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The 2019 International Day of Democracy every was recently observed on which of the following dates?
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Who: International Day of Democracy 2019
What: was observed on 15th September 2019

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The International Democracy Day is observed on 15 September every year to raise awareness among people about democracy. This day provides an opportunity to review the democracy of the state in the world.

International Democracy Day provides an opportunity to recall that democracy is about people. We can't ignore the fact that democracy generates the natural environment for the protection and effective realisation of human rights. It is built on a constant dialogue between civil society and the political class. Therefore, it is rightly said that democracy shall gives us the rule, which shall be of the people, by the people and for the people.

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Who among the following was recently chosen as the first recipient of the inaugural "Acadmie des beaux-arts Photography Award - William Klein" for the year 2019?
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Who: Raghu Rai
What: chosen as first recipient of newly instated international photography award
When: published on 16th September 2019

Renowned Indian photographer Raghu Rai has been chosen as the first recipient of the inaugural edition of the Académie des beaux-arts Photography Award - William Klein.

Established this year, the award is in honour of the celebrated American-born French photographer and filmmaker William Klein, best known for his unusual photography techniques.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/raghu-rai-chosen-as-first-recipient-of-newly-instated-international-photography-award/833473.html
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____________ police has recently returned stolen 12th century Buddha statue.
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Who: London police
What: returns stolen 12th century Buddha statue
When: published on 17th September 2019

Almost a month after a 12th century was Buddha statue stolen from the ASI Museum at Nalanda in 1961 was returned to the Indian High Commission by the London Met. Police, Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over the statue, on Tuesday.

“The 12th Century AD Bronze image of Buddha seated in the Bhumipasara mudra was amongst the 19 bronze statues stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Nalanda site museum in August 1961. After a gap of nearly 57 years, in early 2018, the image was spotted by Art enthusiasts at an auction organised by a London based dealer," the Centre said in a statement.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/london-police-returns-stolen-12th-century-buddha-statue-1568729776200.html
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Which of the following countries has won 125 medals and topped in the Western Asian Youth and Junior Chess Championships 2019?
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Who: India
What: bags 125 medals in Western Asian youth chess championship
When: published on 10th September 2019

As anticipated, India won 14 out of 16 gold medals in the classical time-format and finished with an overhaul of 125 medals from the inaugural Western Asian youth chess championship here on Tuesday.

Uzbekistan’s Abdimalik Abdisalimov (under-20) and Kazakhstan’s Abilmansur Abdikhair (under-16) walked away with gold medals while India swept 41 out of 48 medals at stake.

In the blitz format that followed, India again won 41 medals, including 15 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze.

Over the three time-formats, India finished with 44 gold, 41 silver and 40 bronze medals, way ahead of Uzbekistan with three gold, a silver and a bronze.

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https://sportstar.thehindu.com/chess/india-bags-125-medals-in-western-asian-youth-chess-championship/article29385493.ece
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Which of the following states has recently declared 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year?
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Who: Telangana Govt
What: Declares 2020 as Artificial Intelligence Year
When: published on 17th September 2019

The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, IT and Industries said here on Wednesday.

“The year 2020 is going to be celebrated in Telangana as AI year. And throughout the year, we will be running multiple programs and activities.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indianweb2.com/2019/09/18/telangana-govt-declares-2020-artificial-intelligence-year-organise-various-activities-related-emerging-tech/

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 24th September 2019

1. Telecom body okays Rs. 8,500 cr. for mobile towers, optical fibre laying.
(24th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

The Digital Communication Commission, the highest decision making body in the Department of Telecom, on Thursday approved multiple projects worth over Rs. 8,500 crore for setting up mobile towers and laying of optical fibre, with an aim to provide improved connectivity.

The commission also approved a special scheme to cover close to 12,000 uncovered villages in aspirational districts, a senior official said.

The approved infra projects include laying of BharatNet fibre in Tamil Nadu and Telangana, at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,815 crore and Rs. 2,065 crore, respectively. Additionally, approval was given for setting up 1,917 mobile towers for uncovered villages in the North East. “4G connectivity has been approved for uncovered villages in North East. This includes 2,215 villages in Arunachal and 763 villages in two districts of Assam. This also includes highway. The total cost estimates is Rs. 2,536 crore,” DCC Chairman and Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said.

2. IAF receives first batch of Spice 2000 bombs used during Balakot airstrike.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 24th September 2019)

In a major boost to firepower, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has started receiving the supply of Spice 2000 bombs from an Isreal firm, the first batch of which was delivered recently.

The first batch of Spice 2000 bombs, with Mark 84 warheads and bombs, arrived in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, which is the main base of the Mirage 2000 fighter planes.

The new version of the Spice 2000 bombs supplied by Israel has the capacity to completely destroy buildings.

3. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal Launches Common Digital Platform for Issuance of Electronic Certificates of Origin.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 24th September 2019)

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Hardeep Singh Puri, launched Common Digital Platform for Issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO) in New Delhi today.

This platform will be a single access point for all exporters, for all FTAs/PTAs and for all agencies concerned. Certificate of Origin will be issued electronically which can be in paperless format if agreed to by the partner countries. Authorities of partner countries will be able to verify the authenticity of certificates from the website.

4. Indian Railways Secunderabad station is 1st to achieve IGBC green platinum rating.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 24th September 2019)

The biggest rail hub in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Secunderabad junction station, is the first Indian Railways station to be awarded with green ‘Platinum rating’ by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The green station has achieved this feat with its several energy conservation initiatives and inclusion of modern passenger amenities. The station falls under the Secunderabad division of the South Central Railways (SCR) zone and is influenced by the historical Nizamesque architecture. The station building resembles a fort and is also one of the tourist attractions in the city.

5. Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian Wrestler to Qualify for Tokyo 2020.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 24th September 2019)

Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics while Pooja Dhanda gave herself a chance to become the country’s only female wrestler to win two World Championships (WC) medals.

Phogat held off world number one Sarah Ann Hildebrandt with some superlative defense in her second repechage round. At least five times, Hildebrandt got hold of Phogat’s right leg but with her immense upper-body strength, the Indian did not let her rival take advantage and won 8-2. After being placed in an extremely tough 53 kg draw, Phogat lost to reigning champion Mayu Mukaida in the second round. In her first repechage round, she easily dispatched Ukraine’s Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya 5-0.

6. Telangana Govt Declares 2020 as Artificial Intelligence Year.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 24th September 2019)

The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, IT and Industries said here on Wednesday.

“The year 2020 is going to be celebrated in Telangana as AI year. And throughout the year, we will be running multiple programs and activities.

7. India bags 125 medals in Western Asian youth chess championship.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 24th September 2019)

As anticipated, India won 14 out of 16 gold medals in the classical time-format and finished with an overhaul of 125 medals from the inaugural Western Asian youth chess championship here on Tuesday.

Uzbekistan’s Abdimalik Abdisalimov (under-20) and Kazakhstan’s Abilmansur Abdikhair (under-16) walked away with gold medals while India swept 41 out of 48 medals at stake.

In the blitz format that followed, India again won 41 medals, including 15 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze.

Over the three time-formats, India finished with 44 gold, 41 silver and 40 bronze medals, way ahead of Uzbekistan with three gold, a silver and a bronze.

9. London police returns stolen 12th century Buddha statue.
(Current Affairs in Short of 24th September 2019)

Almost a month after a 12th century was Buddha statue stolen from the ASI Museum at Nalanda in 1961 was returned to the Indian High Commission by the London Met. Police, Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over the statue, on Tuesday.

“The 12th Century AD Bronze image of Buddha seated in the Bhumipasara mudra was amongst the 19 bronze statues stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Nalanda site museum in August 1961. After a gap of nearly 57 years, in early 2018, the image was spotted by Art enthusiasts at an auction organised by a London based dealer," the Centre said in a statement.

10. Raghu Rai chosen as first recipient of newly instated international photography award.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 24th September 2019)

Renowned Indian photographer Raghu Rai has been chosen as the first recipient of the inaugural edition of the Académie des beaux-arts Photography Award - William Klein.

Established this year, the award is in honour of the celebrated American-born French photographer and filmmaker William Klein, best known for his unusual photography techniques.