21st September 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-09-22

? In a historic first, two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream of the Indian Navy. The two women officers who will create history in the Indian Naval Aviation include-Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh.

? Niti Aayog and the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) have joined hands for training, mentoring and capacity building of government officials as well as public policy scholars.

? The family saga series Succession won the Emmy Award 2020 in the Outstanding Drama Series category. The show took home a total of five awards at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

? The government has extended the tenure of Acting Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), Justice B L Bhat, by one month till October 16.

? India has taken up the top spot in the world in terms of COVID-19 recoveries with 4.3 million recovered cases. This was confirmed by the Union Health Ministry on September 21, 2020.

? The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on September 19, 2020, approved the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’, India’s first TATA CRISPER (Clustered Regulatory Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test. The Tata Group’s CRISPR COVID test has been named after Satyajit Ray’s iconic character ‘Feluda’.

? In a big support to help fight Covid-19, National miner Coal India arm Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has donated Rs. 5 crores to the state of Uttar Pradesh for procurement of 50 Ambulances.

? Nepal has decided to resume its passenger railway services after a 7-year suspension. The decision comes after the nation received two sets of rails from India. The Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit rail sets that Nepal had purchased from India arrived in Janakpur city on September 18.

? The Indian government has extended a 250 million- dollar loan to the Maldives government to combat the impact of COVID-19. The High Commission of India shared the news on September 20, 2020.

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