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Date :- 24 September 2019.


International Day of Sign Languages was observed on September 23, 2019.

International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf.

Today Current Affairs For UPSC Exam,Current Affairs 2020.

Today Current Affairs For UPSC Exam,Current Affairs 2020.

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  • United Nations has declared 23rd September as International Sign Language Day. This day was formally accepted by the United Nations Assembly in 2017.
  • The objective of the day is to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.
  • “Sign Language is the right for all”.

Important Info :

Celebrations in India: –

  • ‘Sign Language Day’ was celebrated by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,
  • On this day, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister distributed awards to the winners of the Second Indian Sign Language Competition 2019.

UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders):-

Union Health Minister launched ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies. He also inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras.

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  • Full Form : UMMID:- (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders).
  • Objective: The new initiative aims at creating awareness about genetic disorders amongst clinicians and establish molecular diagnostics in hospitals so that the benefits of developments in medical genetics could reach patients.
  • Bodies involved: Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology has started the UMMID Initiative.
  • Strategy: The UMMID initiative aims to –establish NIDAN Kendras to provide counselling, prenatal testing and diagnosis, management, and multidisciplinary care in Government Hospitals wherein the influx of patients is more,produce skilled clinicians in Human Genetics, and undertake screening of pregnant women and new born babies for inherited genetic diseases in hospitals at aspirational districts.


Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has reiterated the necessity of linking all vehicle data with VAHAN database to avoid harassment and inconvenience to citizens under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.

Today Current Affairs For UPSC Exam,Current Affairs 2020.

Today Current Affairs For UPSC Exam,Current Affairs 2020.

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  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has set up a central depository called Vahan to store data relating to all vehicles.
  • The Ministry had earlier issued a notification for amendment in the rule 115 of central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 for linkage of PUC certificate with VAHAN database.
  • The States and UTs have been asked to ensure that all PUC centres upload emission test data electronically to VAHAN database as per guidelines issued in compliance with Supreme Court directions.

CENSUS 2021:-

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah laid the Foundation Stone for construction of Janganana Bhawan – a new building of the Registrar General of India (RGI) that conducts census –in New Delhi.

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  • Announcing that the 2021 census exercise would be carried out digitally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested one card for all utilities in future.
  • He said there was no formal proposal for the common utility card, but digital census had the potential to bring all cards such as Aadhaar, passport, bank account, and driving licence on one platform.
  • The decennial census exercise will be undertaken in 2021 and, for the first time, move from paper to digital format. Mr. Shah said ₹12,000 crore would be spent on preparation of the National Population Register (NPR) and census. 

Important Information’s :-

  • The NPR links biometric and demographic details of any ordinary resident, thus making it a comprehensive database of residents.
  • The NPR exercise is different from the census and is not linked to the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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Source:-(The Hindu and Vajiramias)


Ayushman Bharat – the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana has completed one year of its launch.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana,Current Affairs 2020,

Ayushman Bharat Yojana,Current Affairs 2020,


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme on September 23, 2019 from Ranchi, Jharkhand last year.
  • The main aim of the scheme is to provide universal health care to the poor, needy and vulnerable sections of the country.
  • The scheme provides a health cover of five lakh rupees annually to vulnerable families and aims at benefiting more than ten crore poor families all over the country.

Achievements during last one year:

  • In the last one year, more than 46 lakh beneficiaries have availed cashless treatment under the scheme worth ₹7,500 crore with 60% of the amount being spent on tertiary care.

  • This has resulted in saving of over 12 thousand crore rupees to the beneficiary families.

  • Over eighteen thousand hospitals are providing services across the country, out of which more than 50 per cent are private hospitals.


Source :- All India Radio and Vajiramias


Union Minister for Steel participated in the Chintan Shivir: Towards a Vibrant, Efficient and Globally Competitive Indian Steel sector, organized by Ministry of Steel.

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  • The event aims to bring all stakeholders together to deliberate on a roadmap for making Indian Steel Sector more vibrant, efficient and globally competitive.
  • Launching the new logo of Steel Ministry “ISPATI IRADA”, the Minister said that the “ISAPTI IRADA” campaign aims to increase appropriate usage of steel in the country and bring more strength to society.
  • The brand “Ispati Irada” will be allowed to be used by entities working on this theme.

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