Monday, September 23, 2019


1.    Agreement between Skill India and IBM for Train-the-Trainer program in AI
ü Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has signed a pact with the world’s leading IT(Information Technology) company IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), under which a nationwide program to train trainers in Basic Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be carried out.

2.    India to achieve $26 billion defence industry target by 2025
ü The Defence Minister of India Mr Rajnath Singh at the 2nd annual session of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) for 2019 in New Delhi addressed that India will achieve $26 billion defence industry target by 2025.

3.    UN’s ‘International Migrant Stock 2019’ report
ü According to the report by the United Nations(UN) named ‘The International Migrant Stock 2019’, India topped the country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with 17.5 million migrants globally, making it the largest diaspora in the world.
ü Country wise, United States(US) hosted large no. of international migrants at 51 million equaling 19% of the world’s total.

4.    UAE tops in non-residents investments in Indian MFs with the share of 16%
ü The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerged as a top nation in making non-resident investments in Indian mutual funds (MFs). As of March 31, 2019, the foreign liabilities of units in Indian MFs made by UAE stood at Rs 14,979 crore, registering a share of 16%.
5.    Jindal Global University of Haryana receives ‘Institution of Eminence’ Status
ü OP Jindal Global University (JGU) of Haryana has been conferred the ‘Institution of Eminence (IOE)’ status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD).
ü In July 2019, London based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) gave JGU the top 150 global Universities in its World University Rankings 2020.It was the youngest university on this list out of 50 new participants.
6.    SC appoints 4 new judges
ü The Supreme Court(SC) of India has appointed 4 new judges which now took the total strength of judges to 34. 
ü The four judges appointed to the supreme court are, Justices V Ramasubramanian, Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat and Hrishikesh Roy.
7.    FIFA Rankings: India drops to 104 in spite of change in playing style
ü Belgium top the Ranking

8.    World Bamboo Day - September 18

9.     “Swachh Bharat World University” to set up in at Sevagram in wardha district of Maharashtra
10. Telangana declares 2020 as AI year

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