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September 16, 2019

16th September 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th September 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 16th September 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The United Nation's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (International Ozone Day) is being observed today.
    • The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. 
    • 2019 Ozone Day theme : 32 years and healing
  • Today (16th September) is International Red Panda Day (IRPD)
    • Red panda is a mammal slightly larger than a domestic cat and feeds on the bamboo.
    • The commemoration of the International Red Panda Day is a way to promote and encourage people save these adorable beings as they are being listed under endangered species.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind reached Slovenia's capital Ljubljana today after concluding his visit to Iceland and Switzerland. 
    • During this visit, he will hold talks with his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor
    • President will also be present during the delegation level talks and signing of agreements between the two countries. 
    • During his two-days visit, the President will also take part in the India-Slovenia business event and grace a reception to be hosted by the Indian community.
    • Important Note : This is the 1st ever visit by any Indian President to Slovenia after it gained Independence in 1991. 
  • Chief of Indian Coast Guard General Krishnaswamy Natarajan is on a 4 day visit to Dhaka.
    • During the visit, DG Coast Guard will be calling on the Home Minister, Chief of Naval Staff, Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard among others.
    • The visit will strengthen defence cooperation particularly in the field of maritime domain. 
    • It will also strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Coast Guards of the two countries.
  • US President Donald Trump will join PM Narendra Modi to address 50,000 Indian-Americans at the 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston on September 22. 
    • The two leaders addressing the event is historic and unprecedented," Indian envoy to the US Harsh Shringla said.
National Current Affairs
  • In Tripura, the 3 day long traditional Neermahal Jal Utsav concluded today with eye catching boat race and swimming competitions at Rudrasagar lake.
    • Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb flagged off the boat race. 
    • Note : Neermahal is a water palace built at the middle of Rudrasagar lake by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya in 1930 as his summer resort being inspired by Mughal style of architecture.
  • Children's week will be observed in In Uttar Pradesh at all angan wadi centres across the state from today under the nutrition month campaign. 
    • Poshan Abhiyaan is a mission with the vision to address malnutrition in children, adolescent girls and pregnant ladies. 
  • The renovated Jayakar Bungalow, a classic heritage site situated inside the premises of National Film Archives of India (NFAI) in Pune, Maharashtra was inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
  • India's autonomous public service broadcaster Doordarshan is celebrating its 60 years.
    • The public broadcaster started its journey in the year 1959 from Delhi. 
    • Over the years, Doordarshan has grown into a network operating 34 satellite channels, besides providing free-to-air DTH service having 104 in its bookings. 
    • Doordarshan has served people as a major source of information, education and entertainment since years. 
    • Director General, Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati : Supriya Sahu 
  • Telangana State Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution against proposed Uranium mining in Nallamala forest area
    • The state Government has proposed the resolution following an assurance by Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao yesterday to the Congress members.
    • The Assembly urged the Central Government to withdraw proposal of Uranium mining in Nallamala Forest Area in view of the possible threat to the habitation and biodiversity in and around Nallamala due to mining besides public fears of air and water pollution due to Uranium mining.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The amalgamated entity of United Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce will come into effect from 1st April 2020.
    • Important Note : The merged entity will be the second-largest public sector bank in the country after the State Bank of India (SBI).
Awards & Honors
  • American space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has won the Outstanding Interactive Program award at the 71st Creative Arts Emmys for its multimedia coverage of SpaceX's Demonstration Mission 1 last March.  
Science & Technology
  • NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is expected to reveal new information once it flies over landing site of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander tomorrow. 
    • The LRO is also likely to release images that it takes of the lander.
  • Film editor Sanjib Kumar Datta (54) passed away.
    • Datta has edited more than 80 films and is known for his work in 'Iqbal', among others.
  • Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao today committed suicide at his residence in Hyderabad. 
    • He was accused of "stealing" furniture worth nearly ₹1 crore from the Assembly and diverting it to his personal offices and residence in Guntur.
New Appointments
  • Justice P Lakshmana Reddy, a retired judge of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court was sworn-in as the 1st Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh
    • His oath to office was administered by the state Governor Biswabhusan Hairchandan at a function held in Vijayawada. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian billiards and snooker player Pankaj Advani has increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a 4th straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Mandalay in Myanmar. 
  • Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer clinched the Myanmar International Series by defeating Indonesia's Karono Karono in Men's singles final in Yangon.
  • Spain defeated Argentina  to win the Basketball World Cup in Beijing.
    • This is their 1st title in 13 years. 
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