26th September 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Read the daily GK update of 26th September 2020. In today's GK Update we are covering the following news headlines: U-Rise, RBI, Rafale, World Risk Report, UNIATF, World Environmental Health Day.

Here is the daily GK update of 26th September 2020 covering the following news headlines: U-Rise, RBI, Rafale, World Risk Report, UNIATF, World Environmental Health Day.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 26th September 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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State News

1. Uttar Pradesh Govt launches unified portal ‘U-Rise’

  • The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’. Uttar Pradesh is the first state to launch such a unified portal along with the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020.
  • The U-Rise portal would empower the students by providing them with practical and technical knowledge ranging from online exams, digital content, digital assessment, digital examination papers, webinars, internship, e-library, recorded video content to employment.
  • The U-Rise portal will guide around 20 lakh students, in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state.
  • The e-content, e-library, and online courses available on this portal will be accessible by students even in the most interior areas of the state.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Banking News

2. RBI publishes “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for UCBs

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will implement the “Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (2020-2023) to enhance the IT security system of Urban Co-operative banking to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.
  • The Technology Vision Document aims at enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the Urban Co-operative banking sector against evolving IT and cyber threat environment. RBI will achieve this objective using its five-pillared strategic approach ‘GUARD’.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikanta Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Defence

3. Shivangi Singh set to become India’s 1st woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale

  • Flight Lieutenant, Shivangi Singh to become the first woman fighter pilot of India to fly the Rafale combat aircraft that was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force(IAF) September 10, 2020.  She is one of the 10 Indian women fighter pilots in IAF.
  • Five Rafale Aircraft were formally inducted into the IAF’s 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ on September 10, 2020, at a function held at Air Force Station, Ambala (Haryana).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Indian Air Force Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • The motto of the Indian Air Force:  Touch the sky with Glory.

Ranks and Reports

4. India ranked 89th in World Risk Report 2020

  • According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has been ranked at the 89th spot among 181 Countries. WRI has been developed in cooperation with the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNUEHS) and calculated by the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV).
  • India is behind Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives in terms of abilities to cope with extreme disasters, lack of adaptive capacities and the preparedness to deal with extreme events.
  • According to the report, the Global Hotspots are in Oceania, South East Asia, Central America, West and Central Africa.

Here is a list of the top 2 countries:

Ranks Country
1 Vanuatu
2 Tonga
89 India
181 Qatar

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security Director: Shen Xiaomeng
  • Headquarters of United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security: Germany.

Awards

5. Kerala wins UNIATF award for prevention and control of NCD 2020

  • Kerala has won the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Awards 2020 for its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable development goals.
  • Kerala has been awarded for the tireless service of the state in the health sector.
  • This is the first time for Kerala to be recognised by this annual UN Award and along with Kerala 6 other health ministries across the globe have won the 2020 UNIATF Award.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • WHO Director-General: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Chief Minister of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan; Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

Important Days

6. World Environmental Health Day: 26 September

  • World Environmental Health Day is observed globally on 26th September every year. This day is celebrated to shed the light on important work of environmental health around the world.
  • The Theme for the 2020 World Environmental Health Day: Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • The International Federation of Environmental Health was established in 1986 and is based in London, England.

7. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

  • The United Nations observes 26 September every year as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
  • The day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a priority.
  • It provides an opportunity to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

8. Nation observes Antyodaya Divas on 25 September

  • India observes Antyodaya Diwas on 25th September every year. This day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • The day was declared by the Modi Government on September 25, 2014. Antyodaya means uplifting the poorest of the poor.

Obituaries News

9. PadmaShri Awardee Sekhar Basu passes away

  • Veteran Atomic Scientist and Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission(AEC), Sekhar Basu passed away due to COVID-19.
  • He served as the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and as director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He was born on September 20, 1952, in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

Miscellaneous News

10. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan becomes Brand Ambassador of CEAT

  • A tyre company of RPG Enterprises (Rama Prasad Goenka Group), CEAT Limited has signed Indian Actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for 2 years.
  • As part of an integrated marketing campaign, he will feature in 2 commercials during the on-going Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Dubai to promote CEAT’s SecuraDrive, a range of mass premium tyres.
  • CEAT has been associated with cricket since 1995 with CEAT Cricket Ratings.

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