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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th September 2022

Published on September 20, 2022
  • Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. (Retd.) Amarinder Singh joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and merged his party, the Punjab Lok Congress with the BJP.
  • Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh, launched the “CM da Haisi” (Let’s inform the CM) portal to address public grievances.
  • Union Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), G. Kishan Reddy virtually addressed the Tourism Ministers’ meeting of the BRICS member nations.
  • The Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar launched India’s first lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th September 2022
  • Banking and Finance:
    • The World Bank has approved a loan of $150 million (nearly Rs 1,200 crore) to Punjab to help it better manage its financial resources and improve access to public services, the global money lender.
    • The ‘Punjab: Building Fiscal and Institutional Resilience Program’ will support the state's efforts to strengthen the institutional capabilities of various government departments, manage fiscal risks and make informed policy choices to support sustainable growth.
  • Appointments:
    • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu appointed Professor at IIT- Madras, Shreepad Karmalkar, as the Director of IIT- Bhubaneswar.
    • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu appointed Professor at IIT- Madras, Seshadri Sekhar, as the Director of IIT- Palakkad.
    • Former Australian Test great, David Boon, was appointed as the Chairperson of Cricket Tasmania. He will replace Andrew Gaggin.
  • Obituary:
    • Shri Panchkhand Peethadheeshwar Acharya Swami Dharmendra Maharaj passed away in Jaipur at the age of 80.
    • BJP leader of Odisha, Bishnu Charan Sethi, passed away at the age of 61 in Bhubaneswar.
  • Important Week:
    • Every year, September 19- September 25 is observed as the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). It is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). The theme of the International Week of Deaf People 2022 is “Building Inclusive Communities for All”.
  • Sports:
    • The Spanish Football League, La Liga, condemned hate speech after Atletico Madrid fans were filmed racially abusing Real Madrid and Brazilian International, Vinicius Jr.
    • WTA Chennai Open tennis: Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic won in Singles; Luisa Stefani of Brazil and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada won in Doubles.
    • Spain beats South Korea to reach the quarterfinals of Davis Cup 2022. Spain will face Croatia in the quarterfinal.
  • Partnership Between SBI & Remitly for Secure and Easy Remittance to India
  • Green Fins Hub
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • IBBI Amends Regulation
  • Singapore Central Bank- IFSCA India Sign Cooperation Agreement

Question:

Q.1 Who is appointed as the Director of IIT-Bhubaneswar?
a. David Boon
b. Seshadri Sekhar
c. Shreepad Karmalkar
d. Pralay Mondal

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