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Current Affairs One-Liner : 20th September 2023

Published on September 20, 2023
  • National:
    • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has approved nine capital acquisition proposals worth approximately Rs 45,000 crore
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Phase 1 of the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), also known as Yashobhoomi, to the nation. This state-of-the-art facility is located in Dwarka, New Delhi.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 20th September 2023
    • The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas in Karnataka and Santiniketan in West Bengal have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas, situated in Karnataka, is a serial nomination of the three most representative examples of Hoysala-style temple complexes dating from the 12th to 13th centuries
    • The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has recently inducted two new B-360 type of aircraft into its flight inspection fleet. These aircraft are equipped with an advanced state-of-the-art Flight Inspection system
    • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket set a reuse record by launching 22 Starlink internet satellites toward low Earth orbit (LEO) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Tuesday, September 20, 2023. This was the rocket’s 17th liftoff and landing, which is unprecedented.
    • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, inaugurated the Annual General Meeting and Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum on Human Rights in New Delhi. During her speech, she emphasized the interconnectedness of human rights and environmental conservation.
    • The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has indeed achieved the prestigious World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Recognition Status for a remarkable tenure of 10 years. This recognition is a testament to NMC’s unwavering commitment to the highest standards in medical education and accreditation.
    • Reliance Jio has launched its Jio AirFiber services in eight metro cities in India. Jio AirFiber is a Fixed Wireless Access solution that offers high-speed internet connectivity without the need for wires or installation.
  • World:
    • The Hoysala temples at Belur, Halebid, and Somanathapur in Karnataka were indeed declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is a significant recognition of their cultural and architectural importance.
    • Shantiniketan, the prestigious institution founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1901, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Shantiniketan is the 41st UNESCO World Heritage Site in India and the third in West Bengal, joining the ranks of the Sundarbans and the Darjeeling Mountain Railways.
    • The World Health Organization (WHO) has indeed released its first-ever report on the global impact of high blood pressure. The report states that approximately four out of every five people with hypertension are not adequately treated.
  • Important Days:
    • World Patient Safety Day 2023 will be observed on 17th September with the theme "Engaging patients for patient safety". This theme recognizes the crucial role that patients, their families, and caregivers play in the safety of health care.
    • International Equal Pay Day 2023 is observed globally on September 18. This day represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.
  • Awards:
    • The 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize 2023 was a celebration of the quirky side of science. The winners included a team with an Indian researcher.
    • The Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, presented the one-time Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to 84 artists from the field of performing arts of India who are above the age of 75 years and haven’t been accorded any national honour in their career so far.
  • Appointments:
    • Peter Bains has been appointed as the Group CEO of Biocon, a biotechnology firm, with effect from September 18, 2023. He will report to Group Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

Questions:

Q.1 When is World Patient Safety Day 2023 observed?
a. September 15
b. September 19
c. September 17
d. September 21
Q.2 Who presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards 2022?
a. Vice-President of India
b. Prime Minister of India
c. President of India
d. Minister of Culture

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