World’s largest expressway in India: 10 key points you should know

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on September 17, 2021, announced that Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway is being constructed as the world’s longest highway in India. The project is expected to be completed by March 2022. Gadkari made these announcements on day two of the two-day aerial survey of the Delhi-Mumbai …

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Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi appointed as Sustainable Development Goals Advocate by UN

The United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres on September 17, 2021, appointed Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate ahead of the start of the 76th United Nations General Assembly. According to the press release by the UN, along with Kailash Satyarthi, Microsoft President Brad Smith, STEM activist Valentina Munoz Rabanal …

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Renowned Theoretical Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away at 64

Renowned theoretical physicist and professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Thanu Padmanabhan passed away on September 17, 2021, after suffering a heart attack at his residence in Pune. Padmanabhan was 64-years-old. He had authored more than 300 research papers and several books on quantum gravity, gravitation, and the structure and formation …

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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 13 September to 18 September 2021

Bhupendra Patel becomes new Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel has become the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat after the resignation of the former CM Vijay Rupani. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Bhupendra Patel after his sworn-in ceremony as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Vijay Rupani showed his support to the new Chief Minister and said …

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India’s Shefali Juneja elected as first woman chairperson of ICAO Aviation Security Committee- What is ICAO?

ICAO: India’s Shefali Juneja has been elected as the first woman Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee.  India has taken up the responsibility of the ICAO Aviation Security Committee after a gap of 12 years.  Shefali Juneja has been elected as the Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation …

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PM Modi addresses SCO Summit 2021, says SCO must develop a shared template to fight radicalism and extremism

Prime Minister Modi on September 17, 2021, led the Indian delegation and virtually addressed the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe. The 21st meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State was held in a hybrid format. At Dushanbe, India will was represented by External Affairs Minister …

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PM Modi birthday: Centre aims to achieve vaccination record to mark PM Modi’s 71st birthday 

    PM Modi birthday: The central government is aiming to achieve a COVID Vaccination record to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday. PM Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janta Party, has planned a 20-day mega event  “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan”  to mark his “20 years in public service”. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “let’s …

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6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum: India highlights digital revolution, energy, healthcare and innovation

At the 6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum which was hosted by the Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India focused on energy, healthcare, innovation, and the digital revolution. Sanjay Bhattacharya, Secretary (CPV & OIPA) & BRICS Sherpa at BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) …

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45th GST council meeting: Concessional GST rates on COVID-19 related medicines extended till Dec 31st

45th GST council meeting: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 45th Meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in Lucknow on September 17, 2021. While addressing the media on the outcomes of 45th GST Council meeting, FM Sitharaman said that the Council has taken quite a few people-friendly decisions.  The 45th GST Council …

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CG Launches Scheme for Unemployed Scholars, Check Eligibility and Benefits

Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana – PC : naukri-n-job-search The government gives unemployment allowance to those who are unemployed. Someone can take advantage of the same when unemployed. For this, the government has also started a scheme named ‘Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’. So far, more than 50 thousand people have benefited by joining this …

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What is AUKUS? US, UK and Australia announce new defence pact- Know all about it

AUKUS: US President Joe Biden announced a new defence pact between the US, UK and Australia on September 15, 2021. The pact known as AUKUS will enable sharing of advanced technologies, expertise in artificial intelligence, cyber underwater systems and long-range capabilities.  Australian PM Scott Morrison said that the first major initiative under AUKUS initiative will be …

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World Ozone Day 2021: What is Montreal Protocol and why was it chosen as this year’s theme?

World Ozone Day 2021: The International Day dedicated for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16. The cause might not be visibly relevant but surely cannot be undermined, particularly at the time when the world is facing one of the most catastrophic disasters- COVID-19. The International Day for the …

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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 September 2021

16 September 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as new AUKUS security partnership, World Ozone Day 2021 and Virat Kohli among others.  1. Virat Kohli has stepped down …

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Pregnant women with COVID-19 require immediate medical attention: ICMR study

COVID-19 in pregnant women: COVID-19 virus can infect a higher proportion of pregnant women and the infected women need immediate medical attention, stated a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This is the first study by the ICMR on the adverse outcomes of COVID-19 infection in pregnant women. ICMR conducted the study …

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International Day of Democracy 2021: Know History, Significance, theme and other details

The International Day of Democracy is observed worldwide every year on September 15. The day aims at promoting and upholding the principles of democracy and highlights the significance of equality that can be achieved through a successful form of democracy. The International Day of Democracy is celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to …

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Africa Food Prize 2021: Hyderabad-based Crops Research Institute wins coveted Food Prize

Africa Food Prize 2021: Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) was chosen as the winner of the Africa Food Prize 2021 for helping 25 million farmers in 13 countries to improve income and food production. Africa Food Prize 2021 was awarded at the Africa Forum for Green Revolution (AGRF) 2021 Summit in …

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Engineer’s Day 2021: Who was M Visvesvaraya whose birthday is celebrated as National Engineer’s Day?

Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year in India. The National Engineer’s Day was declared by the Indian Government to honour Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on his birthday on the same day. Engineer’s Day in India 2021 celebrates the efforts of engineers nationwide, who with their significant contributions have made our day-to-day living …

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Joe Biden to host Quad summit on Sept 24; PM Modi to attend; Top 5 things to know

The White House confirmed on September 13, 2021, that US President Joe Biden will host the first-ever Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) leaders’ Summit at the White House on September 24. As per the official statement by the White House, President Biden has been looking forward to welcoming PM Modi, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and …

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Who was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh? PM Modi lays foundation stone of university after Jat icon in Aligarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in Aligarh on September 14, 2021. Amid the upcoming Assembly elections, the move to name the university after the ‘Jat Icon’ comes at a time when the farmers protest against the farm laws has been gaining momentum in Western …

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Iran nuclear programme: Iran allows IAEA to replace memory cards of cameras monitoring its nuclear sites

Iran has allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to service monitoring cameras at Iranian nuclear sites after talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi in Tehran on September 13, 2021. The talks were held between Iran and IAEA chief to ease the standoff between Iran and the West. The UN nuclear watchdog had said earlier …

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Afghanistan: Donors pledge $1.1 billion for collapsing country, 14 million people on brink of starvation

Afghanistan crisis: Donors have pledged more than $1.1 billion for the war-torn country, where poverty and hunger have rocketed ever since the Taliban takeover. As a result, the foreign aid in the country has dried up, raising the spectre of mass migration. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, while speaking at the UN Conference seeking …

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Current Affairs Quiz: 14 September 2021

14 September 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The day’s updated Current Affairs quizzes cover topics such as QUAD Summit 2021, UNGA General debate and bill seeking a permanent exemption from NEET among others.  1. Which company’s …

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Moroccon King appoints Aziz Akhannouch as Morocco’s new PM; Who is Aziz Akhannouch?

The King of Morocco Mohammed VI has appointed Aziz Akhannouch as the new Prime Minister of Morocco. He is the leader of the Liberal-National Rally of Independents (RNI). The news of the appointment of the new Prime Minister of Morocco was shared by the state-run broadcaster. The official statement from the royal palace of Morocco …

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Lebanon PM Najib Mikati announces new Lebanese government amid economic crisis

Lebanese government 2021: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on September 10, 2021, announced his new government of 24 ministers from the Presidential Baabda Palace after he met President Michel Aoun to sign a decree to form a new government in the presence of Parliament speaker Nabih Berri in crisis-ridden Lebanon. The new government under the …

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