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Novak Djokovic wins Men's Singles event in Italian Open

In tennis, world no. 1. Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters title by beating Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open at Rome. The Serb, playing in his first tournament since being disqualified from this month's US Open, won in the final.

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Capital of Serbia: Belgrade; Currency: Serbian dinar

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Mohamed Hussein Roble appointed Somalia’s new prime minister

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaji has appointment the replacement of former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire who was impeached by parliament. The president appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble, a humanitarian, as the country’s new prime minister.

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Somalia’s Capital: Mogadishu; Currency: Somali shillings

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RBI appoints new PMC Bank administrator

The Reserve Bank of India appointed a new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank. Former general manager of Union Bank of India A K Dixit, will take over from JB Bhoria who is stepping down due to health reasons

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25th RBI Governor: Shaktikanta Das;
Established: 1935

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President Ram Nath Kovind to confer National Service Scheme Awards for 2018-19

President will confer the NSS Awards for the year 2018-19 virtually from Rashtrapati Bhawan. The NSS Award for the year 2018-19 will be given to 42 awardees in 3 diff. categories like University, NSS Units and their Prog. Officers & NSS Volunteers.

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NSS is a Centrally Sector Scheme launched in 1969

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‘Mukhymantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana’ to be start in MP

Mukhymantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana is started in Madhya Pradesh on the lines of Pradhanmantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. Under this scheme, additional financial assistance of Rs. 4,000 will be given to the eligible beneficiaries of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.

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PM Kisan is CSS with 100% funding from GOI; Effective from 2018

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Parliament passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill ,2020

Parliament passed seven key bills including the crucial Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. The Bill removes cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion, and potatoes from the list of essential commodities and removes stockholding limits on them.

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The Bill amends the Essential Commodities Act, 1955

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Ang Rita Sherpa: Everest record-breaker dies aged 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, popularly known as the Snow Leopard, passed away. He was 72. He 1st reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain in 1983. He holds the Guinness World record of climbing Mount Everest ten times without using an oxygen supplement

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He received Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal in 2011

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Union Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister participates in the G-20 meeting of the Trade and Investment Ministers

Piyush Goyal took part in the virtual meeting of the G-20 Trade and Investment Minister. He said that India is not in a position to accept the concept of DFFT & Stresses on the importance of small retailers in sustaining food chains and essential supplies.

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G20 Summit 2020 will be held in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

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PM launched project to connect all villages in Bihar with OFC Internet

Bihar will be the 1st Indian State to Connect all Villages by OFC Internet. This project will be completed by 31.03.2021 at approx. cost of ₹1,000cr. through CSC SPV. This will enable the digital revolution to reach the farthest corner of the State.

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OFC project has been launched by Dept of Telecommunications, GOI

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International Day of Sign Languages: 23 September

UN observes 23rd September as the International Day of Sign Languages to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in realization of human rights of people who are deaf. It was 1st celebrated in 2018 as part of the International Week of the Deaf.

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International Week of the Deaf was 1st celebrated in Sept. 1958

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DRDO conducts successful flight test of ABHYAS

The successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target conducted by DRDO from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha. Abhyas is designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment of DRDO.

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DRDO Chairman: Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy; Formed: 1958

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Rising temperatures shrink Arctic sea ice to second-lowest level on record

According to National Snow and Ice Data Center, Arctic sea ice, or the floating ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, has reached its minimum extent for the year, shrinking to the second-lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1978.

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The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the world's 5 major oceans.

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“Voice of Dissent” authored by Historian Romila Thapar

R. Thapar come out with a historical essay, exploring dissent, including articulation & public response to its particular forms with a focus on protests in nation. Penguin Random House India & Seagull Books will publish the book titled "Voices of Dissent".

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In 2008, Romila Thapar won Kluge Prize for study of humanity.

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SBI Life inks pact with Yes Bank to sell insurance policies

SBI Life Insurance has signed bancassurance agreement with Yes Bank to offer comprehensive life insurance solutions to the bank's customers across the nation. Yes Bank aim to provide financial security to its consumers & reduce the protection gap in India.

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MD & CEO SBI Life: Mahesh Kumar Sharma

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Google Pay introduces tap-to-pay option for SBI Card users in India

SBI Card made a collaboration with Google to enable customers to use their cards on Google Pay platform. Users will be able to make card payments using GPay app on their Android smartphones in 3 modes: tap & pay, by scanning QR code and online payments.

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SBI Card is India's largest credit card issuer

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HDFC Life joins hands with Yes Bank to sell insurance policies

HDFC Life Insurance signed a corporate agency agreement with Yes Bank to offer comprehensive life insurance solutions to the bank's customers across the nation. It includes solutions for protection, savings & investment, retirement & critical illness.

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Yes Bank CEO: Prashant Kumar
Founded in: 2004

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PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

PM will hold discussions with his Sri Lankan counterpart on Sept. 26 in India’s 1st virtual summit in the neighbourhood. Leaders are expected to deliberate on issues like ways to deepen anti-terror cooperation, boost overall defence & trade ties.

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Sri Lanka’s Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte; Currency: Rupee

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PM pays tributes to Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

PM has paid tributes to Rashtrakavi Dinkar on his birth anniversary. Born in Bihar in 1908, Dinkar’s nationalistic poetry was considered inspirational during the freedom struggle & his work remained a source of motivation during the Emergency.

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He was a three-time Rajya Sabha member and passed away in 1974.

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Ex-defence minister appointed Mali interim president

Former Mali defence minister Bah Ndaw was named interim president while the leader of the junta was appointed VP. Ndaw was appointed by a group of 17 electors chosen by the junta for an 18-month transition that will culminate in fresh elections.

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Mali’s Capital: Bamako; Currency: West African CFA franc