? The ‘Garima’ scheme will institutionalise and regulate core sanitation services to provide social security and financial benefits to the sanitation workers and their families. The Odisha government on Friday, September 11, launched a statewide welfare scheme for sanitation workers to ensure their safety and dignity.
? Hindi Divas or Hindi Day is an annual day celebrated on 14 September in India to celebrate the popularity of Hindi as an official language of the country. Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India.
? In US Open Tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the Women’s Singles final to clinch her third Grand Slam title. The fourth seed Osaka, overcame her unseeded opponent 1-6, ,6-3, 6-3 in one hour 53 minute inside Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York last night.
? The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh has been re-elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman by a voice vote on September 14, 2020. He defeated the joint opposition candidate Manoj Jha of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for seven urban infrastructure projects in Bihar through video conferencing. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was also present on the occasion.
? Dream11 IPL 2020, the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will kick start from September 19, 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The opening match will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19th in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
? The Asian Development Bank announced on September 15, 2020, that India’s economy is expected to contract by 9% in 2020-worse than the 4% contraction which the bank had forecasted three months ago.