Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 30 2020

Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 30 2020

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1. World Heart Day is observed on 29 September

World Heart Day is observed on 29 September every year. The day aims to increase awareness in the public about cardiovascular diseases including their prevention and also their global impact.

Theme:
The theme of World Heart Day 2020 is the “Use your heart to beat CVD”. CVD is the most known cause of death on Earth.

2. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission on 29th September 2020 through video conference. Also, he will also inaugurate “Ganga Avalokan” museum, the first museum on Ganga which is dedicated to showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river.

The Ganga Avalokan museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar. He unveiled the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and ‘Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission.’

3. Brahmos Missile with an indigenous booster: Test Flight Successful

The surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with an indigenous booster and airframe section was successfully flight tested at Balasore, Odisha.

Highlights

It was developed as a joint venture of DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization) and NPOM of Russia. It is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva. It has a flight range of 300 km.

4. NSO Survey: 92% Indian Women and only 27% men take part in unpaid domestic work

The National Statistical Office conducted a survey between January 2019 and December 2019. According to the survey, 92% of Indian Women and only 27% of men participate in employment related activities.

5. September 30: International Translation Day

Every year the International Translation Day is celebrated by the United Nations on September 30. The day is celebrated to pay tribute to the works of language professionals who have played an important role in bringing nations together, understand and cooperate, contribute to the development and strengthening of world peace and security.

6. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to visit Japan, Hold QUAD meeting

The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is to visit Japan on October 6, and October 7, 2020. During the visit, the minister will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart and also will attend a ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition.

Under the ministerial meeting of Quadrilateral Coalition, the minister will meet the ministers of the QUAD members such as Japan, USA and Australia.

7. India’s ASTROSAT completes five successful years of mapping stars

The ASTROSAT was the first multi-wavelength satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was launched on September 28, 2015. It has now completed five years of successful imaging of celestial objects.

Highlights

  • The ASTROSAT explored stars, star clusters and mapped large and small galaxies of Milky Way galaxy called “Magellanic Clouds”. The Magellanic Clouds are energetic phenomenon such as Gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, active galactic nuclei. In simple terms, they are called Satellite Galaxies of Milky Way
  • The resolution of ASTROSAT is three times better than the resolution of NASA Mission, GALEX.

8. Veteran writer and critic Dr. G S Amur passes away

Veteran writer and critic Dr G S Amur passed away. He was proficient in Kannada and English languages. He had won many awards including Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava Award and Bharatiya Bhasha Award.

9. Rajnath Singh launched a book titled ‘A bouquet of flowers’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched a book titled ‘A bouquet of flowers’ written by Dr Krishna Saksena. Dr Krishna Saksena is the first lady to get a PhD, in 1955 from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The book has been designed to allow the readers to travel their own journey and arrive at their own very personal realization and be inspired by it.

10. IDBI Bank becomes 1st bank to enable document embedding feature on SFMS

Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) become the first to implement the new feature of document embedding facility with Letter of Credit (LC) / Bank Guarantee (BG) messages over SFMS (Structured Financial Messaging System) platform of Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS).

Highlights

  • IFTAS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • IFTAS Chairman: Tavarna Rabi Sankar.
  • IFTAS CEO: Dr N. Rajendran.
  • IFTAS Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

11. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur named FTII governing council chairman

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced Shekhar Kapur as the new President of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council. His tenure will be till March 3, 2023.

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up by the Government of India in 1960, in the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Studios in Pune.

12. Veteran songwriter Abhilash passes away

Veteran songwriter, Abhilash passed away. He was best known for the song ‘Itni Shakti Hame Dena Daata’ from the 1986 film Ankush. His real name was Om Prakash. His song ‘Itni Shakti Hame Dena Daata’ has been translated into eight languages and is played as a prayer song across schools and other institutions even today.

13. Sonu Sood honoured with Special Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP

Bollywood actor, Sonu Sood has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 28 September 2020 during a virtual ceremony. He has received the award for selflessly extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes.

14. India, China holding 19th meeting of the WMCC of India-China Border Affairs

India and China are holding 19th meeting of the WMCC or Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination of India-China Border Affairs today virtually.

WMCC is an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for the management of India – China border areas.

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