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Current Affairs – 17 September 2022

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World Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day is observed every year on 17 September to create awareness about different safety measures that should be taken to ensure patient safety.

This year, the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2022 is ‘Medication Safety’ along with the slogan ‘Medication Without Harm’ with a call to action to ‘Know, Check & Ask’. Medication errors and unsafe medication practices can lead to severe patient harm, disabilities, and deaths.

The day focuses on preventing and reducing risks, errors, and harm that patients face. In modern society, it is important to understand the implications of negligent patient care and work toward modern standards regarding patient care.

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar campaign culminates on International Coastal Clean-up Day on Sept 17

Constitution Day

Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebrated on September 17, honours the document that guarantees Americans their essential rights. Since its ratification in 1787, the Constitution of the United States has served as the basis for all U.S. laws.

India Stands 4th in Global Crypto Adoption Index 2022

Blockchain analysis platform Chainalysis published its global crypto adoption index for 2022 of nations with the highest cryptocurrency adoption rate with India ranking fourth in the list, two spots down from last year. Chainalysis report noted that the emerging markets dominate the Global Crypto Adoption Index this year.

Pranav Anand becomes India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster

15-­year­-old, Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India’s 76th Chess GrandMaster (GM) after winning against International Master (IM) Emin Ohanyan of Armenia. He received the title after he crossed the 2,500 Elo points in the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. A month before Pranav Anand became India’s 76th GM, Pranav Venkatesh became India’s 75th Grandmaster.
India’s 1st Chess GrandMaster was won by Viswanathan Anand at the age of 14 in 1988.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling is recognised as the best zoo

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in West Bengal’s Darjeeling has been adjudged the best zoo in the country, while Kolkata’s Alipore Zoological Garden has secured the fourth position. There are around 150 zoos across the country. 
2nd Position: Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai 
3rd Position: Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysore, Karnataka.

8 African cheetahs move from Namibia to India

Eight African cheetahs are all set to move from Namibia into their new habitat at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, on September 17, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. 

The last cheetah in India died in 1947 in the Korea district in present-day Chhattisgarh, which was earlier part of Madhya Pradesh, and the species was declared extinct from India in 1952.

 According to reports, the cheetah has lost 90 percent of its global habitat in the last 100 years. In addition, in many of the 31 populations of the cheetah, only 100-200 are left with their habitat consistently deteriorating.

The ‘African Cheetah Introduction Project in India‘ was conceived in 2009, with a plan to introduce the big cat by November last year in Kuno National Park. However, it suffered a setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kyrgyzstan v/s Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan reported “intense battles” with Central Asian neighbour Tajikistan and said 24 people had been killed in the latest outbreak of violence to hit the former Soviet Union. Both of the small impoverished landlocked nations have accused each other of restarting fighting in a disputed area, despite a ceasefire deal. In a statement, the Kyrgyz border service said its forces were continuing to repel Tajik attacks (Read More).

Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav Launched by Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya 

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched a 15-day blood donation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The blood donation drive is known as ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’ which will continue till 1st October 2022 which is National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urges people to take part in the blood donation drive and donate blood to save lives. The citizens can register themselves on Aarogya Setu App or e-Raktkosh portal to donate blood as part of the ‘Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav’.


  • In India, 5,857 camps have been approved, 55,8959 donors have registered and 4000 people have donated blood so far.
  • The drive aims to collect one lakh units of blood in a day and raise awareness about the need for regular non-remunerated voluntary blood donation.
  • One unit donated translates to 350ml of Blood.
  • The drive will create a repository of voluntary blood donors so that those in need can get help on time and minimize the need for replacement blood donation.
  • Every blood bank in India is encouraged to organize at least one blood donation camp as part of the 15-day blood donation drive.
  • In India, there are 3,900 blood banks with adequate storage and processing capacity.
  • Till now, 3,600 blook banks have been linked with the e-Raktkosh portal.
  • Healthy people have about five to six litres of blood in their bodies and one person can donate blood after every three months.
  • All the ministries and departments of the centre, state, and union territories, non-government and community-based and other stakeholders will be involved in the event.

Federal Bank ranked 63rd in Best Workplaces in Asia 2022

Federal Bank was ranked 63rd on the Best Workplaces in Asia 2022 and becomes the only bank in India to be listed by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. The list is based on over one million survey responses across Asia and West Asia, representing the experience of over 4.7 million employees in the region.

The Election Commission of India launched BLO e-Patrika

The Election Commission of India has released a new digital publication ‘BLO e-Patrika’ at an interactive session held with BLOs spread across the states in India.

In states/UTs, 50 BLOs from nearby states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi joined the event physically at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Over 350 BLOs joined the meeting via video-conferencing from the office of Chief Electoral Officers (CEO).

What is BLO e-Patrika

  • BLOs are the direct links of the Commission with the people.
  • They are the primary source of information for every voter across the length and breadth of the country.
  • The BLO e-Patrika is released to ensure a cascading information model for a better informed and motivated Booth Level Officer.
  • The themes of the bimonthly e-Patrika include subjects related to EVM-VVPAT Training, IT application, special summary revision, Minimum SVEEP Activities at polling booths, Postal Ballot facilities, accessible elections, Electoral Literacy Clubs, Unique voter awareness initiatives, and National Voters Day.

Joao Lourenco become a President of Angola

The National Electoral Commission announced Joao Lourenco as the President with 51% of the votes. President Joao Lourenco is a member of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and he was re-elected as the President of Angola. The election results extended the hegemony of the MPLA, which is the only party that has governed Angola since its Independence from Portugal in 1975.

Air India Unveiled Transformation Plan Vihaan.AI

Air India, a Tata group-owned airline, unveiled a comprehensive Vihaan.AI to establish itself as a world-class global airline of Indian origin. The plan aims to focus on growing both its network and fleet, revamping its customer’s proposition, enhancing reliability and on-time performance, taking a leadership role in technology, sustainability, and innovation, and investing in the best talent in the airline industry.

Prasanna Kumar Motupalli selected as CMD of NLC India Limited

Prasanna Kumar Motupalli is selected as the Chairman and Managing Director of NLC India Limited by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). Prasanna Kumar Motupalli is currently serving as the Executive Director of NTPC limited.

climate activist Vanessa Nakate appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) appointed Vanessa Nakate, a 25­-year­-old climate activist from Uganda as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Her collaboration with the organisation and recognising of her outstanding global advocacy for climate justice for current and future generations.


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