18 September 2021 Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture [DOWNLOAD PDF]

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 18th September 2021

Kaushal Acharya Awards 2021

  • Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan virtually presented Kaushalacharya Awards 2021 to 41 skill trainers for their exemplary contribution to the skill ecosystem.
  • These 41 trainers are from several initiatives and training programmes of Skill India- Directorate General of Training (DGT), Apprenticeship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) and Entrepreneurship.
  • Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan virtually presented Kaushal Acharya Awards 2021 to 41 skill trainers for their exemplary contribution to the skill ecosystem.
  • These 41 trainers are from several initiatives and training programmes of Skill India- Directorate General of Training (DGT), Apprenticeship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) and Entrepreneurship.

Seva Samarpan Abhiyaan

  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches countrywide free Telemedicine facility to mark “Seva Samarpan Abhiyaan” on the birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • “JIGYASA”, a student- scientist connect programme of the Ministry of Science & Technology will be extended to cover schools in over 700 districts of India within one year. The programme jointly executed with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is currently operational in 170 districts of the country.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said, on a day when the whole nation is celebrating the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there could not be a better way than this to observe “Seva Samarpan Abhiyaan”, since both “Sewa” and “Science’ are inspired by Modi.

World Patient Day

  • World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), observed annually on 17 September, aims to raise global awareness about patient safety and call for solidarity and united action by all countries and international partners to reduce patient harm.
  • The World Patient Safety Day culminates the celebration of “Rogi Suraksha Saptaah’’ in India which was observed from 11th to 17th September 2021.
  • This year’s theme on the World Patient safety Day is ‘’Safety in Maternal and New-born care’’.
  • MusQan, a scheme to target delivery of quality services to children in the health facilities was also launched by the Union health Minister along with Maternal Perinatal Child Death Surveillance Response (MPCDSR) software.
  • The Union Health Minister released Operational Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities 2021, Quality Darpan, a six monthly update on key achievements and learnings under the NQAS initiative, Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centre e-booklet on quarterly progress report April-June 2021, Reference Manual for Integrated RMNCAH+N Counselling.

Planetarium Innovation Challenge

  • MyGov India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), has launched the Planetarium Innovation Challenge for Indian start-ups and tech entrepreneurs last week.
  • The challenge aims to bring together the tech firms and Start-ups (based out of India) with the potential to build an indigenous planetariums system software using latest technologies including Augmented Reality (A.R.), Virtual Reality (V.R.) and Merged Reality (M.R.).
  • Inspired by the Chandrayaan launches, Indian Space Research Organization conducted the ISRO Quiz competition 2019 in collaboration with MyGov where
  • several schools, parents and enthusiastic mentors made it memorable through their active participation.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was accompanied by the Quiz winners from across the country to watch Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing live from the ISRO control room. ‘We will succeed, no one can stop India’, said PM to ISRO scientists, inspiring space enthusiasts all across the nation.
  • First and Second winners to get cash prizes of Rs.5 Lakh& Rs.3 lakh respectively.

21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of SCO

  • Prime Minister participated virtually in the 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and through video-message in the Joint SCO-CSTO Outreach Session on Afghanistan.
  • The 21st meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State was held on 17 September 2021 in Dushanbe in hybrid format. 
  • The meeting was chaired by H.E. Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Summit via video-link.  At Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar. 
  • In his address, Prime Minister highlighted the problems caused by growing radicalization and extremism in the broader SCO region, which runs counter to the history of the region as a bastion of moderate and progressive cultures and values. 
  • He noted that recent developments in Afghanistan could further exacerbate this trend towards extremism.
  • He suggested that SCO could work on an agenda to promote moderation and scientific and rational thought, which would be especially relevant for the youth of the region. 
  • He also spoke about India’s experience of using digital technologies in its development programmes and offered to share these open-source solutions with other SCO members.
  • While speaking about the importance of building connectivity in the region, Prime Minister stressed that connectivity projects should be transparent, participatory, and consultative, in order to promote mutual trust. 
  • The SCO Summit was followed by an Outreach session on Afghanistan between SCO and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).  Prime Minister participated in the outreach session through a video-message.
  • In the video message, Prime Minister suggested that SCO could develop a code of conduct on ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism in the region, and highlighted the risks of drugs, arms, and human trafficking from Afghanistan.  Noting the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, he reiterated India’s solidarity with the Afghan people.

Crime in India Report 2020

  • National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the Crime in India Report 2020.
  • While 2020, a year marked by months of a national lockdown due to the pandemic saw fewer traditional crimes such as those committed against women and children, among others, it witnessed a big spike in civil conflicts.
  • Communal riots registered an increase of 96% in 2020 over the previous year.
  • The number of cases registered for crimes against women, children and senior citizens, theft, burglary, robbery and dacoity, among others, dropped by about 2 lakh.
  • The rate of cybercrime (incidents per lakh population) also increased from 3.3% in 2019 to 3.7% in 2020.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • National Crime Records Bureau was set up in
  • 1972
  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1995

ANSWER: C

  • NCRB was set up on the recommendations of the
  • First Administrative Reforms Commission
  • National Police Commission
  • Kothari Commission
  • D R Gadgil Committee

ANSWER: B

  • Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was passed in
  • 1967
  • 1987
  • 1997
  • 2007

ANSWER: A

  • Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act was passed in
  • 1956
  • 1984
  • 1995
  • 2001

ANSWER: B

  • The recommendations of this ______committee dealt with extracting damages for destruction.
  • Thomas Committee
  • Nariman Committee
  • K K Aiyer Committee
  • Soli Sorabjee Committee

ANSWER: B

  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – Grameen Kaushal Yojana is implemented by
  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • Ministry of Skill Development
  • Ministry of Youth & Sports
  • Ministry of Education

ANSWER: A

  • Current Chairmen of National Skill Development Corporation
  • A M Naik
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • H M Kapoor
  • V T Manish Kumar

ANSWER: A

  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2008

ANSWER: D

  • Tajikistan’s capital is _____
  • Dushanbe
  • Bishkek
  • Tashkent
  • Nur-Sultan

ANSWER: A

  • Capital of Kazakhstan
  • Dushanbe
  • Bishkek
  • Tashkent
  • Nur-Sultan

ANSWER: D

ALSO READ:

Zaheer Hussain

    Senior Lecturer General Studies, SSBCrackExams, Passionate Teacher, Masters in Public Administration, Expertise in Polity, History and Current Affairs. Loves Food and traveling Solo.

    View all Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *