Current Affairs Capsule – 21 September 2019
- September 21, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- India and Mongolia signed two MoUs in the fields of disaster management and space cooperation in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Mongolian President Battulga Khaltma in New Delhi on 20th September, 2019. The other documents that were exchanged between the countries include a Cultural Exchange Protocol and a Comprehensive Work Plan between the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, India and Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia.
- Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved more than 200 projects worth Rs. 3,000 crores in the Entire North East including Assam. 110 projects worth Rs. 1699 crores were sanctioned for the development of the North-East states where 66 projects costing 820 crores have been completed, as per the Ministry. Some of the major schemes are the construction of double-lane road from Lanka to Umrangso, the first Bamboo Industrial Park in Assam and the Digboi town water supply scheme.
- India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) held a joint 16th session of Joint Economic Commission to improve bilateral trade relations between India and Belgium. Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) was established in 1921 after a treaty signed between Belgium and Luxembourg. Joint Economic Commission (JEC) Sessions were established after an agreement signed in 1990 in New Delhi and will take place every other year in capital cities of the three countries alternatively.
- US President Donald Trump has named the special presidential envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, Robert O’Brien as the new National Security Adviser (NSA) of the United States. He will replace John Bolton, who was fired by Trump recently. O’Brien had been appointed as the US representative to the UN General Assembly in 2005. He will be the fourth national security adviser under Donald Trump‘s administration and the 28th NSA overall.
- The first World Patient Safety Day to create awareness around patient safety and urge people to show commitment to making healthcare safer was observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 17th September, 2019. This day was launched by WHO as a global campaign ‘Medication without Harm’. The theme for the day is ‘Patient Safety: a global health priority’ and the slogan is ‘Speak up for patient safety’.
- Multiple new initiatives of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has been launched by the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’) in New Delhi on 18th September, 2019. This includes Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE Summit 2019), facilitation through Margadarshan and Margadarshak, Model Curriculum for Diploma Courses and 360-degree Feedback of Faculty.
- Union Communications and Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched nationwide awareness campaign ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’ at the Google-organised event ‘Google for India’ in New Delhi. The campaign has been organised by NASSCOM’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) and Google India.
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Q1. India and _______signed two MoUs in the fields of disaster management and space cooperation.
Q2. When was the Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) established?
Q3. Who has been appointed as the new National Security Adviser (NSA) of the United States?
- John Bolton
- Herbert Raymond McMaster
- Robert O’Brien
- Michael Flynn
Q4. On which day is the World Patient Safety Day observed?
- September 16
- September 17
- September 18
- September 19
Q5. Which among the following technology giants collaborated with the Central Government to launch ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’?
- Google India
- Amazon India
- Microsoft India