Current Affairs – September 29-30, 2019

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ISRO initiates ‘Project NETRA’ to safeguard Indian space assets from debris and other harm


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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) last month quietly initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites. The project estimated to cost Rs. 400 crore, when in place, will give India its own capability in space situational awareness (SSA) like the other space powers, which is used to ‘predict’ threats from debris to Indian satellites. It also goes so far as to serve as an unstated warning against missile or space attack for the country.
Under NETRA, or Network for space object Tracking and Analysis, the ISRO plans to put up many observational facilities: connected radars, telescopes; data processing units and a control centre. They can, among others, spot, track and catalog objects as small as 10 cm, up to a range of 3,400 km and equal to a space orbit of around 2,000 km.


First Indigenous Fuel Cell System launched on CSIR Foundation Day


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The President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, unveiled the first Indigenous High Temperature Fuel Cell System developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in partnership with Indian industries under India’s flagship program named “New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)” on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi. The 5.0 kW fuel cell system generates power in a green manner using methanol / bio-methane, with heat and water as bi-products for further use; amounting to greater than 70% efficiency, which otherwise may not be possible by other energy sources.


World Hindu Economic Forum 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra


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The 7th annual World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) began in Mumbai with the theme “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society” to bring together financially successful members in Hindu society such as traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists to share business knowledge, expertise, and resources with their fellow brethren. The three-day event, being held in India’s financial capital for the first time, kicked off with keynote speeches by UP Chief Minister Adityanath.


Dr. Jitendra Singh launches CPGRAMS reforms in the Department of Posts


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The MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the Centralised Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) reforms in the Department of Posts in New Delhi. CPGRAMS will lead to a reduction in grievance disposal time and improved quality of grievance redressal.


Business - Current Affairs - September 29-30, 2019

RBI puts Lakshmi Vilas Bank under PCA norms


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The Reserve Bank of India has put Lakshmi Vilas Bank under prompt corrective action framework due to high bad loans and insufficient capital and on account of high net NPA, insufficient CRAR and CET 1, negative RoA for two consecutive years and high leverage, based on the on-site inspection under the Risk-Based Supervision carried out for the year ended March 31, 2019.


Sports - Current Affairs - September 29-30, 2019

Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix


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Lewis Hamilton claimed his first win in four races when he rode his luck to end Ferrari’s winning streak with a well-judged strategic victory for Mercedes in a roller-coaster Russian Grand Prix. This was his 9th win of the season. Team-mate Valtteri Bottas was in second, with Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was third. Verstappen was fourth.


Japan’s Kento Momota wins Korea Open


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Top-ranked Kento Momota of Japan clinched the men’s singles title at the Korea Open badminton tournament with a win over number two Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan. The 25-year-old downed Chou 21-19, 21-17 in a final that lasted 53 minutes. In the women’s final, China’s He Bingjiao defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 18-21, 24-22, 21-17 to win the title.


England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor announces retirement from international cricket


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England’s Sarah Taylor, one of the best wicket-keepers in the history of cricket announced her retirement from international cricket due to anxiety issues. Taylor is a triple World Champion (WC 2009, 2017 and T20 WC 2009) and made her last international appearance on July 18. The London-born wicketkeeper has affected 232 dismissals, more than any woman cricketer.
She retires as England’s third-highest run-scorer in ODIs with 4,056 runs from 126 games at an average of 38.26 including 20 half-centuries and seven centuries. Taylor is also England’s second-highest run-scorer in T20I cricket and seventh overall. She scored 2,177 runs from 90 matches at an average of 29.02 including 16 half-centuries.


Awards - Current Affairs - September 29-30, 2019

Vice President presents the 28th Saraswati Samman to Dr. K. Siva Reddy


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The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has honored the Telugu litterateur Dr. K Siva Reddy with the 28th Saraswati Samman for the creation of his famous poetry collection ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’(Turning aside while lying down) in 2018 during an award-giving ceremony organized by the KK Birla Foundation in New Delhi.
The prestigious Saraswati Samman instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation, is awarded every year for significant contribution in the field of literature related to any of the 22 languages of India included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a citation, and a plaque.


Vice President presents Punyabhushan Award to eminent archeologist Dr. G. B. Deglurkar

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu presented Punyabhushan Award to eminent Archeologist Renowned Archaeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar, in Pune, Maharashtra. The award has been instituted by the Punyabhushan Foundation. It is given to an eminent personality of Pune from the field of art, music, culture, science, industry, social service, or sports who are chosen as the Pride of Pune.


Cochin International Airport bags global award for passenger satisfaction

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Cochin International Airport Ltd has been selected as the best airport in terms of services it offered to passengers, based on a survey conducted by Airport Council International (ACI). CIAL emerged the topper in the 5-15 million passenger category among the airports in the Asia-Pacific region. The annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards by Airport Council International recognize and reward the best airports in the world based on ASQ departure survey.


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