Daily Current Affairs 25th 26th September 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25th 26th September 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25th 26th 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 25th 26th September 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India to end tuberculosis by 2025

  • Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has mentioned that India has accorded high priority for ending tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”.

2. Moksha Kalash Yojana-2020

  • Rajasthan Government has approved ‘Moksha Kalash Yojana-2020’.
  • Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation’s scheme to allow free bus travel to two members of a family to immerse ashes of their loved ones in the Ganga in Haridwar.

3. India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale

  • Flight Lieutenant, Shivangi Singh to become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly the Rafale.
  • Indian Air Force Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

4. National Medical Commission

  • The National Medical Commission in place of the Medical Council of India as the apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence.
  • Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as the chairman of National Medical Commission.

International News

1. Global Climate Summit 2020

  • United Nations and United Kingdom will co-host Global Climate Summit 2020 in December 2020.
  • It is to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.
  • Mr Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Business News

1. RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayog will organize ‘RAISE 2020-Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020’, a summit on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Minister for Electronics and Information Technology: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

2. New Brand Ambassador of Acer India

  • Acer India has signed Actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador.
  • Acer: Headquarters: New Taipei City, Taiwan || CEO: Jason Chen

Important Appointments

1. New administrator of PMC Bank

  • RBI has appointed AK Dixit as the new administrator of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank.
  • PMC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai

2. UNEP regional ambassador

  • Khushi Chindaliya has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for India by the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • UNEP Headquarters location: Nairobi, Kenya || UNEP Head: Inger Andersen.

Important Days

1. World Pharmacist Day

  • World Pharmacist Day is observed on 25th September every year by International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
  • Theme: ‘Transforming global health’.

2. World Environmental Health Day

  • World Environmental Health Day is observed globally on 26th September.
  • Theme: ‘Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention’.

3. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

  • The General Assembly commemorates 26 September as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
  • This Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a priority.

Obituaries

1. SP Balasubramaniam passes away

  • Legendary singer S.P. Balasubramaniam has passed away.
  • Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, also referred to as S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. B., or Balu, was an Indian musician, playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist, and film producer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam films.

2. Dean Jones passes away

  • Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones has passed away.
  • Dean Jones was in Mumbai as part of IPL official broadcaster’s commentary panel.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. The 72nd Emmy award 2020

  • Emmy Award is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. It is presented at numerous annual events held throughout the calendar year, each honoring one of the various sectors of the television industry.
  • Drama Series: Succession
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Succession
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Succession
  • Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya for Euphoria
  • Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeremy Strong for Succession
  • Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek

2. 100 most influential people of 2020 by Time Magazine

  • PM Modi has been inducted in Time Magazine’s ‘100 most influential people of 2020’ list.
  • The following Indians have also been inducted.
  • Professor Ravindra Gupta is a Professor of Clinical Microbiology and has worked for the cure of HIV.
  • Ayushmann Khurrana (Artists).
  • Bilkis, the ‘Dadi from Shaheen Bagh’.

Military Exercises and Defence

1. ABHYAS Target

  • DRDO has conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS which a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target.
  • ABHYAS can be used as a target for evaluation of various missile systems.
  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy || DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.

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