From Leeches to Slug Glue 25 Explosive Ideas that Made and Are Making Modern Medicine to be published on 28 Sept
On 28 September, Indian journalist and children’s author Roopa Pai’s book titled From Leeches to Slug Glue: 25 Explosive Ideas that Made (and Are Making) Modern Medicine will be published by publisher Puffin Books.
About the book:
The book will trace the origins of path-breaking experiments and discoveries in the development of science and medicine spanning 2,500 years and many autobiographies.
The book also shows how science and medicine have progressed through the ages, across continents.
2. RBI approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as MD & CEO of Federal Bank
The Reserve Bank of India has approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan is elected as the MD and CEO of Federal Bank
- It is active from September 23, 2019, until September 22, 2020.
- He will assist the bank as the head for a decade – September 23, 2010-September 22, 2020
About Federal Bank
- Headquarters: Aluva
- CEO: Shyam Srinivasan (23 Sep 2010–)
- Founder: K.P Hormis
3. International Coastal Cleanup Day commemorated on 21 September
International Coastal Cleanup Day complied on 21 September this year.
- The third Saturday of every year is marked as International Coastal Cleanup Day.
- The purpose of the day is to encourage people to clean the beaches, removing garbage is dangerous to the sea.
International Coastal Cleanup Day was started in the year 1986. The day was begun by Linda Maraniss and Kathy O Hara. The investigation has now grown globally with 6 million volunteers participating from 90 countries. Around 2,800 volunteers participated in cleaning the ocean in the first clean up session.
4. India’s second-largest railway overbridge in West Bengal
At Burdwan Junction in West Bengal, Indian Railways has developed the construction of the giant four-lane cable-stayed railway overbridge (RoB). The RoB, considered to be the second largest in the country will be inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
India’s second-largest railway overbridge – Important Things
- The railway overbridge was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single day
- Besides having 1.5 meter-wide footpaths on each of the sides parallel to the lanes, the railway overbridge has 27.7 meters of width to accommodate vehicles on four lanes.
- The work on 188.43-meter cable-stayed railway overbridge was kicked off in 2012.
- Built at a cost of ₹300 crores, the project is the result of a 50:50 partnership between the Ministry of Railways and the West Bengal government officials
- The railway overbridge connects Burdwan town with the two sub-divisions of Kalna and Katwa and is on the Howrah–Bardhaman mainline.
5. Govt issued notification announcing amendments in pension rules
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the amendment to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.
- These rules called the Central Civil Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 will apply from October 1, 2019.
- The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 by a notification dated 19th September 2019.
6. Infosys, TCS, HDFC among 17 Indian firms in Forbes
The 17 Indian companies, including Infosys, HDFC, TCS identified in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes.
- IT major Infosys has been ranked third in the list of the world’s best regressive companies, with global payment technology company Visa and Italian carmaker Ferrari ranked first and second respectively.
- Infosys moved from 31st to third in 2018.
7. President Kovind awarded the 2017 to 2018 NSS Awards
President Ram Nath Kovind has awarded the National Service Scheme Awards 2017-18 in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Aim of the award:
The award aims to recognize and reward outstanding contributions to voluntary community service made by universities and senior secondary councils, NSS units/program officers and NSS volunteers.
The National Service Scheme Awards 2017-18 was conferred in 3 categories namely:
- University/ +2 Council
- NSS Units and their Programme Officers
- NSS Volunteers
8. Centre started 2 mobile apps for farmers
The center has launched two mobile apps for farmers. Mobile applications named CHC Farm Machinery and Krishi Kisan App for geotagging will provide easy access to high value and technical agricultural equipment at your doorstep.
The mobile app was originated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
About Krishi Kisan App:
- Krishi Kisan App will provide farmers with information on the best performance of high-yielding crops and seeds in the area around them. Any farmer with high quality of crops can use this platform to demonstrate farming best practices to other farmers, which will help other farmers to adopt these methods as well.
- The app will also help in geo-tagging and land fencing of the crop and will give weather forecast to the farmers. Every farmer can use these services for the betterment of his farming methods and thus ensure high agricultural productivity.