CURRENT AFFAIRS 28TH SEPTEMBER

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat to be new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat will take over as the new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. He succeeding Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, who retires from service by end of this month. The Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) comprises chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and the senior-most member is appointed its chairperson. The Chairman of COSC is tasked with ensuring synergy among the three services and evolve a common strategy to deal with external security challenges facing the country.

4-time Emmy Award winner J. Michael Mendel passes away

American television producer & a four-time Emmy Award winner J. Michael Mendel passed away. He won three Emmys in 1995, 1997, and 1998 for “Lisa’s Wedding”, “Homer’s Phobia”, and “Trash of the Titans”. He joined Rick and Morty in 2013, where he won his 4th Emmy Award for the episode “Pickle Rick” in 2018.

Payal Jangid becomes the first Indian to receive the Changemaker Award 2019

Rajasthan’s Payal Jangid, aged 17, became the first Indian to receive the Changemaker Award 2019 at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards 2019. The Award was presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at a ceremony held in New York, United States. She is the President of her village’s Children’s Parliament (Bal Panchayat). She was awarded for her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village and other neighbouring areas.

 

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Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot;

Governor: Kalraj Mishra.

World Tourism Day: 27 September

The United Nations observes 27 September every year as World Tourism Day. The UN World Tourism Organization expects that tourism will continue to grow at an average of 3% annually until 2030. The sector also represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally. UN World Tourism Organization organizes the special event every year on the occasion of World Tourism Day, and this year it will be held in New Delhi, India.

Theme for 2019: Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All.

 

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Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA;

Founded: 24 October 1945.

Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

Global Goals Jam 3.0 hosted by World University of Design

World University of Design (WUD) hosted Global Goals Jam 3.0. The Indian edition of the global event focusing on design thinking and service design methodologies was hosted with the theme: eWaste. 70 participants from across India, divided into ten groups, participated in the workshop and presented their ideas and vision for the future.

GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning where people from all around the world contribute to the 17 global goals for sustainable development of UNDP by sharing their stories, projects, and visions for the future.

Pranab Mukherjee launches the book titled ‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’

Former president Pranab Mukherjee released a book named ‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’. The book was written by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy that tracks the country’s economic development over the years and offers solutions for future growth. The book has been published by Rupa Publications India.

UP govt. announces RS 6,000 annual aid for triple talaq victims

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath announced an annual support of rs 6,000 to the victims of triple talaq till their rehabilitation and they will get free legal aid. The victims of triple talaq came under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) and govt also gives rights over waqf properties and also called for several welfare measures that should be undertaken for their rehabilitation.

 

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Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel.

Former French President Jacques Chirac passes away

Former French President Jacques Chirac passed away. He was two-term French president (1995-2007) who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He also served as the Prime Minister of France.

Japan Launches “World’s Biggest Transport Space Ship” For Space Station

Japan launched an unmanned H-2B rocket towards the International Space Station. The H-2B rocket lifted off with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan. This Rocket is considered as the world’s biggest transport spaceship. It intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

 

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Japan Capital: Tokyo,

Currency: Japanese yen,

PM: Shinzo Abe.

Exhibition of India Tourism Mart 2019 inaugurated

The Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), inaugurated the exhibition of India Tourism Mart (ITM) 2019 in New Delhi. The Ministry of Tourism and the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) have jointly organized this Mart. Over 240 international delegates from 51 countries and 160 exhibitors from across the country are taking in the part in the second edition of ITM.

The Mart will provide a platform at the national level for trade and hospitality service providers in the country to interact and conduct business with their counterparts from overseas.

 

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Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge): Prahlad Singh Patel.


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