The most awaited Assam’s National Register of Citizen’s list has been made accessible online and at all NRC seva kendras in the state. The process of NRC Update was started in the state of Assam as per order of the Supreme Court of India in 2013. The NRC took five years and Rs 1,220 crore before getting published. The NRC list is the biggest exercise India has undertaken to expel illegal immigrants residing illegally in India. The updation process of NRC was carried out under The Citizenship Act, 1955, and according to the rules framed in the Assam Accord. Important findings of the NRC:
From the 3.29 crore applicants, a total of 3.11 crore people has been found eligible for inclusion in final NRC list.
19.06 lakh people have been excluded from the final NRC list.
Those excluded from the final NRC list will have 120 days to approach the Foreigners’ Tribunals.
Conference of Parties to the UN Convention to Combat
Desertification begins in Greater Noida. During the
event, India also assumed
the presidency of COP for two years and Union Minister for
environment took up the role of President of COP. The Convention started with
an aim to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought to achieve
sustainable development in the affected areas.
Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari
Maandhan Yojana, the Centre’s pension scheme for traders. A few of the first
subscribers from across the country will be given pension cards by the PM. The
scheme, which is an extension of the PM Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana, will make
all beneficiaries eligible for a monthly pension of Rs 3000 after
the age of 60 at a miniscule monthly contribution.
surpassed the Netherlands to move into the list of top10 countries in
terms of total gold reserves. According to the World Gold
Council, India has gold reserves totalling 618.2 tonnes, which
is marginally higher than the Netherlands’ reserves of 612.5 tonnes.
will set up India’s first international women’s trade centre (iWTC), in
consonance with the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) in
Kozhikode. A key project of the state’s gender park under the department of
social justice, it is envisaged as a safe space away from home for women to
harness their entrepreneurial capabilities, set up or expand their businesses
and get their products marketed globally.
University Rankings 2020, published by the United Kingdom (UK) based Times
Higher Education (THE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar and Indian
Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore were ranked number 1 among the 56 Indian
institutes on the list of the best universities of the world. The ranking
includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries. As per the World
University Rankings 2020, the University of Oxford is the number one university
in the world for the fourth time in a row. The California Institute of
Technology stands at the second place and the University of Cambridge fell to
the third rank this year.
tie-up between India and Sri Lanka received a boost when a newly ‘Make In
India’ train “Pulathisi Express” rake was flagged off from Colombo
Fort Railway station. The rake of the train was manufactured in the Integral
Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
sector Bank, Canara Bank has launched India’s first OTP facility for ATM
withdrawals. This additional factor of authentication protects from
unauthorized ATM cash withdrawals for cardholders. Now Canara Bank ATMs get
safer and more secured with OTP facility on cash withdrawals above ₹10,000 in a
Chartered Bank, a British multinational banking and financial services company
has launched a DigiSmart credit card. The primary focus of the Bank on the
ever-growing segment of millennials. The credit card will offer instant
discounts and benefits across key e-commerce categories of travel,
entertainment, fashion, groceries, and food delivery around the year. The new
credit card is available for a nominal monthly fee of only Rs 49. However, this
fee will be waived off if the spends of the customer are Rs 5,000 or above in
the previous month.
agency CRISIL has revised India’s fiscal year 2020 GDP
growth forecast to 6.3%. CRISIL has lowered the GDP growth forecast from
6.9% to 6.3%. The growth was revised as the first-quarter growth rate of India
reduced to a 25-quarter low of 5%
to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report, India has jumped 6 places to claim
34th spot on world Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019. The WEF
report shows, over 1.5 crore international tourists arrived in India while the
share of travel and tourism industry was 3.6 per cent and that of industry
employment was 5.1 per cent. Spain tops the ranking index followed by France
2019’, the bilateral maritime exercise between India and Sri Lanka commenced on
7 September 2019 at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). Sri Lankan Navy has sent
two offshore patrol vessels SLNS Sindurala and SLNS Suranimala to India to
participate in seventh annual Joint Indo-Lanka Maritime Fleet Exercise- SLINEX
and Thailand are all set to organize Joint Military Exercise MAITREE-2019 at
Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya) from 16-29 Sep 2019. Both the
countries have already conducted two such military exercises in past one month.
2nd Scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi will be commissioned into the Indian
Navy by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The conventional diesel-electric
submarine has been manufactured by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai. The
first Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari was commissioned into the Indian
Navy in December 2017.
book titled “Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924″ is penned
by Bengaluru-based historian Vikram Sampath and published by Penguin.
Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been appointed the Principal Advisor
to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
(ACC) has approved the appointment of PK Sinha.
Turners: The Quartet That Spun India To Glory’, book on India’s spin quartet
has been launched. The book on India’s 4 spin legends: Bishan Singh Bedi,
Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrashekhar and S. Venkataraghavan has been
written by Aditya Bhushan and Sachin Bajaj.
Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh was
conferred the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis’ award by
the Vatican. He has been awarded for his contribution towards establishing
peace and harmony. The award is a recognition for distinguished work by an
individual for promoting peace and dialogue among people.
Jethmalani, one of India’s finest lawyers and a former union minister has
passed away. He was 95. He was a six-time Rajya Sabha member, served as a Union
Minister in the United Front and NDA governments.
celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September to mark the birth
anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan believed that
“teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
International Literacy Day (ILD) is being observed every year across the world
on 8 September to emphasize importance of literacy to individuals, society and
communities. The day was instituted in 1966 by United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This year it was 54th
International Literacy Day. ILD 2019 theme announced by UNESCO was “Literacy
and Multilingualism”. It seeks to highlight importance of embracing linguistic
diversity in education and literacy development as it is central to addressing
persisting literacy challenges and to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
Divas is an annual day which is observed every year on 14th
September all over India since 1953 to celebrate the popularity of Hindi as
official language in India. This day is chosen because on this day in 1949,
Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as
official language of Republic of India.
Engineering Community across India celebrates Engineers Day on 15 September
every year as a tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna
Director and Chairman of Hero MotoCorp, Pawan Munjal will be inducted into the
2019 Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame. He will be inducted for his support to
“Golf” in India and around the world.
van Dijk has won UEFA’s Player of the Year award. He was beating Barcelona
captain Lionel Messi and Juventus Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, while England
footballer Lucy Bronze taking the Women’s Player of the Year award.
Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title by winning the US Open final,
outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to seize his fourth crown in New York. The
33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s
record 20 Grand Slam triumphs.
teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 to grab the US Open
2019 women’s singles title. The 19-year-old Andreescu becomes the first
Canadian singles player to win a Grand Slam event.
Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal in mixed 10m air pistol at the
ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Lanka’s Lasith Malinga has become the first T20I bowler to take 100 wickets
during the 3rd T20I against New Zealand at Pallekele. He also took a hat-trick,
dismissing 4 batsmen in 4 consecutive deliveries and became the first-ever
bowler to pick up 2 hat-tricks in T20I cricket.
PepsiCo India has roped in India’s star athlete Hima Das as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade. The upcoming campaign of the brand – “Nothing Beats Hima. Nothing beats Gatorade” will pay tribute to the sprint runner while building on brand’s belief that sports performance is driven from within.
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