Monthly Current Affairs PDF September 2020

Dear Aspirants, Here we provide only important quick points off the Monthly Current Affairs PDF September 2020. It covers important new appointments, important Day with their themes. Awards and honors, Books and Author, important government schemes, app, campaign, etc which are very useful for Railway NTPC, Group D, SSC, Banking, and all competitive examinations.

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SI No.TopicPage Number
1Important Day & Date with Theme 2-4
2Important Appointments4-8
3Awards and Honors8-11
4BOOKS & Authors11-12
5Sports12-14
6Summit & Conference14-15
7Agreement &MoU15
8Science and Technology16
9Ranking and Index16-17
10Apps ; Portals ,Scheme, Programme& Campaign17-18
11OBITUARIES18-19

 

September 2020 Important Days with Theme

Important Days in September
DateObservation Day with Theme
1-7 SeptemberNational Nutrition Week
2nd September World Coconut Day

Theme-“Invest in Coconut to save the world”

4th SeptemberNational Wildlife Day

Theme-“Sustaining all life on Earth”

5th September Teacher’s Day in India
5th September International Charity Day
8th September International Literacy Day

Theme-“Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID19 crisis and beyond”

2nd Saturday of September World First Aid Day
9th September Himalaya Diwas (Himalaya Day)
9th SeptemberInternational Day to Protect Education from Attack(1st)
10th September World Suicide Prevention Day

Theme-“Working together to prevent suicide”

11th September Patriot Day
12th September United Nations Day for South Cooperation
 14th September Hindi Diwas (Hindi Day)
14th September World Fraternity and Apology Day
15th September Engineer’s Day
15th September International Coastal Cleanup Day
15th September International Day of Democracy

Theme-“COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy”

16th September World Ozone Day

Theme-“Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection “(It marks 35 years of the Vienna Convention)

17th SeptemberWorld Patient Safety Day

Theme-“Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety“

Slogan: Safe health workers, Safe patients

18th SeptemberInternational Equal Pay Day First time in 2020
3rd Saturday of September International Coastal Cleanup Day
3rd Saturday of September International Red Panda Day
20th September Railway Police Force (RPF) Foundation Day
21st September International Day of Peace

Theme-“Shaping Peace Together”

21st September World Alzheimer’s Day

Theme-“Let’s talk about dementia”

22nd September World Car Free Day
22nd September Rhino Day (Assam)
23rd September International Day of Sign Languages

Theme-“Sign Languages Are for Everyone”

24th SeptemberWorld Maritime Day

Theme-“Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”

25th SeptemberWorld Pharmacist Day

Theme-“Transforming global health”

Last Sunday of September World Rivers Day
26th September International Day for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
26th September World Environmental Health Day (Launched by the IFEH Council)

Theme-“Environmental Health A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic”

26th September Foundation Day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
27th September World Tourism Day Tourism and Rural Development
28th September World Rabies day

Theme-“End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate”

28th September International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)

Theme-“Access to Information – Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope”

29th September International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Theme-“Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet”

29th September World Heart Day

Theme-“Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease”.

30th September International Translation Day

Theme-“Finding the words for a world in crisis”

Last Sunday of September           World Deaf Day
Last Thursday of September World Maritime Day
Month of September World Alzheimer’s Month

September 2020 Appointments

Name of PersonDesignation
Aamir KhanBrand ambassador of Vedantu
Aamir KhanBrand ambassador of Ceat Tyres
AK DixitThe new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank
Alexander LukashenkoPresident of Belarus (6th term)
Amitabh BachchanAlexa voice assistant of Amazon.com
Amitabh BachchanBrand ambassador, Reserve Bank For the customer awareness campaign
Anil DhasmanaChief of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)
Anil DhuparSecretary-general of All India Tennis Association
Anil JainPresident of All India Tennis Association
Apurva ChandraSecretary of Ministry of Labour and Employment
Arun SrinivasDirector of Global Business Group of Face book
Aveek SarkarChairman of Press Trust of India
Aveek SarkarChairman of Press Trust of India. He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra
Ayushmann KhurranaBrand ambassador of Bajaj Allianz Life
Ayushmann KhurranaCelebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign – ’For Every Child’ UNICEF India
Bah NdawInterim President of Mali
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smriti MandhanaBrand ambassadors of  Playerzpot, sports gaming app
Charu SinhaFirst woman commander Head the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) formation in the Kashmir Valley
Disha PataniAmbassador of Myntra for Beauty Segment
Dr Neena MalhotraAmbassador of India to Italy
Dwayne BravoBrand ambassador for “SBOTOP”, sportsbook brand
HarivanshDeputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.Replace Manoj Kumar Jha
Hemant KhatriCMD of Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Ishmael ToroamaPresident of Bougainville
Jane Fraser1st female CEO of Citigroup
Justice Rohinton Fali NarimanChairperson of SC legal services committee
K PadmakarCMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
Kenichi AyukawaPresident of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)
Khushi ChindaliyaFrom Regional Ambassador for India By the United Nations Environment
Kiara AdvaniBrand Ambassador For Myntra
L C GoyalCMD of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
M V Raja SekharDirector (R&D) of Bharat Electronics
M Veeralakshmi1st woman ambulance driver in Tamil Nadu govt.
Manisha KapoorSecretary-General of Advertising Standards Council of India
Manoj KumarExecutive Director of International Finance Services Centres Authority (IFSCA – regulates GIFT City)
Matthew Hayden& Lisa SinghTrade envoys to India Australian government
Moctar OuanePrime Minister of Mali
Mohamed Hussein RoblePrime Minister of Somalia
Murali RamakrishnanMD & CEO of South Indian Bank. Replaced V G Mathew
Mustapha AdibPrime Minister of Lebanon
Narendra Singh TomarAn additional charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. succeeds Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Narendra Singh TomarAn additional charge of FPI Ministry
Neetu DavidChairman of  Women’s selection committee. succeeds Hemalata Kala
Paresh RawalChairman of National School of Drama
Pramod Chandra ModyChairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), gets six-month extension
Preeti SudanOne of its 11 panellists of World Health Organisation’s independent panel for pandemic preparedness
R. MasakuiHigh Commissioner of India to Jamaika
Raj Kumar SrivastavaAmbassador of India to the Republic of Croatia.
Robin UthappaBrand ambassador of Entri
Rajat SudMD of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd .SS Gopal
Rajesh KhullarExecutive Director of the World Bank
Rajiv KumarElection Commissioner of India
Rinki SethiThe Chief information security officer of Twitter Inc
Rohit RajpalTreasurer of All India Tennis Association
S AparnaSecretary of Department of Pharmaceuticals
S KrishnanMD & CEO of Punjab & Sind Bank
S R SarmaChief of Materiel of the Indian Navy
Sachin TendulkarBrand ambassador of Paytm First Games
Sameer Kumar KhareExecutive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila.
Shekhar KapurPresident of Film and Television Institute of India( FTII )
Simanchala DashAdvisor to Executive Director of International Monetary Fund
Sonu SoodBrand ambassador of Acer India
Subhash KamathChairman of  Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
Sunil SethiAdvisor of  Khadi and Village Industries Commission
Suresh RainaBrand ambassador of Online poker platform 9stacks
Usha Padhee1st woman DG of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
Utpal Kumar SinghSecretary in Lok Sabha
Vinkesh Gulati35th President Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)
Vinod Kumar YadavCEO of Railway Board
Vipin SondhiVice President of SIAM
Virat KohliBrand ambassador of Great Learning
Yashvardhan K. SinhaChief Information Commissioner
Yoshihide SugaPrime Minister of Japan
Yuvraj SinghBrand ambassador of Aakash Educational Services Limited

 

Awards & Honors

Award/PrizeWinner
‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ awardHyderabad
National Teachers Award 2020Roohi Sultana
Board Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020Air Force Sports Control Board (Air Marshal MSG Menon received the award)
AIMA Chanakya National Management Games(NMG)2020NTPC Vallur from Tamil Nadu
TiE50 awardIIT Madras incubated Agnikul Cosmos
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019Sir David Attenborough.

He is an English broadcaster and a historian

Lifetime Achievement Award Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020Aditya Puri (MD, HDFC Bank)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s lifetime achievement award 2020Margaret Atwood (Canadian writer)
Asia Game Changer Award 2020Vikas Khanna (Skytrax Miichelin star chef)
2020 cohort of 17 young leaders for the Sustainable Development GoalsUdit Singhal
PATA Grand Award 2020Kerala Tourism
Golden Pen of Freedom AwardJineth Bedoya Lima (Colombian journalist)
James Dyson India Award 2020Shashank Nimkar from the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad)  For his invention: ‘Earth Tatva’
Leaders Award in the Mega Large Business, Process Sector category 2020.GAIL (India) Limited
United Nations awardKerala For its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases related to sustainable development goals
Gan Samragni Lata Mangeshkar award for the year 2020 21Usha Mangeshkar
SDG Special Humanitarian Action AwardSonu Sood
Ig Psychology Prize 2020Miranda Giacomin of Canada and Nicholas Rule from the USA
PATA Grand Title Winners 2020:
PATA Grand Title Category winner
Marketing‘Human by Nature Print Campaign’ by Kerala Tourism, India
Sustainability‘Anurak Community Lodge’ by YAANA Ventures, Thailand
In Human Capital Development‘Unleashing Greatness’ by MGM China, Macao, China
Biju Patnaik Sports Award
For outstanding performance in sports and games.Jayanti Behera and Deep Grace Ekka
Biju Patnaik Bravery AwardPurnima Giri and Sabita Giri
Biju Patnaik Sports Award for excellence in coachingSatya Ranjan Patnaik.
For coaching to sports persons with disabilitySiba Prasad Das
Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education
Prime Minister Narendra ModiIndia
Jair BolsonaroBrazil
Boris JohnsonUnited Kingdom
Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorMexico
Alexander LukashenkoBelarus
Donald TrumpUSA
Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurkey
Vladimir Putin Russia
Gurbanguly BerdimuhamedowTurkmenistan.
All India Football Federation(AIFF) awards 2019-20
The complete list of 2019-20 AIFF AWARDS
Men’s Footballer of the YearGurpreet Singh Sandhu.
Women’s Player of the YearSanju Yadav.
Men’s Emerging Footballer of the YearAnirudh Thapa.
Emerging Women’s Footballer of the YearRatanbala Devi.
Best Assistant RefereeP. Vaira Muthu (from Tamil Nadu).
Best RefereeL. Ajit Kumar Meetei (from Manipur).
Best Grassroots Development ProgrammeWest Bengal (based on E licence courses and Golden Baby Leagues).

 

72nd Emmy award 2020

Here’s the winners’ list of the Emmy Awards 2020:

  • Drama Series: Succession
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Succession
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Succession
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya, Euphoria
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeremy Strong, Succession
  • Limited Series: Watchmen
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
  • Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
  • Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Unorthodox
  • Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series: Watchmen
  • Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
  • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, Watchmen
  • Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
  • Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
  • Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Outstanding Television Movie: Bad Education

Books & Authors

BooksName of Author/Released by
A bouquet of flowersDr. Krishna Saksena

(Launched by Rajnath Singh)

A Promised Land (book will be released in 25 languages)Barack Obama

(Published by Penguin Random House)

AZADI: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction Arundhati Roy

(Published by Penguin Books Limited)

Breaking The Cocoon @ 40 Radha Nair
Fauja Singh Keeps GoingBaljinder Kaur
Invertonomics Goonmeet Singh Chauhan

(published by Harper Collins, India)

Kitchens of Gratitude Vikas Khanna

(Published by Penguin Random House India)

Let Us Dream Pope Francis and his biographer Austen Ivereigh
My Life In Design Gauri Khan
My Story in My Own Words, Nothing To LoseManbeena Sandhu

(published by Harper Collins, India)

Sach Kahun TohNeena Gupta

(Published under Penguin ‘Ebury Press’ imprint)

The Big Thoughts of Little Luv (story of the twins Luv and Kusha) Karan Johar
The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind Ramachandra Guha

(co-published by HarperCollins, India and William Collins, UK)

The End of an Era; India Exits Tibet Claude Arpi
The House of Jaipur: The Inside Story of India’s Most Glamorous Royal FamilyJohn Zubrzycki
The One and Only Sparkella’ (Feiwel & Friends)Channing Tatum
The Very, Extremely, Most Naughty Asura Tales for KidsAnand Neelakantan
Voices of DissentRomila Thapar

(Published by Penguin Random House India and Seagull Books)

“The Little Book of Green Nudges”Launched by the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

Sports

  • Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix to secure the 89th victory of career.
  • Pierre Gasly (Scuderia AlphaTauri, France) wins Formula One (F1)Italian Grand Prix 2020
  • Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Belgian Grand Prix 2020
  • Pierre Gasly wins F1 Italian Grand Prix 2020
  • Police Officer Poonam Khatri crowned Wushu World Champion
  • India’s P Iniyan wins World Open Online Chess Tournament
  • Japan’s Naomi Osaka wins US Open Tennis Tournament
  • Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Tuscan Grand Prix 2020
  • Dominic Thiem wins US Open Men’s Tennis Tournament 2020
  • Valtteri Bottas wins Russian Grand Prix 2020
  • Colonel Dr. Girija Mungali named in AFC task-force
  • Former cricketer Ash Barty wins Golf Club Championship.
  • Fed Cup renamed as Billie Jean King Cup to honour the legendary player.
  • Gurpreet(Indian football team goalkeeper), Sanju (Indian footballer)declared winners of the AIFF Player of the Year Awards.
  • Valtteri Bottas wins the Russian Russian Grand Prix.
  • Sumit Nagal becomes 1st Indian to win a grand slam singles main draw match in 7 years.
  • A parachutist Raphael Domjan has completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft.
  • England cricketer Ian Bell announces retirement will retire from all forms of cricket.
  • Thomas and Uber Cup Finals postponed to 2021 by BWF.

2020 Italian Open title Winners List:

CategoryName of the Sportsperson
Men’s SingleNovak Djokovic
Women’s SingleSimona Halep
Men’s DoubleMarcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos
Women’s DoubleHsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova

 

US Open 2020 winners list

140th edition of tennis’s US Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament was held o 31st August to 13th September 2020, at the New YorkCity, US.

EventsWinner/ ChampionRunners Up
Men’s SinglesDominic Thiem (Austria)Alexander Zverev (Germany)
Women’s SinglesNaomi Osaka (Japan)Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
Men’s DoublesMate Pavic (Croasia)&

Bruno Soares(Brazil)

Wesley Koolhof(Netherland)&

Nikola Mektic (Croasia)

Women’s DoublesLaura Siegemund (Germany)&

Vera Zvonareva(Russia)

Nicole Melichar(United States) &XuYifan(China)
Wheelchair Men’s SinglesShingo Kunieda (Japan)Alfie Hewett (United Kingdom)
Wheelchair Women’s SinglesDiede de Groot (Netherlands)YuiKamiji(Japan)
Wheelchair Men’s DoublesAlfie Hewett (United Kingdom)Gordon Reid(United Kingdom)StephaneHoudet (France)Nicolas Peifer (France)
Wheelchair Women’s DoublesYuiKamiji (Japan)JordanneWhiley(United Kingdom)Marjolein Buis (Netherlands )Diede de Groot (Netherlands )
Wheelchair Quad SinglesSam Schroder(Netherlands)Dylan Alcott(Austria)
Wheelchair Quad Doubles Dylan Alcott  (Australia)Andy Lapthorne(United Kingdom) Sam Schroder (Netherlands)David Wagner(United States)

Summits & Conferences

  • The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) to host the first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021.
  • 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35)was held in virtual format due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit on 2nd October 2020.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayogwill organize a summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020′ from 5th-9th October 2020.
  • UN and UK to co-host Global Climate Summit 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021. The Conference was held under the Chair of the Host Country,
  • Bangladesh will host the 36th Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific in 2022
  • Prahlad Singh Patel virtually attends the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meet was held under the chairpersonship of the Russian Federation.
  • Saudi Arabia chairs G20 Education Ministers Meeting.
  • V Muraleedharan participates in the 27th ASEAN regional forum.
  • International Solar Alliance (ISA) hosts the World Solar Technology Summit.
  • India and the United States held a bilateral 2+2 Inter-sessional meeting in virtual mode.
  • External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Shri Jaishankar, chaired the customary meeting of IBSA Foreign Ministers through video conferencing.
  • M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 4th Global Ayurveda Summit virtually.
  • 3 member committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar to review the effective utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.

Agreements &MoUs

Countries / OrganizationPurpose
Ministry of Defence (MoD) with BEML, TPCL & L&TFor supply of six Pinaka Regiments to the Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army.
Infosys with Kaleidoscope Innovation firmFor product design.
Andhra Pradesh and Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (LEAF)To expand the scope of food processing in the State.
WhatsApp with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF)To create awareness of cyber safety among students.
India & JapanFor Reciprocal Provision of Supplies & Services
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and LinkedInTo provide access to free learning resources for digital skills
NITI Aayog & Embassy of the NetherlandsStatement of Intent
Asian Development Bank (ADB)& Suguna Foods Private LimitedTo help the company build inventory buffers and make timely payments to contract farmers and suppliers
TikTok with OracleTechnology partner for its US operations
Rajasthan Govt with SIDBITo develop its MSME ecosystem
SBI General Insurance inks corporate agency agreement with YES BankWill distribute the general insurer’s retail products to its customers.
Titan Company with the SBITo launch India’s first contactless payment watches named “Titan Pay”.
India & DenmarkOn Intellectual Property
Google Pay with VisaFor card-based payments with tokenization
ITBP with Uttarakhand govtTo promote adventure tourism
Ministry of AYUSH partners with Ministry WCDTo  control Malnutrition
Volvo Car India with HDFC BankTo launch Volvo Car Financial Services
HCL & Google CloudFor HCL’s Actian portfolio

Science & Technology

  • IIT Delhi launches ‘‘Chakr DeCoV’’ to decontaminate N95 masks
  • World’s Largest Solar Tree has been developed by the CSIR-CMERI in Durgapur, West Bengal. Its annual capacity to generate 12,000-14,000 units of Clean and Green Power while its installed capacity is above 11.5 kWp.
  • IIT-Bombay students launch AI-based scanning app “AIR Scanner”
  • Vodafone Idea rebrands itself as ‘Vi’
  • Jammu & Kashmir Government launched the online portal, Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW)for Administrative Service Officers (JKAS) for bringing more transparency.
  • Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry have launched a toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline “KIRAN”.The helpline number is 1800-500-0019 will provide relief and support to persons with mental illness.
  • DRDO successfully tests a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), which is scramjet technology for hypersonic missiles with the ability to travel at six times the speed of sound.
  • DRDO successfully test-fires ABHYAS from Balasore in
  • IIT Madras develops a “MOUSHIK” microprocessor for the Internet of things (IoT) devices.
  • BrahMos surface-to-surface Missile featuring Indigenous Booster successfully flight tested from ITR, Balasore in
  • India launches first-ever direct cargo ferry with the Maldives

Ranking and Index of September 2020

IndexIndia’s RankTopReleased By
Global Economic Freedom Index 2020105th Hong Kong and SingaporeCanada’s Fraser Institute
World Bank’s Human Capital Index116thWorld Bank
World Risk Report 2020 89th Spot  Qatar

(lowest risk)

United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security & calculated by the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict
Global Innovation Index 202048th  SwitzerlandWorld Intellectual Property Organization
Global Smart City IndexHyderabad (85), New Delhi (86), Mumbai (93), Bangalore (95) SingaporeThe Institute for Management Development

 

Apps,Portals,Scheme, Programme& Campaign

  • Union Minister of Education launches mobile app “English Pro”.
  • Punjab government rolls out ‘I Rakhwali’ App to ensure greenery and to protect the environment.
  • Haryana CM launches Educational WhatsAppChatbot  “Apka Mitra” for UnderGraduate (UG)
  • Karnataka CM inaugurates flyover in Bengaluru named after Veer Savarkar.
  • Bank of India (BOI) has launched an international contactless debit card, “Signature Visa Debit Card” for high net worth individuals who are maintaining an average quarterly balance of Rs 10 lakhs and above.
  • PM Modi inaugurates Patrika Gate in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • PM Modi to launch “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana”.
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana’ scheme to provide nutritious food to pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children.
  • Andhra Pradesh CM flags off south India’s first Kisan rail from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh to Adarsh Nagar Railway Station in
  • Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviyahas launched a dispute redressal mechanism named “SAROD-Ports” (Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes-Ports) to facilitate affordable and timely resolution of disputes for the maritime sector.
  • Hubballi railway station to be renamed after Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji.
  • Meghalaya launched India’s largest “Piggery Mission” to reduce the annual import of Pork worth Rs 150 Crore and make Meghalaya self-sufficient (“Aatma Nirbhar”) in pork production over the next 3 years.
  • Indian Navy and Russian Navy has commenced the 11th edition of a biennial bilateral maritime exercise “INDRA NAVY”.
  • Union Cabinet approves the “Mission Karmayogi” National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future.
  • Madhya Pradesh government launches ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’
  • PM Modi addresses the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event in MP to delivered pucca houses.
  • Odisha’s government launches the ‘GARIMA’ scheme for sanitation workers to ensure the economic safety and social dignity of core sanitation workers in the state.
  • Maharashtra Govt launches ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
  • Karnataka Govt launches the “Arthika Spandana” loan disbursal programme.
  • ICICI Home Finance launched the “Apna Ghar Dreamz” Home Loan Scheme.
  • Gujarat government launches “Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana(MMUY)” to provide interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state.
  • PM Modi launches the “Ghar Tak Fibre” scheme in Bihar.
  • PM Modi launched “Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols”.
  • Assam Govt launched “Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni Yojana” for Light Motor Vehicle Service would be launched in all the villages of the state to improve rural connectivity and generate employment in the villages.
  • Rajasthan CM approves “Moksha Kalash Yojana-2020” to allow free bus travel to two members of the family of the deceased to immerse ashes of their loved ones in the Ganga in Haridwar.
  • Uttar Pradesh Govt launches a unified portal ‘U-Rise’ for students to provide them with practical and technical knowledge.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches ICMR’s vaccine web portal.

Obituaries

Person NameAssociated Field
 AbhilashSongwriter
Amitabha GhoshFormer Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI)
Ang Rita Sherpa (snow leopard)The first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times
Ashalata WabgaonkarMarathi actress
Bibhuranjan ChoudhuryAssam musician, singer, lyricist, and actor
David CapelFormer England cricket all-rounder
Dean JonesFormer Australia cricketer (a part of IPL official broadcaster’s commentary panel)
Dr. G S AmurCritic and versatile writer
Dr. Mahesh Kumar DwivedyFormer DIG of BSF
Dr. Sivaramakrishna Iyer PadmavatiCardiologist (‘Godmother of cardiology’)
Dr. Govind SwarupFather of India’s Radio Astronomy
Isher Judge AhluwaliaEconomist
Jaswant SinghFormer Union minister
Jaya Prakash ReddyTelugu actor
Jiri Menzel CzechFilm Director
John TurnerFormer Canadian Prime Minister
Kapila VatsyayanScholar, author, and connoisseur of the arts
Kesavananda BharatiThe petitioner in landmark SC judgment
R J ShahaneyAshok Leyland’s Chairman
Raghuvansh Prasad SinghFormer Union Minister for Rural Development
Sadashiv Raoji PatilFormer Indian Cricket player
SP BalasubrahmanyamPlayback singer
Suresh AngadiMinister of State for Railways
Swami AgniveshSocial activist (In 1981, he founded the organisation Bandhua Mukti Morcha (BMM))
Syeda Anwara TaimurAssam’s only woman CM

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