World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day is observed every year on 28th September.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness regarding the impact of rabies on humans and animals, to provide information and to promote preventive measures needed to cure the disease.
Theme: End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate
The day is endorsed by Pan American Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, WHO and the USA Centers for disease control and prevention.
Quick Fact: The first World Rabies Campaign took place in 2007
2.Defence and Security
Defence Acquisition Portal (DAP) unveiled by the defence minister
Defence Acquisition Portal (DAP) unveiled by the defence minister, Rajnath Singh.
The new DAP 2020 will help in empowering the Indian domestic industry through Make in India initiative.
The DAP follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The aim of the portal is to turn India into a global manufacturing hub under the Make In India Initiative
World Tourism Day
The World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27.
The year 2020 has been designated as the “Year of Tourism and Rural Development” by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
Theme: Tourism and Rural Development.
The day is hosted by a single member country of the United Nations.
Quick Fact: World Tourism Day was hosted by the Mercosur Bloc nations this year.
Sporting activities of Tokyo Olympics bound Para-athletes & athletes to be resumed by SAI
In line with the ‘Khelo India Phir Se’ initiative, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to resume sporting activities of Tokyo Olympics bound Para-athletes and athletes.
The sporting activities will be held at SAI’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country.
The sports activities include para-athletics, para-powerlifting, para shooting, para archery, cycling, hockey, weightlifting, archery, wrestling, Judo, athletics, boxing and fencing.
Quick Fact: Tokyo Olympics are to be held from 23rd July 2021- 8th August 2021.
International Day for Universal Access to Information
28th September is observed as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
The day is commonly known as the Access to Information Day.
The 2020 edition of the day focussed on the right to information in the times of crisis.
Though the day was inaugurated in November 2015, it was first observed on 28 September 2016.
Quick Fact: Since 2002, the day was known as International Right to Know Day
6.Person in News
Former union minister Jaswant Singh passed away
The former Union Minister, Jaswant Singh passed away on 27th September.
He had served as the external affairs minister, defence minister and finance minister of India, during the tenure of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Before a career in politics, Jaswant Singh was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1950s and 60s.
Quick Fact: Jaswant Singh wrote the book Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence, which led to his expulsion from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
7.Conference and Summits
India and Denmark hold a virtual bilateral summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen held a Virtual Bilateral Summit.
A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of intellectual property cooperation was signed between the two countries.
Another major outcome of the summit is that Denmark will join the International Solar Alliance, ISA.
Quick Fact: 25 Indian companies are also present in Denmark in IT, renewable energy and engineering.
8.Person in News
Neetu David was appointed as the Chairman of the 5 member women’s national selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The previous panel was led by Hemlata Kala.
The first assignment of the newly appointed panel is to pick three teams for the Women’s T20 Challenge, to be held in UAE in November 2020.
The panel also includes Mithu Mukherjee, Renu Margrate, Arati Vaidya and V Kalpana.
Quick Fact: BCCI was founded in 1928 with its headquarters in Mumbai and the current president of the board is Sourav Ganguly