Union Home Minister Amit Shah Virtually Inaugurates ‘Destination North East-2020’:


1.International Day For Universal Access To Information- 28 September:

Every year International Day for Universal Access to Information is observed on September 28.In 2015, UNESCO declared September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information. In 2020 The Day focuses on to the right to information in times of crisis.

2.Assam Government Develops New Mobile App “Visitassam” For Air Passengers:

Assam government has developed a mobile app “Visitassam” through which air passengers can download forms, fill it up, and show it at airports to avoid delay in completing formalities for COVID-19 tests said by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma.The government also introduced a change of protocol for the air passengers to take the “Tatkal RT-PCR” test with a payment of Rs.2200 whose result will be given within 24 hours.

3.Union Home Minister Amit Shah Virtually Inaugurates ‘Destination North East-2020’:

Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah is also the chairman of the North Eastern Council virtually inaugurates “Destination North East-2020”.It is a four-day event to highlight various potentials of the Northeast region’ of India like eco-tourism, culture, heritage and business.Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh was the guest of honour of the event. The theme for ‘Destination North East 2020’ is ‘The Emerging Delightful Destinations’.

4.Odisha Government To Launch “Radio Pathshala” Program For School Students:

Odisha Government is launching Radio Pathshala program for student’s upto class 8.The program will be broadcast from All India Radio stations in the state for 15 minutes daily.The audio of the program will also be made available on the online DIKSHA platform.

5.Uttar Pradesh’s First Conservation Centre For Vultures To Come Up In Gorakhpur Forest Division:

Uttar Pradesh’s first vulture conservation and breeding centre is set to be established at Bhari Baisi village in Farenda range of Gorakhpur forest division.The Jatayu Conservation & Breeding Centre would be set up in the Bhari Baisi village in Gorakhpur.Centre will be the 1st in India which will be dedicated to red-headed king vulture.

6.IATA Inked MoU With UNOCT As 1st Private Partner To Cooperate On India-Funded CT Travel Programme:

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) as the first non-government partner to strengthen the cooperation with the United Nations (UN) Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme).

7.SBI Card Launches New Brand Campaign ‘Contactless Connections’:

India’s second largest credit card issuer SBI Card has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, “Contactless Connections” that spreads the message that love and care can be shared even during this difficult period where social distancing is the norm. This campaign is in continuation of the SBI card’s brand campaign “Ghar Mein Khushiyaan”.

8.India’s First RRTS Train With Design Speed Of 180 Kmph Unveiled:

Centre unveiled the first look of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train that can attain a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.The design is inspired by Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple and is aligned with PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ policy.First RRTS project of India while the train sets are being manufactured by Bombardier Transportation India Private Limited at their Savli plant in Gujarat under the government’s Make in India policy and AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

9.A Book Titled “A Crown Of Thorns – The Coronavirus And Us” Authored By Ishrat Syed And Kalpana Swaminathan:

Authors Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan joined KLF Bhava Samvad to speak about their latest book ‘Crown of Thorns’ which is based on the Covid 19 pandemic.Speaking about the vision of the book Kalpana said, The purpose of our book is to shift the focus from Covid 19 statistics to self.

10.Valtteri Bottas Wins Russian GP After Lewis Hamilton Is Handed 10-Second Penalty:

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) won his second Formula One race of the 2020 season.Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) came second followed by the 6-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain), who stood third because of two separate five-second penalties.

11.Australia’s Alyssa Healy Breaks MS Dhoni’s Record Of Most Dismissals By Wicket-Keeper In T20Is:

Australia’s wicket-keeper bat Alyssa Healy broke MS Dhoni’s record of having most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).Healy now has 92 dismissals in the shortest format of the game, while Dhoni had held the record previously with 91 dismissals in T20 internationals.Dhoni played 98 T20Is for India.