Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-15, 2021

Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-15, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

SEPTMBER – 15, 2021

NATIONAL

National Minorities Commission

  • The Former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura has been chosen as chairman of National Commission for Minorities.
  • The last chairperson of the commission was Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi.
  • It has been setup under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
  • Six religious’ communities, viz; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains have been notified as minority communities in India.

International Young Eco-Hero award – 2021

  • Ayaan Shankta (12) from Mumbai, India, has been named as a 2021 International Young Eco-Hero award winner .
  • It is given by the Action For Nature (AFN), a US-based non-profit organization.
  • Ayaan won 3rd place in the 8 to 14 years age group category for his project ‘Conservation and Rehabilitation of Powai Lake’.

13th BRICS Summit

  • The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has chaired this summit.
  • PM Modi called for enhanced BRICS cooperation under the motto of ‘Build-back Resiliently, Innovatively, Credibly and Sustainably’.
  • The Summit concluded with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’.
  • This was the third time that India hosted the BRICS Summit.
  • Prior to this India held the Presidency of the BRICS in 2012 and 2016.
  • This is the second time that Prime Minister Modi has chaired the BRICS Summit.

DAY

Hindi Day – 14 September

  • It is celebrated every year marking the declaration of Hindi language in Devanagari script as one of the two official language of Union government of India.
  • Hindi, along with English, are the official languages of India under Article 343 of the Constitution.
  • The first Hindi Diwas was celebrated in 1953.
  • World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10.
  • On 14 September 1949, Hindi was adapted as official language in India.
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