Today Current Affairs September 20 2016
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September 20th Current Affairs
Alka Sirohi appointed – UPSC chairman
Alka Sirohi who is the Former IAS officer is the chairman of (UPSC) Union Public Service Commission. Our President, Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sirohi to perform the duties of the post of the chairman, UPSC, with effect from September 21, an order issued by Department of Personnel & Training.
Charkhi Dadri – state’s 22nd district
Manohar Lal Khattar who is the chief minister has announced Charkhi Dadri as the 22nd district of Haryana. Charkhi Dadri is the part of Bhiwani. It is the state’s largest district carved out on December 22, 1972.
Monika Kapil Mohta – appointed Ambassador – Sweden
Ms. Monika Kapil Mohta who is the Additional Secretary in the Ministry has appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Sweden.
Federal Bank launches – FederalSkill Academy – Coimbatore
The Federal Bank has launched its second FederalSkill Academy at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as the part of its CSR initiatives. The first one being inaugurated last year at Ernakulam.
Rio Paralympics 2016 Concluded
The 15th Rio 2016 Paralympic Games 2016 is completed now and this time, we have seen some of the world record-breaking performances by the athletes. In 2020 Summer Paralympics, the 16th edition of the international multi-sports event will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020.
20th September Today News
Emmy Awards 2016
On September 18 the 68th Emmy Awards, television’s biggest award ceremony, was begin in Los Angeles. The best Drama Series award was won by the “Game of Thrones.” The Tatiana Maslany won the best actress award for the Orphan Black, Rami Malek won the best actor for Mr. Robot.
China – Russia conducts naval exercises – Joint Sea 2016 – improve security
The Chinese & Russian navies have concluded the Joint Sea-2016, eight days of naval exercises, in the South China Sea. Joint Sea-2016 was launched as the sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes.
World’s largest ship – lift begins trial run – China
The trial operation of world’s largest permanent ship lift designed by Chinese and German engineers on China’s Three Gorges Dam began. The ship lift, is largest & most sophisticated in the world, according to Three Gorges Corp, a state-owned company responsible for the construction of the project.
Malaysian envoy releases – translated book – Sai Baba
“Sai Charitra Granth” which is the book on the life of Sai Baba has released the translated version by the Consul General of Malaysia in India Eldeen Husaini Muhammad Hashim. This book is translated into Malay by a social outfit called “I love Sai.”
Malayalam critic – M Leelavathi bags – Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award
Eminent Malayalam critic & academician Dr. M Leelavathi has chosen for the prestigious N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016, instituted in the memory of well-known short story writer N Mohanan. The honor comprises the gold medal of one sovereign.
These are the current affairs on 20th September 2016.