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Facts- 22nd September

1. Dept. of Animal Husbandry and Dairying signs MoU with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is a newly formed ministry in India. It was formed in May 2019 by Modi government from the department of same name under fish minister.
  • Minister Responsible

Parshottam Rupala, Cabinet Minister

Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State

L. Murugan, Minister of State

2. INS Tabar undertakes 12 maritime partnership exercises with foreign navies at sea

  • A few of these exercises were maiden engagements, such as that with the Royal Norwegian Navy, the Algerian Navy and the Sudanese Navy.
  • INS Tabar also participated in the 325th anniversary celebrations of the Russian Navy at St. Petersburg in Russia. INS Tabar is now deployed for patrol in the Gulf of Aden and the Persian Gulf.

3. Anurag Thakur to inaugurate five-day Himalayan Film Festival at Leh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Minister responsible      

Anurag Thakur, Cabinet Minister

L. Murugan, Minister of State

4. 76th Session of UN General Assembly gets underway in New York

  • The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, serving as the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the UN. Its powers, composition, functions, and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.
  • President: Abdulla Shahid
  • Headquarters: New York, United States

5. SAARC Foreign Ministers’ meeting slated for Saturday in New York cancelled

  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia.
  • SAARC was founded in Dhaka on 8 December 1985.
  • Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

6. UN releases emergency funds to prevent Afghanistan’s healthcare system from collapsing

  • Secretary general: António Guterres
  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, United States

7. Gukesh clinches Norway Open 2021 Masters

Norway

  • Capital: Oslo
  • Currency: Norwegian krone

8. Beijing 2022 Games: ‘Together for a Shared Future’ unveiled as motto

  • The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an upcoming international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighboring Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China.

9. Bangladeshi Fairooz Faizah Beether gets 2021 Changemaker Award

  • The Changemaker Award is part of the Goalkeepers Global Goals award instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate progress towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.
  • The Goalkeepers is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the UN in 2015 to achieve the objectives of ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change.

10. World Rhino Day: 22nd September

  • World Rhino Day was first announced by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – South Africa in the year 2010. It was popularized by two dedicated women, identified as Rhishja Cota and Lisa Jane Campbell.