16th September 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-09-17

? In India, the Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 every year, since 1968, to recognise the contribution of engineers’ in the development of the nation. The day marks the birth anniversary of the engineering pioneer of India, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, (popularly known as Sir MV). Sir MV was regarded as the “Father of Modern Mysore”. He was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’ for his exceptional contribution to the building of India in 1955.

? International Day of Democracy, a day that provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world, is being observed by all UN member states today (September 15). Back in 2007, the United Nations General Assembly had resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy.

? Celebrated interior designer Gauri Khan will make her debut as an author with a book about her journey as a designer, announced publishing house Penguin Random House India on Monday. The coffee-table book, tentatively titled “My Life In Design”, will be released in 2021 under Penguin’s ‘Ebury Press’ imprint, they said.

? The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on September 16, 2020. The day aims to commemorate in 1987 when nations had signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

? Senior bureaucrat Rajesh Khullar has been appointed as Executive Director, World Bank, Washington, a Personnel Ministry order issued on Monday said. Khullar, a 1988-batch IAS officer, is currently serving in his cadre state Haryana. He is the principal secretary to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

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