Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 September 2020

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020 20:09 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 September 2020
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  • India ranks 116 in Human capital Index of World Bank

    39 days ago
    India has ranked 116th position in the latest edition of the World Bank's annual Human Capital Index 2020. Last year, India ranked 115 out of 157 countries. The index benchmarks key components of human capital across countries.
    Highlights: ♦ The Human Capital Index 2020 update included health and education data for 174 countries up to March 2020. It covered around 98% of the world’s population. ♦ The analysis showed that pre-pandemic, most countries made steady... Read More


    Astronomers finds possible hints of life in the clouds of Venus

    39 days ago
    Astronomers have recently found a potential sign of life in the atmosphere of Venus. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile have spotted the chemical signature of phosphine in the thick Venutian clouds. This has given a hint that there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of Venus.
    Highlights: ♦ The researchers first used the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii to detect the phosphine. Then, they used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... Read More


    World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September

    39 days ago
    World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September every year. Over 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths every year due to unsafe care across the world. The day urges global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety. The day aims to raise awareness and promote positive change around patient safety priority areas. The day formulates policies and creates a safe work culture. It aims to provide care where the... Read More
    Category: Important Days

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    India becomes an observer of Djibouti Code of Conduct

    39 days ago
    India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct or Jeddah Amendment as an Observer after the high-level meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA). The meeting was held virtually on 26 August 2020. Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA): ♦ Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) is a grouping on maritime matters. The group comprises 18 member states that adjoin the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the East coast of Africa, and Island... Read More
    Category: International


    Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched at G20 EMM

    39 days ago
    The Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries was held through video conferencing under the Presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 16 September.  His Excellency Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Chaired the Environment Ministers Meeting. Union Environment, Climate Change, and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India. He discussed the significant steps taken by the Government of India (GoI) to protect the environment and forest and wildlife and combating... Read More


    GoI launched National Clean Air Programme

    39 days ago
    Government of India (GoI) launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a long-term, time-bound, national-level strategy. The programme aims to tackle the air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner. The target is to achieve a 20%-30% reduction in Particulate Matter concentrations by 2024 keeping 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration.
    Highlights: ♦ Based on the Air Quality data from 2014-2018, 122 non-attainment cities have been... Read More
    Category: Environment


    AFMC Hosts IMPACT 2020 Virtually

    39 days ago
    The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) the first-ever completely online conference cum workshop IMPACT 2020 from 16-18 Sep 2020. The unique conference has been designed with the medical researcher in mind. The conference is organized by the Medical Journal Armed Forces India (MJAFI) as it celebrates its 76th publishing volume this year. Highlights: ♦ The three-day event will feature distinguished faculty from among reviewers, authors, and editors will conduct interactive sessions on... Read More


    Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

    39 days ago
    Rajya Sabha passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 on 16th September 2020. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 19 March 2020. The Bill will establish a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar, Gujarat. The Bill also confers the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to the Institute. institutes at Gujarat Ayurved University campus Jamnagar. This is a cluster of highly reputed... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


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