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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

‘NSCN – Khaplang’ signs Ceasefire Agreement with Central governmentNIA wanted Niki Sumi-led NSCN-K signs 1-year ceasefire with CentreOn 8th September 2021, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K), a militant group led by Niki Sumi, signed the new ceasefire agreement with the Indian government in New Delhi. NSCN-K accepted to adhere to all the existing ceasefire agreement for a period of 1-year till 8th September 2022.

  • The ceasefire agreement is a great step in Naga peace process, thereby making Insurgency-free Nagaland.

Background of Extremist Groups & Political issues in Nagaland:
Demand – Establishing ‘Greater Nagalim’ – a sovereign state that houses all Nagas, and official recognition of Naga National Flag & Naga Yezabo (Constitution).

  • The proposed Greater Nagalim includes parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam and Myanmar.

About Nagaland:
Nagaland attained statehood in December 1963
Mount Saramati is the highest peak in Nagaland
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Cabinet Approvals on September 8, 2021Cabinet Approvals on September 8, 2021In September 8, 2021, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the following proposals which were briefed by Union ministers Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, Ministry of Textiles and Anurag Singh Thakur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS).
i.Cabinet approves Rs 10,683 crore PLI scheme for textiles sector
ii.Cabinet increases Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23
iii.Cabinet approves procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for IAF to replace Avro Aircraft
iv.Cabinet approves agreement between India and Portugal for recruitment of Indian citizens
v.Cabinet approves MoU between India’s ICAI and Azerbaijan’s CAAR
vi.Cabinet approves between Russia and India for cooperation in field of geosciences
About Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI):
It is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India.
President– CA. Nihar N Jambusaria
Headquarter– New Delhi
About Russia:
Capital– Moscow
Currency– Russian ruble
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Govt  constitutes a Committee to frame New Law for Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical devicesGovernment constitutes panel to frame new law for drugs, cosmetics, medical devicesThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) has constituted an 8 member panel to frame new laws for drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. It is chaired by V. G Somani, Drugs Controller General of India(DCGI).
Order Titled-  ‘Constitution of Committee for Framing of New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Act’.
The members-
Rajiv Wadhawan (director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Dr. S.E. Reddy (member) A.K. Pradhan (joint drug controller), drugs controllers of Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and IAS officer NL Meena. The committee is allowed to co-opt members if it requires.
Highlights

  • The import, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs , cosmetics and medical devices is being regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. It was amended in 2008.
  • The committee will re-examine the current act and submit a draft document for a de-novo Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Bill by November 30, 2021.
  • It will involve other stakeholders such as manufacturers, scientists, doctors and patient groups would have been beneficial.

Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) heads the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).
i.CDSCO is the central drug authority in India. It is a national level regulatory body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
ii.The body is responsible for approving licenses for certain categories of drugs.
Headquartered-New Delhi, Delhi
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IIT Bombay signs MoU with IIA to extend collaboration on “GROWTH – India Telescope” for 5-yearsIndian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) for handling operations of GROWTH - India TelescopeIn August 2021, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay virtually signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), for extending the research collaboration on “GROWTH – India Telescope”, for a period of 5-years.
i.In 2018, IIA & IIT Bombay jointly set-up the ‘GROWTH-India Telescope’, which is India’s 1st fully-robotic Optical Telescope.
About IIT Bombay:
Director – Subhasis Chaudhuri
Established in 1958 with technical expertise from USSR
Location – Mumbai, Maharashtra
About Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA):
Director – Annapurni Subramaniam
Location – Bangalore, Karnataka
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President Ram Nath Kovind presents President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa in Goa’s DabolimPrez Kovind presents President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa in Goa’s DabolimThe President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Force, Ram Nath Kovind presented the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa, Dabolim, Goa. The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation which is given in recognition to exceptional services for the nation during the time of peace and war.
Highlights
i.A ceremonial parade with a 150-man guard of honour was presented to the President during the event.
ii.A special day cover and Book titled- ” Fly Navy, Fly” was released by the President and  Chief Post Master General, Maharashtra and Goa .It narrates about the transformation journey of Indian Naval Aviation.
iii.In 27 May, 1951, the Indian Navy received the first President’s Colour by the President Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It was the first armed force to receive this award. Subsequent recipients of the President’s Colour in the Navy include Southern Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Western Naval Command, Eastern Fleet, Western Fleet, Submarine Arm, INS Shivaji and the Indian Naval Academy.
About the Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.
Founded- 26 January 1950
Commander-in- Chief– President Ram Nath Kovind
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MeitY Launched PMGDISHA Drive for 100% Digital Literacy in Digital VillagesPMGDISHA campaign for 100 percent digital literacy in Digital Villages launchedRajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY) launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) Drive under the PMGDISHA Scheme and announced a PMGDISHA Campaign for 100% digital literacy in digital villages under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.

  • The launch event was organised by Common Services Centers (CSC) e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) under MeitY.

PMGDISHA Scheme:
PMGDISHA Scheme is a flagship Digital Literacy Programme introduced by the Government of India as a part of the Digital India programme in 2017.
Aims:
To make 6 crore people in rural areas, across the States and Union territories(UT), digitally literate, reaching more than 40% of rural households by covering one person from every eligible household by March 2020.

  • The scheme will be implemented by the CSC SPV under the overall supervision of MeitY in collaboration with state governments and UT Administrations.

PMGDISHA drive:
i.Under this PMGDISHA drive, a 3-day certification drive for rural citizens especially women and disadvantaged communities will be organised from September 8th to 10th.
ii.A certification drive for the PMGDISHA scheme will be conducted from September 11th to 13th September.
About Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY):
Union Minister– Ashwini Vaishnaw (Rajya Sabha- Odisha)
Minister of State– Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Rajya Sabha- Karnataka)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria attended PACS 2021 in Hawaii

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria(RKS Bhadauria) attended the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium(PACS) 2021 held at joint base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii from 30th August to 2nd September 2021.
The theme of PACS 2021 is “Enduring Cooperation Towards Regional Stability”. 

  • PACS 2021 bought together Air Chief from Indo-Pacific countries (including the United States of America(USA) and 11 other countries) to discuss topics ranging from regional security, air domain awareness to cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

BANKING & FINANCE

South Indian Bank launches ‘SIB – OneCard Credit Card’ in partnership with OneCardwith fintech companyAfter SBM Bank-India (State Bank of Mauritius), now South Indian Bank (SIB) has collaborated with Pune (Maharashtra)-based OneCard to launch an app based ‘SIB – OneCard Credit Card’.

  • It is an internationally valid premium metal card on the Visa Signature platform which can be managed through OneCard App.
  • This collaboration is on the lines of SIB’s vision of digital transformation and to cater India’s young population.

Key Features of Card:
i.It has Lifetime validity with zero joining and annual fees along with lowest forex (foreign transaction) fee in the market at just 1%.
ii.The signing process is fully digital.
iii.There is instant virtual card issuance, instant issuance of reward points and easy redemption within the app, etc.
iv.It has NFC (Near Field Communication) facility and also offers contactless easy management of EMIs (Equated Monthly Installment) through app.
Points to be noted:
i.Recently, SBM-India has partnered with OneCard to launch a mobile-based credit card namely ‘mobile-first’ which will be offered through an app.
ii.OneCard has been launched by FPL Technologies – a fintech start-up which aims to digitally revolutionise credit and payments.

  • OneCard’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Anurag Sinha.

iii.SIB is the first private sector bank in India to open a Currency Chest on behalf of the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) in April 1992.

  • It is also the first private sector bank to open a NRI (Non Resident Indian) branch in November 1992 and to start an Industrial Finance Branch in March 1993.

About South Indian Bank (SIB):
Managing Director & CEO – Murali Ramakrishnan
Headquarter– Thrissur, Kerala
Tagline– Experience Next Generation Banking
Online Assistant– Sona

Bank of Baroda Launched ‘Bob World’ a Digital Banking PlatformBank of Baroda(BoB), owned by the government of India has launched a digital banking platform Bob World to offer all banking services on a single platform.
bob World, the revamped Mobile Banking application of BOB, was previously known as M-Connect Plus.
With Bob World, the bank aims to provide an all-inclusive and uninterrupted virtual banking experience with all digital banking services under one platform.
Features of Bob world:
i.More than 220 services, which will cover around 90% of all retail banking services, will be offered through the bob world application.
ii.Bob world will also enable digital account opening with instant virtual debit card issuance, online loan applications with instantaneous disbursal for selected loan products.
BoB Tops Scorecard issued by MeitY:
i.BoB has topped the digital scorecard issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for the months of February and March 2021 with a total of 86% marks.
ii.The scorecard ranks 44 banks on various parameters of the digital business.
About Bank of Baroda(BoB):
MD & CEO– Sanjiv Chadha
Tagline– India’s International Bank
Headquarters– Vadodara, Gujarat
Founded on 20th July 1908
Nationalised on 19th July 1969

Karnataka Bank with Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd Launches ‘WisePOSGo’ for MSME customers Karnataka Bank launchesKarnataka Bank, collaborating with Mswipe Technologies Private Limited, has launched ‘WisePOSGo’. It’s a Point of Sale(PoS) device that helps in processing of business payments and cashless transactions for merchants of the bank. This is in line with Digital Bank of Future’
Features of ‘WisePOSGo’-
i.The device is equipped with an all-in-one swiping feature. It has the features of contact less payments mobile phone, QR code, pay by link, magstripe and barcode scanner.
ii.It will support 4G, Wifi, Bluetooth and micro-USBs. Calling facility is also available.
iii.The device is designed specifically for bank’s MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) customers.
iv.By integrating payments with business applications in one single device, small business establishments will be benefitted. The cashless payments will also be promoted.
About Karnataka Bank
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer-Mahabaleshwara MS
Headquarters – Mangalore, Karnataka
About Mswipe Technologies Pvt Ltd
Chief Executive Officer-Ketan Patel
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

RBI removes UCO Bank out of PCA RestrictionsRBI removes PCA restrictionsThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) delisted UCO Bank, a Public Sector Bank, from its Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework, as the bank’s earning in the last 1-year till 31st March 2021 has satisfied the necessary conditions for its removal.

  • Currently, the PCA framework monitors only 2 banks – Indian Overseas Bank & Central Bank of India.
  • UCO Bank came out of the PCA restrictions after more than four years. The RBI had initiated prompt corrective action in May 2017 in view of high non-performing assets and negative return on assets.

i.In 2021, UCO Bank witnessed a net Non-Performing Asset (NPA) ratio of 3.94%, which is 151 basis points (bps) lower than its previous position.
ii.Though UCO Bank has been removed from PCA, it will be still under the close monitoring of RBI, and the bank has agreed to comply with RBI’s Minimum Regulatory Capital, Net NPA and Leverage ratio.
About PCA:
i.PCA framework was introduced by RBI in 2002, as an early-intervention mechanism to save banks from closure due to undercapitalisation.
ii.Later in 2017, the RBI revised its PCA Framework, that specifically deals with the problem of NPA

  • NPA – Non-Performing Assets are bank loans, whose principal or interest payment remains unattended/overdue for a period of 90 days.

iii.Narasimham Committee (1998) on structural reforms, recommended merger of banks to solve the problem of NPA.
About UCO Bank:
UCO Bank, formerly United Commercial Bank was established in 1943
MD & CEO – Atul Kumar Goel
Tagline – Honours Your Trust
Headquarters – Kolkata, West Bengal

Lendingkart partners with SBM Bank India to offer Overdraft facility to MSMEsSBM Bank India partners fintech startup LendingkartOn 9th September 2021, Fintech start-up ‘Lendingkart’ partnered with SBM Bank India to offer customised overdraft facilities to over 1 lakh MSME customers through the Lendingkart platform.
Overdraft facility:
i.At present, collateral like property, fixed deposits need to be furnished for availing overdraft facilities.
ii.This proposed unique overdraft facility will offer special features like – on-demand disbursement, zero physical paperwork, through digital modes. This reduces the collateral need for an MSME to avail overdraft on loans.
About Lendingkart:
Lendingkart is a fin-tech startup established in 2014, that is specialised in Capital sector lending
Founder & MD – Harshvardhan Lunia
Headoffice – Bangalore, Karnataka
About SBM Bank (India): 
MD & CEO – Sidharth Rath
Establishment – 1994
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

ICRISAT, a Agri Research Organisation Receives Africa Food Prize 2021Hyderabad-based ICRISAT wins Africa Food Prize 20212021 Africa Food Prize was issued to a Hyderabad based Agri research organisation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for improving food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
i.Tropical Legumes Project was carried out by ICRISAT along with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to develop and deliver the 266 improved legume varieties.
ii.This was almost half a million tonnes of seed for a range of legume crops, including cowpeas, pigeon peas, chickpea, common bean, groundnut, and soybean.
iii.25 million smallholder farmers had been benefitted with these new varieties to become more resilient to climate change, as well as pest and disease outbreaks.
iv.The project has been implemented in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
About International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Headquarters – Hyderabad,Telangana
Director General – Dr Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Piyush Goyal appointed as India’s Sherpa for G20; G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting 2021 held in Rome, ItalyPiyush Goyal appointed as India’s Sherpa for G20i.On September 7, 2021, Union Minister Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, Ministry of Commerce and Industry was appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 (Group of Twenty) by replacing former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.
ii.India will be part of the G20 Troika (preceding, current, and incoming G20 Presidencies) from December 1, 2021 till November 30, 2024.
iii.On September 5-6, 2021, the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting 2021 was held under the Italian Presidency in Rome, Lazio (Italy). It was chaired by Roberto Speranza, Italian Minister of Health.
iv.During the meeting, the G20 Health Ministers, including India, have pledged to improve future health security, increase vaccine confidence and tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) while adopting the Health Declaration.
About Group of Twenty (G20):
The 2021 G20 is under the Italian Presidency. It is focusing on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, and Prosperity.
Establishment– 1999
Members– 20 (19 countries + European Union)
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CAG of India GC Murmu Elected as Chairman of ASOSAICAG GC Murmu gets elected asThe Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Girish Chandra(GC) Murmu has been elected as the chairman of the assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for a period of three years from 2024 – 2027. He was elected by the 56th governing board of ASOSAI and approved by the 15th assembly of ASOSAI.
India will host the 16th ASOSAI assembly meeting in 2024.
Roles & Functions of GC Murmu:

  • GC Murmu will preside as the chairman and work as Chief Executive of ASOSAI and represent ASOSAI in its business with global organizations.

Roles & Functions of India:

  • During the 3 year term as Chair, India will Focus on the areas of environmental audit and sustainable technologies auditing.
  • As India is signatory to the environmental accounting efforts of the United Nations therefore Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) India will also promote environment assessment practices.
  • SAI India will seek the active participation of members to create processes and structures within ASOSAI to address the challenges faced by SAIs in the region in dealing with big data, with an aim to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaborative remote access data audits.

About  Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI)
It is the regional group of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
Objective-To promote understanding and cooperation among member institutions through the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of public audit.The assembly consists of all members of the organisation and meets once in three years.
Members- 47
Founded –1979

Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya resignsUttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya resigns

Baby Rani Maurya, 64, Governor of Uttarakhand hand over her resignation to our president President Ram Nath Kovind.She successfully completed her three-year tenure which will be end in 2023. Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army was named as new Governor of Uttarakhand.

  • Baby Rani Maurya was appointed as governor of Uttarakhand in the year 2018.She succeeded Krishan Kant Paul.
  • She belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • She was the first woman mayor of Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

Satyajit Tripathy Appointed as the CMD of the UIIC LtdUnited India Insurance CompanyThe Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Satyajit Tripathy, as the new Chairman cum Managing Director(CMD) of the United India Insurance Company Limited (UIIC Ltd).  He succeeds Girish Radhakrishanan, CMD of UIIC ltd who retired in June 2021.

  • He will hold the post of CMD from the date of assumption of office to the date of his superannuation (29th February 2024) or until further orders.
  • He took charge as the CMD of UIIC Ltd on 5th September 2021.
  • Prior to his appointment, he served as the General Manager and Director of New India Assurance Company Limited (NIACL).

About Satyajit Tripathy:
i.Satyajit Tripathy started his career with General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) as an agriculture specialist in 1988.
ii.He has also served as the Deputy General Manager and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of GIC Re.
AG Thankappan Appointed as Chairman of Spices Board India:
ACC has approved the appointment of AG Thankappan as the new Chairman of Spices Board India. He will hold the post for a period of 3 years with effect from the date of assumption of charge, or on a co-terminus basis with the tenure of the Board, or until further orders.

  • Spices Board India is a regulatory and export promotion agency of Indian spices under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Spices Board was constituted on 26th February 1987 under the Spices Board Act 1986 with the merger of the erstwhile Cardamom Board (1968) and Spices Export Promotion Council (1960).

Headquarters– Kochi, Kerala
About United India Insurance Company Limited (UIIC Ltd):
CMD– Satyajit Tripathy
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Incorporated on 18th February 1938
Nationalised in 1972

Cyrus Poncha Elected as VP of the Asian Squash FederationCyrus Poncha elected VP of Asian Squash FederationDronacharya awardee and India’s National Coach(Squash), Cyrus Poncha, the Secretary-general of Squash Rackets Federation of India(SRFI) was elected as the Vice President(VP) of the Asian Squash Federation(ASF) for a 4-year term. 

  • He was elected during the 41st ASF Annual General meeting which was held over a virtual platform.
  • Cyrus Poncha is the 3rd Indian after N Ramachandran, former World Squash President, and Debendranath Sarangi, President of SRFI, to be elected as the Vice President of ASF.

Additional info:
David Mui of Hong Kong was unanimously elected as the President of ASF for a 2nd term.
The other VPs of ASF apart from Cyrus Poncha are Fayez Abdullah S. Al-Mutairi from Kuwait and Tae-sook Heo from Korea.
About Cyrus Poncha:
i.Cyrus Poncha has been serving as the secretary-general of SRFI since 2019.
ii.He was honoured with the Dronacharya award, India’s highest honour for sports coaches in 2015.
iii.He has also won the ASF’s ‘Coach of the Year’ award in 2004, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

OBITUARY

Former French Footballer Jean-Pierre Adams Passed Away

Former French footballer(defender) Jean-Pierre Adams who has been in a coma for the past 39 years has passed away in Nîmes, France. He was born in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.

  • He played 22 games for France between 1972 and 1976 and later joined the Paris Saint Germain(PSG).
  • He has made more than 140 appearances for Nice, 84 appearances for Nimes.
  • He has also been a player-coach for Mulhouse then FC Chalon-sur-Saone.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Indian Actress Tamannaah Bhatia Launched Her Book Titled “Back to the Roots”; Co-authored with Luke Coutinho

Indian Actress Tamannaah Bhatia coauthored a book on Indian wellness, titled “Back to the Roots: Celebrating Indian Wisdom and Wellness” with Celebrity lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho. The book is published under the imprint ebury Press, under the Penguin Random House.
About the book:
i.The book was written based on intensive research which reveals India’s ancient secrets of health and wellness.
ii.The book offers the rationale behind various traditional Indian practices which promote long-term wellness.
About Authors:
Luke Coutinho:
i.Luke Coutinho the co-founder of GOQii, a digital healthcare platform, is a renowned holistic lifestyle coach and award-winning holistic nutritionist.
ii.He is an adviser and the head of integrative lifestyle and nutrition at Pure Nutrition
Other Books:

  • ‘Great Indian Diet’ and ‘the Magic Immunity Pill – Lifestyle’ coauthored with Shilpa Shetty.
  • ‘The Dry Fasting Miracle – from Deprive to Thrive’ coauthored with Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi
  • ‘The Magic Weight-loss Pill: 62 Lifestyle Changes’ coauthored with Anushka Shetty
  • ‘Circadian Rhythm: A New Way Of Living’

Tamannaah Bhatia:
Tamannah Bhatia from Mumbai, Maharashtra is an Indian actress who appears in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day to Protect Education from Attack 2021 – September 9International Day to Protect Education from Attack 2021The United Nations (UN)’s International Day to Protect Education from Attack is annually observed across the globe on September 9th to create awareness about the importance of preserving education and protecting it against attacks.
The day also aims to create awareness about the difficulties faced by millions of children living in countries affected by military conflicts.

  • 9th September 2021 marks the observance of the 2nd International Day to Protect Education from Attack. 

Background:
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted a resolution A/RES/74/275 on 28th May 2020 and proclaimed the 9th September of every year as the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.
ii.The first-ever International Day to Protect Education from Attack was observed on 9th September 2020. 
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Himalaya Diwas 2021 – September 9 Himalaya DiwasHimalaya Diwas, also known as the Himalayan day is annually observed across India especially in Uttarakhand on September 9th to create awareness about the importance and significance of the Himalayas. The day also celebrates the unique biodiversity of the Himalayas.
Background:
i.In 2014, then Chief Minister(CM) of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat proclaimed that the 9th September of every year will be observed as Himalaya Diwas to create awareness about the conservation of the Himalayan ecosystem.
ii.He also announced that the day will be celebrated by the Government of Uttarakhand.
iii.The observance of the Himalaya Diwas was proposed by Ajay Bhatt, senior BJP leader and then leader of the opposition.
iv.The first Himalaya Diwas was celebrated on 9th September 2015. 
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S.no Current Affairs 10 September 2021
1 ‘NSCN – Khaplang’ signs Ceasefire Agreement with Central government
2 Cabinet Approvals on September 8, 2021
3 Govt  constitutes a Committee to frame New Law for Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical devices
4 IIT Bombay signs MoU with IIA to extend collaboration on “GROWTH – India Telescope” for 5-years
5 President Ram Nath Kovind presents President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa in Goa’s Dabolim
6 PMGDISHA campaign for 100 percent digital literacy in Digital Villages launched
7 IAF chief attends three day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 in Hawaii
8 South Indian Bank launches ‘SIB – OneCard Credit Card’ in partnership with OneCard
9 Bank of Baroda Launched ‘Bob World’ a Digital Banking Platform
10 Karnataka Bank Launches  ‘WisePOSGo’ PoS Device for MSME customers
11 RBI removes PCA restrictions on UCO Bank
12 SBM Bank India partners fintech startup Lendingkart
13 Hyderabad-based ICRISAT wins Africa Food Prize 2021
14 Piyush Goyal appointed as India’s Sherpa for G20; G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting 2021 held in Rome, Italy
15 Indian CAG GC Murmu Elected as the Chairman of ASOSAI
16 Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya resigns
17 Satyajit Tripathy Appointed as the CMD of the UIIC Ltd
18 Cyrus Poncha Elected as VP of the Asian Squash Federation
19 Former French Footballer Jean-Pierre Adams Passed Away
20 Tamannaah Bhatia launches book on Indian wellness ‘Back to the Roots’
21 International Day to Protect Education from Attack 2021 – September 9
22 Himalaya Diwas 2021 – September 9