Daily Current Affairs 13th 14th September 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13th 14th September 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13th 14th September 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 13th 14th September 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India’s largest Piggery Mission

  • India’s largest piggery mission was launched in Meghalaya.
  • Meghalaya: Capital: Shillong || Governor: Satya Pal Malik || Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma

2. Garima scheme

  • Odisha Government has launched Garima scheme, a statewide initiative for the safety and dignity of the core sanitation workers in the state.
  • Odisha: Capital: Bhubaneswar || Governor: Ganeshi Lal || Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

International News

1. Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

  • India will host the meeting of Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in November in New Delhi.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Headquarters: Beijing, China || Secretary General: Vladimir Norov

2. ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting

  • External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar chaired the ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting.
  • ASEAN means ‘Association of Southeast Asian Nations’.
  • Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia || Members: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos

3. Prime Minister of Japan

  • The election to choose Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successor as head of the Liberal Democratic Party was held.
  • Abe’s right-hand man Yoshihide Suga, winning, which makes him the new prime minister of Japan.

4. Fourth Arab country to recognize Israel Statehood

  • Bahrain will be fourth Arab country to recognize Israel Statehood.
  • Bahrain had followed the UAE’ decision to recognize Israel’s statehood.
  • Egypt was the first Arab country to recognize Israel, in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994.

Business News

1. First Indian Company to cross $200 billion M-cap

  • Reliance Industries has become India’s first company to cross $200 billion Market-cap.
  • Reliance Industries is now worlds 40th most valuable firm.

Important Appointments

1. New CEO of Citi Group

  • Citi Group has named Jane Fraser as the next CEO of Citi Bank and the President of Citi Group.
  • Jane Fraser is a Scottish-American banking executive. Educated at Girton College, Cambridge, and Harvard Business School, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company for 10 years before joining Citigroup in 2004.
  • Citigroup Inc || CEO: Michael Corbat || Headquarters: New York, United States

Obituaries

1. Swami Agnivesh passes away

  • Agnivesh referred as Swami Agnivesh was an Indian social activist, a former Arya Samaj leader and a former cabinet minister in the state of Haryana.
  • He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. Global Economic Freedom Index 2020

  • India has been ranked 105th on the Global Economic Freedom Index 2020.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Hong Kong and Singapore
  • 2. New Zealand
  • 3. Switzerland
  • 4. USA
  • 5. Australia

2. States’ Startup Ranking Framework 2019

  • Gujarat and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have emerged as the best performers among states and UTs in the second edition of ranking of the startup ecosystem in the country, followed by Karnataka and Kerala who were “top performers”.
  • Kerala and Karnataka have bagged the “Top Performer” honour for developing a strong start-up ecosystem in the States’ Startup Ranking 2019.
  • The States’ Startup Ranking Framework 2019, prepared by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Sports News

1. US Open 2020 Winners

  • Dominic Thiem has won Men’s Single US Open 2020 defeating Alexander Zverev.
  • Women’s Singles: Winner: Naomi Osaka (Japan) Runner-up: Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)
  • Men’s Doubles: Winner: Mate Pavic (Croatia) and Bruno Soares (Brazil)
  • Women’s Doubles: Winner: Laura Siegemund (Germany) and Vera Zvonareva (Russia)

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