World Electric Vehicle Day 2022
World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day 2022 is observed on the 9th of September. World EV Day is observed to emphasize the importance of e-mobility. World EV day helps to spread awareness about sustainable transport facilities to the people. Air pollution is mainly caused by transportation, and EVs are one of the major alternatives to decrease air pollution.
International Day to Protect Education from Attack
The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is an international observance established by a unanimous decision of the United Nations General Assembly in 2020. It is observed on September 9 of each year. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for students and educators and the need to keep education at the top of the public agenda.
India, China Troops Disengage At LAC Friction
Indian and Chinese troops have begun disengaging at Patrolling Pillar (15) in the Gogra-Hotspring region of Eastern Ladakh. Forces of the two countries have been locked in a confrontational position in the area since April 2020. “On 8th September 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander Level Meeting, the Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquillity in the border areas. LAC Stands for Line of Actual Control.
India ranks 132 out of 191 countries: in UNDP’s human development index
India ranked 132nd among 191 countries and territories on the 2021 Human Development Index (HDI). In the 2020 report, India ranked 131st among 189 countries and territories. The decline in the country’s performance from its previous level was on account of a fall in life expectancy.
Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh gifts horse ‘Tejas’ to Rajnath Singh
The first Indian Defence Minister to visit Mongolia, Rajnath Singh was gifted a majestic horse “Tejas” by President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh. The horse was named Kanthaka’.
100 days urban employment guarantee scheme Launched by Rajasthan
Rajasthan government launched an ambitious scheme to provide 100 days of employment to needy families in urban areas on the lines of the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA. People from the age group of 18 to 60 are eligible for the scheme. Interested families will get 100 days of employment. The scheme will be implemented in all the urban local bodies from September 9.
About the scheme:
- The state government has allocated Rs 800 crore for the scheme. Ministers in charge of districts will launch the scheme in their respective areas.
- The ratio of material cost and remuneration cost for getting the work approved and executed of “general nature” will be 25:75, while the ratio will be reversed for the works of “special nature”.
- Payments will be made in the bank accounts of the beneficiary within 15 days.
- A provision has been made in the scheme to redress complaints and conduct a social audit.
Agribazaar Launches Kisan Safalta Card
Agribazaar is a private sector electronic Agri mandi, launched ‘Agribazaar Kisan Safalta Card’. The Agribazaar Kisan Safalta Card is a quick and easy way to help farmers to meet their pre- and post-harvest farm requirements and allied expenses. Farmers can use Agribazaar Kisan Safalta Card to get financing.
Dinesh Kumar Batra takes charge as CMD, Bharat Electronics Limited
Dinesh Kumar Batra, Director (Finance) & CFO, has taken additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
SBI-WAARE collaborate to Fund Projects for Customers and Channel Partners
The largest solar panel producer in India, WAAREE, has an agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) for unsecured solar project financing through the Surya Shakti Solar Finance Scheme and working cash for channel partners under EDFS (Electronic dealer finance scheme). Through the Surya Shakti Solar Finance Scheme, WAAREE plans to leverage a credit line of more than $500 million and offer loan borrowers a digital platform for a simple application process.
LIC Introduces Non-participating, Unit-linked New Pension Plus Plan 867
Life Insurance Company (LIC) introduced a new plan, LIC New Pension Plus 867. The LIC New Pension Plus 867 is a non-participating, unit-linked insurance plan that again comes with “guaranteed addition”. The plan indicates that the LIC New Pension Plus 867 will provide guaranteed additions between 5% to 15% of the yearly premium.
Neeraj Chopra win with a throw of 88.44m: Diamond League 2022 Finals
Neeraj Chopra gained another accomplishment when he won the Diamond League Final in Zurich. Neeraj Chopra has now won the Diamond League Trophy, making him the first Indian to do it. The expert javelin thrower recorded a throw of 88.44 metres on his second attempt, which was sufficient for him to win the competition.
Axis Bank-PayNearby collaborate on their priority sector lending goals
A top executive of Axis Bank stated that partnerships like the one with the branchless banking network PayNearby will help the private lender achieve its lending goals for priority sectors. By utilising the distribution-as-a-service network of 50 lakh micro enterprises provided by PayNearby, Axis Bank hopes to organically reach its lending goals for its key sectors.
- Through the partnership, current and savings accounts will be opened for retail and individual consumers in remote locations.
- According to Reserve Bank of India standards, the priority sector, which includes agriculture and micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, should receive 40% of net bank credit.
Indian Football Captain as Brand Ambassador
Indian superfood brand Pintola, Fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) company announced a renowned Indian Football Captain, Sunil Chhetri as Brand Ambassador. He was appointed as Pintola Brand Ambassador for his similar values of consistency and perfection with the company to promote the idea of a healthier India to this generation.
The U.S. Unveils 2 Billion $ In Military Aid For Europe
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unscheduled visit to Kyiv, as the Biden administration announced major new military aid worth more than $2 billion for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.
Pending expected congressional approval, about $1 billion of that will go to Ukraine and the rest will be divided among Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. It will go to help those countries “deter and defend against emergent threats to their sovereignty and territorial integrity” by enhancing their military integration with NATO and countering Russian influence and aggression.