Monthly Current Affairs – September 2019

News: Others
1. Centre sets up 3-member panel to oversee bifurcation of J&K into two UTs

Government has set up a 3-member panel to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, which will come into existence on 31st of October 2019. The committee is headed by Former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra.

2. Haryana govt waives ₹4,750 cr interest, penalty on crop loans

Haryana government announced ₹4,750-crore interest & penalty waiver on crop loans taken from cooperative banks, benefitting around 10 lakh farmers in state. 5% penalty imposed on farmers who failed to repay loans taken from PACS, to be completely waived.

3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus adjudged as best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) has been adjudged as the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Award will be received by the Ministry of Railways jointly along with BMC and CSR partner.

4. Traditional Neermahal Jal Utsav concludes in Tripura

In Tripura, the 3-day long traditional Neermahal Jal Utsav concluded with eye- catching boat race & swimming competitions at Rudrasagar lake. Neermahal is a water palace built at the middle of Rudrasagar lake by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya in 1930.


5. India’s fuel demand rose 2.8% YoY in August

India’s fuel demand rose 2.8 percent in August compared with the same month last year. According to data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.04 million tonnes.

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News: Most Important
1. September month to be celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’

Entire month of September is to be celebrated as the Rashtriya Poshan Maah. 2019 theme is Complementary Feeding. PM’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment – POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi- ministerial convergence addressing malnutrition.

2. DSCI, MeitY and Google India join hands for ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’

Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India has collaborated with MeitY & Google India to launch a nationwide awareness campaign ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’. The campaign will educate end-users on the benefits of making digital payments.

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