Daily GK Update: 21st September 2020

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : September 21st, 2020

 Important Dates

1. International Day of Peace being observed today

  • International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is observed every year on 21 September to spread awareness and preach peace and harmony across the globe.
  • The day was established in 1981 by United Nations General Assembly and was designated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire in 2001
  • Theme 2020: ‘Shaping Peace Together.’
  • The 2020 theme is set to spread compassion, kindness and hope in the face of pandemic
  • UN Secretary-General: António Guterres
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 State Affairs

2. Tamil Nadu to launch AI, blockchain, cybersecurity policies

  • Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami has launched Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy, 2020; Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy, 2020 and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy, 2020 at Connect 2020
  • After this, Tamil Nadu becomes the first Indian state to launch policies on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity policies.
  • For the implementation of these policies, State Family DataBase (SFDB) and Block-Chain Backbone infrastructure will be established.
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 Banking & Finance

3. HDFC Bank tops 2020 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking

  • HDFC Bank has topped the BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands 2020 for the seventh consecutive year
  • It has a total brand value of more than $20.2 billion.
  • It was also ranked 59 in the 2020 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report.
  • LIC is ranked 2nd, followed by Tata Consulting Services, Airtel and Asian Paints
  • The report was released by WPP & Kantar
  • HDFC Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Chairman of HDFC: Deepak Parekh
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 Banking & Finance

4. SBI launches ‘Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani’ programme in Assam

  • SBI has launched ‘Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani’ programme (Women Self-Reliance programme) to accelerate Self Help Group (SHG) finance in the Bank.
  • Aim: To create a strong bonding with SHG member and for self-reliance and economic upliftment of SHG members by extending credit linkages to the women SHGs.
  • It is sponsored by National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Assam for self-reliance and economic upliftment
  • SBI Chairman: Rajnish Kumar
  • HQs: Mumbai
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 Important Dates

5. World Alzheimer’s Day being observed today

  • World Alzheimer’s Day is observed every year on September 21 globally to raise awareness about the stigma that runs around Alzheimer disease and related dementia.
  • It was first observed in 2012.
  • The whole month of September is celebrated as Alzheimer’s month
  • Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions.
  • World Alzheimer Day 2020 Theme: ‘Let’s talk about dementia’.
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 National Affairs

6. HOCL has been granted BIS certification

  • Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited (HOCL) has been granted Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for all its products due to continuous superior quality in its product
  • HOCL: Pioneer in the manufacturing of Chemicals since its inception in 1960 supporting and implementing ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government.
  • It provides basic organic chemicals essential for vital industries like pharmaceuticals, dyes, paints, pesticides and textile.
  • Chairman: S. B. Bhide
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7. Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam passes away in Kolkata

  • Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam (85 years) passed way at her residence in south Kolkata due to cardiac arrest.
  • She was known for her songs rendition like ‘Modhur tomar sesh je na pai prohor holo sesh/Bhuban jure roilo lege anando abesh’, ‘Ami phirbo na re’ during 1980s
  • She was conferred with Sangeet Samman by West Bengal in 2013.
  • Rabindra Sangeet or Tagore Songs are the songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore
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8. AYUSH Ministry signs MoU with MoWCD for POSHAN Abhiyan

  • Ministry of AYUSH has signed MoU with Ministry of Women and Child Development for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan in New Delhi
  • MoU will facilitate time-tested and scientifically proven AYUSH-based solutions being adopted for controlling malnutrition in India
  • MoU will also focus on the principles and practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems for tackling malnutrition
  • MoWCD Minister: Smriti Zubin Irani.
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9. INS Viraat made his final journey in Indian Navy

  • Aircraft Carrier, INS Viraat with the longest service in the world, commenced its final journey from Mumbai, to Alang in Gujarat and sold as scrap.
  • It was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS in 1959 and was a part of the key formation of the British forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • It was commissioned into Indian Navy in 1987 and played pivotal in Operation Jupiter in 1989 during Sri Lankan Peacekeeping operation and Operation Parakram
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 National Affairs

10. Election Commission to organise webinar on A-WEB

  • Election Commission of India organizes an International Webinar on completion of 1 year of Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).
  • Theme of the webinar: ‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’
  • A-WEB: Largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide. It has 115 EMBs as Members & 16 Regional Associations/ orgnisations as Associate Members
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 Science & Technology

11. India’s first CRISPR Covid-19 test approved for use in India

  • Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test, powered by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology) 'FELUDA' for commercial launch.
  • CRISPR test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge genome editing technology for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • It is the world’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein successfully detecting Covid-19.
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 Important Dates

12. Gradeup Premier League: Asli Mauke Pe Chauke

  • Gradeup Premier League brings you a chance to win up to 6 months of Gradeup Super Subscription.
  • Only on Gradeup app and website.
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Daily GK Update: 21st September 2020

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Monu Kumar

Monu KumarSep 21, 2020

Thanks mam
Abhishek Yadav
Thank u Stuti mam...
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Gunjan DubeySep 22, 2020

thank you so much stuti

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