Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 14 September 2021
Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 14 September 2021
BJP leader Bhupendra Patel takes oath as 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat
First-time legislator Bhupendra Patel took oath as the 17th chief minister of Gujarat on Monday a day after his name was announced for the top job by the BJP leadership.
Earlier in the day, Union home minister Amit Shah reached Ahmedabad to attend Patel’s swearing-in ceremony.
Patel met his predecessor Vijay Rupani, who resigned from the post late on Saturday, at the Chief Minister's residence in Gandhinagar.
Fondly addressed as 'Dada' by his supporters, BhupendrabhaiRajnikanthbhai Patel became the 17th chief minister of Gujarat.
Patel (59), unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, was sworn in governorAcharyaDevvrat at a simple ceremony in Gandhinagar.
Soon after, Prime Minister NarendraModi congratulated Patel for taking oath as the Gujarat CM. “I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service. He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory,” he wrote on Twitter.
Congratulations to BhupendraBhai on taking oath as CM of Gujarat. I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service. He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory.
To highlight the importance of South-South cooperation and to mark the day in 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries adopted the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (A/C.2/66/L.48), the General Assembly proclaimed 12 September as the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.
The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, provides an opportunity to discuss Southern solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future while effectively responding to the global COVID-19 crisis in order to recover better across the global South.
This United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation will also be an opportunity to highlight concrete follow-up to the twentieth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, which took place from 1 to 4 June 2021 in New York.
More than a year and a half into the pandemic, it is evident that decades of development progress are threatened and that we are facing an uncertain future shaped by economic and social crises. Global partnership, including through South-South cooperation, is essential to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Civil Aviation Ministry allows drone use to ICMR and IIT Bombay
ICMR has been allowed use drones for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight vaccine delivery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, and Nagaland up to a height of 3,000 meters
Ministry of Civil Aviation said it has granted conditional exemption from Drone Policy to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay on Monday.
ICMR, the apex biomedical research body in India, has been allowed to use drones for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) vaccine delivery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, and Nagaland up to a height of 3,000 meters, the ministry said in a order dated September 10.
Based on a undertakings provided by ICMR and IIT Bombay, approval of airspace use shall be obtained by them from Airports Authority of India (AAI), the ministry mentioned in its orders.
“This exemption shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the said airspace clearance and shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of approval of the said airspace clearance or until further orders, whichever is earlier," it said in a statement.
Earlier, on 11th September 2021, Union Minister for Civil Aviation JyotiradityaScindia had launched first of its kind ‘Medicines from the Sky’ pilot project at Vikarabad in Telangana. Under this project, drugs and vaccines will be delivered using drones in 16 ‘green zones’ across the state.
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SpaceX Inspiration4 to have 1st all civilian space mission with minimal training
The next batch of space tourists are set to lift off aboard a SpaceX rocket on September 15. The Inspiration4 mission touts itself as the ‘first all-civilian mission to orbit’, which represents a new type of space tourism, reports news agency AFP.
Organised and funded by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, the biggest difference between Inspiration4 and the flights performed earlier this year is the destination.
Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic took their passengers on suborbital launches. Their vehicles only go high enough to reach the beginning of space before returning to the ground a few minutes later. However, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and crew Dragon vehicle are powerful enough to take the Inspiration4 crew all the way into orbit, where they will circle the Earth for three days.
The mission features a somewhat diverse group of people. One crew member, Sian Proctor, won a contest among people who use Isaacman’s online payment company. Another unique aspect of the mission is that one of its goals is to raise awareness of and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Another crew member--Hayley Arceneaux, a physician’s assistant at St. Jude and childhood cancer survivor, to participate in the launch. The fourth member-- Christopher Sembroski won his seat when his friend was chosen in a charity raffle for St. Jude and offered his seat to Sembroski.
Daniil Medvedev wins U.S. Open title
Novak Djokovic’s quest to win all four men’s Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year was ended by the crushing weight of history and a brilliant game plan devised by a fresher, younger opponent who respects Djokovic’s greatness but no longer has reason to be intimidated by it.
Daniil Medvedev, a lanky, 25-year-old Russian, had been knocking on the door of winning a Slam tournament singles championship the last two years. Rafael Nadal stopped him in the 2019 U.S. Open final after Medvedev had rallied from two sets down to force a fifth set, and Djokovic blew him out in straight sets in this year’s Australian Open final, in which Medvedev won only nine games. Medvedev had done well to reach No. 2 in the world and had lost only one set here, to qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp in the quarterfinals, but he still had to climb that last and most difficult step.