Current affairs of September 2019

Pradhan Mantri Yojana

PM Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Kisan Dhan Mann Yojana’ (KMDY) on September 12th, 2019 which aims to provide a pension of Rs.3000 each to 5 crore small farmers.

Haryana chief minister launches 2 insurance schemes: Mukhyamantri Vyapari Samuhik Niji Durghatna Beema Yojana(cover up to 5 Lakh) and: Mukhyamantri Vyapari kshatipurti Beema Yojana(Cover between 5 Lakh to 25 Lakh) to cover small and medium scale traders in Haryana.

The subscribers fo Atal pension Yojana have been asked to check their bank
accounts as the government has released contributions for the financial years from 2015- 2019.

The government failed to meet its target for the Pradhan Mantri Kissan samman nidhi scheme as no farmer in uttar Pradesh has received their 3rd installment of Rs.2000 which was promised.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that the government has provided 8 Crore free LPG connections to Women from economically weaker sections as promised under Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana.

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Awards and Personalities

‘Joker’ starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the 76 th Golden Lion award at the Venice international film festival on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Annual UN General Assembly and is nominated to win the “Global Goalkeeper Award” for Swach Bharat Abhiyan.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is facing severe criticism from various philanthropists and human right activists for planning to award PM Narendra Modi later in this month.

India wins the ‘best video ‘award at the UNWTO tourism competition.
Shadrack Frimpong, a 28 year old from Ghana, wins the Muhammad Ali
humanitarian Award for social change.

Hitler comedy – jojo rabbit has won the people’s choice award at the Toronto film festival.

Agnes Kharshiig, a Meghalaya based activist received the 11th International Hrant Dink Award.

Alia Bhatt wins the best actress award and Ranveer Singh wins the best actor award at the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA).
PM Narendra Modi will be awarded the Global Gatekeepers award by the Gates foundation despite protests from various nobel prize winners and NGO’s.

Gully Boy is India’s nomination to the 92nd academy awards.

Sports

India beat Pakistan by 60 runs in U-19 Asia cup on Saturday

Australia retains the Ashes as they beat England by 185 runs.

India football team draws 0-0 with Asian Champions Qatar at the World Cup
Qualifiers in Doha on Tuesday night.

The ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) derecognized the Paralympic committee of India (PCI) for violating the National Sports Development Code.

In a first, the sports ministry nominates 9 athletes for Padma Awards, All 9 being women.

Ferozeshah Kotla Cricket Stadium has been renamed Arun Jaitely Stadium.
Ambati Raydu will become the captain of the Hyderabad team after coming out of retirement.

Renowned billiards player, Pankaj Advani wins the IBSF World Billiards
Championship.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 tokyo Olympics.
PV Sindhu gets eliminated from the China Open.

Indian wrestler Deepak Punia qualifies for the 2020 olympics.
Indian wrestler Deepak Punia settles for a silver medal in the world championship as he pulls out of the tournament due to an ankle injury.

Persons and places in the news

Notable Lawyer and Rajya Sabha Member Ram Jethmalani passes away on 8th September 2019.

Amit Shah on Sunday ensured the people of Assam that the Government will not touch Article 371 which provides special provisions to the North East.

PK Mishra is the new Principal Secretary to PM Modi.

Shubham gill gets called on for his maiden test against South Africa on 15th
September.

Interpol issues red notice to Nirav Modi’s brother- Nehal for the PNB fraud.
Former Andhra speaker, Kodela Siva Prasada, commits suicide.

PM Narendra Modi celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flies the Tejas aircraft in Bengaluru.

US President Donald Trump to meet Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Monday
followed by PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Imran Khan reaches US to talk with President Donald Trump on the Kashmir Issue.

Banking, Business and Economy

Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar says that the economic slowdown in the Indian economy is temporary and the Government is taking required measures to create jobs and boost investment.

SBI cuts down lending rate by 10 basis points before the onset of the festive
season.

Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India are engaging banking experts to conduct their merger successfully.

Former PM Manmohan Singh predicts that the economic slowdown will last a few years and comes up with a 5 point plan to revive growth.

IMF blames regulatory uncertainty for India’s slowed growth.

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announces fresh reforms to boost
economic growth which include boosting the export industry.

Drone strike on Saudi Arabia disrupts oil supply.

Mukesh Ambani’s shareholding in Reliance industries rises to 48.87%
OECD notices the global economy growth rate falling to the lowest in the
decade.

Govt. has banned e-cigarettes in India but owns 28% of shares in ITC- India’s largest cigarette maker Government announces corporate tax rate cuts to stabilize the dipping economy.

International Relations and Summits

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) gains International support from NASA and other agencies after losing contact with the Vikram Lander.

Prime Minister vows to stop the use of single-use plastic at the 14th COP
(Conference of Parties) to the United Nations Convention to Combat
Desertification (UNCCD).

Remembering the 9/11 attacks, PM Modi talks about the roots of terror in
Pakistan on Wednesday.

Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020-India and USA sign a communications compatibility and security agreement.

The UN Climate Action Summit is all set to take place on 23rd September 2019.

People across our country joined hands and protested against the global climate strike on 20th September.

More than 100 countries applied for the UN Climate Summit out of which half of them were rejected.

Science and Technology

Despite losing contact with Vikram Lander, ISRO scientists say that 95% of the chandrayaan-2 mission still achievable.

The Indian Space Reseach Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with the Vikram Lander 400 Mts. Before its landing on the moon which is closer to the earlier estimated 2.1 Kilometers.

The Indian Space Reseach Organisation (ISRO) increases Chandrayaan 2’s mission life to 7 years by saving on fuel.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Chandrayaan 2 orbiter will fly over the Vikram Lander’s site and aims to reestablish communication with it with the help of NASA.

2 giant asteroids estimated to be as big as the Burj Khalifa will pass the earth today.

Hopes of reconnecting with the Vikram Lander are diminishing due to the
impending lunar night.

The Oregon Fish is now being removed from the list of endangered species as it has recovered.

OnePlus 7T could be the first smartphone to be launched with android 10.

Mysterious magnetic pulses and presence of ground water suspected on Mars.

NASA Orbiter fails to capture a photo of the Vikram Lander as it is not in its field of view.

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