Daily Current Affairs 19/9/2020 for NDA, CDS, AFCAT and Other Defence Examination
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Aero India 2021 will be held at?
Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition held in Bengaluru, India at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. It is organized by the Defense Exhibition Organization, Ministry of Defense. Established from – 1996 Most recent – 2019 The 13th edition of Aero India-21 will be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, and Bangalore in Karnataka from February 3 to February 7 next year. The Aero India 2021 website will be a contactless online interface for Asia's largest aero show. It will host and stream all online services related to the event for both the exhibitors and visitors
What is the ranking of India in the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020?
India has been ranked 105th position '' Global Economic Freedom Index 2020 Annual Report" by Canada's Fraser Institute, which has been released in India in conjunction with Center for Civil Society, New Delhi-based think tank. This is the 24th edition of Economic Freedom of the World. India has fallen 26 spota as it stood at the 79th spot in last year's ranking. Top 5 Countries in Global Economic Freedom Index 2020 Ranking:- Rank Country 1 st Hong Kong 2 nd Singapore 3 rd New Zealand 4 th Switzerland 5 th United states 105th India 124th China
Who has been appointed chairperson of the National School of Drama (NSD)?
Paresh Rawal has been appointed as the chief of the National School of Drama. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed the veteran actor with the new position. Establish:- 1959 by Sangeet Natak Academy
Who is the winner of the men's singles & Women's Single title at the 2020 US open tournament?
Austria's Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev to win the men's singles title at the 2020 US open tournament. It was thiem's first Grand Slam title, and he becomes the first player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a US open final. Japan's Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to clinch the Women's Singles title in the 2020 US open Tennis tournament. This is the third Grand Slam title for the fourth seed Osaka. Osaka previously won the title at the 2018 US open and 2019 Australian open. She is now the first Asian player to win three Grand Slam singles titles. The victory has moved up Osaka to number 3 in the world rankings.
Which Indian state launched India's largest "Piggery Mission"?
The state government of Meghalaya has launched India's Biggest "Piggery Mission" with an outlay of Rs. 209 Crore. It is being launched under the aegis of Meghalaya Livestock Enterprises Advancement Society (MLEADS) and funded by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). The main objective of the Piggery Mission is to reduce the annual import of Pork worth RS 150 Croe and make Meghalaya self sufficient ("Aatma Nirbhar") in pork production over the next 3 years.
Shipping Minister launches 'SAROD-Ports' for dispute of maritime sector. SAROD-ports stand for?
Union Ministerv Mansukh Mandaviya has launched a dispute redressal mechanism named "SAROD-Ports" (Society for Affordable Redressal of Dispute-Ports)to facilitate affordable and timely resolution of disputes for the maritime sector. * SAROD-Ports will advice and assist in settlement of disputes through arbitrations in the maritime sector, including ports and shipping sector in Major Port Trusts, Non-major Ports, Including private ports, jetties, terminals and harbours. * SAROD-Ports will resolve the disputes in fair and just manner while saving a huge amount of legal expenditure and time * It will promote ease of doing business in the maritime sector because of the fast tiemley, cost-effective and robust dispute resolution mechanism. * SAROD-Ports will inspire confidence among private players working with major ports and will ensure the right kind of environment.
Air Force Technical Training College is located where?
The stated aim of the college is to educate and train engineers from various disciplines on the current technologies of aircraft, weapon and support system held by Indian Air Force and also to instil qualities of military leadership and managerial skills for members of officer cadre of the Indian Air Force. The college in Addition to training engineers of Indian Air Force and its sister services has also trained officers of DRDO, HAL, Air India and many personnel from friendly countries in South East Asia and Middle East.
VARUNA Naval exercise is conducted between which countries?
The annually held Varuna naval exercise is an integral part of France–India strategic relationship in the 21st century and consists of naval cooperation drills between the French Navy and the Indian Navy. The joint-exercises are held either in the Indian Ocean or Mediterranean Sea with the aim of improving Indo-French coordination on capabilities like cross-deck operations, replenishment-at-sea, minesweeping, anti-submarine warfare and information sharing. It was first started in 1983.
Which on of the following is not Diesel-electric Submarine ?
Nuclear – powered submarine – INS Chakra INS Chakra * Nuclear powered submarine under a 10-year lease from Russia since 2012 * Negotiations are underway to lease an additional Akula-class attack submarine
India has signed "Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement" with which country?
On September 9, India and Japan signed an "Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement" that would allow the militaries of the two countries to exchange supplies and services on a reciprocal basis during exercise in which both participate, UN and humanitarian assistance operations, as well as visits to each other's ports. Japan becomes the sixth country with which India has such an arrangement, adding to the United States, France, Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
What was the theme of the 'World No Tobacco Day' 2020 ?
Every year, on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is being marked by the World Health Organization. The World No Tobacco Day initiative was adopted in 1987 by the WHO. Theme:- Protecting Youth
World Environment Day is observed globally on
World Environment Day is observed globally on 5th June every year. This day is observed to raise awareness about protecting the environment and to remind people not to take nature granted. The first time World Environment Day was celebrated in 1974 with the slogan "Only one Earth" The World Environment Day 2020's theme is Celebrate Biodiversity
Which country withdraw its name from 'Kavkaz Military exercise ' 2020?
India has withdrawn its participation from the multilateral Military Exercise "Kavkaz 2020" to be held in Russia between 15th to 26th September 2020. Russia and India are privileged strategic partners. At Russia's invitation, India has been participating in many international events. However, due to COVID-19 and consequent difficulties in exercise, India has decided not to send a contingent this year to Kavkaz-2020. Kavakaz 2020 would be held in Astrakhan province of Southern Russia where member countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Central Asian countries would be participating.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has launched a mobile application to provide career-related information and details to the aspirants who wish to join the Indian Air Force (IAF). What is the application name?
The Chief of the Air Staff, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has launched a mobile application named 'MY IAF' to provide career-related information and details to the aspirants who wish to join the Indian Air Force (IAF). About "MY IAF" App * The app launched as a part of the Digital India initiative has been developed in association with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) * The app serves as a single digital platform where users can find the details of the selection procedure, training curriculum, pay and perks etc for both officers and airmen in the IAF * The app provides glimpses into the history and stories of valour in the IAF
Valley of Flower National Park is situated where?
Valley of Flower National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox and blue sheep.
Where is the headquarter of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is an intergovernmental organization of 13 nations. Founded on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela), it has since 1965 been headquartered in Vienna, Austria, although Austria is not OPEC member state. As of September 2018, the 13 member countries accounted for an estimated 44 percent of global oil production and 81.5 percent of the world's proven oil reserves, giving OPEC a major influence on global oil prices. The current OPEC members are the following Algeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libiya, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Saudi Arabia (The De facto leader), the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Former OPEC members are Ecudor, Indonesia and Qatar.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has elected whom as its new president?
The All India Tennis Association (AITA)has elected Anil Jain as its new president, while Anil Dhupar was chosen as its secretary-general. * All India Tennis Association Founded: March 1920 * All India Tennis Association Headquarters: RK Khanna Tennis Stadium, Delhi
Who wins the 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament?
Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan has won the prestigious 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament. He scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9 with six victories and three draws to finish on top. A total number of 120 players from 16 countries participated in the event which included more than 30 Grandmasters. On the way to his title, Iniyan defeated Grandmasters Baadur Jobava of Georgia, Sam Sevian, Sergey Erenburg of the USA and Nyzhyk Illia of Ukraine.
108th India National Science Congress in 2021 to be held in
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) announced that Pune will host the annual session of 108th Indian Science Congress on January 3-7, 2021. The theme of the ISCA is "Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment" and focus on economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion of all communities using science and technology. This will be the fourth time that the city will host the prestigious meet in the last 100 years. Dr. Vijay Laxmi Saxena has been elected general president of the Indian Science Congress, 2021. The Science congress had commended in 1914 from then Calcutta with 105 members. Currently, the association has more than 60,000 members from various streams of science like agriculture, archaeology, biochemistry, earth system science among others. * Indian Science Congress Association President:- KS Rangappa * Indian Science Congress Association Headquarters:- Kolkata, West Bengal
Which Indian Bank has launched a campaign named "DIGITAL APNAYEN" to encourage customers to use digital banking channels?
Punjab National Bank has launched a campaign named "DIGITAL APNAYEN" to encourage customers to use digital banking channels. The campaign launched by the bank's Managing Director SS Mallikarjuna Rao on the occasion of Independence Day is till March 31, 2021. PNB encourage customers to use digital channels and participate in the noble cause of donating to the PM CARES FUND for Covid-19 * PNB Headquarters :- New Delhi * PNB Founded:- 19 May 1894, Lahore, Pakistan * PNB Founded:- Lala Lajpat Rai, Dyal Singh Majithia
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