Weekly Current Affairs Revision for Law Exams: 8th-14th September 2019

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : September 22nd, 2019

Dear Readers,

Here is the Weekly Revision of Daily Current Affairs of important news & events that occurred between 8th-14th September 2019. Important for upcoming CLAT 2020 & other Law Entrance Exams.

Daily Current Affairs: 14th Sept 2019

1. Hindi Diwas observed on 14th September


  • In India, Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14 September. On this occasion, different programs are organized in schools, colleges, universities and many offices.
  • Hindi is the most spoken language in India and has the status of official language.
  • On 14 September 1949, Hindi was given the status of official language in the Constituent Assembly. 
  • It was announced by the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to show the importance of this day that 14 September will be celebrated every year as Hindi Day.

2. Kapil Dev appointed Chancellor of Haryana Sports University


  • Haryana Government has appointed former Indian Cricket Captain and legendary bowler Kapil Dev as the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University.
  • This sports university has been established in Motilal Nehru School of Sports Campus in Rai, Sonipat, Haryana.
  • Apart from Kapil, now the rest of the staff of the university will be appointed soon, including the Vice-Chancellor.
  • The appointment of Kapil Dev, captain of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning team, was announced by Haryana Youth and Sports Minister Anil Vij.


  • Kapil Dev is a successful all-rounder in the cricket world.
  • In 1983, India won the first World Cup under his captaincy.
  • In the year 2002, Kapil Dev was chosen as the 'Indian Cricketer of the Century'. For ten months he was also the coach of the Indian cricket team.

3. Andrew Strauss becomes chairman of ECB’s cricket committee


  • Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed the chairman of the Cricket Committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
  • The 42-year-old Strauss served as the director of England cricket from 2015 to 2018.
  • Andrew Strauss played 100 tests for England from 2004-12, scoring more than 7,000 runs at an average of 40.91, and captained the team to two Ashes series wins. He also served as England’s director of cricket between 2015 and 2018.

4. Former bureaucrat BN Yugandhar, the father of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, passes away


  • Microsoft's chief executive officer (CEO) Satya Nadella's father and former bureaucrat BN Yugandhar passed away. He was 82.
  • BN Yugandhar served as the director of the Prime Minister's Office and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie during the tenure of the late PV Narasimha Rao.
  • Yugandhar, a 1962 batch IAS officer, also served as Secretary in the Union Rural Development Ministry.
  • He served as Secretary to the PMO between May 1995 and March 1997 during former PM P.V. Narasimha Rao’s term.

Weekly Current Affairs (8-13th Sept)


1. Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian player to win a Grand Slam title

  • Canada's 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu made history by winning the final of the US Open women's singles.
  • She defeated Serena 6-3, 7-5 in her first Grand Slam title.
  • She is the first Canadian player to win the US Open title.
  • With this, she has also become the second teenager to win the US Open title.

2. Rafael Nadal wins 19th Grand Slam title

  • Spain's star tennis player Rafael Nadal defeated Russia's Danil Medvedev in the US Open 2019 Men's Singles to win the 19th Grand Slam.
  • This Nadal's 4th US Open title. 
  • With this win, Nadal won total 19th Grand Slam singles title till date.

3. Feroz Shah Kotla stadium renamed after Arun Jaitley

  • The historic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi will now be known as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The stadium was renamed on 12 September 2019 in the memory of former Finance Minister of the country and stalwart BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

About Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

  • Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was established in the year 1883. It is the second oldest cricket stadium in India where matches are still played.

4. Megan Schutt becomes the first woman to claim two white ball hat-trick

  • Australian fast bowler Megan Scutt made history by taking a hat-trick in the third ODI against the West Indies in Antigua.
  • With this achievement, she became the first female cricketer to take two hat-tricks in white-ball cricket.
  • She dismisses Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack and Afy Fletcher in the final three deliveries of the West Indies' innings to bundle out the hosts for 180.

5. Diego Matos banned for a lifetime for match-fixing

  • Diego Matos of Brazil was banned for life from professional tennis for being found guilty of match-fixing.
  • Apart from this, a fine of 125,000 dollars has also been imposed on him.
  • During the anti-corruption hearing, it was found that Matos influenced the result of 10 matches in 2018 in ITF level tournaments in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Portugal and Spain.
  • Matos' played his last professional tournament in December last year when he reached the final of a doubles event in Cameroon.


6. Vikram Nath appointed as Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court

  • Justice Vikram Nath has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.

7. Telangana Governor Tamilisai becomes the youngest governor

  • Tamilisai Soundararajan who was sworn in as the first woman governor of Telangana became the youngest state governor at the age of 58 among all the current governors.
  • She is the only governor who is under 60 years of age. The second youngest governor is Acharya Devvrat, 60, who is serving as the governor of Gujarat since July this year.
  • She replaces E.S.L. Narasimhan.

8. P.K. Mishra appointed Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

  • PK Mishra took over as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • He has taken over as the Principal Secretary in place of Nripendra Mishra.
  • PK Mishra hails from Sambalpur district of Odisha.
  • He is a 1972 batch IAS officer who hails from the Gujarat cadre.
  • PK Mishra worked as the Principal Secretary to Narendra for the first time in Gujarat. 

PK Sinha becomes Principal Advisor to PM

  • Pradeep Kumar Sinha (PK Sinha) today took charge as Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • He was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO on 30 August 2019. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of PK Sinha. 

9. Justice P Lakshmana Reddy appointed AP Lokayukta

  • Justice P Lakshmana Reddy has been appointed Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh state. 
  • He is a former judge of the Aandhra Pradesh high court.
  • He was born in an agricultural family on April 18, 1945, in Paidipalem of Simhadripuram Mandal in Kadapa district, he enrolled as an advocate in December 1972 in Kadapa district court.

10. Bandaru Dattatraya takes oath as Governor of HP

  • Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya is sworn in as the 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He replaces Kalraj Mishra.
  • He was born on 26 February 1947 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • He was commonly called Dattanna. He holds a B.Sc degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

11. Vijay Kumar Chopra elected PTI Chairman

  • Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers Vijay Kumar Chopra has been elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI).
  • Vijay Kumar Chopra succeeds N Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu.
  • While, Vineet Jain, Managing Director of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL), has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of PTI.

Science & Defence

12. MAITREE - joint military exercise b/w India & Thailand

  • A joint military exercise MAITREE 2019 between India and Thailand will be held from September 16 to September 29, 2019, at the Foreign Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya.
  • This exercise aims to share experiences gained during counter-terrorism operations in their respective countries.

13. Netra' early warning system inducted into IAF

  • The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on 11th September handed over the second indigenously developed AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft) 'NETRA' to the Indian Air Force.
  • It is designed and developed by scientists of the DRDO, with assistance from the Bengaluru-based Centre for Airborne Systems, the Netra is fitted with indigenously developed electronics and hardware.

14. MPATGM successfully tested by DRDO

  • The indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully tested by the Defense Research Development Organization in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on 11 September.
  • The Man-Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile has ultra-modern imaging infrared radar. This missile will be used to destroy enemy tanks and other armoured vehicles.
  • It has a maximum range of around 2.5 km and will replace Soviet-era anti-tank missiles that are being used by the Army.


15. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana scheme launched by PM Modi in Ranchi

  • On 12th September Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three national-level schemes for farmers, small traders and tribal students in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Three schemes are as follows 

(i) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana for farmers

  • Under this scheme, farmers will get Rs 3000 per month as pension after attaining the age of 60 years.
  • For this, a farmer between the age of 18 and 40 has to register with the government.
  • The registered farmer has to pay Rs 55 to Rs 200 per month premium for the pension depending upon the age.

(ii) Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana'

  • The second scheme launched by PM Modi was the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyaparik Mandhan Yojana for small traders and self Employment national pension scheme.
  • Under this, retail traders and shopkeepers aged 18 to 40 will also get a pension of Rs 3000 per month after completing 60 years of age.

(iii) Ekalavya Model residential schools

  • The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 462 Eklavya Model Residential Schools online in tribal areas.
  • In this, 69 Eklavya schools are being opened in 13 districts of Jharkhand.
  • Each school will have 480 tribal students. The students will be trained in four different sports.

16. PM Modi launched National Animal Disease Control Programme

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Animal Disease Control Program in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on 11th September.
  • The programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the disease.
  • It will be implemented for a period of five years till 2024 at a cost of around 13000 crore rupees.
  • The Prime Minister also launched the National Artificial Insemination Programme during the event and  Babugarh Sex Semen facility.


17. World Bank to give Rs 3000 crore to FPI ministry for food processing units

  • According to the Minister of State for Food and Processing Industries Rameshwar Teli, the World Bank has agreed to sanction 3 thousand crore rupees for the Ministry of Food Processing to provide financial assistance to the Mega Food Park.
  • This fund will help in increasing the income of farmers, especially in the Northeast and similar geographical areas of the country.

18. ADB to provide $ 200 million loans for Maharashtra's rural roads

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $ 200 million loan to upgrade rural roads to all-weather standards to improve road safety in 34 districts of Maharashtra state.

International Affairs

19. India joins the Global Antimicrobial Resistance R&D Hub

  • According to the Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science & Technology, India has joined the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) hub as a new member.

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development (Global AMR R&D Hub)

  • The centre was launched in May 2018, on the sidelines of the 71st session of the World Health Assembly due to a call made in 2017 by G-20 leaders.
    The Global AMRR&D Hub operates from the Secretariat in Berlin.
  • It is currently being funded through grants received from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

India and Global AMRRD Hub

  • India will be its member from this year.
  • With the participation of Global AMRRD Hub, India will be able to leverage the existing capabilities and resources of all the partner countries and collectively by focusing on research and development interventions and will be able to tackle drug-resistant infections.

20. Times Higher Education world rankings: Oxford University on top

  • In Times Higher Education world rankings the Oxford University of Britain topped for the fourth consecutive time.
  • The rankings show Oxford once again named as the best university in the world, ahead of a US university - the California Institute of Technology - in second place
  • Cambridge in third place and Imperial College London in tenth.
  • Indian universities have increased their presence from 49 to 56 in the annual ranking of the world's top educational institutions.
  • No Indian university or institute is included in the top 300 for the first time since 2012, with the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) of Bangalore being the top-ranked institution in India, dropping out of the top 300 this time.
  • However, IISc is still the highest-ranked institution in India. But it has dropped from the "251-300" category to the "301-350" category.

World Best five University Rankings 2019



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University of Oxford (United Kingdom)




California Institute of Technology
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University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)



Stanford University
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology(United States)


21. Thailand 1st in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging

  • Thailand became the first country in Asia to introduce rolled out plain cigarette packaging which aims to reduce the appeal of smoking.
  • Keeping a uniform typeface below graphic depictions of cigarette-related illnesses will make the products less attractive to buyers
  • In 2012, Australia became the first country to require tobacco products to be sold without colourful brand logos.


22. Navdeep Singh Suri has been conferred with the First-Class Order of Zayed II award

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has honoured Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri with its highest civilian honour First Class Order of Zayed II award.
  • UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan presented the honour to Mr Suri.
  • Navdeep Singh Suri is retiring this month who has been serving as the Indian ambassador to the Gulf nation since October 2016.

23. Odia writer Pradeep Dash awarded 40th Sarla Award

  • Noted Odia writer Pradeep Dash will be honoured with the 40th edition of the prestigious Sarala Prize for his poem Charu Chibar O Charjya.
  • The annual award includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.

About the Sarla Award

  • The annual Sarla Award instituted in 1979 by noted Odia industrialist Late Bansidhar Panda and Late Ila Panda has been consistently conferred by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT).

National Affairs

24. NITI Aayog selected McKinsey for first digital capability centre

  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has selected McKinsey & Company to set up India's first Digital Capacity Center (DCC).
  • McKinsey supports five such digital capacity centres worldwide - Aachen, Chicago, Singapore, Venice and Beijing.
  • The digital capability centre will showcase advanced technologies and provide a testbed for emerging innovations.

25. Govt constituted a Sanjay Mitra committee to look into assets, liabilities of J&K

  • The government has constituted a three-member committee to look into the distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories. It will come into existence on October 31.
  • Former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra will be the chairman of the committee. The other members are - retired IAS officer Arun Goyal and retired Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer Giriraj Prasad Gupta.

Important point - 

  • As per Section 84 of the Act, the assets and liabilities of the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir have to be apportioned between the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
  • On August 5, the Centre announced the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into the two UTs.
  • The apportionment of the assets and liabilities of the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir shall be subject to the recommendations of a committee constituted by the central government.

26. India, Nepal inaugurate Motihari-Amlekhganj oil pipeline

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the Indo-Nepal (Motihari-Amlekhganj) pipeline via video link on 10th September 2019. This is the first cross-border petroleum pipeline in South Asia.
  • On this occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized mutual relations and cooperation between the two countries, the Prime Minister of Nepal KP Oli also expressed happiness.
  • Transport of petroleum products between India and Nepal is being done on the basis of rules made in 1973.

Key points

  • The Motihari-Amlekhganj is a 69-km pipeline, having a capacity of 2 million metric ton per annum.
  • It will provide cleaner petroleum products at affordable costs to the people of Nepal.

State Affairs

27. Madhya Pradesh government to offer cows for adoption online

  • Madhya Pradesh state government is going to launch an online service for cow adoption from various gaushalas of state. The aim of the scheme is to provide good food and shelter to the cows.
  • A variety of packages will be available on the department's website for cow adoption. For adoption of the cow for 15 days, Rs 1100 for six months, Rs 11,100 for six months and Rs 3 lakh for 10 years will have to be given for food and care.

28. Kerala to open the country's first women's global trade centre

  • Taking a major initiative towards promoting women entrepreneurship, Kerala state government has decided to set up the country's first International Women's Business Center (IWTC) in Kozhikode.
  • The centre will be established to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and gender equality. It is an important part of the 'Gender Park' project of the Social Justice Department of the government.


29. Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

  • The 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, will be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in 2020. 
  • Under a joint proposal, the UK would hold the main summit and Italy would host a preparatory meeting known as the pre-Cop, as well as a youth event.


30. Well-known lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away

  • Ram Jethmalani, a well-known lawyer and law minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, died on 08th September at the age of 95.
  • He was also a chairman of the Bar Council.
  • In 1996, he became Law Minister in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • In the second term of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, he was given the Ministry of Urban Development.
  • He was born on September 14, 1923.

31. Bollywood actor & renowned Kathak dancer Veeru Krishnan passed away

  • Actor Veeru Krishnan, who became famous for his tremendous acting in the 1996 film Raja Hindustani, died in Mumbai on 07th September.
  • Apart from being an actor, Veeru Krishnan was also an excellent Kathak dancer.

Important Days

32. World Suicide Prevention Day observed on 10th September

  • Suicide cases are increasing in the country. Their prevention is important.
  • World Suicide Prevention Day is observed every year on 10 September with the aim of making people aware.

33. International Literacy Day observed on 8th September

  • On September 8, 'International Literacy Day' is being celebrated.
  • In 1966, UNESCO decided to celebrate World Literacy Day on 8 September every year to increase public awareness of education and to attract the attention of people from all over the world.



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