September, 2019

  • President Kovind unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, marking the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation at Villeneuve, Switzerland
  • Meity tied up with Google to “Build for Digital India”
  • The ‘Terracotta Grinder’ is the first-ever machine launched by the KVIC.
  • India announced $22 million to GFTAM- This is the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22) of the GFTAM, and India has increased its contribution by 10% over its 5th cycle contribution.
  • The ‘Eat Right India Movement’ of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was launched with a new logo and tagline ‘Sahi Bhojan, Behtar Jeevan’.
  • Finance Ministry has urged Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to boost  capital expenditure during the current FY 2019-20.
  • The “Kaushalacharya award” is launched by MSDE under the Skill India Mission
  • The Finance Minister has constituted a task force to draw up a National Infrastructure Pipeline worth $1.4 trillion.
  • The government provides financial assistance up to Rs50 crore per Mega Food Park project and 1st Mega Food Park in Telangana
  • New Animal Facility established by University of Hyderabad
  • India’s second Multi-Modal Terminal is built as part of the Jal Marg Vikas Project
  • Motihari-Amlekhganj Petroleum products Pipeline will provide petroleum products to Nepal at a cheap price, this is led by the Indian Oil Corporation and the Nepal Oil Corporation.
  • PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock.
  • Indian Institute of Skills, Mumbai launched to provide skills to students who want to pursue technical education after completing Class X and Class XII.
  • Rajasthan launched the “Jan Soochna Portal”, it promised to provide information about government authorities and departments suo motu to the public in the true spirit of the Right To Information Act, 2005.
  • ‘JALDOOT’ Travelling Exhibition Launched
  • The Ministry of Railways has announced to rationalize the fare structure and composition of Humsafar class of trains.
  • Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 will facilitate smooth and speedy eviction of unauthorized occupants from Government residential accommodations.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance, 20
  • The “National Safety Awards (NSA)” and “Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP)”. (Previously known as ShramVir National Awards) are operated since 1965 under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • LEAP has been launched for leadership development for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • ARPIT was launched by the HRD Ministry in November 2018 as a unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty through SWAYAM.
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched two Mobile Apps which are CHC Farm Machinery App and Krishi Kisan App
  • First Indigenous Fuel Cell System launched on the occasion of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Foundation Day.
  • Aadi Mahotsav Inaugurated in Noida
  • The government has constituted ‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’ as the highest civilian award, in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Delhi-Meerut Package-3 inaugurated, The Delhi-Meerut Expressway connects Delhi with Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh.
  • Capacity Development Programme for Women Entrepreneurs launched under Startup India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $ 200 million to Maharashtra to improve road safety
  • IPPB with the launch of AePS services has now become the single largest platform in the country for providing interoperable banking services to the customers of any bank.
  • The government has amended the corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending norms to allow the corporates to spend on research and development (R&D) activities.
  • SEBI has tightened the norms for mutual funds by making it mandatory to hold at least 20% liquid assets in liquid schemes.
  • As per the Directions, the depositors of the Mumbai based PMC Bank are not allowed to withdraw amount exceeding Rs 1,000 of the total balance in a savings account/current account or deposit account.
  • “Handbook on Fisheries Statistics – 2018”(13th edition) has been released by the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Giriraj Singh And published by the Department of Fisheries of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • India 9th on Happiness Index
  • Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is appointed as the Chief of the Indian Air Force
  • IPS officer Chhaya Sharma awarded 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award
  • Best State Award for overall growth in the tourism category was awarded to Andhra Pradesh
  • Adventure Tourism category– Goa and Madhya Pradesh
  • Best Film Promotion Friendly State– Uttarakhand
  • Best State in the Innovative use of IT category –Telangana
  • GeM and Punjab Government sign MoU for Setting up PMU(Project Management Unit)
  • Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to facilitate green initiatives in Indian Railways.
  • The ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’ would begin from 1st September and the theme for the year is “Complementary Feeding”.
  • National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, with the provision for minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000/- monthly once the subscriber attains the age of 60 years.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana is an age-old pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers
  • National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) platform has been created to bring all the startups providing one-stop access. Under the scheme, companies using artificial intelligence must offer 25% free coupons for students from disadvantaged communities.
  • PM Matru Vandana Yojana has Crossed 1 Crore Beneficiaries
  • ‘UMMID’ initiative Launched by the Government
  • Chandrayaan 2 has gone communication, the communication from the Vikram Lander to the ground was lost at a distance of just 2.1km from the moon.
  • Researchers have found both water and temperatures on K2-18b, being the only exoplanet having such components.
  • India is the 16th nation to add Apache and the AH-64E is the most advanced variant, Boeing
  • The Exercise of Yudh Abhyas is the largest joint exercise for defence cooperation between the militaries of the USA and India
  • The Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) nations will undergo exercise activities such as boarding of target vessels to simulate search and seizure, drilling etc.
  • India to take part in TSENTR 2019
  • SLINEX 2019 is an annual joint Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise that will be held from 7th September to 13th September 2019.
  • 28th edition of CORPAT is held between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
  • Indo-Thai Maitree – 2019, it is an annual training exercise which is conducted since 2006 alternatively in India and Thailand.
  • Air-to-Air missile ASTRA was launched from a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat aircraft, off the coast of Odisha
  • Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varaha’ is the 4th in the series of seven 98-m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
  • INS ‘Nilgiri’: Navy’s 1st New Stealth Frigate Launched
  • In the US open Tennis 2019, Rafel Nadal won beating Daniil Medvedev and Bianca Andreescu won beating Serena Williams.
  • Bianca Andreescu is the 1st Canadian to win the Grand Slam singles title.
  • Vinesh Phogat won bronze at the World Wrestling Championship
  • Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya won bronze at World Wrestling Championships
  • Deepak Punia Named World No.1 Wrestler in 86kg Category
  • India will host COP14 of UNCCD
  • 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia
  • Russia proposed to set up more than 20 nuclear power units in India over the next 20 years in the meeting of 20th India-Russia Summit
  • 5th EEF 2019 in Russia is aimed to expand international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and to develop the Russian economy far east.
  • 7th RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)Ministerial Meeting, RCEP is a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 16 countries including 10 ASEAN countries and its 6 FTA partners (India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and China).
  • Conference on Energy Efficiency ‘ANGAN’ began
  • 2nd Edition of India Tourism Mart (ITM) 2019 inaugurated