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Daily Current Affairs, 27th September 2019

1) World Tourism Day: 27 September
•The United Nations observes 27 September every year as World Tourism Day. The UN World Tourism Organization expects that tourism will continue to grow at an average of 3% annually until 2030. The sector also represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally. UN World Tourism Organization organizes the special event every year on the occasion of World Tourism Day, and this year it will be held in New Delhi, India.

•Theme for 2019: Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All.

2) Exhibition of India Tourism Mart 2019 inaugurated
•The Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), inaugurated the exhibition of India Tourism Mart (ITM) 2019 in New Delhi. The Ministry of Tourism and the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) have jointly organized this Mart. Over 240 international delegates from 51 countries and 160 exhibitors from across the country are taking in the part in the second edition of ITM.

•The Mart will provide a platform at the national level for trade and hospitality service providers in the country to interact and conduct business with their counterparts from overseas.

3) UP govt. announces ₹6,000 annual aid for triple talaq victims
•Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath announced an annual support of ₹6,000 to the victims of triple talaq till their rehabilitation and they will get free legal aid. The victims of triple talaq came under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) and govt also gives rights over waqf properties and also called for several welfare measures that should be undertaken for their rehabilitation.

4) Japan Launches “World’s Biggest Transport Space Ship” For Space Station
•Japan launched an unmanned H-2B rocket towards the International Space Station. The H-2B rocket lifted off with cargo vessel Kounotori8, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The launch took place from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan. This Rocket is considered as the world’s biggest transport spaceship. It intends to deliver about 5.3 tonnes of supplies to astronauts at the ISS.

5) Bangladesh lifts ban on Hilsa export to India
•Bangladesh has lifted the ban on the exports of Hilsa fish to India as a goodwill gesture during the Durga Puja. Bangladesh will allow 500 tonnes of Hilsa fish for the occasion as a one time arrangement. Export of the popular Hilsa or ‘Ilish’ fish from Bangladesh was banned in 2012 after local business establishments called for controlling the price of fishes.

•Bangladesh accounts for nearly 75 percent of world Hilsa production and nearly 2 million people get direct and indirect employment from its cultivation.

6) Global Goals Jam 3.0 hosted by World University of Design
•World University of Design (WUD) hosted Global Goals Jam 3.0. The Indian edition of the global event focusing on design thinking and service design methodologies was hosted with the theme: eWaste. 70 participants from across India, divided into ten groups, participated in the workshop and presented their ideas and vision for the future.

•GGJ is an international platform for inclusive learning where people from all around the world contribute to the 17 global goals for sustainable development of UNDP by sharing their stories, projects, and visions for the future.

7) Centre approves construction of 1.23 lakh houses under PMAY-Urban
•The Indian government has approved the construction of 1.23 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC). With this approval, over 90 lakh houses have so far been sanctioned against the target of 1.12 crore by 2022 under PMAY (Urban).

8) Payal Jangid becomes the first Indian to receive the Changemaker Award 2019
•Rajasthan’s Payal Jangid, aged 17, became the first Indian to receive the Changemaker Award 2019 at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards 2019. The Award was presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at a ceremony held in New York, United States. She is the President of her village’s Children’s Parliament (Bal Panchayat). She was awarded for her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village and other neighbouring areas.

9) Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat to be new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee
•Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat will take over as the new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. He succeeding Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, who retires from service by end of this month. The Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) comprises chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and the senior-most member is appointed its chairperson. The Chairman of COSC is tasked with ensuring synergy among the three services and evolve a common strategy to deal with external security challenges facing the country.

10) Pranab Mukherjee launches the book titled ‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’
•Former president Pranab Mukherjee released a book named ‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’. The book was written by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy that tracks the country’s economic development over the years and offers solutions for future growth. The book has been published by Rupa Publications India.

11) Infosys Bags UN Global Climate Action Award for ‘Carbon Neutral Now’ Category
•IT major Infosys has received the United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category. Infosys is the only corporate from India to earn the recognition for its efforts to combat climate change.

•The announcement of the winners was made after the UN Climate Summit in New York convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The award will be presented to Infosys at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago, Chile (December 2019).