Monday, September 30, 2019

Weekly Affairs September 22-28

 Lionel Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year Award
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  • Argentina's star football player Lionel Messi wins the 'FIFA Player of the Year Award' beating Liverpool defender Virgil Van Djik and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Sixth time.

UAE Toped in Investment in Indian Mutual Funds
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  • According to the RBI survey, UAE tops in the non-resident's investments in Mutual Funds.
  • Around 16% share in Indian Mutual Funds is held by UAE.
  • About One-third of the share in Indian Mutual Funds is held by UAE, US and UK. 

1st all Women Post office launched in Bihar
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  • On 21st September 2019, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the Bihar's 1st all Women Post Office on the Bihar Public Service Campus.
  • This step was taken in an aim to empower women with a "Mahila  Dak Ghar".
  • It is India's 2nd all-women post office and 1st  was launched in Shastri Bhavan, Delhi in 2013.

Arunachal Women Army Officer created History
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  • 1st women Army officer from Arunachal Pradesh Ponung Doming appointed as the Lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army.

PM Narendra Damodardas Modi received 'Global Goalkeeper Award'
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  • Indian PM Narendra Modi received the 'Global Goalkeeper Award' for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' launched by his government.
  •  The award was conferred to him by the Bill and Mrinda Gates Foundation.
  • Through the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, over 11 crore Toilets were constructed in the last five years, which is a record.

Maritime Trilateral Exercise 'Malabar' launched in Japan
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  • Malabar is a Trilater Maritime exercise between India, the US and Japan.
  • The 2019 edition began at sasebo, Japan on 26th September.

Human Rights Award won by Greta Thunberg
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  • Young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and the Friday for Future Youth Movement Received the Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.
  • It is awarded for their work highlighting the need for urgent action to prevent climatic disaster.

Emergency Response Support System Launched in Chandigarh
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  • Union Minister of Home Affairs Amith Shah Launched the ERSS(Emergency Response Support System) Dail 112 launched in Chandigarh on 20th September.
  • It will provide various services to citizens like Police, fire, Women safety etc.
  • Along with ERSS he also launched the 'E-Beat Book' system and E-Saathi App.
1st Indian women to receive Change Maker Award 2019
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  • Rajasthan's 17-year-old girl Payal Jangid became the first Indian to receive the 'Change Maker award' 2019 at Goalkeeper Global Goals Awards 2019.
  • She received the award for her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village.
India grabbed 44th position in World Digital Ranking
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  • According to the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 produced by the IMD World Competitiveness centre India ranked 44th position among 63 countries.
  • The ranking is based on the capacity and readiness of the nation to adopt and explore digital technologies.
  • The ranking was topped by the US as World's most digitally competitive economy, it was followed by Singapore.
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Weekly Affairs September 22-28

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