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Facts- 11th & 12th September

1. ‘Medicines from the Sky’ project launched

  • The ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project is an initiative of the Government of Telangana led by the emerging technologies wing of state IT department in association with World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, and HealthNet Global.

Telangana

  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
  • Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

2. NPCI and Fiserv launch RuPay credit card stack for fintechs and banks

  • The National Payments Corporation of India is the specialised division of Reserve Bank of India which is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It was created by RBI for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 19 December 2008

3. Bhupendra Patel to be next CM of Gujarat

  • Coming from a very common background, Mr Patel had also served as the Chairman of AUDA- Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and the Standing Committee Chairman of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

4. Major indigenous project for 6 powerful ‘eyes in the sky’ AWACS gets govt approval

  • The AEW&C aircraft project is significantly crucial to the Indian Defence as both China and Pakistan are ahead of India in this regard. China has around 30 AEW&C aircraft, including KJ-500 aircraft, KJ-200 Moth, and Kong Jing-2000 Mainring. Pakistan has 8 to 10 Chinese Karakoram Eagle ZDK-03 AWACS and Swedish Saab-2000 AEW&C.

5. UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi all set for talks in Iran

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957.
  • Headquarters: Vienna, Austria

6. FBI releases newly declassified record on 9/11 attacks

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founded: 26 July 1908, United States

7. Najib Mikati chosen as Lebanon’s new Prime Minister

  • Lebanon had been without a proper functioning government since then-Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned days after a massive blast on 4th of August last year destroyed Beirut port and the surrounding area.
  • The explosion, caused by improperly stored ammonium nitrate, killed 203 people, injured at least 6,000 others and left billions of dollars of damage.

8. British teenager Emma Raducanu clinches Women’s Singles title in US Open 2021

  • The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men’s singles and men’s doubles were first played in August 1881.
  • Location: New York, United States

9. Susanna Clarke’s ‘Piranesi’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

  • The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes. It is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.
  • Awarded for: Best full-length novel written in English by a woman of any nationality
  • First awarded: 1996

10. Ministry of Food Processing Industries celebrates Food Processing Week from Sep 6th to 12th

  • Union Minister of Food Processing Industries: Pashupati Kumar Paras
  • Minister of State for Food Processing Industries: Prahlad Singh Patel