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Saturday, October 5, 2019


1.   World Hindu Economic Forum
ü 7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 held at Hotel Grand Hyatt  in Mumbai, Maharashtra from 27- 29, September, 2019  with the theme “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society”.
2.   India’s first ‘Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)’
ü Gujarat has launched India’s 1st trading program called “Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)” in Surat, Gujarat to combat particulate air pollution.
ü It  is a market-based system where the government sets a cap on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell permits (in kilograms) to stay below the cap. For this reason, ETS is also called a cap-and-trade market.

3.   50th Edition of WEF Annual Meeting for 2020 to be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
ü The 50th Edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting for 2020 will be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 21-24, 2020.
ü The Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh will be attending the meeting .
About WEF:
♦ Motto: Committed to improving the state of the world
♦ Founded: January 1971
♦ Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland
4.   K Siva Reddy honoured with Saraswati Samman
ü Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has honored the Telugu poet Dr. K Siva Reddy with the 28th Saraswati Samman 2018 for the creation of his famous poetry collection ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’ in 2016 during an award-giving ceremony organized by the KK Birla Foundation in New Delhi.
ü The prestigious Saraswati Samman instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation,  is awarded every year for significant contribution in the field of literature related to any of the 22 languages of India included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
5.   2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships
ü World Weightlifting Championships was held in PattayaThailand.It was a qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.China topped the medal tally with 10 Gold, 5 Silver & 3 Bronze followed by North Korea and Armenia.
6.   World Heart Day 2019-September 29
ü It was initiated by the Geneva, Switzerland based World Heart Federation (WHF), in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999.
7.   World Deaf Day 2019 -September 29
ü The day was initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.Theme “Sign Language Rights for All!“



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