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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

AYUSH Ministry Signed MoU with Herbal Industry Bodies to promote Medicinal Plants cultivation; e-marathon to start on Sept 28, 2020AYUSH Ministry inks MoU with Industry Bodies

On September 24, 2020, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Herbal Industry bodies during a virtual ceremony in the presence of Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary AYUSH with emphasis on raising immunity to fight coronavirus infection.
Objective :- The sale of immunity-boosting plants and herbs has increased such as tulsi, giloy, ashwagandha etc. Now to keep the sustainable supply of quality medicinal raw material to AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Nutraceutical and Herbal industry joined hands to promote medicinal plant cultivation.
i.The industry bodies with which MoU was inked include ADMA (Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturer’s Association), Mumbai (Maharashtra); AMAM (Association for Manufactures of Ayurvedic Medicines), New Delhi; AMMOI (Ayurvedic Medicines Manufacturers Organization of India), Thrissur (Kerala); AHNMI (Association for Herbal and Nutraceutical Manufacturers of India), Mumbai; FICCI (Federation of Indian Industries), New Delhi and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), New Delhi.
ii.Ministry of AYUSH also joined hands with Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Rajagiri Business School, Kochi (Kerala) to organise a novel e-marathon from 28th September 2020 to 10th October 2020 (15 days), as a part of the Ministry’s three-month campaign called “Ayush for Immunity”. The theme of the e-marathon is “Recharge Mental Health: During and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic”.
About Ministry of AYUSH:
Founded– 2014
Minister of State (MoS)– Shripad Yesso Naik
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India, Australia conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the East Indian Ocean regionIndia, Australia conduct two day Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the East Indian Ocean region

i.On September 23-24, 2020, Indian Navy conducted a two-day long Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the East Indian Ocean Region (IOR) where Indian side was represented by stealth frigate INS (Indian Naval Ship) Sahyadri and missile corvette INS Karmuk Australian side included HMAS Hobart along with Indian Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), and helicopters from both the nations. 
ii.This excercise was aimed at enhancing interoperability and to imbibe best practices from the other side. 
iii.It should be noted that India-Australia conducts maritime exercise “AUSINDEX” biennially to boost defence cooperation in the maritime domain.
About Australia:
Capital– Canberra
Currency– Australian dollar
Prime Minister– Scott John Morrison
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Indian Railways Extended its MoU with IIT Kanpur for Modernisation of its InfrastructureIndian Railways extends pact with IIT-Kanpur to facilitate research on railway modernisation

On 24th September 2020, Indian Railways extended the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur for modernisation of railway infrastructure.
The MoU was signed by Alka Arora Misra, principal executive director (T&MPP), Ministry of Railways and Prof AR Harish, Dean, R&D, IIT-Kanpur.
Key People:
Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman and CEO of Railway Board and Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur.
Features of MoU:
i.The MoU was extended to encourage collaborative research for the effective use of the scientific assets through the Centre for Railway Research (CRR) at IIT- Kanpur.
ii.This MoU will facilitate research in multiple areas which includes electrical locomotive, control and communication systems, traction installation, condition-based monitoring, train and track safety using signal processing, power and vehicle control electronics, driver interface systems, train level sensor networks and IoT, electrical safety, network control and staff training in related technical areas through the CRR.
Key Points:
The administrative unit of CRR in the department of electrical engineering in IIT Kanpur is working on the research domain of loco research and propulsion technologies, traction installation or OverHead Equipment (OHE) and associated electronics.

15th CII – Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held Virtually from New Delhi15th-CII-–-Exim-Bank-Conclave-on-India-Africa-Project-Partnership-held-from-sept-22-24

i.On September 22-24, 2020, the 15th CII-Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership was held virtually from New Delhi which was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EXIM (Export-Import) Bank with the support of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It was initiated in 2005.
ii.The focus areas identified for this edition were Agriculture, Power and Energy, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education & Skill Development among others amid COVID-19.
iii.The conclave was attended by Union Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA); Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Uday Kotak, President, Confederation of Indian Industry; David Rasquinha, Managing Director, Exim Bank of India, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry among others.
About South Africa:
Capitals– Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Currency– South African rand
President– Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
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One of the First Medical Devices Park to be Set up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Government-to-set-up-one-of-the-first-Medical-Devices-Park-in-Kerala

i.In 2019, Central government approved the setting up four medical device parks in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the lines of “Make in India” initiative and to provide world-class products at affordable prices for treatment. 
ii.In this regard, on September 24, 2020, Chief Minister (CM) of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan laid the foundation stone for one of the first medical devices parks in the country, “MedSpark” at Life Science Park, Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram.
iii.MedSpark is a joint initiative of Technical Research Centre for Biomedical Devices (TRC) at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, and the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (KSIDC), the industrial and investment promotion agency of the Government of Kerala.
About Kerala:
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
Capital– Thiruvananthapuram
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan
About Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST)
President– Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat
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PM Narendra Modi addresses Fit India Dialogue on First Anniversary of Fit India MovementPrime-Minister's-address-Fit-India-Dialogue-and-launched-Age-Appropriate-Fitness-Protocols-on-the-first-anniversary-of-Fit-India-Movement

On September 25, 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Fit India Dialogue on the First Anniversary of Fit India Movement through virtual mode. 
i.As part of the event, the Prime Minister interacted with Virat Kohli, Milind Soman, Rujuta Diwekar, Devendra Jhajharia, and Afshan Ashiq, who shared their life experiences and fitness Mantras. 
ii.Under the Fit India Movement, various events such as Fit India Freedom Run, Plog Run, Cyclothon, Fit India Week, Fit India School Certificate have been organized.
iii.The Fit India Movement was launched on 29th August, 2019 (National Sports Day).
PM launches ‘Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols’:
i.During the Fit India Dialogue, the Prime Minister launched ‘Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness protocols’.
ii.The Fitness protocols has been prepared with inputs from fitness enthusiasts for three age categories 5-18 years, 18-65 years, and 65 plus age category.
About Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:
Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) – Kiren Rijiju
Headquarters –  New Delhi    

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Provided 1.54 billion NR as Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Assistance in NepalIndia-releases-1-54-billion-Nepali-rupees-as-post-earthquake-reconstruction-assistance

i.The Nepal earthquake of 2015 also known as “Gorkha earthquake” had severely affected thousands of lives as well as the economy. At that time, India being the Nepal’s immediate neighbour, was the first to respond with Operation Maitri which provided rescue and relief by its armed forces and also announced a post-earthquake reconstruction package of US$ 1 billion (which comprises US$ 250 million grant and US$ 750 million concessional Line of Credit). 
ii.As a part of  fulfilling this post-earthquake reconstruction commitment, on 22nd September, 2020, Ms. Namgya Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission of Embassy of India, handed over cheques worth NPR (Nepalese Rupees) 1.54 billion (about INR 96 crore) to Mr. Sishir Kumar Dhungana, Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Nepal towards housing & school sector assistance.
About Nepal:
Capital– Kathmandu
Prime Minister– Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari
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India ranked 89th among 181 countries in World Risk Report 2020India-ranked-89th-among-181-countries-on-the-WRI-2020

According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has been ranked at the 89th spot among 181 Countries. The World Risk Index is a statistical model for the assessment of global risk of disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, droughts and sea-level rise. 
Countries with Lowest Risk Index: 
According to the Index, Qatar (0.31) had the lowest risk, followed by Malta (0.66) and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (0.81).
 

Rank Country  World Risk Index Category (Based on Risk)
89 India 6.62 Medium Risk 
1 Vanuatu 49.74 Very High Risk
2 Tonga 29.72 Very High Risk
181 Qatar 0.31 Very Low Risk
180 Malta 0.66 Very Low Risk

 


About United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security:
Director – Shen Xiaomeng
Location – Germany
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EAM S Jaishankar participates in Annual Informal Meeting of SAARC Council of MinistersInformal Meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers

On September 24, 2020 External Affairs Minister (EAM) Jaishankar participated in the Annual Informal Meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers. The Annual Meeting was chaired by Nepal and was held in virtual mode.
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, chaired the Informal Meeting, attended by External Affairs Ministers of all the Member States of SAARC.
About South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC):
Secretary General – Esala Ruwan Weerakoon
Headquarters – Kathmandu, Nepal
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EAM S Jaishankar participates in Special Ministerial Meeting of CICAEAM S Jaishankar participates in Special Ministerial Meeting of FMs of CICA

On September 24, 2020 External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar participated in the Special Virtual Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Conference on Interaction & Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
i.During the session, the member countries discussed the joint fight against COVID-19, International and Regional Situations and CICA cooperation in various fields.
ii.The Meeting saw the transfer of Chairmanship of CICA from Tajikistan to Kazakhstan, and the appointment of new executive director and exchange of views on future endeavours.
About Conference on Interaction & Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA):
Executive Director – Habibullo Mirzozoda
Secretariat – Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 
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BANKING & FINANCE

RBI Released “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023”RBI-releases-technology-vision-for-cyber-security-for-urban-co-op-banks

i.On September 24, 2020  Reserve Bank of India(RBI) released “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) – 2020-2023”
ii.It aims to enhance the cyber security in the Urban Co-operative banking sector against the growing Information Technology (IT) and cyber threat environment. 
iii.Based on the inputs from diverse stakeholders, the technology vision document was formalised.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
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Fino Payments Bank with Fintech Partners Introduced NFC-based Contactless Payments Solution for Mass TransportFino-Payments-Bank-launches-contactless-payments-for-mass-transport

i.On September 25, 2020 Fino Payments Bank Limited(Fino Payments Bank) in association with fintech partners has introduced Near Field Communication(NFC)-based contactless payments solution for mass transit systems, particularly for state bus transport services in India. 
ii.It was developed by Fino Payments Bank in partnership with fintech firms like City Cash.
About Fino Payments Bank Limited:
HeadOffice– Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Rishi Gupta
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Kerala Bags UNIATF Award 2020 for its Contribution Towards SDGs Related to Non-Communicable DiseasesKerala wins UN award on prevention, control of non-communicable diseases

i.On 24th September 2020, Kerala won the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF)UNIATF Award 2020 for its contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) related to the non-communicable diseases. 
ii.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the annual UNIATF Award for the year 2020 on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. 
iii.This is the first time for Kerala to be recognised by this annual UN Award.
About Kerala:
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
UNESCO Heritage sites– Silent Valley National Park, Karian Shola (part of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary), Eravikulam National Park, Achankovil Forest Division, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
About World Health Organisation (WHO):
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
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Shivangi Singh to become India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly RafaleVaranasi’s Shivangi Singh set to become India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale

i.Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly the Rafale combat aircraft that was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force(IAF) September 10, 2020. 
ii.She hails from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She is one of the 10 Indian women fighter pilots in IAF.
Note– Five Rafale Aircrafts were formally inducted into the IAF’s 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ on September 10, 2020 at a function held at Air Force Station, Ambala (Haryana).
About Indian Air Force(IAF):
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)– Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria,
Motto– Touch the sky with Glory
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Aakash Educational Service Ltd Appointed Yuvraj Singh as its Brand AmbassadorAakash Educational Services ropes in Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador (1)

i.On 24th September 2020, Aakash Educational Services Limited(AESL) appointed Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh as its brand ambassador to promote its brands including Aakash Institute, Aakash IIT-JEE, Akash Digital and Meritnation.
ii.As the brand ambassador of AESL, Yuvarj singh will lead the “Success is Waiting”, a multi-channel campaign of Aakash Digital.
About Aakash Educational Services Limited(AESL):
Chairman & MD (CMD)-J.C. Chaudhry
Director & CEO– Aakash Chaudhry
Headquarters– New Delhi
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Actor Aamir Khan becomes Brand Ambassador of CEATCEAT signs up Aamir Khan as brand ambassador

On September 25, 2020 CEAT Limited(CEAT), a tyre company of RPG Enterprises(Rama Prasad Goenka Group), signed Indian Actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for 2 years. As part of an integrated marketing campaign he will feature in 2 commercials during the on-going Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Dubai to promote CEAT’s SecuraDrive, a range of mass premium tyres.
Key Info
i.CEAT has been associated with cricket since 1995 with CEAT Cricket Ratings. 
ii.It has also been a partner of many cricketers including Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal, Subman Gill and Harmanpreet Kaur.
About Aamir Khan:
i.Apart from an actor, he is also a director, filmmaker and television talk-show host.
ii.He is the recipient of many awards including Padma Shri(2003), Padma Bhushan(2010)
iii.His films are known for dealing with social issues in Indian society.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches “Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal”Union-Minister-for-Agriculture-and-Farmers-Welfare-Shri-Narendra-Singh-Tomar-launches-“Centralized-Farm-Machinery-Performance-Testing-Portal”-in-the-Public-Domain

On September 24, 2020 Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar launched “Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal” (https://www.agrimachinery.nic.in/FMTTI/Management) in public domain. The Portal has been developed by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Ministry of Agriculture. 
i.It has been launched to improve services of farm machinery testing institutions and to bring transparency in the process of testing and evaluation of machines related to farming. 
About Ministry of Agriculture:
Union Minister –  Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of State (MoS) –  Parshottam Rupala, Kailash Choudhary
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IIT Madras Developed an Indigenous Microprocessor “MOUSHIK” For IoT DevicesIIT Madras Develops ‘MOUSHIK’ Microprocessor For IoT Devices

On 24th September 2020, Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras developed the indigenously made microprocessor “MOUSHIK”, a processor cum “system-on-chip” (SoC)for Internet of Things(IoT) devices. MOUSHIK will support the developing IoT devices which are the integral part of the Smart Cities of Digital India.
This project was funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Development:
i.MOUSHIK was conceptualized, designed and developed at the Pratap Subrahmanyam Centre for Digital Intelligence and Secure Hardware Architecture (PS-CDISHA) of the Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems Engineering(RISE) Group, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras.
ii.The foundry-specific backend design and fabrication of the processor was done at the Semi-Conductor Laboratory of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Chandigarh and the motherboard was manufactured at Bengaluru.
Application:
i.The processor can be used in smart cards, electronic voting machines(EVMs) and office management systems.
ii.This can also be used in personal health management systems, consumer electronics and water pump monitoring.
Note:
MOUSHIK is an RISC-V Microprocessor, an open, free ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) enabling processor innovation through open standard collaboration.
The viral part of the motherboard called ‘Ardonyx 1.0’ is constituted by the Shakthi MOUSHIK SOC.

OBITUARY

Former Australian Cricketer & Commentator Dean Mervyn Jones Passed Away at 59Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away at 59

On 24th September 2020, Dean Mervyn Jones, former Australian and Victorian cricketer and Commentator passed away at the age of 59 in Mumbai, Maharashtra due to cardiac arrest. He was born on 24th March 1961 in Melbourne, Australia.
Career:
i.Jones made his debut representing Australia in 1984 and played around 52 tests matches during which he scored around 3631 runs which includes 11 centuries.
ii.He played around 164 One-Day Internationals(ODIs) for Australia scoring around 6068 runs.
iii.He played a vital role in the Australian Team to win their first World Cup in 1987.
After his retirement from playing cricket he became a commentator and columnist.
iv.He was the Coach of Islamabad United which won the Pakistan Super League in 2016 and 2018.
Honours and Achievements:
i.Jones scored 210 runs during the 1986 Madras test against India, which is still the highest score by an Australian cricketer in India.
ii.He was appointed as the Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for his service to cricket as player, coach and commentator and for his charity works for people with cancer.
iii.He was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019.

Sekhar Basu, PadmaShri Awardee, Veteran Atomic Scientist and Former Chairman of AEC Passed Away of COVID-19Padma shri awardee Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19

On September 24, 2020 Sekhar Basu, Veteran Atomic Scientist and Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission(AEC) passed away at the age of 68 at a private hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal of COVID-19. He served as the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and as director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He was the recipient of PadmaShri(2014). He was born on September 20, 1952 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Gist about Sekhar Basu
Key role
i.Sekhar Basu developed the highly complex reactor for INS Arihant, India’s 1st nuclear-powered submarine.
ii.He was the key person behind the design, construction and operation of nuclear recycle plants in Tarapur and Kalpakkam.
iii.He also played a vital role in the development of the Indian Neutrino Observatory in Tamil Nadu.
Honours
i.He received awards namely, Indian Nuclear Society Award (2002), DAE Group Achievement Award(2006) &  DAE Special Achievement Award(2007) among others.
ii.He was a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT).

Renowned Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies aged 74Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies, aged 74

On September 25, 2020 Renowned Indian Singer Sripathi Paditha Arathyula Balasubrahmanyam (Popularly known as SPB) passed away at a Private Hospital in Chennai at the age of 74 due to Cardio-Respiratory arrest. He was admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Even Though he tested Negative on September 4, he continued to be on Ventilator and ECMO support, and breathed his last on September 25.
i.He was born on 4th June, 1946 at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. 
ii.He is a Six-time National Award Winner for Best Male Playback Singer (1979, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1995, 1996).
Civilian Honours by Government of India:
i.He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001 by the Government of India.
ii.In 2011, he was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
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IMPORTANT DAYS

World Pharmacists Day observed on September 25, 2020World Pharmacists Day - September 25 2020

The 10th World Pharmacists Day was observed on September 25, 2020. The Day is observed to raise awareness of the role of pharmacist in healthcare and to encourage activities that promote and advocate the role of pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.
i.The theme of the 10th World Pharmacists Day is “Transforming Global Health”. 
ii.It was designated in 2009 by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey. It has been observed since 2010. 
iii.September 25 was chosen to mark the founding of the FIP in 1912 on the same date.

About FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation):
President – Dominique Jordan (Switzerland)
Headquarters – The Hague, Netherlands
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Antyodaya Diwas 2020 – September 25Antyodaya Diwas Day (1)

i.Antyodaya Diwas is annually observed across India on 25th September to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, an icon of Bharatiya Jana Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), philosopher of nationalist movements of India and political activist.
25th September 2020, marks the 102nd Birthday of Pandit Deedayal Upadhyaya.
ii.“Antyodaya” means ‘uplifting the poorest of the poor’, the objective of Antyodaya Diwas is to reach out to the last person.
iii.As a part of the commemoration of Antyodaya Diwas 2020, MoRD is celebrating the foundation day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana(DDU-GKY) with a program “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge”, along with the beneficiaries and other stakeholders of the scheme across India.
About Ministry of Rural Development(MoRD):
Union Minister– Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of State(MoS)– Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
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STATE NEWS

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Launched U-Rise Portal for Students U-Rise'-portal-for-Student-Empowerment'-inaugurated-by-UP-CM-Yogi-Adityanath

i.On September 24, 2020 Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister(CM) of Uttar Pradesh launched Unified Re-imagined Innovation for Student Empowerment (U-Rise) portal in Lucknow, UP. 
ii.The portal guides the students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state. 
iii.It was developed by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. It is a joint initiative by the Department of Technical Education, Department, Training, Employment and the Skill Development Mission.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Wildlife Sanctuaries– Katarniya Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahaveer Swami Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dams– Matatila Dam(Betwa river), Dhanraul Dam also called as Ghaghar Dam(river Ghaghar), Parichha Dam(Betwa river), Rihand Dam also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar(Rihand River).
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AC GAZE

MIT Professor Won the Inaugural AI Award for Cancer Research & Discovery of New Drugs

Regina Barzilay, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory won the inaugural winner of the annual award instituted by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and funded by Chinese online education company Squirrel AI. She was awarded the top award (1 million USD) for using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs.

Fed Cup, Women’s World Cup of Tennis, Renamed as the Billie Jean King Cup:  ITF

On September 17, 2020 International Tennis Federation(ITF) announced that Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, has been renamed as the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas, a French international banking group. This is the 1st time a major global team competition has been named after a woman. Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is a global campaigner for equality who has dedicated her life to combating all forms of discrimination.

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S.no Current Affairs 26 September 2020
1 AYUSH Ministry Signed MoU with Herbal Industry Bodies to promote Medicinal Plants cultivation; e-marathon to start on Sept 28, 2020
2 India, Australia conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the East Indian Ocean region
3 Indian Railways Extended its MoU with IIT Kanpur for Modernisation of its Infrastructure
4 15th CII – Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held Virtually from New Delhi
5 One of the First Medical Devices Park to be Set up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
6 PM Narendra Modi addresses Fit India Dialogue on First Anniversary of Fit India Movement
7 India Provided 1.54 billion NR as Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Assistance in Nepal
8 India ranked 89th among 181 countries in World Risk Report 2020
9 EAM S Jaishankar participates in Annual Informal Meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers
10 EAM S Jaishankar participates in Special Ministerial Meeting of CICA
11 RBI Released “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023”
12 Fino Payments Bank with Fintech Partners Introduced NFC-based Contactless Payments Solution for Mass Transport
13 Kerala Bags UNIATF Award 2020 for its Contribution Towards SDGs Related to Non-Communicable Diseases
14 Shivangi Singh to become India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale
15 Aakash Educational Service Ltd Appointed Yuvraj Singh as its Brand Ambassador
16 Actor Aamir Khan becomes Brand Ambassador of CEAT
17 Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches “Centralized Farm Machinery Performance Testing Portal”
18 IIT Madras Developed an Indigenous Microprocessor “MOUSHIK” For IoT Devices
19 Former Australian Cricketer & Commentator Dean Mervyn Jones Passed Away at 59
20 Sekhar Basu, PadmaShri Awardee, Veteran Atomic Scientist and Former Chairman of AEC Passed Away of COVID-19
21 Renowned Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies aged 74
22 World Pharmacists Day observed on September 25, 2020
23 Antyodaya Diwas 2020 – September 25
24 UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Launched U-Rise Portal for Students
25 MIT Professor Won the Inaugural AI Award for Cancer Research & Discovery of New Drugs
26 Fed Cup, Women’s World Cup of Tennis, Renamed as the Billie Jean King Cup:  ITF