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Current Affairs 15 September 2019

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Current Affairs 15 September 2019

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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs 15 September 2019 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Education, Banking, Sports, Appointments Awards, Science and Obituary importance of 15 September 2019.


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Saudi oil strike – US blames Iran for twin attacks


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Key Highlights

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

  • He dismissed a claim by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco.

  • Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the strikes had reduced crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day – about half the kingdom’s output.

  • Correspondents say they could have a significant impact on world oil prices.

Tunisia set to hold second free presidential election

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Key Highlights

  • Tunisia is set to hold its second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring.

  • It was brought forward from November after the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected president, who took office in 2014.

  • Twenty-six candidates, including two women, are running in the election.

Ocean Viking: Rescued migrants disembark in Italy

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Key Highlights

  • Eighty-two migrants have disembarked on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa after six days at sea.

  • Italy says it is allowing the ship, the Ocean Viking, to offload the migrants as most of those on board will be relocated to other EU countries.

  • The move signals a change of approach to migration from the new coalition which took office.

Russia’s World-First Floating Nuclear Plant Arrives In Port

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Key Highlights

  • Russia’s world first floating nuclear power station completed a 5,000-kilometre (3,100-mile) Arctic transfer to the country’s far east, the Rosatom nuclear agency said.

  • “The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear plant arrived at Pevek, in the autonomous district of Chukotka,” where it is to start operating by year-end once connected to the local electricity grid, Rosatom said.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as British-Australian academic held in Iran


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Key Highlights

  • A British-Australian woman detained in Iran has been identified as Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East politics specialist at Melbourne University.

  • She has been held for a “number of months” already, on charges that remain unclear, the Australian government says.

  • Dr. Moore-Gilbert is the third foreign national revealed this week to have been arrested in the country.


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Kiren Rijiju, Ganjendra Singh Shekhawat Flag Off Great Ganga Run Marathon

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Key Highlights

  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State Jal Shakti Ministry Ratan Lal Kataria flagged off the ‘Great Ganga Run’ from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

  • The marathon was organized to create awareness about River Ganga.

  • “It is a good initiative by Ministry of Jal Shakti. This marathon has been organized by them. It has a very elaborative message. Ganga is very important for the country and we needed to create awareness.

Amit Shah To Launch BJP’s ”Jan Ashirwad Yatra” In Jharkhand

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Key Highlights

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch the ruling BJP’s ”Jan Ashirwad Yatra” in Jharkhand, which will cover the Santhal Pargana region of the state, where the party will look to make inroads in the assembly elections scheduled later this year.

  • The BJP has set a goal to win over 65 seats in the upcoming polls for the 81-member assembly.

  • The party’s state unit spokesman Praveen Prabhakar said Mr. Shah will kick off the rally, which will cover all the 18 assembly constituencies in the region.

  • The Santhal Pargana comprises Deoghar, Dumka, Sahibganj, Godda, Pakur and Jamtara districts.

Economy moves just cosmetic steps, says Congress

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Key Highlights

  • Party says latest sops for housing, export sectors won’t help economic revival.

  • Minutes after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a range of sops for the export and housing sectors, the Congress termed the measures as “cosmetic and piecemeal” and contended that the measures would fail to revive the economy.

Internal elections in Congress would be divisive, says ex-Law Minister Ashwani Kumar

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Key Highlights

  • In the arduous journey ahead, we can prevail only by doing what is right by the conscience of the nation, says the Congress leader

  • A month after Sonia Gandhi again took charge as interim Congress president, former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar talks about challenges for the party.

  • Soon after Sonia Gandhi took over as interim president, you tweeted that workers should be treated with respect and their voices heard.


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India To Offer 1,000 Fellowships To ASEAN Students At IITs

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Key Highlights

  • In a major step to boost relations with ASEAN countries and increase people-to-people ties, the Government has decided to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at liTs in India.

  • The program will be launched jointly by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Delhi Government School Tops Day School Ranking

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Key Highlights

  • A national capital school has topped the ranking for government day schools in the country, while two others have made it to the first 10 in the rankings released by an education portal, a statement from the Delhi government said.

  • The government-run Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Sector 10, Dwarka, has been ranked no. 1 in the India School Ranking 2019 released by Education World (EW), a portal for educators, teachers and parents which comes out with rankings for schools every year, the statement said.


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SBI opens 14th branch in Ladakh

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Key Highlights

  • State Bank of India opened a branch in Diskit village, Nubra Valley, Leh district.

  • This is the Bank’s 14th branch in Ladakh.

  • With the population of 1760 as per 2011 Census, residents of Diskit, which is about 100 km away from Leh, can now avail all kind of banking services in their hometown without any hassle of traveling miles to avail banking facilities, the Bank said in a statement.


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A quick guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

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Key Highlights

  • The Rugby World Cup starts next week in Japan. The international tournament, held every four years, had its first match in 1987.

  • Japan will open the 2019 edition against Russia in Tokyo on September 20. A total of 48 matches will be played at 12 venues over six weeks. The final will take place at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on November 2.

Chance for Kohli’s men to set the record straight

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Key Highlights

  • In home conditions, Indian cricket bears a different look. There is almost a touch of invincibility to it.

  • The growth in confidence has also reflected in the improved results overseas, particularly in the shorter format.

  • But India’s home record in T20s against South Africa surely needs improvement. India lost both decisive matches in the lone three-match series in 2015. In fact, India did avenge the loss in South Africa in February last year.

Saurabh Chaudhary betters own world record in national shooting trials

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Key Highlights

  • Asian Games gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary bettered his own world record to win the men’s 10m air pistol event at the National Shooting trials (T7) here.

  • The Youth Olympics champion Saurabh looked in a league of his own, beating a talented field with ease. He scored 246.8, beating his own finals world record score of 246.3 by a huge 0.5 margin.

  • Although this will not be counted as the official in the global scheme of things, Saurabh’s effortless performances over the course of two days of national trials were heartening to watch.

Sumit Nagal Reaches Final Of Banja Luka Challenger

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Key Highlights

  • India’s Sumit Nagal reached the final of the of the Banja Luka Challenger with a 7-6, 6-2 straight-set win over Slovakia’s Filip Horansky.

  • This is the first time since the Bengaluru Open in September 2017 that Sumit Nagal will feature in a title clash on the ATP Challenger Tour.

  • Sumit Nagal was made to work in the first set that went into a tie-breaker. However, the 22-year-old won the tie-breaker comfortably and carried the momentum into the second set, which he won by dropping only two games.

  • Sumit Nagal is yet to drop a set in the tournament and a win in the final will help him break into the top 150 in ATP rankings.


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Five Indian women police officers honoured by United Nations

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Key Highlights

  • Five Indian women police officers were honoured by the United Nations for their commendable services in UN mission in South Sudan.

  • Reena Yadav, Inspector, Chandigarh Police; Gopika Jahagirdar, DSP, Maharashtra Police, Bharati Samantray, DSP in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ragini Kumari, Inspector in the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Kamal Shekhawat, ASP, Rajasthan Police were conferred the UN medal.



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