1.National Affairs

Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme along with 9 highway projects launched in Bihar

Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme along with 9 highway projects launched in Bihar by PM Narendra Modi

It will connect 45,945 villages in the state thus enabling the Digital revolution to reach even the remotest areas of the state.

Under the Ghar tak fibre Scheme, internet service via optical fibre will be provided to households.

The Highway projects will construct 350 km of road at a cost of Rs 14,250 crores.
Quick Fact: The Ghar tak Fibre project is to be implemented by Ministry of Electronics and Information

2.National Affairs

Women Officers to join Helicopter Stream of Indian Navy

For the first time in history of Indian naval aviation,two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream.

The officers are: Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh.

The officers are a part of a group of 17 officers of the Indian Navy, who were awarded “Wings” on graduating as “Observers”.

The graduating officers will be serving on-board Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. 
Quick Fact: The graduation ceremony was presided by Rear Admiral Antony George NM, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Training).


International Day of Peace observed around the world

International Day of Peace observed around the world on 21st September

It is also known as World Peace Day, 

The theme for this year is: Shaping Peace Together

On this day, countries are encouraged to create an environment of “24 hours of non-violence”.
Quick Fact: The day was established in 2001, when the UNGA voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire

4.Polity & Governance

Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 introduced

Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 was introduced in Lok Sabha. 

It amends the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of 2010.

The bill proposes to include public corporations, that are owned and controlled by the Government of India, under the list of entities, that are not eligible to receive foreign funding

The bill also seeks to include public servants under the list.
Quick Fact: The bill was presented by Union Minister of State for Home Ministry, Nityanand Rai.


Schitt’s Creek wins big at Emmy Awards

Popular sitcom Schitt’s Creek took home seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in the comedy categories.

This year’s Emmy Awards were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the empty Los Angeles Staples Center with nominees joining from their homes due to COVID 19

This was the 72nd edition of Emmy Awards.

Zendaya became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category for ‘Euphoria’
Quick Fact: Emmy awards recognises excellence in the areas of television and emerging media. These awards are conducted by three organizations – International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Regional Chapters.


World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day was observed on 21st September worldwide.

The day is observed in order to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease,it’s causes, symptoms and management.

September is also celebrated as World Alzheimer’s Month.

The theme for 2020 is Let’s talk about dementia.
Quick Fact: The campaign to raise awareness  about Alzheimer’s Disease was launched in 2012.

7.Conferences and Summits

Meeting of Border Guarding forces of India and Bangladesh concludes

The meeting of border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh, Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh respectively, concluded in Dhaka.

Issues related to India-Bangladesh border management and security was discussed at the meeting.

The meeting is held bi-anually.

The BSF and BGB agreed for real time sharing of intelligence to reduce criminal activities on the border.
Quick Fact: This was the 50th meeting between the border guarding forces of both the countries.

8.National Affairs

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan is operational in 272 Districts till now

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan is operational in 272 districts across the country as per the latest data.

The action plan for the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan was launched on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on 26th June.

The data was provided by the Minister of State for Social justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria.
Quick Fact: The Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan was originally launched by the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab in 2015.