Current Affairs – September, 2019

Latest Current Affairs September, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of September, 2019 for UPSC Civil Services, Banking, SSC, CLAT, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Punyabhushan Award presented to archaeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar

The eminent Archeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar was conferred with prestigious Punyabhushan Award for his long-standing contribution to the field of Indian Archaeology through renowned Deccan College Post graduate & Research Institute. He was presented the award by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at an special public award function in Pune, Maharashtra.

About Punyabhushan Award

The word ‘Punyabhushan’ in Marathi means ‘Jewel of Pune’.

The award has been instituted by Pune based Punyabhushan Foundation.

It was first awarded in 1989 and since then it is awarded every year to an eminent personality from the field of science, art, culture, music, social service, industry, or sports.

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Air Marshal HS Arora appointed as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF). He will be succeeding Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria who will take over as Chief of Air Staff on September 30 after the retirement his predecessor and the incumbent Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief ACM BS Dhanoa.

Air Marshal HS Arora currently heads the Gandhinagar headquartered South Western Air Command of Indian Air Force. Therefore, meanwhile, Air Marshal B Suresh has been appointed as Western Air Commander of Air Force.

About Air Marshal HS Arora

He was commissioned in IAF as a fighter pilot in December 1981.

He has diverse experience of accident-free operational flying including MiG 21, MiG 29 and other aircraft in IAF inventory and also helicopters.

Career: From 2006 to 2009, he was deputed as Defence Attache at Embassy of India, Bangkok, Thailand. As a Wing Commander he commanded 45 Squadron and was later the Commander of an Air Defence Direction Centre (ADDC) in Western Sector. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and National Defence College (NDC) and is Master of Philosophy in Defence and Strategic Studies.

Honour: In recognition of his distinguished service, he was commended by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief in 1997. He was also awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal on 26 Jan 2011 by President of India.

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