Monthly Current Affairs – September 2019

Quick Revision
Winner Award
Greta Thunberg Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassadors of Conscience’


Tom Hanks 2020 Cecil B DeMille award
Amitabh Bachchan Dadasaheb Phalke Award
PM Narendra Modi 2019 Global Goalkeeper Award
Usha Khanna Lata Mangeshkar Award
Pradeep Dash Sarala Puraskar
Best Picture award (IIFA) Raazi
Best Director(IIFA) Sriram Raghavan (AndhaDhun)
Best Actor (Female) (IIFA) Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
Best Actor (Male) (IIFA) Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat)
Raghu Rai Acadmie des beaux-arts Photography Award
Cochin International Airport Global award for passenger satisfaction
Rajasthan Award for Water use practices
Thanu Padmanabhan MP Birla Memorial Award


News: Most Important

1. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Father BN Yugandhar passes away

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s father and former IAS officer BN Yugandhar ,80 passed away after brief illness. He was the top bureaucrat in the Rural Development Ministry when PV Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister. He served in the PM’s Office and the Planning Commission.

2. Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95

Currently a Member of the Rajya Sabha, Lawyer & former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away at his residence in New Delhi at the age of 95. Born in Sindh, Pakistan in 1923, he had obtained a law degree when he was just 17.

3. Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper,80 passed away

Actress Valerie Harper, the star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and spin-off series “Rhoda” passed away. She was 80. She began her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical “Take Me Along” in 1959.

4. Cokie Roberts, famed journalist and political commentator, dies at 75

Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75. She worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before joining ABC News in 1988. She was a congressional reporter and analyst who co-anchored the Sunday political show This Week with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002.

5. Former Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir dies aged 63

Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir, credited for reviving the art of leg-spin bowling in the 1970s and 80s, died of a heart attack. He took 132 wickets in 104 one-day internationals, playing the last of his international matches in 1993.

6. Zimbabwe’s Former President Robert Mugabe Passes Away at 95

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died. He was 95.

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