Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 12 & 13 2020
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1. World First Aid Day 2020: 12 September
The World First Aid Day is observed on the second Saturday of September every year to create awareness about the importance of first aid in preventing injuries and saving lives. The World First Aid Day 2020 is being observed on 12 September.
The day was started by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000
2. 13th Aero India-21 to be held in Bengaluru in Feb 2021
The 13th edition of Aero India-21 is scheduled to be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 3 to 07 February 2021. Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh has launched the website for Aero India 2021. Aero India is Asia’s largest air show and aviation exhibition held biennially in Bengaluru since 1996. The website can be accessed at aeroindia.gov.in.
3. British Actress Diana Rigg passes away
British Actress who was popularly known for her recent role as Olenna Tyrell in the Game of Thrones series, Dame Diana Rigg passed away. She made her debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. She starred alongside Partick Macnee in The Avengers (1965) as a secret agent Emma Peel.
Diana Rigg won the Tony Awards for her role in Medea in 1994. She won the Primetime Emmy Awards for her role, Mrs Danvers, in Rebecca in 1997.
4. UNICEF appoints Ayushmann Khurrana for children’s rights campaign
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Bollywood Actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, ”For Every Child”. He will work towards this initiative in India.
- UNICEF Headquarters: New York, United States of America.
- UNICEF Executive Director: Henrietta H. Fore.
5. Meghalaya launched India’s largest “Piggery Mission”
The state government of Meghalaya has launched India’s Biggest “Piggery Mission” with an outlay of Rs 209 Crores. It is being launched under the aegis of Meghalaya Livestock Enterprises Advancement Society (MLEADS) and funded by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
- Meghalaya Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma.
- Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik.
- Meghalaya Capital: Shillong.
6. International Day for South-South Cooperation: 12 September
International Day for South-South Cooperation is observed globally on 12th September every year. The day celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the south. It also highlights the UN’s efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries.
7. Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ wins Best Screenplay award at Venice Film Festival
The Marathi-language movie, about the personal and professional experiences of a Hindustani classical singer, was among 18 titles in the competition section.
The Disciple was in the running for the festival’s highest prize, the Golden Lion. That was won by Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand.
8. PM Modi dedicates to the Nation 3 key projects related to Petroleum sector in Bihar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar through video conferencing today.
The projects include, the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants in East Champaran and Banka. The Bottling Plants will empower the Atmanirbhar Bihar’ by meeting the rising demand for LPG in the state.
9. Japan’s Naomi Osaka wins US Open title
In US Open Tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the Women’s Singles final to clinch her third Grand Slam title. The fourth seed Osaka, overcame her unseeded opponent 1-6, ,6-3, 6-3 in one hour 53 minute inside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York.
10. Rajasthan Partners with SIDBI to develop MSMEs
Industries Minister Parsadi Lal Meena said that Rajasthan’s Department of Industries and Sidbi partnered on September 12. 2020 to provide financial, technical, marketing and export support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state.
- SIDBI headquarters – Lucknow
- Established – 1990
11. UK Enters into First Major Post-Brexit Deal with Japan
The UK has signed its first major post-Brexit trade pact by signing a deal with Japan. The deal aims to boost trade between these two countries by about £15bn. The deal would boost UK GDP by 0.07%, though, it is just a fraction of the trade that was lost with the European union (EU).
This UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement has a great significance as now onward 99% of exports to Japan will be tariff-free.
12. Liberia declares rape a national emergency after spike in cases
Liberian President George Weah has declared rape a national emergency and ordered new measures to tackle the problem after a recent spike of cases in the West African state.
The move comes after thousands of Liberians protested against rising incidents of rape in the capital Monrovia last month in a bid to draw attention to the country’s alarming rate of sexual assault.