Current Affairs – September 9, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of September 9, 2020

INDIA

  • Scientist Govind Swarup (91), one of the pioneers in radio-astronomy, dies in Pune; won Padma Shri in 1973, Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 1972
  • PM inaugurates Patrika Gate in Jaipur, releases books Samvad Upanishad and Akshar Yatra written by Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari
  • AP CM launches nutrition schemes ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana’ and ‘YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus’ for women and children
  • Telugu actor Jayaprakash Reddy dies at in Guntur (AP)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Fitch revises India GDP forecast for FY21 to -10.5% from -5% earlier
  • India Ratings and Research revises country’s FY21 GDP growth forecast to -11.8% from -5.3% earlier
  • Five PSUs (ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL and GAIL) under Petroleum Ministry to join International Solar Alliance Coalition for Sustainable Climate Action
  • First World Solar Technology Summit organized by International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launches 22 bamboo clusters in 9 States
  • Logo for National Bamboo Mission released; designed by Sai Ram Goudi Edigi of Telangana
  • ADB to provide $500 million loan for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor
  • Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL) to get Rs. 1257.82 crore interest free loan to revive fertilizer projects at Sindri (Jharkhand), Gorakhpur (UP) and Barauni (Bihar)

WORLD

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Angola counterpart Tete Antonio co-chair first Joint Commission Meeting
  • International Literacy Day celebrated on August 8; 2020 focus: “Literacy, teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”

UNESCO LITERACY PRIZES

  • The 2020 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize awarded to: ‘Ageing Nepal’ in Nepal; ‘United World Schools’ in UK
  • The 2020 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy awarded to: ‘Just Commit Foundation’ in Ghana; ‘University Center for Social Participation’ in Mexico; ‘General Literacy Office in Sanaa’ in Yemen
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