September GK 2021

 Awards

The international organisation which has been awarded the Africa Food Prize 2021 for improving food security in sub-Saharan Africa – ICRISAT


Defence

The 6th Edition of Sanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Exercise hosted by Russia at Orenburg Region of South West Russia is named – Peaceful Mission: 2021

The 3rd edition of bilateral exercise by Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy in Sunda Strait from 20 Sep to 22 Sep 21 is named – Samudra Shakti

The 15th edition of Indo - Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise held from 20 September 2021 at Pithoragarh (UK) is named – Surya Kiran

The bilateral maritime exercise conducted by the India and Australian Navy from 6 to 10.09.2021 in Australia is named – AUSINDEX 2021

The 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise conducted from 02 to 04 Sep 21 in South China Sea was named – SIMBEX

The multi-nation military exercise being conducted by Russia at Nizhniy from 03 to 16.09.2021 with participation of several countries including India is named – ZAPAD 2021

The 5th edition of India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise which commenced at Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan on 01.09.2021 is named – KAZIND-21


Persons

The Indian developmental feminist activist, poet, author and social scientist who passed away on 25.09.2021 – Kamla Bhasin

The present Vice Chief of Air Staff who has been chosen to be the next Chief of Air Staff after retirement of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC – Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM

The new Chief Minister of Punjab who has taken over following the resignation of Capt Amrinder Singh Retd – Shri S. Charanjit Singh Channi

The new Chief Minister of Gujarat who has taken over following the resignation of Shri Vijay Rupani – Shri Bhupendra Patel

The Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities who has taken over from Shri Ghayorul Hasan – Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura

The senior Indian National Congress leader and former Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment, who passed away on 13.09.2021 – Shri Oscar Fernandes

The Indian engineer from Ladakh who has become the first and only Indian to be inducted as an Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union – Dorje Angchuk

The new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha appointed by the Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu to succeed Shri Desh Dipak Verma – Dr. Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu

The former editor and managing director of The Pioneer newspaper and former Member of Parliament who passed away on 01.09.2021 – Shri Chandan Mitra

The Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-acharya (preceptor) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), on whose 125th birth anniversary, a special commemorative coin of Rs. 125 denomination was released by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji

 

Places

The venue of 1st ever Himalayan Film Festival organised from 24 to 28 Sep 2021 – Leh

The country which has been granted the full member status (9th member) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) – Iran

The place in Uttar Pradesh where the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap University was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Aligarh

The State which has passed a bill to dispense with NEET exam and allow admission to MBBS courses based on Class 12 marks – Tamil Nadu

The venue of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum summit addressed virtually by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Vladivostok

 

Sports

The Indian chess player who has become the latest Indian to win the Chess Grandmaster title – R. Raja Rithvik


Themes

1. The theme of World Heart Day observed on 29 September 2021 – Use Heart to Connect
2. The theme of 13th BRICS Summit chaired by the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi virtually with participation of Presidents of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS

Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus

3. The theme of Shikshak Parv-2021 launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 07.09.2021 –

 

Quality and Sustainable Schools: Learnings from Schools in India

 

Miscellaneous

The Bay of Bengal cyclone which hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha causing widespread rains in the coastal areas was named – Gulab

The asset management company (AMC) set up by GoI to work in tandem with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) to clean up bad loans is named – India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)

The variety of fish which has been declared as the State Fish by the state of Sikkim – Copper Mahseer (Kately)

The TV Channel launched by the LS Speaker, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister by combining Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha channels on the International Day of Democracy is named – Sansad TV

India's first good news channel launched by India Today Group with the motto, Acchi Khabar, Sachhi Khabar is named – Good News Today

The bird and animal adopted as State Bird and State Animal of Union Territory of Ladakh – Black-necked Crane and Snow Leopard

The new name of Rajiv Gandhi National Park located in Assam – Orang National Park

 

 

NIRF Rankings for Indian Educational Institutions Top 3 in Overall category

 

Rank

Institution

 

1.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

 

2.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

 

3.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 

Top 3 in Research category

 

Rank

Institution

 

1.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

 

2.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

 

3.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 

Top 3 Universities

 

Rank

Institution

 

1.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

 

2.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

 

3.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

 

 

 

 

Top 3 Engineering Institutes

Rank

Institution

1.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2.

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

3.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Top 3 Management Institutes

Rank

Institution

1.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

2.

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

3.

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Top 3 Medical Colleges

Rank

Institution

1.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

2.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

3.

Christian Medical College, Vellore

       

Important Days of September 2021 International Day of Charity: 05 September 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2013

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies: 07 September 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2020

Theme: Healthy Air, Healthy Planet

International Literacy Day: 08 September 2021

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 1966

Theme: Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2021

Designated by: International Association for Suicide Prevention

First observed: 2003

Theme: Creating Hope through Action

International Day of Democracy: 15 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2008

Theme: Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises

International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer: 16 September 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 1995

World Patient Safety Day: 17 September 2021

Designated by: WHO

First observed: 2019

Theme: Safe maternal and new-born care

 

Latest Geographical Indication Tags

1. Sweet cucumber of Nagaland

2. Hathei chilli of Ukrul, Manipur

3. Mandarin orange of Tamenglong, Manipur

4. Judima, rice wine of Dimasa tribe Assam

5. Sojat Mehendi of Rajasthan

 

New Governors

1.Tamil Nadu: Shri R.N. Ravi

2. Uttarkhand: Lt Gen Gurmit Singh Retd

3.  Punjab: Shri Banwarilal Purohit

4.  Nagaland: Shri Jagdish Mukhi

 

Global Innovation Index 2021 #

Country

#

Country

1.

Switzerland

12.

China

2.

Sweden

46.

India

3.

U.S.A.

95.

Sri Lanka

4.

U.K.

99.

Pakistan

5.

South Korea

111.

Nepal

 

US Open 2021 Title

Winner

Runner-up

Men's Singles

Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Women's Singles

Emma Raducanu (U.K.)

Leylah Fernandez (Canada)

Men's Doubles

Rajeev Ram (U.S.A.) and Joe Salisbury (U.K.)

Jamie Murray (U.K.) and Bruno Soares (Brazil)

Women's Doubles

Samantha Stosur (Australia) and Zhang Shuai (China)

Coco Gauff and Caty McNally (USA)

Mixed Doubles

Desirae Krawczyk (Australia) and Joe Salisbury (U.K.)

Guiliana Olmos (Mexico) and Marcelo Arevalo(El Salvador)

 

Summer Paralympics 2020 (XVI Paralympiad)

Held in: Tokyo

Held from 24.08.2021 to 05.09.2021

Declared open by : Japanese Emperor Naruhito

Motto: United by Emotion

Mascot: Someity, a fictional character named after someiyoshino, a type of cherry blossom

Indian flag bearer at the Opening ceremony: Tek Chand, shot put thrower

Indian flag bearer at the Closing ceremony: Avani Lekhara, shooter

 

 

Medals tally #

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

China

96

60

51

207

2.

Great Britain

41

38

45

124

3.

United States

37

36

31

104

4.

RPC

36

33

49

118

24.

India

5

8

6

19

 

Indian Gold Medal

Winners #

Athlete

Event, Class

1.

Sumit Antil

Javelin throw, F64

2.

Krishna Nagar

Badminton Men's Singles, SH6

3.

Pramod Bhagat

Badminton Men's Singles, SL3

4.

Manish Narwal

Shooting, SH1

5.

Avani Lekhara

Shooting, SH1

 

Books in News

Know your rights and claim them: Jointly authored by Amnesty International and Angelina Jolie

Abbreviations in News

PRANA: Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-attainment cities

 


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