1. Radio Stations in Kargil
- High power transmitters at one of the highest Radio Stations in the world at Humbatingla in Kargil Ladakh was inaugurated
- Two – 10kW High Power Transmitters of All India Radio FM radio station and Doordarshan at an altitude of 13 thousand 300 feet from mean sea level at Humbatingla in Batalik of Kargil was launched
- Thirty thousand units of DD Free Dishes with 130 channels, would be distributed to the border village public for free.
- Himalayan Film Festival was inaugurated to encourage the film industry to project Ladakh as a destination of the industry.
2. Antyodaya Diwas
- Antyodaya Diwas was given its national importance when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in 2014, dedicated it in honor of late Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya to mark his birth anniversary
- Antyodaya Diwas is observed every year on September 25.
- This day was given its national importance in 2014, dedicated in honor of late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya to mark his birth anniversary.
- He was a veteran politician who was one of the key leaders of Bharatiya Jana Sangh from which the BJP emerged.
- Antyodaya means uplifting the poorest of the poor and, hence, the day is observed with the aim to reach out to the last person of the society.
- The 63-ft tall statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was inaugurated in Varanasi.
3. Saubhagya Scheme
- The government announced that two crores 82 lakh households have been electrified so far under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – Saubhagya.
- The scheme has completed four years today since its inception. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched this scheme on this day in 2017.
- It aims to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.
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4. Digital AirSpace Map
- The government released an interactive digital airspace map for drone operations that demarcates areas into zones, including yellow and red, across the country for flying drones.
- The release of the map comes close with revamped drone rules that are based on the premises of self-certification and non-intrusive monitoring of the activities.
- For drone operations, the zones are divided into three — green, yellow, and red.
- It is another step in realizing the collective vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
- The map, available on aviation regulator DGCA’s digital sky platform, comes as a follow-through of the liberalized drone rules, the PLI scheme for drones, and the geospatial data guidelines.
- It is the airspace up to 400 feet and up to 200 feet above the area located between 8-12 kilometers from the perimeter of an operational airport.
- In green zones, no permission whatsoever is required for operating drones with an all-up weight of up to 500 kilograms
- The yellow zone is the airspace above 400 feet in a designated green zone.
- Those above 200 feet in the area located between 8-12 kilometers from the perimeter of an operational airport and above ground in the area located between 5-8 kilometers from the perimeter of an operational airport would be considered as yellow zones.
- The red zone is the area within which drones can be operated only after permission from the central government.
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5. National Cooperative Conference
- Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the first mega-conference on cooperatives in the national capital,
- The government’s vision and roadmap for the development of the sector was announced
- It is stated that cooperative movement is more relevant today and they can contribute a lot to the development of the country.
- The cooperatives will play a crucial part in making India a $5 trillion economy.
- The number of primary agriculture cooperatives (PACs) will be increased to 3 lakh in the next five years.
- At present, there are about 65,000 PAC
6. HDFC Bank
- HDFC Bank Ltd. has been voted ‘Overall Most Outstanding Company in India,’ in a poll conducted by reputed publication Asiamoney.
- Over 1,070 fund managers, analysts, bankers, rating agencies voted.
- The poll, known as Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll, is designed to acknowledge listed companies that have excelled in areas such as financial performance, management team excellence, investor relations, and CSR initiative.
7. World Rivers Day 2021
- Every year on the fourth Sunday of September, World River Day is observed to raise awareness regarding water bodies and to promote their conservation.
- This year, it falls on September 26
This year’s theme is ‘waterways in our communities,’ with a specific emphasis on the need to conserve and repair urban waterways, which are frequently under stress
8. UN General Assembly
- The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) opened in September 2021.
- On that day, Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives was sworn in as the General Assembly President and he opened the 76th session.
- Due to the global pandemic, the size of delegations allowed into the General Assembly Hall will be limited, and UN Member States were encouraged to provide pre-recorded statements in lieu of traveling to UN Headquarters.
- The UN General Assembly is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations.
- This policy brief provides a short overview of some key issues to be discussed during the General Debate and several High-Level events during the opening of UNGA 76.
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9. Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition
- The Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition was opened for public viewing in Dhaka today.
- The exhibition showcases in a thematic manner the lives of the father of the nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi.
- The exhibition has been specially curated by the two governments to commemorate the Mujib Boarsho, the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, and 150 years of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi as well as the golden jubilee of India-Bangladesh bilateral relations
- The exhibition was virtually inaugurated on 16th December last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the virtual summit of the two leaders.
10. Debabrata Mukherjee
- Debabrata Mukherjee, who has over 27 years of experience, was responsible for managing brands such as Kingfisher, Heineken, and Amstel
- The chief marketing officer of United Breweries, Debabrata Mukherjee, was unanimously elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2021-2022
11. Kamla Bhasin
- Feminist icon, poet, author, and pioneer of the women’s rights movement in South Asia, Kamla Bhasin, died in Delhi night after a short but spirited battle against liver cancer.
- She was 75
- Bhasan remained committed to the causes she fought for until the very end, participating in an online meeting from her ICU bed just hours before her death.
12. World Pharmacist Day 2021
- World Pharmacist Day 2021 is celebrated today, September 25.
- It was on this day International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) was founded in 1912.
- The World Pharmacist Day theme 2021 is “Pharmacy: Always Trusted For Your Health”. International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) established World Pharmacist Day.
- It was on this day FIP was founded in 1912. FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
13. Hunarbaaz Awards
- The virtual award ceremony was organized by NIRDPR with MoRD, in association with State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) and Rural Self-employment Training Institutes (RSETIs).
- Hunarbaaz Awards have been instituted by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad
- It is under the auspices of the Ministry of Rural Development for 75 differently-abled candidates as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- The awards are given to the candidates who were trained through Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and RSETI schemes of the Ministry in various trades, they subsequently got placed and worked in the organizations for more than one year or were successfully settled in the trade of their choice as self-employed.
14. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
- The United Nations observes 26 September every year as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
- The aim of the day is to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination.
- It provides an opportunity to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them.
- The General Assembly declared the International Day in December 2013, in its resolution 68/32 as a follow-up to the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament held on 26 September 2013, in New York.
15. Ostrava Open:
- Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang won the doubles title at WTA 500 event in the Czech Republic
- It was the first title for the celebrated Indian star on the tour in 2021.
- Sania Mirza and Shuai Zhang won the Ostrava Open final in straight sets
- It was the first title on the WTA tour for Sania Mirza in 2021
- Sania took her doubles tally on the WTA tour to 43 on Sunday
16. Jyothi Surekha Vennam
- Jyothi Surekha Vennam finished her 2021 World Archery Championship campaign with a third silver medal after losing the final of the Compound Women’s Individual event to Sara Lopez of Colombia on Saturday.
- Jyothi, who had won silver medals in the Compound Women’s Team competition and Compound Mixed Team event lost to the Colombian archer, the world No 1 in compound section, 146-144 in the 15-arrow final in South Dakota.
- No Indian has ever won a gold medal in the World Championship, finishing second six times in the past.