Current Affairs 26 September 2020

 Current Affairs 26 September 2020

Top 7 Important Current Affairs for 26 September 2020 useful in all competitive examinations.

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Important Current Affairs for 26 September 2020

The Home Minister will inaugurate the Destination Northeast 2020

  • The Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the Destination Northeast 2020 festival.

  • The festival will promote Northeast as tourists' and investment destination.

  • This four-day-long festival will take off on World Tourism Day (27 September).

A rural transport scheme launched by Assam's CM

  • Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has launched a rural transport scheme named 'Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni' ( Chief Minister's Rural Transport Scheme).

  • During a Program, organised by the state transport department, the CM also  distributed vehicles to numerous beneficiaries.

  • The main aim of this scheme is to generate employment in the Villages.

Punjab Cabinet will set up Vigilance Commission

  • The Punjab Cabinet has approved the sitting up of a Vigilance Commission to check Corruption among public servants.

  • The Punjab State Vigilance Commission Ordinance, 2020 proposed to set up a commission as an independent body to work effectively and bring more transparency in work.

PM Modi  launched the Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols

  • Prime minister Modi launched the 'Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols' through visual platforms.

  • It was to celebrate the very first anniversary of the Fit India Movement.

Antyodaya Diwas Celebrated on September 25

  • PM Modi addressed India on the occasion of Antyodaya Diwas on 25 September.

  • In 2014, the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (September 25) was declared to be celebrated  as Antyodaya Diwas.

  • The Rural Development Ministry revamped its skill development program 'Aajeevika Skills' as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana on this occasion.

World Pharmacist Day is observed on 25 September

  • The World Pharmacist Day is observed on September 25, every year.

  • It is celebrated to create awareness about the role of pharmacists in improving health.

  • This day was decided to be celebrated by the international Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in Istanbul, Turkey in 2009.

  • The theme of International Pharmacist Day 2020 is 'Transforming global health'.

Indian-American-led team won the NIH prize

  • The Cornell researchers' team led by Saurabh Mehta has been awarded the National Institute of Health Technology Accelerator Challenge prize.

  • The award has been given for developing a quick, non invasive, mobile phone based system.

  • This system will detect infectious diseases, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies in Saliva.

World Risk Index (WRI) 2020 : INDIA ranked 89th

  • In the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has ranked 89th position among 181 countries.

  • This index shows a statistical model for assessment of global risk of disasters in the country, for example : storms, floods, earthquakes, etc.

  • According to the report, the highest risk of disasters is in Vanuatu and the lowest risk is in Qatar.

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