Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially handed over the chairmanship of G20 to Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

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1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially handed over the chairmanship of G20 to Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

The 18th G-20 Summit   has been successfully concluded in New Delhi . India has  handed over the presidency of G-20 to  Brazil   . At the closing ceremony, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  formally handed over the hammer, the symbol of the presidency of the G-20, to  Brazilian President  Luis Inacio Lula da Silva . On this occasion, Shri Modi expressed confidence that under the chairmanship of Brazil, G-20 will be able to achieve common goals. He also proposed that a virtual session of the group be held in late November to review the issues decided at the summit.  To be organised. After accepting the symbol of the presidency of the G-20, the Brazilian President said that in the present world wealth is still more concentrated, while millions of people suffer from hunger. He stressed the need to tackle issues of inequality such as income, health care, education, food and gender disparity. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi   chaired the third session on the second and last day of the G-20 summit on a future theme in New Delhi.

2 Indian Coast Guard participated in the 19th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) in Istanbul, Turkey

 Indian  Coast Guard participated in the 19th Meeting  of  Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies (HACGAM)   at  Istanbul, Turkey  on  05-08 September 2023 .  The four member ICG delegation led by Shri Rakesh Pal, Director General, Indian Coast Guard along with   23 members of the Coast Guard agencies and 2 associate members in the form of RECAP and UNODC Participated in the annual program of Wale Swatantra Manch. Chiefs of Coast Guards from all member countries participated in this three-day high-level meeting. During the meeting, several important issues including maritime law enforcement, protection and conservation of marine life, marine environment protection, and smuggling of drugs, weapons, and human beings through sea routes were discussed and ways were explored to formulate an agenda. The meeting resolved to further strengthen maritime cooperation between Asian coast guards. This multilateral forum  is a part of the Japanese initiative  to promote cooperation among regional coast guards following the capture of the  pirate ship MV Alondra Rainbow by  the Indian Coast Guard   in   November 1999 . Last edition of HACGAM  to be held in New Delhi in 2022 it was done.

3 Women’s fashion brand W chooses Anushka Sharma as its brand ambassador

Women’s fashion brand W  has   chosen Anushka Sharma as its brand ambassador. With this partnership, the brand is preparing to launch its high-decibel festive campaign that beautifully merges the warmth of festivities with the spirit of modernity. Anushka Sharma is a famous Bollywood actress and entrepreneur. She launched her fashion label Nush. Anushka Sharma has also been appointed by Puma India as its new brand ambassador for the Indian market.

4 Radhika Iyengar’s book ‘Fire on the Ganga: Life among the Dead in Banaras’ released

Radhika Iyengar is the author of   ‘ Fire on the Ganga: Life Among the Dead in Banaras ‘,  published by HarperCollins . The book highlights the city of Banaras (also known as Varanasi) in India   , with a particular emphasis on its relationship to death and the afterlife. “Fire on the Ganga”   represents the first attempt to document the daily experiences of Doms in Banaras.

5 Jharkhand Cabinet approves pension and OBC status for transgender community

Jharkhand Cabinet  approves  pension and OBC status   for  transgender community . Transgender persons will now  be eligible to receive monthly financial assistance of Rs 1000 under  the ‘ Chief Minister State Social Security Pension Scheme ‘. This decision was taken with the aim of providing social security to the transgender community and bringing them into the mainstream of the society.

6 SBI launches country’s first transit card for digital fare payments

State Bank of India (SBI)  has taken an important step towards enhancing the commuting experience and promoting digital payments with the launch of Nation First Transit Card ‘. This innovative card is designed to provide customers with a seamless and convenient commuting experience.  This card allows customers  to make digital ticketing payments for things like metro, bus and parking . The card can also be used for purchases at retail stores. The card   is based on RuPay  and  National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) technology.

7 America’s Coco Gough won the women’s singles title in the  US Open Tennis Tournament.

America  ‘s  Coco Gough  has won the women’s singles title  for the first time   in  the US Open tennis tournament . In the final match in New York, she   defeated Aryna Sabalenka  of  Belarus 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Gauff has won 3 major titles in the last 40 days. Earlier, he had won the Washington Open and Cincinnati Open tennis tournaments.  In the final of  mixed doubles, the pair of Anna Danilina of Kazakhstan  and  Harri Hiliovaara of Finland  won by defeating the pair of Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek. In the men’s singles final, world number 2 Novak Djokovic will face third seed Daniil Medvedev.

8 Goa Governor launches ‘Torch’ for 37th National Games

Goa  Governor  P.S. Sreedharan Pillai  launches   the torch for the 37th National Games . The launch took place at an event organized at Raj Bhavan, the Durbar Hall of Donapaula. The 37th National Games will be held in Goa from October 25 to November 9. The Governor also released the National Games anthem (theme song), in which actor Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice. In this function, Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Shri. Govind Gade, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shri. Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Tourism, and many other distinguished guests.

9 World’s tallest Nataraja statue installed at G20 summit venue

 At the venue of  the G20 summit , world leaders  will be welcomed by a breathtaking  27-foot tall statue of Nataraja ,  Lord Shiva  in  the cosmic dance posture .  The weight of this grand statue made of  Ashtadhatu is 18 tons.  Created by skilled artisans from  Swamimalai in  the Thanjavur district  of  Tamil Nadu , this masterpiece blends tradition with modernity, taking inspiration from the ancient Nataraja sculptures. The primary sculptors behind this masterpiece are 61-year-old  Srikanda Sthapati , his brother Radhakrishna Sthapati and Swaminath Sthapati.

10 India France 21st edition of bilateral naval exercise ‘Varun’ –

The second phase of the 21st edition  of the bilateral exercise between  Indian and French navies  ,  Varuna (Varun-23)   was conducted in the Arabian Sea . Guided missile frigates, tankers, maritime patrol aircraft and joint helicopters from both sides participated in the exercise. The three-day exercise included joint operations, reorganization and various tactical maneuvers. The first phase of ‘Varuna-2023’   was held from 16 to 20 January off the west coast of India. Bilateral naval exercises between the Indian and French navies began in 1993. The exercise, organized under the name ‘Varuna’ in 2001, has since become a symbol of strong India-France bilateral relations.

11 Air Force Vice Chief flies Hindustan Turbo Trainer HTT-40

 Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit  AVSM VM VSM   flew  the basic trainer aircraft  Hindustan Turbo Trainer Aircraft – 40 (HTT-40)  in  Bengaluru . Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Manufactured by HAL, the aircraft is indigenously designed and developed by HAL’s Aircraft Research and Design Centre. It is based on the training requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. The HTT-40 is a complete aerobatic aircraft, powered by a four-bladed turbo-prop engine. It is equipped with the latest safety features including a state-of-the-art glass cockpit, modern avionics and a zero-zero ejection seat. The maximum speed of the trainer is 450 kilometers per hour and the maximum service ceiling is six kilometers. The HTT-40 first flew on 31 May 2016 and received system level certification on 06 June 2022. The entire aircraft is currently in operation with the approval of the Military Airworthiness and Certification Center. The Indian Air Force signed a contract with HAL for the supply of 70 aircraft, with induction starting on 15 September 2025 and continuing till 15 March 2030.

12 Indonesia expressed willingness to US trade talks for  important minerals

Indonesia  has  expressed interest in US trade talks for critical minerals  .  Indonesia wants to take advantage of  its huge  nickel reserves  to become a major player in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and their batteries . Indonesia is the world’s largest producer and holder of nickel reserves of 21 million metric tons. Critical minerals are those minerals and metals which are used for specific industrial, technological and strategic purposes. They are the building blocks for the green and digital economy and many clean energy technologies such as solar panels, electric vehicles, wind turbines and power networks. Cobalt, copper, gallium, germanium, graphite, hafnium, indium, lithium and nickel are some of the major examples of important minerals.

13 Carrying capacity of  Himalayan states

Recently, the Center has   requested  the Supreme Court to order the 13 Himalayan states of the country to assess their  ‘ carrying capacity ‘ and also the Center has proposed to set up an expert panel to evaluate the action plans presented by them. Have given. This initiative is necessary to ensure sustainable development and conservation of the sensitive Himalayan ecosystem. The term “carrying capacity” refers  to the largest population that an ecosystem or environment can sustain over a period of time without depleting its natural resources. Is. Assessing carrying capacity is important to understand and manage the balance between human activities and the conservation of natural ecosystems to ensure long-term sustainability. The National Mission on Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (2010) covers 11 states (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, all North-Eastern states and West Bengal) and 2 union territories (Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh). It is part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), which includes a total of eight missions.

14 Rejection of Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN

The leaders of  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  ( ASEAN )  have decided to deny Myanmar the opportunity to take over the successive presidency  of their regional grouping  in the year 2026 .  The decision   is a major blow to Myanmar’s ruling generals who are seeking international recognition after  violently seizing power in 2021. Philippines  to   host  ASEAN summit  in  2026 Has agreed to take over the chairmanship of the regional block. ASEAN diplomats have suggested that the boycott of Myanmar is related to the ongoing civil conflict within the country. Additionally, there are concerns that not recognizing Myanmar’s military-led government could have a negative impact on ASEAN’s relations with other international actors, including the United States and the European Union.

15 GI tag paves way for Salem sago to reach international market

Salem district  of  Tamil Nadu  has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag  for   its  sago production. Salem sago, locally known as jawwarisi, is   made from wet starch powder extracted from tapioca roots. Sago production has been a cornerstone of Salem’s economic development since 1967. Currently, more than 80% of sago production in India is produced in the Salem region, with a significant portion marketed through Sagoserve. The request for Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Salem Sago (Javavarisi) was  filed by Salem Starch and Sago Manufacturers Service Industrial Co-operative Society Limited (SAGOSERVE)  , commonly known as SagoServe.

16 Prayagraj Police starts ‘Savera’ scheme to help senior citizens

Prayagraj Police   has taken a proactive step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of senior citizens in their community  . He recently  launched the ‘Savera’ scheme. launched, which aims to provide essential services during health and other emergencies to senior citizens living in seven districts within the Prayagraj zone. The initiative has received significant attention and participation, with over 700 senior citizens registering in the last three days. Under the ‘Savera’ scheme, Prayagraj Police is maintaining a comprehensive record of persons aged 60 years and above. These records are accessible through a dedicated helpline number, 112, ensuring quick and efficient response in times of need. One of the primary responsibilities of the police personnel involved in this scheme is to conduct regular security checks at the homes of registered senior citizens.

17 Fossils of bird-like dinosaurs discovered in China

The recent discovery of fossils of a Jurassic-era  bird-like dinosaur  called   Fujianvenator prodigiosus  in south-eastern China is of interest to scientists,   shedding light on an important evolutionary step in the origin of birds . This dinosaur had long legs and arms like wings/wings, which suggests that it was either a fast runner or had a herd lifestyle like modern birds. It   is classified as a member of a group called Avialaens which includes all birds and their closest non-avian dinosaur species. Its forepaws are usually built like a bird’s wing, but have three claws on the fingers, which are absent in modern birds.

18 Japan launches ‘Moon Sniper’ on H-IIA rocket

Japan  has launched   its  lunar exploration spacecraft  ‘ Moon Sniper ‘ on an indigenous  H-IIA rocket ,  paving the way for it to become  the fifth country in the world to land on the Moon early next year.  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) The rocket took off from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan as planned and successfully released the Smart Lander for Investigation Moon (SLIM), it said. Japan aims to land SLIM within 100 meters of its target site on the lunar surface. This $100 million mission is expected to reach the moon by February. The launch came two weeks before India became the fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the Moon with its Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon’s south pole. Earlier, two attempts by Japan to land on the moon last year had failed.