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev and Angela Merkel are a few other prominent persons who received this award earlier.

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Bangladesh (Capital/Currency): Dhaka/Taka

  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina

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