Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture 18 – 19 September 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Today’s Current Affairs, from 18th & 19th 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 18 – 19 September 2022

Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (informally and simply called Ozone Day) is celebrated on September 16 designed by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • The closure of the hole in the ozone layer was observed 30 years after the protocol was signed.
  • Due to the nature of the gases responsible for ozone depletion their chemical effects are expected to continue for between 50 and 100 years.

World Patient Safety 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.
  • Patient safety focuses on preventing and reducing risks, errors and harm that happen to patients during the provision of health care.
  • World Patient Safety Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

International Equal Pay Day

  • “To build momentum around the urgent need to address the gender pay gap,” the United Nations observes the International Equal Pay Day on September 18 each year.
  • The first International Equal Pay Day was observed in 2020 and this year marks the second edition of this international reminder.
  • The observance represents the longstanding struggle of women for equal pay for the work of equal value.
  • Currently, on a global average, women earn 23% less than men for work of the same value.
  • “To build momentum around the urgent need to address the gender pay gap,” the United Nations observes the International Equal Pay Day on September 18 each year.
  • The first International Equal Pay Day was observed in 2020 and this year marks the second edition of this international reminder.
  • The observance represents the longstanding struggle of women for equal pay for the work of equal value.
  • Currently, on a global average, women earn 23% less than men for work of the same value.

World Bamboo Day

  • Every Year On September 18, World Bamboo Day Is Marked As A Day Of Celebration To Raise Global Awareness Of Bamboo.
  • Bamboo Has Been An Everyday Usage Wood In Areas Where It Grows Naturally, But Its Use Does Not Seem To Be Sustainable Owing To Exploitation.
  • The World Bamboo Organization Was Formally Recognised On September 18, 2009, During The 8th World Bamboo Congress In Bangkok.
  • Delegates From Almost 100 Countries Attended The Event And Agreed To Designate September 18 As World Bamboo Day, Which Was Unanimously Supported By All Attendees.
  • In Addition, The Day Is Also Marked As The Royal Thai Forestry Day.
  • In 2009 On This Day, The Deputy Governor Of Bangkok As A Representative Of The Royal Thai Government, Ms Susanne Lucus, Executive Director Of WBO, And Mr Kamesh Salam, President Of WBO, Along With Others Named The Day As World Bamboo Day.

Kaushal Dikshant Samaroh

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said history has been created on Saturday on the skill convocation of more than 9 lakh students at the Industrial Training Institute.
  • In his address at the Kaushal Deekshant Samaroh of ITI on Vishwakarma Jayanti, Mr. Modi pointed out that the students with their skills are taking their first step on the path of innovation on the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma.
  • He said that taking inspiration from Lord Vishwakarma, government has started various skill-oriented schemes.
  • Prime Minister said that the country is once again recognizing skills and giving equal emphasis on skill development. He added that around new 5,000 ITIs have been set up in the country in the last years whereas in the last 7 decades there were only 10,000 ITIs. He mentioned that more than 4 lakh new seats have also been added in ITIs in the last 8 years.
  • The Prime Minister said that the government has also decided to establish 5000 skill hubs in the country to promote skill development at the school level. The Prime Minister further added that there is a special provision for the recruitment of youth in the army who have taken technical training from ITIs.

National Logistics Policy

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the National Logistics Policy that seeks to address challenges facing the transport sector and bring down the logistics cost of businesses to a single digit.
  • Rolling out the policy at a function in New Delhi, Mr Modi said it is a significant step in the direction of India becoming a developed country.
  • He said the policy is aimed at bringing down the cost of transportation of industrial products and time consumed.
  • Prime Minister said, it will also prevent damage to agricultural products by providing faster transportation.
  • Mr Modi said various road projects, such as Bharatmala and Sagarmala, were launched by him after becoming the Prime Minister to improve connectivity.
  • He said, speeding up the work of the dedicated freight corridor is also a move in that direction.
  • Mr Modi said the Unified Logistics Interface Platform will bring all digital services related to the transportation sector into a single portal, freeing the exporters from a host of very long and cumbersome processes.
  • Similarly, under the policy, a new digital platform – Ease of Logistics Services – has also been started.
  • He said, PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will work in tandem with the National Logistics Policy.

East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting

  • Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Anupriya Patel, attended East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting in Siem Reap City of Cambodia.
  • Ms. Patel reiterated India’s commitment to strengthening the EAS as an ASEAN-led organisation and supporting the EAS Forum in strengthening regional economic architecture.
  • She acknowledged the pivotal role of EAS in strengthening multilateralism and promoting peace, stability, and economic prosperity in the region.
  • She also reiterated India’s willingness to collaborate with East Asian partners in the production of vaccines, generic drugs and medical technologies used for treatment of COVID patients.
  • The meeting saw representation from all 10 ASEAN countries as well as eight partner countries including Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and the US.

USAID And UNICEF Launches “Door Se Namaste”

  • The US Agency for International Development and UNICEF launched the Doordarshan, and YouTube series titled Door Se Namaste at a function held in New Delhi.
  • Door Se Namaste is a new television series that promotes healthy behaviors in a post-pandemic world.
  • It is a fictional Hindi series developed in an entertainment education format highlighting the challenges of a post-pandemic world and promoting the adoption of healthy behavior and practices.
  • The program will be telecast on every Sunday from 11 AM to 12 noon.

Cheetahs Flown In From Namibia

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released wild Cheetahs, which had become extinct in India, in Kuno National Park. Cheetahs that have been brought from Namibia are being introduced in India under Project Cheetah, which is the world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project.
  • Out of the eight Cheetahs there are five females and three males. Mr. Modi released Cheetahs at two release points in Kuno National Park. 
  • On the occasion, he also interacted with Cheetah Mitras, Cheetah Rehabilitation Management Group, and students at the venue. 
  • The release of wild Cheetahs by the Prime Minister is part of his efforts to revitalize and diversify India’s wildlife and its habitat. The cheetah was declared extinct from India in 1952.
  • Watch: What Is Project Cheetah? [Fully Explained]

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Project Tiger Was Launched In
  • 1953
  • 1963
  • 1973
  • 1983

ANSWER: C

  • Project Elephant Was Launched In
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993

ANSWER: C

  • Project Rhinoceros Was Launched In
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006

ANSWER: C

  • Project Crocodile Conservation Was Launched In
  • 1975
  • 1985
  • 1995
  • 2005

ANSWER: A

  • Project Vulture Was Launched In
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010

ANSWER: B

  • Project Manipur Thamin Was Launched In
  • 1977
  • 1988
  • 1999
  • 2009

ANSWER: A

  • Project Red Panda Was Launched In
  • 1955
  • 1966
  • 1977
  • 1988

ANSWER: B

  • Project Hangul Was Launched In
  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990

ANSWER: B

  • Project Conservation Of Gangetic Dolphin Was Launched In
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986

ANSWER: D

  • Project Snow Leopard Was Launched In
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011

ANSWER: B

  • Project Great Indian Bustard Was Launched In
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

ANSWER: A

  • Project Cheetah Was Launched In
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

ANSWER: D

  • International Tiger day
  • 1st August
  • 29th July
  • 30th September
  • 11th June

ANSWER: B

  • World Elephant Day
  • 12th August
  • 29th May
  • 30th March
  • 11th June

ANSWER: A

  • World Rhino Day
  • 1st August
  • 29th July
  • 22nd September
  • 11th June

ANSWER: C

  • World Crocodile Day
  • 12th January
  • 29th May
  • 30th February
  • 17th  June

ANSWER: D

  • National Dolphin Day
  • 14th February
  • 14th March
  • 14th April
  • 14th May

ANSWER: C

  • International Snow Leopard Day
  • 23rd October
  • 24th November
  • 25th December
  • 26th January

ANSWER: A

  • World Animal Welfare Day
  • 4th October
  • 4th December
  • 4th May
  • 4th September

ANSWER: A

  • World Wildlife Day
  • January 5th
  • March 3rd
  • April 6th
  • May 8th

ANSWER: B

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