18th & 19th September 2022 Current Affairs
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18th & 19th September 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
1. World Bamboo Day:
- Observed on 18th September.
- The bamboo plant is known for being one of the fastest-growing plants in the world.
- After China, India is the second largest cultivator of bamboo in the entire world.
- World Bamboo Day was first celebrated in 2009.
2. Books & Authors:
- “Service Uninterrupted”
- Authored by M.M. Rajendran
- It is translated into Tamil as ‘Manam Niraintha Makkal Sevai’ by T. Siddharthan.
3. Keezhadi’s Konthagai Excavation Site:
- Two burial urns were unearthed at Konthagai, and one of them, for the first time, contained the highest number of offering vessels.
- For the first time, Husk was found in the Offering Vessels.
- The bead made of ivory was excavated at the site
- The excavations were carried out in the presence of the director of Keezhadi excavations Sivanandam.
- The ongoing eighth phase of the excavation is being carried out at Konthagai, Agaram and Keeladi.
4. India’s 1st Full Arm Transplant Performed:
- India’s first full-arm transplant was performed at Kerala’s Amrita Hospital.
- Two bilateral hand transplants have been performed successfully on two patients at the Amrita Hospital in Kochi.
- India’s first-hand transplant was carried out successfully at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, on 13th January 2015.
5. National Logistics Policy:
- The National Logistics Policy aims to promote the smooth movement of goods across India and boost the competitiveness of Indian goods in the domestic and international markets.
- It aims to bring down the logistics cost and improve the efficiency of various sectors of the economy, boosting value addition and economic growth.
- The policy was announced for the first time in the Union Budget 2020.
- Its focus areas are Integration of Digital System (IDS), Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP), Ease of Logistics (ELOG) and System Improvement Group (SIG).
- An empowered group of secretaries (EGoS) has been constituted under PM Gati Shakti to monitor and review the implementation of the NLP.
- India’s logistics sector provides jobs for more than 22 million people.
- It is regulated by more than 20 government agencies, 40 partner government agencies, 37 export promotion councils, 500 certifications etc.
- About PM Gati Shakti: PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) was launched on 13th October 2021 for providing multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various Economic Zones.
6. IAF’s Project Cheetah: Indian defence companies to equip Israeli Heron drones:
- It aims to improve the Indian Air Force’s fleet of Israeli-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicles with stronger communication capabilities and long-range missiles that can hit enemy sites.
- The project was supposed to be finished with Israeli armament makers, as planned.
7. International Equal Pay Day:
- Observed on 18th September.
- In 2020, the move was recognised by the United Nations and they observed the first International Equal Pay on September 18, 2020.
- The main aim of the event is to end the history of gender discrimination that women are generally subjected to by getting paid less than their male counterparts.
8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands become India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh:
- With this accomplishment, all villages on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have received the Har Ghar Jal certification and have been verified as ODF plus open defecation free.
- Safe and secure drinking water supply and its management is a crucial aspect of the Sujal and Swachh.
9. Bajrang Punia wins bronze in 2022 World Wrestling Championships:
- Held in Belgrade.
- With this, Bajrang became the 1st Indian to win 4 medals at the world wrestling championships.
10. Devendra Jhajharia wins silver in World Para Athletics Grand Prix:
- Indian javelin thrower and Paralympics gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia clinched a silver medal in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, in Morocco.
11. International Red Panda Day:
- Observed on 3rd Saturday of September.
- In 2022, the day falls on 17th September.
- Red pandas are native to the rainy mountain forests of India, Nepal, Bhutan, northern Myanmar and central China.
- This day was first celebrated in 2010.
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