21st September 2019 Current Affairs

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World Wrestling Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar seal bronze medals

  • Bajrang Punia defeated Mongolia’s Tulga Ochir in the bronze medal match of 65kg freestyle category at Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan.
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya defeated Reza Atrinagharchi of Iran to win a bronze medal in the 57kg freestyle.

India slips to 104th spot in latest FIFA ranking

  • The Indian football team slipped a place to 104th position in the latest FIFA rankings.
  • Belgium holds the top position, while France have surpassed Brazil to reach the second spot.

Note:

About FIFA

President: Gianni Infantino

Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

Founded: 21 May 1904

Samuel Joseph Jebaraj appointed as DMD of IDBI Bank for 3 years

  • The Board of Directors (BoD) of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank) approved the appointment of Samuel Joseph Jebaraj as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) for a period of 3 years with effect from September 19, 2019 succeeding KP Nair.
  • This is the first major appointment on the Bank’s Board after Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) acquired a majority stake of 51% (January 2019) in the bank.

Note:

About IDBI

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: 1 July 1964

Alison Rose to become first female RBS chief executive

  • Royal Bank of Scotland named Alison Rose as its new chief executive.
  • She will be the 1st woman to lead the bank. Currently, she is the deputy head of RBS group’s Natwest Holdings retail & commercial banking division.
  • She will replace Ross McEwan on Nov 1.

International Day of Peace – September 21

  • International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 to encourage people about worldwide peace which can be achieved by focusing and understanding the factors of climate change.
  • The theme is ‘Climate Action for Peace’.

74-year-old museum specimen-species of giant salamander becomes the world’s largest amphibian

  • On September 19, 2019, researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and London’s Natural History Museum have discovered a discovered a new species of giant Chinese salamander which is now considered to be the world’s largest amphibian.
  • The study of this species is mentioned in the journal “Ecology and Evolution” and its scientific name is Andriassligoi.

Indian Army conducted ‘Chang Thang’ exercise in Eastern Ladakh

  • On September 18, 2019 the Indian army conducted massive integrated exercise named ‘Chang Thang’ in the Eastern Ladakh region bordering China in a very high altitude area in order to test and improve its capabilities in war fighting.
  • The exercise involved all the arms of the Indian army like T-72 tanks, artillery guns and helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles etc.

Note:

About Indian Army:

Founded- 1 April 1895.

Headquarters- New Delhi.

Motto- “Service Before Self”

Former Tunisia president Zine el-Abidine Ben passed away at the age of 83 in Saudi Arabia

  • On September 19, 2019, former president of Tunisia Zine el-Abidine Ben has died in exile at the age of 83 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • He was ousted from power in 2011 at the start of the Arab spring movement in which many leaders were swept from power.

Former Dutch football international Fernando Ricksen passes away

  • Former Rangers football player Fernando Ricksen of Netherlands has passed away in St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland after a 6-year battle with motor neuron disease.
  • He was 43.

IR’s Secunderabad station becomes 1st station to get IGBC green platinum rating

  • Secunderabad Railway Station has become the first station in the country to be awarded with the CII-IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Platinum rating.
  • The rating comes under the IGBC Green Railway Stations Rating System.

Bollywood actor Neena Gupta wins two awards at Indian International Film Festival 2019 of Boston at Massachusetts, US

  • Bollywood actor Neena Gupta registered a double victory at Indian International Film Festival of Boston.
  • The Badhaai Ho actor won Best Actress award while her film The Last Color emerged victorious in Best Feature Film category.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released ‘Himalayan Odyssey’ book by MP Veerendra Kumar in New Delhi

  • On September 19, 2019, the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu released the book in New Delhi named ‘Himalayan Odyssey’ written by Member of Parliament (MP) Veerendra Kumar.
  • The book is an English translation of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Akademi award-winning Malayalam original ‘Haimavathabhuvil’ by Veerendra Kumar, who is also the Chief Managing Director(CMD) of Mathrubhumi.

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