Daily Current Affairs – September 11 2019
India’s second Multi-Modal Terminal in Jharkhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation India’s second riverine Multi-Modal terminal (MMT) built at Sahibganj in Jharkhand. The terminal at Sahibganj will open up industries of Jharkhand and Bihar to the global market and provide Indo-Nepal cargo connectivity through waterways route.
132nd Birth Anniversary Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
The nation today paid tributes to Freedom Fighter Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant on his 132nd Birth Anniversary.
Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was Indian freedom fighter and one of the architects of modern India. He, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai Patel, was a key figure in India’s Independence movement.
UP govt announces it’s maiden Agriculture Export policy, 2019
In a major step towards doubling the income of farmers in the state, Uttar Pradesh Government has announced it’s maiden Agriculture Export policy, 2019. The government aims at doubling the export of agricultural commodities by 2024 with the help of farmer producer organisations and various steps like giving incentives and promoting startups
313 Anganwadi centres developed as Child Education Centre under National Nutritional Campaign
In Madhya Pradesh, 313 Anganwadi centres have been developed as Child Education Centre under Rashtriya Poshan maah – National Nutritional Campaign. These centres are now providing primary education along with distribution of nutritious food.
18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks
On Wednesday, New York City will commemorate the 18th anniversay of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Cente in Lower Manhattan.
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will begin the ceremony to honor the 2,983 people tragically killed on September 11, 2001.
US Prez Trump issues new executive order to combat terrorism
United States President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary that would enhance the country’s ability to target terrorists and those who finance their activities to deter perpetrators of terrorism worldwide. Utilizing the new order, the Treasury sanctioned over two dozen individuals and entities from 11 terrorist groups, including Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
16th AEM-India Consultations
Economic Ministers from ten ASEAN Member States and the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of India (“the Ministers”) met on 10 September 2019 at Bangkok in Thailand for the sixteenth AEM-India Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Thailand, Jurin Laksanawisit and Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal.
India Breakfast-Networking Session organized at TIFF
An India Breakfast Networking Session was hosted by Information &Broadcasting Ministry on the side-line of its participation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019. Ms Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India, Toronto; Mr Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head, TIFF and the Indian Delegation interacted with the participants at the Session.
India, Iceland sign agreements
India and Iceland signed agreements to enhance cooperation in the field of sustained fisheries development and organise cultural exchange programme between 2019 and 2022. Iceland also declared exemption from Visa for Indian diplomatic and official passport holders.
ICC Rankings: Steve Smith extends his lead over Virat Kohli
Australian batsman Steve Smith has extended his lead over India skipper Virat Kohli at the number one spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings. Smith now has a lead of 34 points over Kohli as the rankings
Aussie pacer Pat Cummins also remains at the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings., he has 63-rating points ahead of the second-placed Proteas bowler Kagiso Rabada.
IAF resurrects 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ for Rafale
The Indian Air Force (IAF) 8rresurrected the Air Force Station Ambala-based 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’, which will operate the first squadron of Rafale fighter jets in the near future. The squadron was formed at Ambala on 01st Oct 1951 under the command of Flight Lieutenant D L Springett and was then equipped with Harvard-II B aircraft.
World Chess Championships: Nihal stuns Cori win
Teen sensation Nihal Sarin pulled off a clinical win against Jorge Cori in 57 moves to take a 1-0 lead in the two-game Round One of the World Cup chess championship in Khanty Mansiysk.