1.World Heart Day- September 29:
World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September annually to draw people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues. The day was created by the World Heart Federation, to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.
2.Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Launches ICMR’s Vaccine Web Portal And National Clinical Registry:
Union Health Ministry launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally.National Clinical Registry will collect data concerning clinical and laboratory investigations, treatments, management protocols and outcomes of hospitalized COVID patients in India.
3.Prime Minister Modi To Inaugurate 6 Mega Projects In Uttarakhand Under “Namami Gange Mission”:
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange Mission through video conference Projects include construction of 68MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), upgradation of the existing 27 MLD at Jagjeetpur & construction of 18 MLD STP at Sarai.He will also inaugurate ‘Ganga Avalokan’, the first museum on Ganga aimed at showcasing the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in the river. The museum is located at Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
4.RBI To Launch “Positive Pay System” For Cheque Truncation System From January, 2021:
Reserve Bank of India has announced that it will launch “Positive Pay System” for Cheque Truncation System from 01st January, 2021.The “Positive Pay System” will be developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and make it available to participant banks.Banks will be required to enable the system for all account holders issuing cheques for amounts of Rs 50,000 and above.
5.HDFC Bank Launches India’s First Warehouse Commodity Finance App:
HDFC Bank launched a Warehouse Commodity Finance App. This will enable customers in drawing down and managing the loan against pledge of commodities online without physical intervention or multiple visits to a Bank branch.The new app will greatly benefit agri processors, traders and farmers who are primary beneficiaries of WHR loans (Warehouse Receipt Loans).
6.Usha Mangeshkar Gets Lata Mangeshkar Award For 2020-21 By Maharashtra Government:
Maharashtra announced the Gan Samragni Lata Mangeshkar award for the year 2020-21 to veteran female playback singer Usha Mangeshkar. Award is given by cultural dept of the state government She has sung songs in Marathi, Hindi & several Indian language films.
7.UP govt bags 8 awards in Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan
Uttar Pradesh government has bagged 8 awards in Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (GKRA) launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti.The State has also got overall second rank in implementation of Gandagi Mukt Bharat scheme. The awards will be distributed at a virtual ceremony by the Minister of State, Ministry of Jal Shakti on October 2, 2020.The Government of India had launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan initiative to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on Labourers and workers.It is a rural public works scheme which was launched on June 20, 2020 with an initial funding of Rs 50,000 crore.Uttar Pradesh has got overall first position in the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan category while in individual districts, Prayagraj, Hardoi and Fatehpur has bagged first, second and third ranks respectively.