Monday, September 23, 2019

Weekly Current Affairs September 15-21

Pankaj Advani clinched IBSF World Billiards Championship Title
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  • Indian star snooker player Pankaj Advani clinched his 22nd World title by defeating Nay Thway of Myanmar.
  • In the Billards short format(150 up), this was his fourth consecutive victorious year at the world level.

Mukhyamantri Dal Poshit Yojana launched by Uttarakhand
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  • Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Mukhyamantri Dal Poshit Yojana for the purpose of nutrition.
  • By this scheme around 23.3 lakhs, ration cardholders will get 2kgs of pulses every month. read more
1st Indian to finish Enduroman Triathlon
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  • Mayank Vaid is the 1st Indian to complete the Enduroman Triathlon with a record-breaking time of 50hrs 24 min.
  • Enduroman is on the toughest endurance test in the world, He was the 44th person to complete it. read more
Eminent Engineers Award (2019)
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  • Chairman of Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav was awarded the "Eminent Engineers Award" to mark the 52nd 'Engineers day' organized by the Institute of Engineers in New Delhi.
  • The award was given for his key role in the field of Engineering.
  • 'Engineers for change' is the theme of the Engineers Day.
Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) World Cup 2019
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  • The 2019 FIBA world cup was won by Spain by defeating Argentina. It was its first 1st FIBA World cup win since 2006.
  • This FIBA World cup was hosted by China.
India's 1st female Military Diplomat Anjali Singh
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  • Indian Armed Forces Wing Commander Anjali Singh became the 1st woman to be posted as Military Diplomat in any of the Indian Mission abroad.
  • She joined as the deputy Air attache at Indian Embassy in Russia.
National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development Inaugurated
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  • Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr.Harsha Vardhan inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development, led by IISC Bengaluru.
  • The centre focus on meeting energy needs in an efficient way by using clean coal technology thereby reducing its effect on the environment.
Air-to-Air Missile Astra flight tested by DRDO
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  • Astra Air-to-Air missile developed by DRDO successfully flight tested the missile from the Odisha coast.
  • The Astra missile was launched from the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat aircraft which successfully hit the target.
Delhi Police launched a mobile app named Tatpar to its citizens
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  • 'Tatpar' is a mobile service application launched by the Delhi Police to its citizens.
  • It provides more than 50 public services and it is a one-stop destination of many services.
India drops to 104th spot in latest FIFA Ranking
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  • According to the latest football ranking, the Indian football team drops to the 104th position, whereas Belgium holds the top position. Igor Stimac is the new coach of the Indian football team.
IIT Bombay ranked as Top Indian Institute in QS World University Ranking

  • IIT Bombay tops among the Indian Institutes in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 with a 111-120 band ranking. Massachusetts Institue of Technology ranked top in QS Graduate Employability Ranking.
  • The ranking covers how employable a University is among the top 500 Universities in the world.
World Alzheimers Day observed on 21st September every year:
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  • World Alzheimers Day is observed on 21st September every year to bring awareness about Alzheimer's and other dementia conditions.
  • As per 2018 report, around 50 Million people suffering from the disease around the world.
  • The theme of the 2019 World Alzheimers month is Raising Awareness and challenging stigma.

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