Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 06 2019
1. India ranks 34th in World Travel Tourism Competitiveness Index
According to the reports, tourism in India is seeing an upward trend as India ranks 34th position on world travel and tourism competitiveness index. With this, India moves up six places up, and this has been driven by the rich natural and cultural resources, alongside strong price competitiveness.
2. Gujarat Govt, Delaware State of America sign MoU for sister state
Gujarat Government and Delaware State of America today 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.
3. IRDAI to liberalise norms for trade credit insurance
In a move that can positively impact the availability of finance for trade, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will liberalise norms for trade credit insurance.
Trade credit insurance is generally offered for short-term receivables in business and is a tool to protect businesses from sudden or unexpected customer insolvency.
4. Prahlad Singh Patel flags off the first ever Mobile Science Exhibition (SCIENCE EXPLORER) of NCSM in Leh for entire Ladakh Region
The Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel flagged off the first ever Mobile Science Exhibition (SCIENCE EXPLORER) for the entire Ladakh Region in Leh.
Chairman, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Shri Gyal P Wangyal; Culture Secretary, Shri Arun Goel; DG, ASI, Smt Usha Sharma; representative of National Council of Science Museums(NCSM); senior officers of Ministry of Culture and Officials of local administration were among those present on the occasion
5. Govt. launches campaign to promote ‘eat right movement’
“It’s time for India to eat right,” said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, kick-starting POSHAN Maah 2019 with a year-long social and mass media campaign on the Eat Right India movement.
6. India announces $1 billion line of credit to resource-rich Russian Far East
Sanctions on countries such as Russia also impacted other countries as well as the global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he announced a $1 billion line of credit for the less developed but resource rich Russian Far East.
7. 28th India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol – 05-15 Sep 19
28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is being conducted from 05 – 15 September 2019. Indian Naval (IN) Ship Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies are participating in the CORPAT.
8. Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Kiran Nagarkar died at the age of 77. He suffered a brain haemorrhage on September 2 and breathed his last on September 5.
Like several writers and artists of his generation, Nagarkar began his career as an educationist, a journalist and then later as a screenplay writer in the advertising industry. His advertisment campaigns with close friend and poet Arun Kolatkar were considered path-breaking.
9. Five institutes are awarded IoE
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the guidance of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and master board of trusty has awarded the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) title 5 institutes. The 5 institutes are IIT-Madras, Banaras Hindu University, IIT-Kharagpur, University of Delhi and the University of Hyderabad.
10. Russia to conduct 2019 Exercise TSENTR
Exercise TSENTR 2019 is a component of the annual exercises part of the Russian Armed Forces like an annual coaching cycle. Exercise TSENTR 2019 is conducted by the Central military commission of Russia. This year the exercise is planned to be held between 9-23 September at Donguz coaching ranges in Russia.
11. Rashid Khan becomes younger ever captain in Test cricket history
Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan has become the youngest ever captain in 142 years of Test cricket history. The leg spinner Khan is currently captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh.
Rashid achieved this stage at the age of 20 years and 350 days. He smashed the previous record of 20 years and 358 days set by Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu against Sri Lanka in 2004. The third person in the list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He was 21 years and 77 days old when he led India against the West Indies in Bridgetown in 1962.
12. Glorious Diaspora – Pride of India’: Book on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees released
A Coffee Table Book titled ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees was released by Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.
About ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’
The book contains the brief profiles of recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) from 2003 to 2019. It has been brought out by Indian Diaspora Club. It includes inspiring profile of Distinguished Overseas Indians who have made their indelible mark in various fields.
13. Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired 31st SCOVA meeting
Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, chaired 31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA), held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.