Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96 at Balmoral Castle
Queen Elizabeth II has died, at Buckingham Palace. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch passed away at the age of 96, after 70 years on the throne. She is succeeded by her eldest son and heir, the Prince of Wales, who becomes King Charles III.
International Literacy Day 2022
International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated on 8 September every year all across the globe to make people aware of the meaning and importance of literacy for individuals and societies. This year’s International Literacy Day will be celebrated worldwide under the theme, “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces” and will be an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all. The day spread awareness about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts toward more literate societies.
PM SHRI Scheme Approved by Cabinet
Union Cabinet approved the PM Schools for Rising India scheme(SHRI), a new centrally sponsored scheme that aims the development of more than 14500 schools across the country by strengthening select existing schools being managed by all forms of governments across the country.
‘Rainbow Account’ For Transgender Community launched by ESAF SFB
ESAF Small Finance Bank Ltd, launched a ‘Rainbow Savings Account’ for the Transgender community offering a hosted feature including high savings rates and advanced debit card facilities exclusively.
International Travel Award 2023 For ‘Best Destination for Culture’ by PATWA
West Bengal has been accredited the International Travel Award 2023 for Best Destination for Culture by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Bengaluru Space Expo 2022
The 7th Edition of BSX 2022, is organized in association with the Indian Science and Research Organization (ISRO), Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACE), and NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). The 7th Edition of BSX 2022 is scheduled from 5th September to 7th September 2022 at BIEC in Bengaluru. Over 100 companies and organizations from around 15 countries participate in the exhibition to showcase advanced technologies and products for the space sector.
UNESCO network of learning cities:3 cities joined
Warangal and two cities from Kerala have joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) in recognition of their outstanding efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all at the local level. Warangal in Telangana, Thrissur and Nilambur are among the 77 cities from 44 countries which have joined this network of the world body.
NALSA Centre for Citizen Services Inaugurated by CJI
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Centre for Citizen Services, was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit. The space at Jaisalmer House which was provided to NALSA would be utilised for the establishment of Legal Assistance Centre for Citizens, Legal Assistance Centre for NRIs, Training Centre, and Digital Command Centre for providing futuristic legal services across the country.
UK’s new Home Secretary of Indian Origin
Suella Braverman is UK’s new Home Secretary: Liz Truss, the new British prime minister, named Suella Braverman, a lawyer of Indian descent, as the country’s new home secretary. Priti Patel, who is of Indian descent, will be replaced in the position by Suella Braverman. Suella Braverman, a 42-year-old Conservative Party member from Fareham in southeast England, previously worked for the Boris Johnson administration as the attorney general.
President Droupadi Murmu to launch ‘TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan
President Draupadi Murmu will launch the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan virtually on 9th September 2022. The Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan aims to eliminate tuberculosis from India by 2025. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a distinctive call to end TB in India giving years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of 2030.