Current Affairs – September, 2019

Highlights: NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI)

The Government of India think tank NITI Aayog released the SEQI – School Education Quality Index. SEQI evaluates the performance of states and union territories in the school education sector. The report has categorized the states as small and large states for ease of comparability. The Union Territories are categorized separately. Key findings of the Read More…

Centre to introduce rating system for SMEs for easy loans

Centre is considering a proposal to introduce a rating system for small and medium enterprises (SME) to help them get credit easily. The announcement in this regard was Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari while addressing women entrepreneurs in Chennai. Key Highlights Need: The Central government is making all efforts to Read More…

India lift SAFF U-18 Championship title for first time

India won the SAFF Under-18 football Championship by defeating Bangladesh by 2-1 in final held in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is India’s maiden SAFF U-18 trophy. Key Highlights Background: In 2015 football tournament India remained runners up and in 2017 India finished 3rd. The 2019 Host country Nepal had lifted earlier two editions of the Championship Read More…

Scientist Thanu Padmanabhan gets MP Birla Memorial Award

The 62 year old Physicist and Cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan was conferred the prestigious M P Birla Memorial Award 2019 for his contributions to the world of cosmology. He received the award at a programme held at M P Birla Planetarium in Kolkata. The planetarium is currently in its 54th year and had played a pioneering Read More…

Minor Planet named after Pandit Jasraj

The IAU – International Astronomical Union has named a minor planet between Mars and Jupiter after an Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. He is the first Indian musician to receive this honor. The planet was discovered on November 11, 2006. The minor planets discovered are given permanent numbers by the IAU. The number given to Read More…