Daily Current Affairs 15th 16th September 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15th 16th September 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15th 16th 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 15th 16th September 2020 Current affairs test.

International News

1. United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women

  • India has been elected as a member of the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women.
  • United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
  • The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, one of the main UN organs within the United Nations. CSW has been described as the UN organ promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Financial News

1. SIDBI with Rajasthan Government

  • Rajasthan Govt has signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its MSME ecosystem.
  • Small industrial Development Bank of India is a development financial institution in India, headquartered at Lucknow and having its offices all over the country.
  • Headquarters location: Lucknow || Founded: 2 April 1990 || Agency executive: : Mohammad Mustafa, (Chairman and Managing Director);

Business News

1. TikTok with Oracle

  • TikTok has chosen Oracle as its technology partner for its US operations.
  • Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
  • Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is a co-founder, the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.

2. New Brand Ambassador of Paytm First

  • Paytm First Games has roped-in Sachin Tendulkar as its Brand Ambassador.
  • Paytm First Games (PFG) is a joint venture between One97 Communications Ltd and AG Tech Holdings.
  • Paytm is the official umpire partner for IPL till 2022.

3. Amazon.com with Amitabh Bachchan

  • Amazon.com has signed up Actor Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant.
  • Amazon Founder & CEO: Jeff Bezos || Amazon Founded: 5 July 1994 || Amazon Headquarters: Seattle, Washington.

Book Launch

1. Book ‘My Life in Design’

  • Gauri Khan has authored her first book ‘My Life In Design’.
  • Gauri Khan is an Indian film producer and designer who has designed spaces for high-profile individuals such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren, as well as Bollywood celebrities such as Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra.
  • She is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the film production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries. In 2018, Khan was named as one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women”

Important Appointments

1. Chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India

  • Subhash Kamath has been elected as the chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India.
  • Advertising Standards Council of India: Founded: 1985 || Headquarters: Mumbai.

2. ADB’s Country Director for India

  • Asian Development Bank has appointed Takeo Konishi as its new Country Director for India.
  • The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia.

3. Executive Director at World Bank

  • Rajesh Khullar has been appointed Executive Director at World Bank.
  • World Bank: President: David Malpass || Headquarters: Washington DC || Founded: July 1944.

4. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

  • Harivansh Narayan Singh has been re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  • Chairman of Rajya Sabha: M Venkaiah Naidu.

5. Executive Director at ADB

  • Sameer Kumar Khare has been appointed Executive Director at Asian Development Bank.
  • Asian Development Bank: President: Masatsugu Asakawa || Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.

Important Days

1. Hindi Diwas

  • Hindi Day is an annual day observed on 14 September in hindi speaking states of India to celebrate the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages of India.
  • The first Hindi day was celebrated on 14th September 1953.

2. National Engineer’s Day

  • India celebrates Engineer’s Day on September 15 to appreciate the contributions of eminent engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was born on September 15, 1861 in a village called Muddenahalli in Karnataka.
  • He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.

3. International Day of Democracy

  • In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy
  • Aim: with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.

4. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

  • September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
  • This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • Theme: ‘Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’.

Agreements and MoUs

1. Asian Development Bank with Suguna Foods

  • Asian Development Bank has signed an agreement for $15 million of debt financing for Suguna Foods Private Limited
  • The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia.
  • Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines || President: Masatsugu Asakawa || Founded: 19 December 1966 || Membership: 68 countries || Purpose: Economic development

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney

  • MD of HDFC Bank, Aditya Puri has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020.
  • HDFC Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has a base of 1,04,154 permanent employees as of 30 June 2019. HDFC Bank is India’s largest private sector bank by assets. It is the largest bank in India by market capitalisation as of March 2020.

Sports News

1. Tuscan Grand Prix 2020

  • Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain has won the Formula One Tuscan Grand Prix 2020 held at Mugello Circuit, Italy.
  • Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver currently competing in Formula One for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

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