1.Cabinet approves establishment of new All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga, Bihar under the
Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). PMSSY was announced in
2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability
of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment
facilities for quality medical education in the country. The PMSSY is implemented
by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

2.RBI has released the draft version of Rupee Interest
Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2020. Interest Rate Derivatives
(IRD) are contracts whose value is derived from one or more interest rates,
prices of interest rate instruments, or interest rate indices.

3.A Customized My Stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite
Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by the Department of Posts on the
occasion of Engineers Day. Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test
‘Mission Shakti’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on 27th March

4.Cabinet approves Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from
Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna-Manesar- Kharkhauda. Total length of the
project is ~ 121.7 km.

5.India celebrates Engineer’s Day every year on September
15 as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Sir
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on his birthday.

6.Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Passed in Lok
Sabha. The Bill replaces an ordinance to the same effect promulgated on June
26. The Bill proposes amendments to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. With
this new Bill, the central government aims to bring cooperative banks
under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

7. Kosi Rail Mahasetu: Inaugurated recently in Bihar. The
bridge is of strategic importance along the India-Nepal border.

8. Samarth Scheme: Implemented by the Ministry of
Textiles. It seeks to Provide demand driven, placement oriented National
Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes.

9. September 19 marks the 60th anniversary of the Indus
Water Treaty (IWT) between India and Pakistan. It is a Water-Distribution
Treaty, signed in Karachi in 1960, between India (PM Jawaharlal
Nehru) and Pakistan (President Ayub Khan), brokered by the World Bank. Under
the treaty, India has control over water flowing in the eastern rivers– Beas,
Ravi and Sutlej. Pakistan has control over the western rivers– Indus, Chenab
and Jhelum.

10. On the occasion of International Coastal Clean-Up
Day (Celebrated since 1986), for the first time eight beaches of India are
recommended for the coveted International eco-label, the Blue flag
certification. On the occasion of International Coastal Clean-Up Day
(Celebrated since 1986), for the first time eight beaches of India are
recommended for the coveted International eco-label, the Blue flag
certification. Chandrabhaga beach of Odisha’s Konark coast is the first to
complete the tag certification process.

11.India has launched its own eco-label BEAMS (Beach
Environment & Aesthetics Management Services) under ICZM (Integrated
Coastal Zone Management) project. Maintain high standards of cleanliness,
hygiene and safety for beachgoers in accordance with coastal environment and

12. Sloth Bear and Nandankanan Zoological Park: Located
in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife
Sanctuary. It is the only zoological park in India to become an
institutional member of World Association of Zoos and Aquarium (WAZA).

13. Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit will
be inaugurated on 2nd October 2020 – the birth anniversary of Mahatma
Gandhi. It is a global summit of Overseas and Resident Indian scientists and

14. World Bamboo Day: Observed annually on September 18th. Theme
for 2020: ‘BAMBOO NOW.’

15. Care 4 Chendamangalam, which works with weavers in
Kerala, brings the eponymous GI-tagged sari for a fund-raiser exhibition to

16. The International Day of Peace Observed around the
world on 21st September. 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together.






















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