Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs – September 10, 2019
Centre to infuse Rs. 12,000 crore in state general insurance firms
Following the recapitalization of public sector banks (PSBs), now public sector insurance companies — National Insurance, Oriental Insurance, and United India Insurance — are going to be infused with funds worth Rs. 12,000 crore to boost their capital base and meet regulatory norms. The Budget had provisioned Rs. 70,000 crore for PSB recapitalization and last week a Rs. 55,250-crore infusion was announced in several PSBs for regulatory and growth requirements.
India ranked fourth in global malaria cases in 2017: Lancet report
India ranked fourth in the global incidence of the deadly mosquito-borne disease malaria in 2017, with four percent of the cases worldwide reported in the country, according to a report published in The Lancet journal. Of the 219 million cases of malaria reported globally in 2017, nearly 10 million were from India, making it the fourth most affected by the disease — only behind the African countries Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mozambique according to the report.
ADB to provide $200 million for an all-weather rural road project in Maharashtra
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 200 million loans for improving road infrastructure in 34 districts of Maharashtra to better connect rural areas with markets and services. Roads in rural areas would be upgraded to all-weather standards which will boost links between local residents and economic centres across the state.
Kerala to set up country’s first global trade centre for women
Kerala will set up the country’s first International Women’s Trade Centre (iWTC), in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Kozhikode. A key project of the state’s Gender Park under the Department of Social Justice, it is envisaged as a safe space away from home for women to harness their entrepreneurial capabilities, set up or expand their businesses and get their products marketed globally. The first phase of iWTC, being executed under the Gender Park’s “Vision 2020”, is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Indian Railways Sets Up Country’s First ‘Fun Zone’ for Kids at Visakhapatnam Railway station
The Indian Railways has set up a ‘Fun Zone’ at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station to enable the Passengers, especially children, to spend their time while waiting for trains. The Fun Zone is India’s first such initiative. It has been made by the South Coast Railway Zone at Platform number one of the Visakhapatnam Railway station in Andhra Pradesh. The fun zone will have all the high-tech gaming activities similar to that found in gaming parlours. Besides children, it will also have some creative activities for adults too.
India’s First Helicopter Summit held in Dehradun
The country’s first-ever Helicopter Summit was held at Dehradun in Uttarakhand on September 7 by the Ministry of Civilian Aviation. The Summit was organized here jointly by the Civil Aviation Ministry, the state government and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). Theme: Expanding connectivity through helicopters.
PTI Elects Vijay Kumar Chopra as Chairman and Vineet Jain as Vice-Chairman
At a meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) of Press Trust of India (PTI), India’s premier news agency, after the company’s 71st annual general meeting, Vijay Kumar Chopra & Vineet Jain were elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman of PTI respectively. Chopra succeeds N Ravi, who was the former editor-in-chief of The Hindu.
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal Beats Daniil Medvedev to Win 19th Grand Slam Title
Rafael Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth U.S. Open title, moving within one Grand Slam crown of matching Roger Federer’s record of 20.
Lasith Malinga Becomes First Bowler To Take 100 T20I Wickets
Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga wreaked havoc after becoming the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 wickets as he struck four times with four balls in the third match against New Zealand. Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker, bowled Colin Munro for 12 to claim a century of wickets in his 76th match. The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls.
India Red beat India Green to clinch Duleep Trophy title
India Red beat India Green by an innings and 38 runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy title on the fourth day at Bengaluru. India Red had scored 388 in their first innings. On the other hand, India Green compiled 231 runs in their first innings and 119 in their second innings. India Red’s title triumph was the only outright result in the four matches played in the season-opening tournament. Abhimanyu Easwaran, who made a brilliant 153 for India Red, was named player of the match.
Actor, Kathak Dancer Veeru Krishnan Passes Away
Actor and Kathak dancer Veeru Krishnan passed away on Saturday in Mumbai. He was best known for his work in films like Raja Hindustani, Dulhe Raja, Akele Hum Akele Tum among others. Besides being an actor, he was also a famous kathak dancer. Many Bollywood celebrities were trained in Kathak by him.
Noted Freedom Fighter Heeralal Sharma Passes Away at 95
Veteran freedom fighter Heeralal Sharma, who played a significant role in India’s independence has passed away. He was 95. Sharma, from Bikaner, took active part in Quit India Movement and was jailed for two years.