1. President Kovind seems on 9-day visit to Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia
President Ram Nath Kovind has embarked on an official nine-day visit to Iceland, Switzerland, and Slovenia.
- He visited in Iceland and hold talks with his Icelandic counterpart Gudni Th.
- The second part of the visit to Switzerland will begin on September 11.
- The final limb of the visit to Slovenia will begin on September 15 and mark the first-ever visit by an Indian President to the country.
- Switzerland Capital: Bern
- Iceland capital: Reykjavík
- Slovenia Capital: Ljubljana
2. Multilingual Mobile App ‘CHC Farm Machinery’ originated for farmers
Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala has started a multilingual Mobile App “CHC Farm Machinery” during a conference on Crop Residue Management in New Delhi.
- Farmers can now get affordable access to state-of-the-art technology at their doorstep.
- This will allow farmers to avail the custom hiring services of CHC located within a radius of 50 km.
- The App combines the farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centers in their area.
3. International conference ‘ANGAN’ being arranged in New Delhi
A three-day international conference ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-Habitat) is being organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency for energy efficiency in the building sector in New Delhi.
- Indo-German Technical Cooperation is also partnering in the event.
- Experts and policymakers from sixteen countries are participating to discuss various alternative options and technologies in this event in the field of design and construction of energy-efficient commercial as well as residential buildings.
4. Recipients of Visitor’s Awards 2019 stated
Recipients of Visitor’s Awards 2019 were announced by the President’s Secretariat.
- President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the award at an event to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- This year Visitor’s Awards will be presented for Technology Development and for Research in – Arts and Social Sciences; Humanities, Physical Sciences; and Biological Sciences.
- This year Visitor’s Award will be conferred to Professor Sanjay Puri, Professor Sibnath Deb, Dr. Partima, Professor Asad Ullah Khan, and Dr. Shaon Ray Chaudhuri for research.
5. IPPB rolls out Aadhaar-enabled payment services
- The government has declared the rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System Services by India Post Payments Bank, IPPB.
- Minister for Communications, Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad give a strong boost in expanding access to the Centre’s efforts to financial services for millions of unbanked and underbanked customers.
- IPPB has become the single largest platform in the country for providing interoperable banking services to customers of any bank by leveraging the last mile unprecedented reach of the Postal network.
- Mr. Prasad felicitated the bank for achieving the milestone of one crore customers and exhorted them to achieve five crore target in the next one year.
IPPB MD and CEO: Suresh Sethi
6. Worlds highest marathon was operated in Ladakh
The eighth edition of Ladakh Marathon was organized in Leh town, Jammu Kashmir. More than 6,000 runners from different parts of India and 25 foreign countries partook in the marathon sponsored by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC).
- The full marathon was jointly flagged off by LAHDC Chief Executive Councilor, Leh Gyal Phunchok Wangyal and Additional District Development Commissioner Mojzes Kunjung.
- The half marathon was banner off by Dilbag Singh, J&K Director General of Police. The 7-km-long Run was flagged off by Lt Genl YK Joshi, GoC of 14 Corp of the Army for Fun.
7. Kenyas Kosgei made a new record in 2019 Great North Run
kenya’s Brigid Kosgei has won the women’s half-marathon event in 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle, England.
She ended the run with a time duration of 1 hour four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. Her time was 23 seconds faster than Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei on September 8th, 2019 in London.
Brigid Jepscheschir Kosgei is a Kenyan marathoner before this event she won the 2018 Chicago Marathon, London marathon, She arrived second at the 2017 Chicago Marathon and 2018 London Marathon.
Men’s elite race:
- Mo Farah won for a record of the sixth year with 59min 7sec
- Tamirat Tola won second with a duration of 59min 13sec
- Abdi Nageeye of Netherlands was third with a duration of 59min 55 sec.
Women’s half marathon:
- Brigid Kosgei – First (1:04:28)
- Magdalene Masai – Second (1:07.36)
- Linet Nilotic – Third (1:07:44)
Men’s wheelchair race:
- David Weir won first with the timing 43:31
- Canadian Brent Lakatos won second with the timing 43:36
- Simon Lawson won third with the timing 45:58
Women’s wheelchair race:
- Jade Hall won first with the timing 50:15
- Briton Shelly Woods won second with the timing 51:41
- Pole Martyna Snopek won third with the timing 1:06:38
A Great North Run:
Great North Run was established in 1981 is the largest half marathon in the world. It considers place from Newcastle upon Tyne to the Town Moor, North East England.
8. 10 September as World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
On 10 September every year, World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 is observed. The day intends to raise awareness of the risks of suicide and to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides and to fund suicide prevention activities.
The theme 2019 for the World Suicide Prevention Day is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. According to a Survey suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages every year. The theme proposes to encourage and engage with each other and to spread awareness of suicide prevention. More than 800,000 people, which is a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day, die by suicide.
9. SIWI held 2019 World water week observed in Stockholm
Week-long conference on global water issues the 2019 World Water Week organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute(SIWI) observed in Stockholm, Sweden from 25 to 30 August
- Dr. Jackie King was conferred 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her contribution to global river management during the conference.
- The conference was attended by 4,000 members from 138 countries globally.
- The Indian spokespeople were Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, the Director-General(DG) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
10. Rajiv Kumar elected as the new MD of Microsoft India
Rajiv Kumar selected as the new managing director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd (MIRPL) who is currently the Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices) Group. He will succeed Anil Bhansali.
- He will stay as the Corporate Vice President of Cloud & Enterprise. The 27-year long career at Microsoft.
- The recent key contributions to Microsoft are bootstrapping the campus hiring program and Kaizala (an enterprise productivity chat app) in India resulting in Microsoft hiring the best talent from premier engineering colleges in India.