current affairs for competitive exams

Current affair september 23 – 2019

Current Affairs September 23 2019 provides national current affairs , business current affairs, awards, and other GK for 23rd september 2019

National News

1. Sikkim’s first-ever airport

  • Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sikkim’s first-ever airport on 24th September, 2018.
  • The airport is located at Pakyong, around 60 KMs from the Indo-China border, which also makes it strategically relevant from the security point of view for Indian Air Force.

2. India’s Official Entry to Oscars

  • ‘Village Rockstars’ is Official entry to Oscars 2019 from India.
  • Village Rockstars is a 2017 Indian Assamese language coming-of-age film written, edited, co-produced, and directed by Rima Das, who is a self-taught filmmaker. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Director: Rima Das
  • Language: Assamese language
  • Producer: Rima Das
  • Cast: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das

3. Chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence

  • Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as chairman of parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence.
  • Parliamentary Standing Committee’s work is to ensure legislative oversight over the functioning of each ministry.

International News

1. International Day of Sign Languages- Sept 23

  • “International Day of Sign Languages” was celebrated by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre.
  • This center comes under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Theme :- ‘With Sign Language, Everyone is Included !’

2. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  • TESS Satellite has discovered two new Earth-like planets.
  • NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration || Headquarters: Washington DC.

3. Goodwill Ambassador of Nepal tourism

  • Jaya Prada has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Nepal tourism.
  • Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. Jaya Prada is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards South.

4. Visit Nepal Year 2020

  • The Nepal Government has decided to observe the year 2020 as the ‘Visit Nepal Year’.
  • A target of welcoming two million tourists at home.

Business News

1. BRICS bank with Madhya Pradesh

  • New Development Bank has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh.
  • The loan is sanctioned for infrastructure projects.

2. Minimum Driver Insurance Cover

  • IRDAI has raised bar for the minimum driver insurance cover to 15 Lakh from Rs 2 lakh for owner-driven vehicles under motor insurance policies.
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.

3. BSNL with SoftBank and NTT

  • BSNL has signed a deal with SoftBank (Japan) and NTT Communications to launch 5G internet service.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. is a Japanese multinational holding conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Sports News

1. Boxing World Championships

  • India will host Women’s Boxing World Championships from November 15-24, 2018, in New Delhi.
  • India will host the Men’s World Championship in 2021 for the first time.

2. Asian Team Snooker Championship

  • India lose to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.
  • Pankaj Advani and Malkeet Singh represented India.

3. Asia Cup Cycling

  • 5th Track Asia Cup Cycling has started in New Delhi.
  • The venue is Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and is being organised by the Cycling Federation of India.

Share this post

Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Share on google