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3 September, 2020

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CFI is set to Host the First Ever Cycling Summit in 2021

Cycling Federation of India(CFI) is set to host the first ever Cycling Summit in 2021 in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.The one-day summit is designed with an aim to promote the culture of cycling and sharing of knowledge between beginner and professional cyclists.

Ladakh & Lakshadweep Included in ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme; 26 States/UTs Connected with the Scheme

The Union Territories(UTs) Ladakh & Lakshadweep have been included in the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System’(IM-PDS).After the integration of these two UTs, a total 26 States /UTs Connected with the Scheme and will benefit about 65 crore people.

ICAI to Come Out with Forensic Accounting, Investigation Standards

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) plans to come out with a detailed set of Forensic Accounting and Investigation standards by the end of December 2020.
The move will make India the first country in the world to release a set of standards for Forensic accounting and Investigation.

NCRD Released Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2019 Report; Delhi recorded highest number of road accidents deaths among cities

The National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs released an annual report titled “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India(ADSI) 2019”. This is NCRB’s 53rd edition of the series which was started in 1967.
ii.The report states that around 139,123 people died by suicide and 421,104 were killed in accidents in India in 2019.

Union Power Minister RK Singh Launches Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM)

Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh launched the Pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) for electricity.

Economy

Adani Green Energy Ltd Ranked as World’s Largest Solar Power Generation Company by Mercom Capital

Mercom Capital ranked Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) as World’s Largest Solar Power Generation Asset Owner in terms of operating, under-construction and awarded projects.
GCL New Energy (7.1 GW), a Hong Kong-listed independent solar power producer, ranked second, followed by Tokyo-based renewable energy developer, SB Energy (7 GW).
Mercom Capital Group is a clean energy communication consulting firm.

Federal Bank & Innoviti Partnered to provide Affordable Options of Federal Bank Debit Cards by Innoviti POS terminals

To provide convenient and affordable options of Federal Bank Debit Cards through Innoviti Point of Sale (POS)terminals, the Federal Bank and Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd(Innoviti) have entered into a partnership, which will offer Equated Monthly Installments(EMIs) options to over 7.5 million Federal Bank Debit Card holders at over 70,000 Innoviti POS terminals across 1000 cities.

Sports

Olympic & Giant Slalom ski Champion Viktoria Rebensburg retires at 30

Germany’s Olympic Ski Champion Viktoria Rebensburg announced her retirement from Alpine Skiing at the age of 30. Rebensburg was a German World Cup-winning Alpine Ski Racer.

Miscellaneous

LC Goyal gets 1-year extension in his tenure as CMD of ITPO

the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the 1-year extension in the tenure of L C Goyal, as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the trade promotion agency of the ministry of Commerce and Industries.
Goyal will hold the position for the extended period of 1 year from 1st September 2020 till 1st September 2021.

IAS Officer Usha Padhee Became the First Woman DG of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Usha Padhee, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1996 batch from Odisha Cadre became the first Women and the third IAS officer to be appointed as the Director General(DG) of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security(BCAS), a security regulator of civil aviation industry in India under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. She succeeds Rakesh Asthana(IPS) who was appointed as the Director General of Border Security Force(BSF) on 17th August 2020.
She is currently serving as the joint secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and she was given additional charge as DG of BCAS until a new incumbent takes over the position.
About Usha Padhee:
i.Usha Padhee handled the government’s flagship scheme of regional connectivity in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
ii.The central deputation tenure of Usha is scheduled to end on 16th July 2022.
iii.Prior to her deputation to the central services, she served as the Secretary of School and Mass Education, Government of Odisha.

IIT Guwahati Collaborates with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic for Data Protection Project

A Team of Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have collaborated with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic to work towards developing indigenous algorithms to protect the Country’s digital data from cyber-attacks by advanced computers.

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