Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th September 2020

Published on September 26, 2020
  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) commenced on 25th Sep 2020. It has replaced the Medical Council of India (MCI) and has become India’s top regulator for medical education and its profession. It is having 33 members namely, a chairman, 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members. 
  • The central government has sanctioned 670 electric buses and 241 charging stations under phase II of FAME Scheme. The sanctioned electric buses are from Goa, Maharashtra, Chandigarh ad Gujarat. And the sanctioned charging stations are in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Port Blair. This decision was declared by Union Heavy Industry Minister, Prakash Javadekar.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th September 2020
  • Static Part: FAME Scheme: It stands for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles. The scheme aims to electrify public modes of transportation and to enhance electric mobility in India.
  • Webinar on ‘Curriculum Reforms & National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and Pedagogy: It was organized under the Shikshak Parv initiative with an aim to promote and highlight features of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Shikshak Parv was celebrated from 8th Sep 2020-25th Sep 2020 to felicitate teachers and to promote NEP 2020. 
  • Awards and Recognition: Kerala: The state has won UNIATF (United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force) Award for prevention and controls Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) 2020. 
    • Kerala Tourism’s internationally acclaimed ‘Human by Nature’ campaign: It has won the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2020for Marketing. 
  • Important Days and Themes: 26th Sep 2020: World Environmental Health Day
    • Theme for 2020: Environmental health, a key public intervention in disease pandemic prevention
    • 26th Sep 2020: International Day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons 
    • 25th Sep 2020: National Antyodaya Diwas
  • World Risk Index 2020
  • ‘U-Rise’ Portal – Uttar Pradesh
  • ‘SafePay’ Contactless Debit Card Facility—IDFC First Bank
  • Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020
  • AYUSH Ministry signs MoU with Herbal Industry Bodies

Questions: 

Q.1 Which state won United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force Award for prevention and control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) 2020?
a. Kerala
b. Maharashtra
c. Rajasthan 
d. Tamil Nadu

Q.2 For what purpose, Shikshak Parv celebrated from 8th Sep-25th Sep 2020?
a. To promote NEP 2020 
b. To felicitate teachers
c. To promote Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security in academics
d. Both (a) and (b)

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