Government Schemes

“Ek Pahal Campaign” launched for Justice delivery at doorstep
Mygov 15053012759017401 Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a pan-India Special Campaign called ‘Ek Pahal Drive” for Justice Delivery at the doorstep.

The campaign has been launched by the Department of Justice and NALSA.

The initiative aims to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law

Quick Fact: The first Law and Justice Minister of independent India was B. R. Ambedkar.

International Affairs

Two Indian projects to get the Earthshot Prize
5966105 Untitled Design 3 Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

Two Indian projects have been selected for the environment prize called ‘Earth shot Prize’.

One of the selected projects is a Solar-Powered Ironing Cart designed by a 14-year-old Tamil Nadu school girl and the second is an Agricultural Waste recycling Concept developed by an entrepreneur from Delhi.

The prize is conferred annually to five winners for their solutions that substantially help the environment.

Quick Fact: The first-ever Environment Prize called ‘Earthshot Prize’ was launched by Britain’s Prince William and David Attenborough in 2020.

State Affairs

PEDA inks pact with CESL for EV charging stations
Ev Charging Station Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has signed a MoU with CESL for installing public charging stations for electric vehicles in Punjab.

The MoU was signed by the CEO of PEDA, Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa.

The collaboration seeks to expand the EV transition portfolio providing accessible and affordable charging infrastructure in the state of Punjab.

Quick Fact: Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is a subsidiary of Energy Efficient Services Ltd. (EESL).


NITI Aayog partners with Byju’s to provide free education in Aspirational Districts
Pict Original Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

NITI Aayog has partnered with Byju’s in a bid to provide free access to education to students in 112 Aspirational districts in India.

The project consists of two main components- Byju’s Career Plus program and the Voluntary program.

Under the partnership, Byju’s will provide free access to its high-quality tech-driven learning program to students ensuring quality education.

Quick Fact: Byju’s was founded in 2011 by Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath.


Indo-Nepal joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-XV’ to begin at Pithoragrah
Exercise Surya Kiran Xiv Concluded In Nepal 1615501808 Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

The 15th-edition of Indo-Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ will be held from September 20 at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

The armies of both nations would share their experiences of various counter-insurgency operations improving bilateral relations and strengthening traditional friendship.

The previous edition of ‘Surya Kiran’ was conducted in Nepal in the year 2019.

Quick Fact: Kathmandu is the Capital of Nepal.

Summits and Conferences

PM Narendra Nodi virtually addresses 21st SCO Meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Plenary Session Of 21St Meeting Of Sco Council Of Hea 163194667190 Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

The 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State was held in a Hybrid format in Dushanbe, Tajikistan recently.

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

The Indian delegation was led by PM Narendra Modi who participated virtually while offline representation was carried out by S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs.


Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri to launch new book ‘Translating Myself and Others’
Bn Lz384 0216 L M 20160106121110 Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 September 2021

The Pulitzer prize-winning noted fiction writer, Jhumpa Lahiri is all set to launch her new book titled ‘Translating Myself and Other’.

The book will be a collection of essays that reflect Lahiri’s experiences on the meaning of translation, translating her writings and writing across languages.

The book will be published by Princeton University Press.

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