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Current Affairs 21 September 2022

Current Affairs 21 September 2022

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Current Affairs 21 September 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. INS Ajay of Indian Navy decommissioned on 19th september 2022, after 32 years of Illustrious service
  2. Shri Parshottam Rupala holds bilateral meeting with New Zealand Minister of Trade and Export and Agriculture
  3. India, Egypt sign MoU to bolster defence cooperation across all sectors of mutual interest
  4. India, Singapore hold ministerial meeting; discuss fintech, regulatory cooperation
  5. NCLT approves merger of Exide Life with HDFC Life, holds 4.1% stake HDFC
  6. HDFC Bank launches ‘Aao Bus Karein’ campaign to promote greener commuting habits
  7. Bengaluru FC win maiden Durand Cup title, beat Mumbai City FC 3-1 in final
  8. Air India unveils transformation plan- Vihaan.AI
  9. India among few countries in the world where forest cover is consistently increasing
  10. USAID and UNICEF launches Doordarshan and YouTube series titled ‘Door Se Namaste’ in New Delhi
  11. India ranks fourth on Global Crypto Adoption Index, traders switch to overseas exchanges
  12. Angola’s Joao Lourenco takes oath of office for second term as president
  13. SBI acquires 100 percent stake in SBI Global Factors

 News Details 

1. INS Ajay of Indian Navy decommissioned on 19th september 2022, after 32 years of Illustrious service

  • The ceremony was conducted at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in the traditional manner, wherein the national flag, naval ensign and the decommissioning pennant of the ship were lowered for the last time at sunset, signifying the end of the ship’s commissioned service
  • INS Ajay was commissioned on January 24, 1990 at Poti, Georgia in the erstwhile USSR.
    • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral R. Hari Kumar.
    • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade.

2. Shri Parshottam Rupala holds bilateral meeting with New Zealand Minister of Trade and Export and Agriculture

  • Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala held a bilateral meeting with New Zealand Minister of Trade and Export and Agriculture, H.E Mr. Damien O’connor.
  • The two sides discussed the potential bilateral cooperation to strengthen Foot and Mouth Disease capability to advance India’s and New Zealand’s primary sectors.
  • About New Zealand:
    • Prime minister: Jacinda Ardern Trending.
    • Capital: Wellington.

3. India, Egypt sign MoU to bolster defence cooperation across all sectors of mutual interest

  • Shri Rajnath Singh invited his Egyptian counterpart to the India-Africa Defence Dialogue and Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave, scheduled to be held as part of the 12th DefExpo in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between October 18-22, 2022.
  • The two Ministers also agreed to identify proposals for expanding cooperation between the defence industries of India and Egypt.
  • About Egypt:
    • Capital: Cairo.
    • Currency: Egyptian pound.
    • President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
    • Prime Minister: Moustafa Madbouly.

4. India, Singapore hold ministerial meeting; discuss fintech, regulatory cooperation

  • The Indian side was represented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, and commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, while the Singapore delegation was led by its Deputy Prime Minister and finance minister Lawrence Wong.
  • About Singapore:
    • President: Halimah Yacob.
    • Currency: Singapore dollar.

5. NCLT approves merger of Exide Life with HDFC Life, holds 4.1% stake HDFC

  • The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the merger of Exide Life Insurance with HDFC Life Insurance.
  • The Scheme of Amalgamation was approved by the Mumbai bench of NCLT.
  • The Scheme of Amalgamation is subject to the final approval of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
  • About NCLT:
    • Chief Justice (Retd) Ramalingam Sudhakar is the President of NCLT.

6. HDFC Bank launches ‘Aao Bus Karein’ campaign to promote greener commuting habits

  • Through this campaign, HDFC Bank will run 4 Electric Vehicle AC buses across Mumbai to encourage commuters to leave their cars at home in favour of public transport.
  • The E-buses will run on specific routes to connect commuters to key corporate parks and will ply day-long to ensure ease of mobility and convenience for commuters.
  • HDFC Bank announced a tie-up with Mumbai’s BEST Bus Service to launch this initiative.
  • About HDFC bank:
    • CEO: Sashidhar Jagdishan.
    • Headquarters: Mumbai.

7. Bengaluru FC win maiden Durand Cup title, beat Mumbai City FC 3-1 in final

  • A goal each from young N. Sivasakthi and seasoned Alan Costa in the first and second half respectively set up the victory for Bengaluru FC, which beat its Indian Super League (ISL) rival Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the final of the 131st Durand Cup to claim its maiden crown in the historic competition.
  • More Information:
    • The final match took place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

8. Air India unveils transformation plan- Vihaan.AI

  • AI has been developed after extensive feedback from Air India employees on their aspirations and hopes for the airline’s growth.
  • AI focuses on five key pillars: exceptional customer experience, robust operations, industry-best talent, industry leadership, and commercial efficiency and profitability.
  • “Vihaan.AI” in Sanskrit signifies the dawn of a new era.
  • More About Air India:
    • MD, and CEO, Air India: Mr. Campbell Wilson.

9. India among few countries in the world where forest cover is consistently increasing

  • The government has said that the coverage of Protected Areas, which was 4.90 percent of the country’s geographical area in 2014 has now increased to 5.03 percent.
  • This includes an increase in Protected Areas in the country from 740 with an area of over one lakh 61 thousand square kilometers in 2014 to 981 with an area of over one lakh 71 thousand square kilometers at present.

10. USAID and UNICEF launches Doordarshan and YouTube series titled ‘Door Se Namaste’ in New Delhi

  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) today launched the Doordarshan and YouTube series titled Door Se Namaste at a function held in New Delhi.
  • Door Se Namaste is a new television series which promotes healthy behaviours in a post-pandemic world.
  • About Prasar Bharti:
    • CEO: Mayank Agrawal.
  • About UNICEF:
    • Headquarters: New York.
    • Head: Catherine M. Russell.
  • About USAID:
    • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., US.

11. India ranks fourth on Global Crypto Adoption Index, traders switch to overseas exchanges

  • As India’s crypto markets fell from second to fourth spot in the 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index, crypto analysis firm Chainalysis said in a report.
  • The index tracks countries adopting cryptocurrencies or investing in digital assets.
  • The study finds that India’s crypto adoption at the grassroots level was higher than the US, ranked fifth on the index.

12. Angola’s Joao Lourenco takes oath of office for second term as president

  • The National Electoral Commission announced Joao Lourenco as the President of Angola.
  • Lourenco, 68, was sworn in alongside Esperanca da Costa, the nation’s first female vice president, at Praca de Republica square in the capital, Luanda.
  • President Joao Lourenco is a member of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).
  • More about Angola:
    • Currency: Angolan kwanza.
    • Capital: Luanda.

13. SBI acquires 100 percent stake in SBI Global Factors

  • State Bank of India (SBI) said SBI Global Factors Ltd (SBIGFL) has become its 100 percent subsidiary as the country’s biggest lender has acquired about 14 per cent stake from other shareholders.
  • SBI has acquired 13.82 per cent equity of existing shareholders.
  • About SBIGFL:
    • SBIGFL is a non-banking financial company, headquartered in Mumbai.
    • It provides domestic and export factoring services.
  • About SBI:
    • Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.

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