Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – September 28, 2018
Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology launched Centre for Excellence for Data Analytics and DigiVaarta
Launch of Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) is being held on 28th September, 2018 by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics & Information Technology. The event will be attended by several dignitaries from the Central Government.
India and the United Nations to sign a Five-Year Sustainable Development Framework
CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, will sign the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022, at a special signing ceremony on September 28 at NITI Aayog premises.The signing ceremony would be presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Members of NITI Aayog and will be attended by the heads of UN agencies in India.
Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) 2018-2022 outlines the work of UN agencies in India, to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities.
The NITI Aayog is the national counterpart for the UN in India for the operationalization of the UNSDF. Nineteen (19) UN agencies have signed on the UNSDF 2018-2022.
Tribes India and TRIFED launched “Punch Tantra Collection and Ms. Mary Kom as Brand Ambassador of Tribes India”
Axis Bank, VCAT tie up to provide banking services to start-up firms:
As part of the tie-up, VCAT will provide mentoring to hone business ideation, apart from incubating and providing support to upcoming startups.
Rajni Kant Misra appointed BSF chief, S S Deswal to head SSB
Govt constitutes Lokpal search committee:
PM Modi gets UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award
Six of the world’s most outstanding environmental change makers have been recognised with the Champions of the Earth Award, the UN’s highest environmental honour.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Modi have been jointly recognised in the Policy Leadership category for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance.
Cochin International Airport has also been honoured this year with the award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.
AAI’s Ahmedabad and Indore Airports awarded as Best Airports under National Tourism Awards
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad received the Best Airport Award in Major Cities category and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore received the Best Airport Award in ‘Rest of India’ category for promotion of Tourism at these airports.
The award was presented by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Shri K.J. Alphons.
8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship
India And Morocco Signed MoU to Enhance Cooperation in MSME Sector
India and Oman Agree to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation on Armed Forces: