Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture 17 September 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Today’s Current Affairs, from 17th September 2022, will cover the latest national and international news. These current events and questions will help you a lot on your upcoming defence exams like NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agniveer Army, Agniveer Navy, Agniveer Air force, Women Military Police, INET, MNS, ACC exams, SCO, PCSL, CAPF and also for SSB interviews, and direct entries for Army, Navy, and Air force like SSC Tech, TGC, JAG, NCC, TES, 10+2 Cadet entry, and more. Download a PDF file about current events at the end of this article.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 17 September 2022

PM Modi Attends 22nd SCO Summit At Samarkand

  • Speaking at the SCO expanded format meet, Mr Modi said the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine caused many obstacles in global supply chains, due to which the whole world is facing an unprecedented energy and food crisis. He said SCO must make efforts to develop reliable, resilient and diversified supply chains in our region. He stressed that this would require better connectivity and need for giving each other full right to transit.
  • Mr Modi said progress is being made to make India a manufacturing hub. He said India’s young and talented workforce makes the country naturally competitive. He added that India’s economy is expected to grow by 7.5 percent this year, which will be the highest among the world’s largest economies. He pointed out that there are more than 70 thousand Startups in India, of which more than 100 are unicorns.
  • Mr Modi emphasised that the world faces the major challenge of ensuring food security of all citizens. He said promoting the cultivation and consumption of millets is one possible solution. He said millets are a superfood that has been grown for thousands of years, not just in SCO countries, but in many parts of the world. The year 2023 will be celebrated as the UN International Year of Millets. He also said ‘Millet Food Festival’ should be organised under the SCO.

“cinemaSCOpe” India’s Outreach To SCO Countries

  • The “cinemaSCOpe” event in 2020 was jointly inaugurated by the then Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri and the then SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov.
  • The first movie to be screened was popular Amir Khan hit ‘Three Idiots’ and since then many popular Bollywood hits have been screened at the cultural center auditorium of the Indian Embassy. This will continue till India’s chairmanship of the SCO ‘Council of Heads of State’ meeting in 2023. Families from SCO countries enjoy quality time with an Indian movie along with tasty Indian snacks and praised this as a great occasion to meet people from other SCO countries in a cheerful atmosphere.
  • Natalia Dima, Diplomat from Moldova and Nadya Fomina from Russia said ‘cinemaSCOpe’ is a rare opportunity to watch different genre of Indian films. Ajay Devgan and Tabu starrer ‘Drishyam’ was the latest in the series which was widely appreciated for its acting, plot and storyline. Pavel Dolgov, an expert at the SCO in Beijing, appreciated the movie’s deep sense and engagement capability.

Raja Hari Singh’s Jayanthi On Sept 23 As Public Holiday

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has decided to declare Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary, September 23 as a public holiday. A notification to this effect will be issued soon.
  • The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha following his meeting with a delegation comprising of prominent political leaders, members of the Yuva Rajput Sabha, civil society members at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu yesterday.
  • Maharaja Hari Singh was a great educationist, progressive thinker, social reformer and a towering man of ideas and ideals. Mr Sinha said the public holiday will be a fitting tribute to rich legacy of Maharaja Hari Singh.

UN WFP: 345 Million People Going Toward Starvation

  • The UN World Food Program has warned that the world is facing a global emergency of unprecedented magnitude, as around 345 million people marching toward starvation.
  • The executive director of the U.N. World Food Program, David Beasley said that 345 million people facing acute food insecurity in 82 countries.
  • He said it is incredibly troubling that 50 million of those people in 45 countries are suffering from very acute malnutrition.
  • UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths said, the widespread and increasing food insecurity is a result of the direct and indirect impact of conflict and violence.
  • He also urged the Security Council to leave no stone unturned in trying to end these conflicts.

US Provides 600 Million Dollar Arms Package To Ukraine

  • US President Joe Biden has announced a new 600-million-dollar arms package to Ukraine.
  • According to Pentagon, the package includes the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, night vision goggles, claymore mines, mine clearing equipment, 105 mm artillery rounds and 155mm precision-guided artillery rounds.
  • The Pentagon further said that the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities to meet its evolving battlefield requirements.
  • A White House memo sent to the State Department yesterday said that the money will also be used for military education and training. Washington has sent about 15.1 billion dollars in security assistance to the Kyiv government since the start of the Ukraine- Russia conflict.

International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources

  • India is going to host 9th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture from 19th to 24th of this month. The Treaty is a legally binding comprehensive agreement adopted in November 2001 at Rome during the 31st session of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which entered into force in June 2004.
  • During the event an extensive deliberation on how to preserve, conserve and maintain the germplasm, biodiversity, and food and agriculture will be held.  He said, deliberation will also be held on how to exchange and share the tolerant germplasm through a multilateral system.
  • Mr Ahuja added that the event will also witness a discussion on farmers’ and breeders’ rights. Representatives of nearly 262 countries are expected to participate in this seven-day-long event.

‘Ambedkar And Modi: Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation’

  • Former President Ram Nath Kovind released a book titled Ambedkar and Modi: Reformer’s Ideas Performer’s Implementation in New Delhi.
  • The book illustrates life, works and achievements of Dr. B.R Ambedkar. It presents a convergence between the ideals of Dr. Ambedkar and New India’s development journey.
  • Focus has been laid on infrastructure, education, socio-economic mobility, gender equality, and self-reliance in the twelve chapters of the book.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kovind said that Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat and India First are being carried forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Recalling his visit to the village of Babasaheb Ambedkar, he said that information technology is being used to empower women and depressed sections of society.
  • He added that Mr Modi is a true follower of Babasaheb, and even as Chief Minister of Gujarat, he organized Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra as a mark of respect to Babasaheb.

8 Wild Cheetahs From Namibia To Be Released In MP

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release Cheetahs in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday under Project Cheetah, which is world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project. This day is also the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The introduction of wild Cheetahs is part of Mr. Modi’s efforts to revitalize and diversify India’s wildlife and its habitat. Cheetah was declared extinct from India in 1952. Cheetahs that will be introduced are from Namibia and have been brought under an MoU signed earlier this year.
  • They will help in the restoration of open forest and grassland ecosystems in India. This will help conserve biodiversity and enhance the ecosystem services like water security, carbon sequestration and soil moisture conservation.
  • Watch: What Is Project Cheetah? [Fully Explained]

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Members In The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

ANSWER: B

  • India And Pakistan Officially Joined SCO In
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

ANSWER: B

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Was Established In
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002

ANSWER: C

  • Shanghai Five Was Established In
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997

ANSWER: C

  • ____ Was Not A Member Of Shanghai Five
  • China
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Russia

ANSWER: C

  • Headquarter Of SCO
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Samarkand
  • Moscow

ANSWER: A

  • Current Secretary General Of The SCO
  • Vladimir Norov
  • Sabyr Imandosov
  • Pradeep Rawat
  • Wang Li

ANSWER: A

  • The Main Aim Of SCO Is To Generate Cooperation
  • Resolving Border Issues
  • Countering Terrorism
  • Economic Cooperation
  • All The Above

ANSWER: D

  • 22nd SCO Summit Was Held At
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Samarkand
  • Moscow

ANSWER: C

  • “Cultural And Tourism Capital” Of The SCO For 2022-23
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
  • New Delhi
  • Mathura

ANSWER: B

  • HQ Of World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • New York
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Paris

ANSWER: B

  • HQ Of International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • New York
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Paris

ANSWER: B

  • HQ Of International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • New York
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Paris

ANSWER: C

  • HQ Of Amnesty International
  • New York
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Paris

ANSWER: C

  • HQ Of Food And Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
  • Rome
  • Washington DC
  • Belgium
  • Berlin

ANSWER: A

  • HQ Of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
  • Rome
  • Washington DC
  • Belgium
  • Berlin

ANSWER: C

  • HQ Of Organization Of Islamic Cooperation
  • Jeddah
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Riyadh

ANSWER: A

  • HQ Of United Nations Environnent Programme (UNEP)
  • Nairobi
  • Helsinki
  • Tokyo
  • Paris

ANSWER: A

  • HQ Of UN Office For Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Geneva
  • Tokyo
  • Paris
  • London

ANSWER: A

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Paris
  • London
  • New York
  • Berlin

ANSWER: C

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