Current affairs are one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for comprehending these current affairs sections. This article has provided the top weekly current affairs from September 13 to 19, 2021, which will help all aspirants improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 September 13 to 19
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week September 13 to 19, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
Kerala Film Critics’ Awards 2020
- Best Film – The Great Indian Kitchen (Director – Jeo Baby)
- Best Director – Sidhartha Siva (Film – Ennivar)
- Best Actor – Prithviraj, Biju Menon (Film – Ayyappanum Koshiyum)
- Best Actress -Surabhi Lakshmi (Film – Jwalamukhi) , Samyuktha Menon (Films – Aanum Pennum, Vellam and Wolf)
- Chalachitra Ratnam Award – K G George
- Critics Ruby Jubilee Award – K Harikumar
- Jury Chairman – George Onakkoor
Renowned astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away
- Thanu Padmanabhan (10 March 1957 – 17 September 2021).
- He was an Indian theoretical physicist and cosmologist whose research spanned a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Quantum Gravity.
- He published nearly 300 papers and reviews in international journals and ten books in these areas.
Padmanabhan received several awards including
- Kerala Shastra Puraskaram, 2021
- Padma Shri (from the President of India, 2007)
- Young Scientist Award, (Indian National Science Academy) (1984)
‘Katley’ declared as state fish of Sikkim
- The Government of Sikkim has declared ‘Cooper Mahseer’ locally named ‘Katley’ as the state fish.
- Neolissochilus hexagonolepis is the scientific name of the Cooper Mahseer.
- The decision has been taken to highlight the importance of the Katley fish and to give emphasis to its conservation measures.
Charanjit Singh Channi named next Chief Minister of Punjab
- Charanjit Singh Channi has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Punjab by the Congress party.
- This comes after Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister on September 18, 2021.
- Charanjit Singh Channi has been elected as the leader of the Punjab Congress Legislative Party (CLP).
- He is an MLA from the Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency.
M.S. Dhoni named mentor for Indian Men’s Team for T20 World Cup 2021
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the mentor of the Indian cricket Men’s team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
- The T20 world cup will be played in Oman and UAE starting from October 18.
- Virat Kohli has recently announced to step down as the captain of the T20 cricket team after the World Cup.
Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship 2021
- Pankaj Advani of India won the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 by defeating Amir Sarkhosh. He won in the best of 11 frames final.
- Pankaj Advani has won this title for a second consecutive time. He is the winner of the last Asian Snooker Championship held in 2019.
- In 2019, Pankaj also became the only player who won the titles in all forms of billiards, snooker, 6 Reds, and 10 Reds competitions.
India to organise first-ever Global Buddhist Conference in November 2021
- India is set to host the first-ever Global Buddhist Conference on November 19 and 20, 2021, in Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, in Nalanda, Bihar.
- The academic conference, being organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), will become an annual feature.
- Global Buddhist Conference focuses on making India the center of Buddhism, by promoting Buddhist activities, like academic, cultural, seminars, and people traveling for festivals like Buddha Purnima, Vesak.
Aziz Akhannouch elected as New Prime minister of Morocco
- Aziz Akhannouch has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Morocco by the country’s King Mohammed VI.
- Akhannouch’s National Rally of Independents (RNI) party secured 102 out of the 395 seats in the parliamentary election, held on September 10, 2021.
- Prior to this appointment, the 60-year-old was the Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to 2021.
2021 US Open Tennis Title
- Women’s single – Emma Raducanu (Great Britain) defeated Leylah Fernandez (Canada)
- Women’s double – Samantha Stosur / Zhang Shuai
- Mixed Doubles – Desirae Krawczyk / Joe Salisbury
- Men’s single – Daniil Medvedev (Russia) defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
- Men’s double – Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury
Cristiano Ronaldo honored by Guinness World Records for Becoming Highest Goal Scoring Man
- The Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been honored by Guinness World Records for his achievement of becoming the highest goalscorer in the men’s international football history.
- The Portugal captain scored the record-breaking goal while playing against the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, on September 01, 2021.
- The 36-year-old Ronaldo, who represents Premier League club Manchester United, now has 111 goals in 180 appearances for the Portugal national team.
- Before this, Ronaldo shared the record with Ali Daei (Iran), who scored 109 goals between 1993 and 2006.
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