Top Current Affairs 14 September 2020


Top Current Affairs 14 September 2020: This post contains the latest current affairs for 14 September 2020 that are important for all competitive exams like Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can improve your general knowledge with our daily online current affairs. You can also read the daily current affairs on our mobile app.

National News

India’s First Airport Coronavirus Testing Facility Launched In Delhi

  • India’s first coronavirus airport testing facility has been launched at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
  • Passengers can book the testing the slot an hour before the time of arrival and around four-six hours before the departure flight. The test results are available within four-six hours.
  • Passengers will have to provide their details such as name, contact details and valid ID proof while applying online for this facility.

PM Modi dedicates to Nation three key projects related to Petroleum sector in Bihar

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three key projects related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar worth more than Rs 900 crore via video conferencing on 13 September 2020.
  • The projects include:
    1. Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and
    2. Two LPG Bottling Plants – in East Champaran and Banka.
Durgapur-Banka section
  • The 193-km long Durgapur-Banka pipeline section has been built by state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC).
  • It is a part of the 679-km Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project, for which the foundation stone was laid by PM Modi on February 17, 2019.
  • The pipeline has a diameter of 14-inch and will pass through West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.
LPG Bottling Plants
  • The LPG Bottling Plants in East Champaran and Banka have a combined capacity to fill around 80 thousand cylinders per day and more than 125 million cylinders every year.
  • The cost of Banka Plant is Rs 131.75 crore and of East Champaran Plant is Rs 136.4 crore.
  • These LPG Bottling Plants will empower the Atmanirbhar Bihar’ by meeting the rising demand for LPG in the state.
  • They have been commissioned by Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).

PM Modi addresses the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event in Madhya Pradesh

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Grih Pravesham’ event in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.
  • Under this, 1.75 Lakh Families in Madhya Pradesh were delivered pucca houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Grameen (PMAY-G).
  • PM Modi also interacted with the beneficiaries under PMAY-G in Madhya Pradesh.

Appointment

Subhash Kamath elected as Chairman of ASCI

  • Subhash Kamath has been elected as the chairman of the board of governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
  • He is the chief executive at advertising agency BBH & Publicis Worldwide, India.
  • He will replace Rohit Gupta, president, Sony Pictures Networks.

Award

Indian Film ‘The Disciple’ by Chaitanya Tamhane wins Best Screenplay award at Venice Film Festival 2020

  • The Marathi language feature film ‘The Disciple’ written and directed by Mumbai-based filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, has bagged the prestigious FIPRESCI award for Best Screenplay at the 77th Venice Film Festival.
  • The annual Venice International Film Festival 2020 was held from 2 to 12 September 2020.
  • The Disciple is the first Indian film to have been selected in a major competition category at a European festival in 20 years after Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding in 2001.
  • The award is presented by ‘ The International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse CInematographique).

Sports

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Tuscan Grand Prix 2020

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the Formula One Tuscan Grand Prix 2020 held on September 13, 2020. This was his 6th win of the season and 90th F1 win of his career.
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) came second followed by Alexander Albon (Red Bull – Thailand) at third place.
  • The Tuscan Grand Prix (first edition) was the ninth race of the 2020 Formula One World Championship.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win US Open Tennis Tournament

  • In Tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 1-6,  ,6-3, 6-3,  to clinch the Women’s Singles title in the 2020 US Open Tennis tournament
  • This is the third Grand Slam title for the fourth seed Osaka.
  • The 22-year old Osaka previously won the title at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.
  • She is now the first Asian player to win three Grand Slam singles titles.
  • The victory has moved up Osaka to number 3 in the world rankings.

Important Days

National Hindi Day: 14 September

  • Hindi Divas or Hindi Day is an annual day celebrated on 14 September in India to celebrate the popularity of Hindi as an official language of the country.
  • Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India.
  • The language was adopted under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution.

Obituary

Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passes away at 74

  • Former Union minister and veteran leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has passed away after he developed post COVID-19 complications.. He was 74.
  • He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India and represented the Vaishali constituency of Bihar.
  • Singh had served as the Union Minister for Rural Development in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s cabinet.
  • He was widely regarded as the brain behind the conceptualization and implementation of NREGA (National rural employment guarantee act).

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