Daily Current Affairs 30th September, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 30 September 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

Pilot project at Rae Bareli coach factory to usher ‘Industry 4.0’

A pilot project for ushering ‘Industry 4.0’ — a concept about automation, interconnectivity and data exchange to boost productivity — has been launched for implementation at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The Railway Ministry and the Department of Science and Technology have joined hands with IIT-Kanpur for taking up the unique project.

7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra

7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The theme of (WHEF) 2019 “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 World Hindu Economic Forum has earlier been organised in London, Chicago, Losa Angeles, Hong Kong, and Nairobi.

Amritsar’s famous ‘Langur Mela’ begins

Starting with the celebrations of Navratri, a 10-day ‘Langur Mela’ commenced in Punjab’s Amritsar which will be concluded on the next of Dussehra.

  • It is believed that parents wish for a child and vow to dress them as ‘langurs’ (baboon) once their wish is granted.
  • Pilgrims in large numbers throng to the Bada Hanuman temple to offer prayers situated in the Durgiana temple complex.

DRDO testfires land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

DRDO successfully test fired the land-attack version of 290 km strike range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha.

  • BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile operated by all the three services of the armed forces in different roles and different versions.
  • The BrahMos missile is a joint venture between India and Russia in which DRDO has been working hard to increase the indigenous content to cut down on the import costs.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Festival of ‘Dashain’ formally starts in Nepal

Dashain, also known as Bada Dashain, the greatest and the longest festival observed by Hindus in Nepal formally began with Ghatasthapana.

  • The first day of the festival which also marks the beginning of Navaratri started with the sowing of barley, wheat, maize and paddy seeds by performing Puja and keeping a “Ghada” or an earthen pot at a sacred place of the house or in temples as per Vedic tradition.


BANKING & FINANCE

Public sector banks to function from 10 AM to 4 PM from Oct 1

The working hours of all government banks across Odisha has been changed and will now function from 10 AM to 4 PM from tomorrow onwards. The decision has been taken by State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC).



SPORTS

India lift SAFF U-18 Championship title, defeat Bangladesh in final

India U-18 defeated Bangladesh by 2-1 in the final of SAFF U-18 Championship 2019 to lift the title. The championship took place in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Sumit Nagal clinches Buenos Aires ATP Challenger title

Indian Tennis player Sumit Nagal clinched the Buenos Aires Challenger Tournament after beating home favourite Facundo Bognis in the men’s singles final.

Kaushal Dharmamer clinches men’s singles title at Maldives International Challenge

In Badminton, Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer clinched the men’s singles title at the Maldives International Challenge with a straight-games win over Siril Verma in Male.

Kento Momota wins Korea Open

Japan’s shuttler Kento Momota won the Korea Open after defeating Chou Tien-Chen of Taiwan in the finals.

Aryna Sabalenka wins WTA Wuhan Open

Aryna Sabalenka has won the WTA Wuhan Open held in Wuhan, China. She became the first player to claim back-to-back titles in Wuhan.



AWARDS

International Astronomical Union names asteroid after Pandit Jasraj

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid, discovered in 2006, after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj.

  • The asteroid, or more formally known as a minor planet, is located between Mars and Jupiter, and was discovered on November 11, 2006.

India Today Group VC Kalli Purie gets India’s Most Powerful Women in Media Award

India Today Group Vice-Chairperson Kalli Purie was conferred with the ‘India’s Most Powerful Women in Media’ award at the famed Confluence Excellence awards. Kalli Purie received the award at the British Parliament on September 27. The accolade comes just two weeks after she was honoured with the ‘Outstanding Media & Entertainment Award’ at the annual 21st Century Icon Awards in London.

Scientist Thanu Padmanabhan gets MP Birla Memorial Award

Physicist Thanu Padmanabhan has received the M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology.

Odisha’s Tapan Kumar Mishra conferred Best Tourist Guide Award

Odisha’s Tapan Kumar Mishra has been conferred with the Best Tourist Guide Award (2017-18) by the Ministry of Tourism for his lifetime contribution to the tourism industry.

Book on gender data gap wins Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019

Writer, broadcaster, feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez won the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 for her second book ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’. Founded in 1988, the Royal Society Science Book Prize is given to popular science writing across the world for non-specialist readers.



OBITUARIES

Veteran actor Viju Khote passes away, best known as Kalia in Sholay

Veteran Hindi and Marathi actor Viju Khote, who feebly mouthed the iconic dialogue “Sardar, maine aapka namak khaya hai” as Kalia to Amjad Khan’s notorious Gabbar in cult classic “Sholay”, passed away. He was 77.

K P S Menon, independent India’s first foreign secretary, passes away

Former diplomat K P S Menon has passed away following age-related ailments. He was 90.



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September of every year. It is aimed at drawing people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues. The day is commemorated to promote different preventative steps and changes in lifestyle to avoid any cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack, stroke, heart failure and any other condition related to the same.

  • The theme for the World Heart Day 2019 is “My Heart, Your Heart”.

International Translation Day

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

  • International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.
  • The theme of International Translation Day 2019 is “Translation and Indigenous Languages”.


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